Family Assistance Foundation

ATIA is a partner of the Family Assistance Foundation (FAF) , an organization whose mission is to support and improve business and industry responses to emergencies and disasters.

ATIA is excited to host Carolyn Coarsey, President & Co-Founder of the Family Assistance Foundation, to conduct a two-day training  on April 17-18, 2019  This training will give ATIA members the tools necessary to meet the logistical and practical needs of people involved in an accident or crisis. Attendees will be trained in the research-based Human Services Response and will come away from the training with the skills to help your organization respond during an emergency and successfully meet the needs of people affected by a crisis by knowing what to do, how to do it, and when.                         

The two day training includes a combination of lecture, group discussions, video testimonials from survivors & family members and classroom role-playing. The program is designed to give you the tools to respond & support to the survivors, family members, responders, and others in the "ripple" that encompasses all who are affected by a crisis.  At the conclusion of the training, attendees will join the team of over 100 other ATIA member volunteers who have completed the training and are ready to respond to an Alaskan based crisis

This special training is available only to ATIA members, and will have a limited number of participants. Registration cost is $75 per person and includes all training materials and lunch each day. The training will be held at The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel, who is offering special accommodation rates for attendees. Contact The Lakefront Anchorage for details.  


Thank you to our sponsors: Alaska Railroad, Explore Fairbanks, John Hall's Alaska Tours, Alaska Coach Tours, Alaska Alpine Adventures.

This is a members-only training event.  

2018 Family Assistance Foundation Training Class, Juneau, AK

“I had a guest suffer the loss of her husband while traveling in rural Alaska. This meant she would be alone in Anchorage trying to make arrangements while grieving and in shock and being miles from her family. These types of situations are a reality to some of our Alaska visitors. I am so relieved and pleased that we now have the resources of the Family Assistance Foundation available to us through ATIA. Especially for those of us offering Alaskan Experiences in rural Alaska, we now have peace of mind knowing we have a network of trained industry professionals to ensure our guests are taken care of in difficult times.”

Kelly Bender
Lazy Otter Charters
Whittier, AK

For more information, contact Laurie Booyse.