SAFEta Victim Centered Care Series
Adolescent Issues: Consent, Confidentiality and Other Considerations
This archived webinar is now available in IAFN's Online Learning Center.
This webinar was presented on Thursday, May 12, 2011
Presented by Jessica Mindlin from the Victims Rights Law Center, this webinar will offer education and practical solutions to clinicians who are challenged by adolescent issues. At the end of the event, attendees will be able to:
- Know where to look for the laws that govern minors' sexual assault-related care and rights in your jurisdiction
- Identify 3 or more of the ways in which the rights of minor sexual assault victims differ from the rights of adult survivors
- Distinguish between what health care providers must, may and may not disclose about their minor patients' when subject to mandatory reporting laws and
- Better access state and national resources addressing care to minor sexual assault victims
The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents encourages a victim centered approach to caring for patients who have experienced sexual violence. Adolescent patients can present challenging legal issues for SANES and other providers who need to know whether (and when) a minor's care is confidential, who may consent to a minor patient's care, and other age-specific victim issues. Don't Miss your opportunity to participate in this webinar on Adolescent Issues: Consent, Confidentiality and Other Considerations. This SAFEta Source webinar is presented as a part of the SAFE Technical Assistance Project. This project is a cooperative agreement between the Office on Violence Against Women and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
Jessica Mindlin, Esq., is the National Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the nation’s legal response to rape and sexual assault, and the Technical Assistance Provider on sexual assault for all grantees of the Office on Violence Against Women. Before joining the VRLC, Mindlin served as the Senior Staff Attorney for the National Crime Victim Law Institute, the Center for Law & Public on Sexual Violence, and a clinical instructor at Lewis and Clark Law School. Prior to law school, Mindlin worked as a rape victim advocate, a counselor and legal advocate for battered women, and a counselor for runaway youth. Mindlin is the Co-Editor in Chief of the VRLC’s national practice manual, Beyond the Justice System: Using the Law to Help Restore the Lives of Sexual Assault Victims—A Practical Guide for Attorneys and Advocates. In 2009, the Oregon Attorney General appointed her to serve on the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the Advisory Board of NEW Leadership Oregon, and the Editorial Board of the Sexual Assault Report. Mindlin was a founding member of CounterQuo, a new national campaign to change the “status quo” on sexual assault and exploitation.
Handouts for the Webinar:
Handout: Power Point Slides
Handout: At What Age Can a Minor Consent?
Handout: Checklist for Advocates on the Medical Record
Handout: Mandatory Reporting and Privacy Self Assessment
Handout: Minors and Mandatory Reporting Flowchart
Handout: Minors Consent and Madatory Report Introduction
Handout: Tips on Victim Privacy