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Free SAFEta instructional webinars.

 

Webinars will be closed captioned.  If you have other communication or accessibility needs, please register (and indicate those needs on your registration) at least 2 weeks prior to the webinar.

 

After completing an evaluation of the webinar, you are able to receive a certificate of attendance for attending the event. IAFN members may access Nursing Contact Hours for webinars from 2019 - present in the online learning center. 

 

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The Victims of Crime Act of 1984, under the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC), was implemented 36 years ago and has been providing victims and victim service programs with funding. Healthcare clinicians who provide victim services often misinterpret the various funding sources and often lack knowledge of where the funding originates to effectively support victims of crime and provide appropriate services, such as sexual assault medical forensic examinations. Participants will report an increase in knowledge of the history and overview of VOCA; differences between crime victim compensation and crime victim assistance, and various intricacies associated with VOCA funding.


Speaker: Janelle Melohn, Office of Attorney General of Iowa, Crime Victim Assistance Division

 

 

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September 17, 2020

 

2:00PM-3:30PM EST


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Patients/Survivors often face a plethora of issues after a sexual assault. One issue being able to access proper healthcare and obtain a complete medical-forensic examination, that including toxicology screening and testing after a report of potential DFSA. Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs)/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) receive general training on the basics of toxicology testing, but often lack understanding of the physiology of intoxication, the absorption, distribution, and excretion of drugs from the body, the effects of proper education delivered to patients, and the associated costs to conduct toxicology testing. FNEs/SANEs will be able to deliver the knowledge and understanding of reasons why toxicology testing should be completed after a positive screening of their sexual assault patients. Nurses who provide care to sexual assault patients will have knowledge regarding toxicology testing and the physiology of intoxication, to be able to provide competent care based on the evidence and history of DFSA. Participants will be able to understand the complexity of absorption, distribution, and excretion of common drugs associated with a DFSA, articulate the physiology of common drugs associated with DFSA, and apply a basic understanding of DFSA patient-based case scenarios.


Speaker: Jennifer Sommers, Deputy Chief – Office of the New York State Attorney General

 

 

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November 13, 2020

 

1:00PM-2:30PM EST


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The fine intricacies of exam payment related to the medical forensic examination can be viewed as a labyrinth, a complicated network of passages or pathways. Healthcare clinicians providing medical forensic exams are often unaware of the complex network surrounding exam payment. These same clinicians are often unaware of the various funding sources, as well as resources available to them, to not only provide effective services to patients, but to sustain a medical forensic program. Healthcare clinicians will be able to report an increased knowledge of various funding options for medical forensic examinations, identify program grant funding resources, and understand available resources by exploring solutions to better equip programs with funding and patients with compensation.


Speaker: Nicole Stahlmann with IAFN

 

 

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Archived/On Demand

 

August 2020


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The PRC will host Part III of this webinar series in collaboration with the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Sexual abuse is a problem in correctional environments with life-altering consequences. This webinar is designed to assist correctional professionals as well as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SANE/SAFE) providers who serve adult and juvenile confinement facilities. Join us to learn about the requirements for PREA Standard 115.65. We will explore how correctional facility operations along with medical forensic services can be coordinated in response to corrections based sexual abuse. Furthermore, examples of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), a SANE readiness assessment (needs assessment), as well as other resources will be provided to attendees. The planners, presenters, and content reviewers of this webinar disclose no conflict of interest. The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon attending the webinar in its entirety and completing the required IAFN course evaluation, IAFN members will receive 1.5 continuing nursing education contact hours.


Speaker: Monica DiGiandomenico, M.F.S., Angelita Olowu BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, & Susan Chasson, MSN, JD, SANE-A

 

 

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June 2020


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Sexual assault on campus is a difficult process to navigate for victims and when they seek care from SANE programs, they may have questions about privacy that SANEs are not able to answer. In 2018 the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) in partnership with IAFN, developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to assist SANEs with determining which federal laws apply to a campus victim’s sexual assault medical forensic exam records. During this webinar, Marissa Korbel from VRLC, and Angelita Olowu and Kim Day from IAFN will review the recently developed FAQ document for SANE. SANEs are very familiar with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but may not be as familiar with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Both of these laws may impact the patient’s privacy, and it is essential that SANEs who are providing care to patients on and from college campus’s understand this. These two laws will be outlined in this webinar and the frequently asked questions about them will be discussed. Objectives: Define HIPAA and FERPA and what these laws mean with respect to the medical forensic record. Outline the privacy implications that this can have for the patient. Discuss common questions that SANE have asked and outline the responses to them.


Speaker: Marissa Korbel from VRLC, Angelita Olowu from IAFN and Kim Day from IAFN

 

 

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May 2020


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Patients often face a plethora of issues after a sexual assault. One issue being able to access proper healthcare and obtain a complete medical-forensic examination, that including toxicology screening and testing after a report of potential AFSA/DFSA. Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs)/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) receive general training on the basics of toxicology testing, but often lack understanding of the physiology of intoxication, the absorption, distribution, and excretion of alcohol and drugs from the body, the effects of proper education delivered to patients, and the associated costs to conduct toxicology testing. Join us for a 90-minute webinar to learn more!.


Speaker: Jennifer Sommers, MS, JD - Deputy Chief – Office of the New York State Attorney General, Nicole Stahlmann - IAFN

 

 

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May 2020


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The effects of sexual and domestic violence and child maltreatment can be profound and life lasting. Support animals can be helpful to patients who have experienced this and other types of trauma in their lives. There are legal protections in place for patients who use service animals. There are broad approaches to assisting survivors of these traumas. Survivors have unique needs and may use support animals for modulating stress and anxiety. Increasingly, therapy animals are being used within criminal justice proceedings and even within exam sites. Therapy and emotional support animals are different from service animals. There are differences in the roles they perform and the legal protections that are in place. How can you tell the difference? What impact can this have on the survivor? What policies should your program have in place to address both types of animals? During this webinar Ashley Brompton from VERA Institute for Justice will talk about support animals and the implications for survivors who may be seeking services after a sexual assault. Questions like the ones we have outlined will be discussed. 1. Recognize the differences between service animals and support animals. 2. Analyze the legal rights of the patient with a support animal 3. Outline some program policy considerations for both service and support animals. 4. Discuss the impact that therapy animals can make for survivors


Speaker: Ashley Brompton, JD

 

 

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April 2020


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New and emerging sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking systems are making their way across the nation. Of the 57 States/Territories and the Military, there are currently 8 states utilizing a sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking system. The kit tracking system concentrates its importance on reform, ensuring justice for the patient. The implementation of a kit tracking database will ensure that kits make their way through the hands of various stakeholders, which serves as a collaborative team approach to empowering the patients/survivors.

 

Speaker: Erin Pollitt – DC Forensic Nurse Examiners, Khara Breeden – Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners, Matthew Gamette – Idaho State Police Forensic Services, Christina Straub - Idaho State Police Forensic Services, Nicole Stahlmann - IAFN

 

 

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April 2020


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Access to adult and juvenile medical forensic examinations is an integral component of the PREA standards and requires coordination of services among multidisciplinary team members in confinement as well as the community. This webinar will demystify the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination for corrections and community professionals who are responsible for protecting, advocating for, and assisting inmate, detainee, and resident victims and survivors. Join us to learn about the requirements for PREA standards 115.64 and 115.82 and how a timely, victim-centered medical forensic examination can validate and address sexual abuse patients' concerns, minimize their trauma, and promote healing. At the same time, a medical forensic exam can increase the likelihood that evidence collected will aid in successful criminal investigations, which result in accountability for perpetrators and prevention of further sexual violence.


Speaker: Monica DiGiandomenico of the PRC, Susan Chasson, JD, RN, SANE-A, Kim Day, RN, SANE-A of the IAFN and Angelita Olowu, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P of IAFN.

 

 

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March 2020

 


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There are many barriers that all survivors of sexual assault who are seeking sexual assault medical forensic exam services must overcome. Those challenges can be compounded when the survivor has a disability. Service providers and medical professionals can help facilitate the process by ensuring an accessible process for all survivors. This webinar will review the unique needs of survivors with disabilities and explore best practices for completing sexual assault exams to ensure a safe and accessible experience for all.


Speaker: Kim Day, Forensic Nursing Director, and Angelita Olowu, Forensic Nursing Specialist, from the International Association of Forensic Nurses

 

 

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March 2020

 

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This webinar will highlight the guidance found within the National Protocol 2nd Ed regarding the health, safety and criminal justice needs of the prepubescent and adolescent who has experienced sexual violence. Included will be suggestions on the implications the recommendations have for response protocols, policies and practice, including working through some difficult challenges when creating new protocols. Educational Objectives: 1) Explore guiding documents that may impact the medical forensic exam process at the local level 2) Explore some of the recent best practice recommendations for medical forensic care. 3) Discuss the challenges that nurses can face when working with collaborative partners to develop or enhance local, regional or state protocols. 4) Explore innovative approaches to overcome challenges to collaboration on protocol development.


Speaker: Kim Day, Forensic Nursing Director, Bonnie Barsa, Project Manager - Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project and Angelita Olowu, Forensic Nursing Specialist, from the International Association of Forensic Nurses

 

 

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December 2019



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According to Human Rights Watch, when compared with women without disabilities, women with disabilities are 3 times more likely to be physically or sexually assaulted (National Organization of Women). Survivors with disabilities face barriers to support that are similar for all survivors, with the addition of a wide range of unique barriers that may seem insurmountable for the survivor. Accessing medical forensic exam services should NOT be one of those barriers. In the US, there are half a million service animals assisting people with disabilities (Trainer, 2016). When a survivor of sexual assault presents to a healthcare facility for a medical forensic exam, and has a service animal- are you prepared to provide care to that patient? During this webinar Ashley Brompton from VERA Institute for Justice will; 1. Increase familiarity with survivors with disabilities and their use of service animals. 2. Analyze the legal rights of service animal handlers 3. Consider the complexities of working with survivors who have service animals 4. Outline some adaptations that might be helpful to employ in the exam process.


Speaker: Ashley Brompton, JD, Kim Day, RN, SANE-A of the IAFN and Angelita Olowu, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P of IAFN

 

 

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March 2020


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Payment denials and instances of patients receiving bills for sexual assault medical forensic examinations - in violation of VAWA - suggest that SANE program managers and hospital billing departments may often lack knowledge to properly code requests for payment to state designated payers. This webinar is designed to help SANE program managers and hospital billing departments increase their knowledge to properly code requests for payment to state designated payers.


Speaker: Shelley Voci

 

 

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December 2019


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The National SAFE Protocol and the CDC recommend that every sexual assault patient be evaluated for HIV risk. However, nurse examiners are often unaware of the actual cost of HIV nPEP, and options for providing nPEP which can affect patient access to medications that may be lifesaving. At the conclusion of this webinar and with the help of four panel members from three different states and the District of Columbia, the participants will be able to identify the current recommended guidelines for the administration of HIV nPEP to patients in the acute phase post sexual assault. They will be able to recognize the estimated cost for HIV nPEP, articulate various HIV nPEP billing and payment coverage options, and describe various gaps in HIV nPEP coverage for sexual assault patients across the nation.


Speakers: Dee Krebs (MS, APRN, FNP, NYS SAFE, SANE-P, SANE-A, FAANP), Susan Hulse (PA), Erin Pollitt (MHA, BSN, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A), and Sandra Huntzinger (Victim Service Coordinator at Ohio Attorney Generals office)

 

 

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December 2019


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Join us for a webinar on innovative strategies for increasing access to sexual assault medical forensic exams in tribal communities. Presenters will share information on approaches including co-location of exams with other wellness services, telemedicine and other creative service models. Additionally, staff of the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women will be available to answer questions about OVW's new funding announcement, the Sexual Assault Forensic Medical and Advocacy Services for Tribes (FAST) Initiative.


Speakers: Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P; Joan Meunier-Sham, RN, MS; Elise Sage, RN; Kelly Robbins, MSFT, LCMFT; Anne Burdges, Director, EVAWI; Marnie Sheils, OVW; Ginger Baran, OVW.

 

 

 

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December 2019


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Health care clinicians providing medical forensic exams are often unaware of the complex legal and ethical issues surrounding exam payment. Come be a part of the solution: 10+ years post-VAWA, barriers still exist for victims who were guaranteed free exams, including being billed for exams and being pursued by debt collection agencies.


Speakers: Kim Day and Nicole Stahlmann

 

 

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November 2019


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There are numerous partners invested to ensure that residents, inmates, and detainees are free from sexual victimization or sexual harassment. Join us to hear about the process and protocols for PREA standard 115.21 and how to work with your local Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners or other qualified practitioners to support the implementation of the SAFE Protocol. Please review PREA Standard in Focus 115.21 to prepare for this webinar.


Speakers: Monica DiGiandomenico from the PRC; Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, from the International Association of Forensic Nurses; and Susan Chasson, MSN, JD, SANE-A

 

 

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November 2019


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The majority of children who have been sexually abused do not have residual findings of physical injury on the medical examination. Case based scenarios will be used to discuss how the anatomy of pre and post pubertal children and the dynamics of child sexual abuse (including disclosure dynamics) play into this fact. Key literature references will be provided and summarized for use in court preparation on “normal” cases.


Speaker: Karen Farst,MD, MPH

 

 

 

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October 2019


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Documentation. Where do we begin? It would be easy to give you a “To Do” list on how to document your patient’s physical status, emotions and behaviors. Or I could simply tell you not use language that might be construed as evaluative, or interpreted as a value statement or words that assign a subjective or emotional experience to the survivor, but those words are already so ingrained it seems as if they are part of our DNA. Humans are programmed with experiences and expectations that create a cloudy lens that prevents us from actually seeing and hearing what is happening right in front of us. Instead we write what we think we are seeing and hearing. This webinar will help participants unlock their ability to see and write; to document their patient’s physical state and behaviors in an accurate manner. You will learn how to “paint a picture” with your words and accurately describe outward appearance, visible behavior, speech and eye contact. Language that is instantly understandable, without bias, whether in a court of law or health care setting. Learning activities and video clips will provide opportunities to refine your skills—of seeing and writing. Participants will receive materials and guides. And you will have fun!


Speaker: Donna A. Gaffney, DNSc, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

 

 

 

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August 2019


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Children who experience sexual abuse can suffer from a wide range of health problems across their lifespan. In addition to immediate health issues such as exposure and risk of sexually transmitted diseases must be considered by the clinician. In the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Exams: Pediatric a part of the evaluation of children in both acute and non-acute child sexual abuse cases includes evaluation for STDs, including HIV and providing care for that. During this webinar, Dr. Lori Frasier will discuss the latest recommendations for sexually abused children- including screening recommendations, testing recommendations and treatment.

Speakers: Lori Frasier, MD, Child Abuse Pediatrician, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Center for the protection of Children, Penn State Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine.

 

 

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July 2019


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Recent research suggests that up to 40% of patients who present for care following a sexual assault have some history of mental illness. But there has been limited academic work that examines unique considerations that may arise when caring for this patient population. How do we best provide medical care and forensic services for patients with mental illness in the acute setting following a reported sexual assault? How do we determine when it is, and is not, appropriate to offer a sexual assault medical forensic exam (SAMFE)? In this webinar, an interdisciplinary panel of SANEs and psychiatrists will highlight some of the challenges faced and questions that may arise, including:

- What does the research suggest about prevalence of various mental illness among victims of sexual assault? What is the relationship between experiencing trauma and developing symptoms of mental illness? What are the practice implications?

- What are some circumstances in which a patient’s mental illness may limit their capacity to consent an SAMFE? How should we perform capacity assessments in these patients?

- What signs and symptoms of mental illness may not preclude capacity, but otherwise interfere with the SAMFE? How can we conceptualize other factors of a patient’s presentation when assessing whether the SAMFE is appropriate?

- What are some approaches that can be used when providing a SAMFE to a patient with mental illness, to facilitate delivery of compassionate and safe care?

Speakers: Dr Kevin Brown, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern; Nancy Downing, PhD, RN, SANE-A, Associate Professor of Nursing, Texas A&M University; Dr. Eleanore Knox, Psychiatry Resident, University of Texas at Southwestern; Leslie Miles, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Julie Valentine, PhD, RN, CNE, SANE-A, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Brigham Young University.

 

 

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June 2019


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Students who are sexually assaulted face some unique issues in terms of privacy. Healthcare providers should recognize those privacy issues and the applicability to the care they provide to the patient at the time of the exam and in any proceedings that follow in criminal, civil or administrative hearings. The SANE should be aware of the relevant laws that impact patient privacy and campus laws. During this webinar we will discuss common privacy issues for campus survivors and the potential impact this can have when care is delivered in different settings.


This is a joint webinar between SAFEta project and Victim Rights Law Center

Speakers: Kim Day and Jessica Mindlin

 

 

 

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Improving the overall response to sexual assault includes understanding how touch DNA evidence impacts groping cases particularly in stranger sexual assaults. This webinar will review basics of touch DNA, provide evidence collection guidelines, and propose programs for multidisciplinary education.


Learning Objectives:

1.Describe information on touch DNA in sexual assault cases and factors that influence epithelial cell deposition.

2.Explain evidence collection practice implications from groper case study and research findings.

3. Understand current best practice guidelines in evidence collection for touch DNA.

Speaker: Dr Julie Valentine

Bio: Dr. Julie Valentine is an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) College of Nursing and a Certified Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse with Wasatch Forensic Nurses. Her clinical specialty and research focus areas are sexual violence, intimate partner violence, violence against women, and criminal justice system response to sexual violence. Dr. Valentine focuses on multidisciplinary, collaborative research studies uniting disciplines in sexual assault case reform to benefit victims and case processing.

 

 

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April 2019


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Survivors of sexual assault face numerous hurdles in the aftermath of the crime, not the least of which is ensuring they can access a medical-forensic exam conducted by a trained medical professional. These trained professionals, often referred to as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE), or Forensic Nurses (FN) ensure that victims’ injuries are treated, prophylaxis against infection and pregnancy are administered, and forensic evidence is expertly collected. Using a trauma-informed approach, SANEs treat victims with respect and dignity, while honoring their choices throughout the process. Research indicates that when victims receive services from a SANE, they are more likely to seek help (e.g., counseling, therapy) and participate in the criminal justice process.

But what happens if the victim doesn’t have transportation to the post assault healthcare services they need? What if the crime occurs in a rural area and the only clinic with trained SANEs is located hours away from where the assault occurred? What if the only transportation available is the bus or taxi, but the victim can’t afford to pay the fares? What if the victim lives in a rural community where there are no buses or taxis? Affordable, safe, discrete, and reliable transportation is key to ensuring that victims of sexual assault have access to medical-forensic exams.

Hosts Kristina Rose, EVAWI and Kim Day, IAFN, will engage in a discussion with guests representing organizations around the country that are providing a range of transportation options for sexual assault survivors.

The guests include:
Deb Holbrook, Director of Forensic Nursing, Mercy Hospital, Baltimore (confirmed)

Nancy Hoffman or Deb Bonasso, West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (confirmed)

Jaclyn Rodriguez SANE Coordinator, Office of the Illinois Attorney General (confirmed)

Kelly McIntosh, MT VOCA Administrator (confirmed)

Judy Benitez Clancy, Director, Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services, MA Department of Public Health (confirmed)

 

 

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March 2019


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Since 2006, there has been an update to the National SAFE Protocol in 2013 (SAFE Protocol 2nd Ed), which reflected changes in science and practice that had occurred over the 7 years since the original document had been written. In 2016, OVW spearheaded the development of a National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric (Pediatric SAFE Protocol) to meet the unique healthcare and response needs of the prepubertal pediatric population. In addition to these 2 sentinel document updates, there were also new releases and updates of documents reflecting changes in healthcare response to violence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), laws and evidence collection. As a result of these developments OVW sponsored efforts to revise and update the Training Standards and on August 29, 2018 the Training Standards 2nd Ed. were released. Presented by: Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women & Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director at the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)

 

 

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October 2018


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The collaborative team approach to sexual assault is a recommendation contained in the US DOJ’s National SAFE Protocol. Forensic Nurses are often intimately involved in the creation of Sexual Assault Response Team’s (SARTs) and in sustaining them. Since the original Toolkit was created in 2009 there have been updates to the SAFE Protocol, the creation of a new Pediatric SAFE Protocol and other guiding documents for response teams to use. This webinar will introduce forensic nurses to the updated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit, hosted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The new SART Toolkit is the result of collaborative efforts to provide evidence-based information on best practices to SARTs. We will engage the attendees in a discussion about SARTs multidisciplinary needs, including review of best practices around multidisciplinary teamwork, sustainability, agency buy-in, and systems change, all of which will empower teams to better evaluate their ongoing needs and increase their ability to serve victims. The format of the Toolkit will provide a foundation for the discussion as live links will be explored to answer participant’s questions and connect them with applicable resources. The SART Toolkit will be especially useful to Forensic Nurses as they work with collaborative partners providing services to victims of sexual violence. All aspects of multidisciplinary teamwork from the nuances of agenda setting, creating an engaging environment for the team, to optimistic strategic planning will all be components of the conversation during this session. Overcoming the challenges of disagreements among team members, developing written response protocols, problem solving, meetings, strategic planning, and evaluation are all areas that will be included in the conversation. This presentation is designed to include audience participation and provide resources found within the SART Toolkit. This will serve as an opportunity to explore any of the topics listed above, among others and any challenges that the attendees have found in their own SART’s development process or sustainability. Presented by: Christina Presenti, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center & Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director at the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)

 

 

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July 2018


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Due to the well documented acute and long term negative health consequences associated with child sexual abuse, the medical forensic examination is an integral component of the coordinated community response to child sexual abuse. Timely, comprehensive exams, by pediatric examiners who are specifically trained in pediatric sexual abuse, should be made available to all children who are suspected of or disclose sexual abuse. When the examination findings are normal, this does not confirm nor rule out abuse, and the clinician needs to explain this to the non-offending caregiver and MDT partners. Additionally, sexual abuse of the child is distinct due to their dependence on their caregivers, and the ability of the perpetrators to manipulate the child and prevent them from disclosing. This webinar presentation will illustrate the differential diagnosis tree the clinician must consider when performing a prepubescent medical forensic exam or consulting when ano-genital injury has been identified. A review of normal pediatric anogenital anatomy, followed by case studies that include normal variants that can be mistaken for abuse, STI’s that may mimic trauma, straddle injury review, and traumatic injuries from sexual abuse.

Presented by: Diane Daiber, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Specialist with the International Association of Forensic Nurses & Kim Nash, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Specialist with the International Association of Forensic Nurses

 

 

 

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July 2018


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Non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) should be started rapidly after sexual assault. The CDC treatment guidelines have recommended guidelines in place for occupational exposure since 1996 and non-occupational exposure since 2005. Although the guidelines have been updated and streamlined in subsequent years, healthcare providers still struggle with providing CDC recommended nPEP. The AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) Program Rural Health Committee, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the IAFN and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership has developed a Post-Sexual Exposure nPEP Toolkit. This webinar will provide an overview of the resources and materials that are provided in the toolkit and the circumstances when it should be used. Presented by: John Nelson, PhD, CNS, CPNP, AIDS Education & Training Center National Coordinating Resource Center, Program Director and Gregory S. Felzien, MD, AAHIVS, Medical Advisor, Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Health Protection/IDI-HIV

 

 

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May 2018


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Immigrant and refugee children suffer multiple traumas in their home countries, during their process of immigration and are highly vulnerable to victimization following their arrival in the United States. This webinar will discuss how migration, immigration status, culture and trauma impact the physical, brain and emotional development children who are victims of sexual assault and child abuse and the special needs of immigrant and refugee child victims. There are multiple forms of immigration relief that have been designed to offer protection for children who have been victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. Immigration relief is available both for immigrant child victims and for immigrant non-abusive parents of citizen and foreign-born child victims. A central focus of the webinar will be to provide practical tools for assisting abused children and their protective parents in accessing the legal remedies they qualify to receive under immigration, public benefits and family law. The webinar will include a discussion of the special role well-written reports from forensic examinations can play as evidence in immigration and family law cases involving abused immigrant and refugee children. Presented by: Giselle A. Hass, Psy.D., ABAP & Leslye Orloff, Adjunct Professor & Director of the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University Washington College of Law

 

 

 

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November 2017


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This webinar will focus on the collaboration between Pediatric Forensic Examiners and Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS), particularly on the role of Child Life Specialists during the sexual abuse medical forensic exam. As trained medical professionals, Child Life Specialists utilize knowledge of child development, stress and coping theories, and family systems theories to promote positive outcomes during pediatric sexual abuse examinations. Working alongside Pediatric Forensic Examiners, Child Life Specialists are able to promote positive coping through rapport building, preparation, and developmentally appropriate diversional activities. During this webinar, the audience will learn about the role Child Life Specialists play while supporting staff, patients, and families during pediatric medical forensic exams. After the webinar, audiences should be able to: implement basic knowledge of child development theories during medical forensic exams, understand the role of child life, and name three successful outcomes that indicatPresented by: Erin Naumann & Christine Garrison, Certified Child Life Specialists at Cleveland Clinic Children’s at Hillcrest Hospital.

 

 

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November 2017


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Research has shown that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders experience abuse and sexual victimization at rates higher than the general population. Compounding this problem, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders experience an array of communication difficulties as well as confusion and anxiety in new and unfamiliar situations, particularly those related to medical examinations and procedures. Under these circumstances, routine hospital visits can quickly become overwhelming and traumatic. A medical forensic examination, following an already traumatic experience of suspected sexual abuse, can thus magnify the individual’s anxiety and lead to increased agitation and difficulty completing the examination. In this training, participants will learn about the prevalence, core features, and range of symptom presentations of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the implications for providing effective services and supports to individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The presenter will share general tips and strategies for engaging and supporting individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Practical skills will be shared to address challenges specific to the forensic examination following an allegation or disclosure of sexual abuse to minimize additional trauma or anxiety for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Presented by:Ember Lee, PhD

 

 

 

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Archived / On-Demand

October 2017


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When discussing sexual violence, we often use the language of consensual sex to describe assaultive acts or use euphemisms, erotic, or affectionate terms to portray violent acts. This language implies consent and romance, rather than criminal acts. In addition, we tend to describe violence against women in passive terms, which allows the perpetrators of this violence to remain invisible and unaccountable. We also use language that objectifies or blames sexual assault victims. This interactive session will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime. We will discuss specific examples of the language we use and explore how to discuss sexual assault in a way that more accurately depicts the crime. This session is applicable to all members of the response team who work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Presented by:Claudia Bayliff, Attorney at Law

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

August 2017


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The Medical Forensic examination is an integral component of the child sexual abuse response and requires coordination of services among multidisciplinary team (MDT) members as they are often the gateway to the child’s access to health care and the exam. While the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations Pediatric (2016) recommends that the urgency of the examination be determined by a health care provider, nonclinical members of the MDT need to understand what the prepubescent medical forensic exam entails, and to be prepared to dispel any misconceptions or fears the child or caregiver may have about the examination. This presentation will highlight key components of the medical forensic examination, and illustrate evidenced based examples of the exam and resources available through the IAFN’s Pediatric Technical Assistance Project and the www.KIDSta.org website. Presented by: Diane Daiber

 

 

 

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Archived / On-Demand

June 2017


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The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Adult/Adolescent 2nd Ed. and new National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric both include photography as an integral component of the exam. There are many exam and policy considerations that go into incorporating photography and photo-documentation as part of the medical forensic patient evaluation. Presented by: Jennifer Pierce-Weeks and Kim Day

 

 

Yes

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June 2017


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Research has shown that Deaf children experience abuse and neglect at rates 1.5-3 times higher than hearing children. Compounding this problem, Deaf children experience an array of communication and cultural barriers when getting support from victim services, medical providers, and the criminal justice system. In this training, participants will learn about Deaf culture and communities in the United States and the implications for providing effective services and supports to Deaf survivors. Presenters will share research on the sexual abuse of Deaf children and discuss the many challenges these children face when getting support. Practical skills and resources will be shared to address these barriers and provide services that are culturally and linguistically specific.

Presented by: Nancy Smith, Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice and Jessalyn Frank, Independent Consultant

 

 

 

 Yes

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Archived / On-Demand

May 2017


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Sexual assault victims must provide informed consent for a medical forensic exam. Although the concept of informed consent is a term that healthcare providers are very familiar with, there are additional legal implications associated with consent for the exam that providers need to understand. Victims need relevant information on the impact of participating in or declining each component of the exam. Presented by: Claudia Bayliff and Kim Day

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

May 2017


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The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women released the, National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adult/Adolescent (SAFE Protocol) originally in 2004, and a second edition in 2013. Additionally the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric (Pediatric SAFE Protocol) was released in April 2016. Both documents provide evidence based, best practice recommendations to health care professionals who are completing the sexual assault medical forensic examinations, regardless if the exam is for adults, adolescents or for children and provide guidance for the multidisciplinary team members responding to sexual violence across the lifespan. Presented by: Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor for the Office on Violence Against Women, Joel Hall, Office of Justice Programs, Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, SAFEta Project Director, IAFN, Diane Daiber, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Pediatric Training Specialist, IAFN

 

 

 

 Yes

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Archived / On-Demand

March 2017


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This webinar will review what can be collected during a suspect exam and discuss the steps for creating a suspect exam policy. Presented by: Donna Kelly, JD, Susan Chasson, MSN, JD, SANE-A

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

June 2016


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In April, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric (Pediatric SAFE Protocol), which was developed in partnership with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). During this interactive webinar, the presenter panel will describe for stakeholders the necessity for development of the Pediatric SAFE Protocol, the contributions of both medical and multidisciplinary child sexual abuse experts in shaping the evidence-based practice recommendations within the Pediatric SAFE Protocol, and the recommendations with regard to clinicians caring for child sexual abuse victims. In addition, the presenters will illustrate the pediatric technical assistance project, KIDSta.org that will offer supplemental material useful to the practicing clinician as well as the multidisciplinary team. Presented by: Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor for the Office on Violence Against Women, Dr. Sharon Cooper, CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA, Diana Schunn, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, SAFEta Project Director with IAFN, Diane Daiber, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Pediatric Training Specialist, with IAFN.

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

June 2016


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We look forward to offering an update to our popular Victim Privacy webinar. The webinar offers practical solutions to difficult situations around privacy, confidentiality and consent. Presented by: Jessica Mindlin and Kelsey Worline from Victims Rights Law Center

 

 

 Yes

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Archived / On-Demand

May 2016


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There are so many ways nurses support survivors of sexual assault. Learn about free, confidential resources available through RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), such as the Online Hotline (available in English and Spanish), as well as a new Spanish-language peer-support virtual helproom. Find how you can connect survivors with these resources, and about the information RAINN provides on forensic exams. Presented by: Candice Lopez from Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

April 2016


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There may come a time in the evolution of a SANE Program, where consideration is given to expanding forensic healthcare services offered to include a wider range of patient populations. Considering program expansion should be done in a measured process, to assure facility support, program staff support and community support.

 

 

 

 No

 

Archived / On-Demand

November 2015


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Rachell A. Ekroos PhC APRN-BC AFN-BC will present a dynamic webinar on the medical screening, assessment interventions and referrals that are necessary for victims of human trafficking.

 

 

 

 Yes

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Archived / On-Demand

April 2015


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Debra Patterson, PhD and Jennifer Pierce Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P will present on the NIJ SAFE training that was done through 2011. This online training with a clinical skills lab was evaluated by Dr. Patterson. Results of this report will be discussed as well as some practical implications that this can have on your own training program.

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

February 2015


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Sexual violence continues to plague our Nation and destroy lives. All members of society are vulnerable to this crime, regardless of race, gender, ability or social standing. When sexual assault does occur, victims deserve competent and compassionate care. The second edition of the Attorney General's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations provides detailed guidance for criminal justice and health care practitioners in responding to the immediate needs of sexual assault victims. Since the Protocol was released in 2004, there have been many changes in science and practice. The revised edition of the Protocol was designed as a guide for practitioners who respond to sexual assault.

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

2013


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Presented by Shirley Paceley and Nancy Smith, the goals of the training are three-fold: (1) to increase understanding of sexual violence against individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities; (2) to gain an understanding of the specific needs and barriers to accessing supports and services survivors with disabilities face; (3) to learn strategies to create an accessible and welcoming experience for survivors with disabilities.

 

 

 

 Yes

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Archived / On-Demand

2013


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This webinar will provide information on caring for the older patient who has experienced sexual violence.

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

2013


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This webinar will provide information essential for those who work with patients who are in the military.

 

 

 

 Yes

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Archived / On-Demand

2013


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Presented by Dr. Jenifer Markowitz and Jennifer Gentile Long, Esq., this webinar will offer education on the purpose and limits of medical testimony; the importance of defense testimony, and; how to provide ethical, evidence-based testimony.

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

2012


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Presented by Linda McFarlane, the Executive Director of Just Detention International. This webinar addresses the unique dynamics that victims in detention settings face when caring for the needs of those who are incarcerated.

 

 

 

 Yes

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2012


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TPresented by Michael Munson and Loree Cook-Daniels from FORGE, this webinar offers an opportunity to expand your transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how to apply this to transgender sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or hate violence survivors.

 

 

Yes

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2011


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Presented by Jessica Mindlin from the Victims Rights Law Center, this webinar offered education and practical solutions to clinicians who are challenged by adolescent issues.

 

 

 Yes

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Archived / On-Demand

2011


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Presented by Dr. Linda Ledray, this webinar presented practical solutions for Sexual Assault Response Teams looking for resources to create a case review process.

 

 

Yes

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Archived / On Demand

2010


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Presented by Sue Rotolo, PhD, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN and Lisa Gorham, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN. The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations encourages the use of peer review to assure high quality responses from healthcare professionals.

 

 

 

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2010


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Presented by Jack Ballantyne, Ph.D. and Pam Marshall, M.S.

 

 

 

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2010


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