Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

March 13, 2019-Forensic Nurse Testimony Training

Hosted by the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office and Indiana Emergency Nurses Association, with support from the Indiana SANE Training Project, this course is designed to provide forensic and emergency department nurses with a better understanding of the court process.  Nurses will gain practice in courtroom testimony, and will increase understanding about their role in testimony.  This course is ideal for nurses who have never testified, or have only done so a handful of times and those who simply wish to increase their confidence in courtroom.    

Lunch will be included.

Nursing CEUs pending through Franciscan Health. 

Registration is pending. More information to come.

For more information, contact Michelle Resendez at michelle.resendez@franciscanalliance.org.

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Mar
19
to Mar 21

March 19-21, 2019 19th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference

The 19th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference will host a unique and powerful convening of professionals working in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse in San Diego, CA on March 19-21, 2019! 

The International Family Justice Center Conference will address what trauma-informed practices look like in child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence for:

• Prosecutors 
• Law enforcement officers
• Advocates 
• Therapists
• Civil Attorneys 
• Doctors 
• Nurses 
• Judges
• Survivors 
• Parole and Probation Officers
• Court Professionals

The International Family Justice Center Conference is the only national and international violence prevention conference focused on the development of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams in every community in America and around the world!

In 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will host two tracks (with six workshops per track) of the conference – one on “Effective Handling of Non-Fatal Strangulation Cases” and the other on “Expanding Family Justice and Multi-Agency Centers.” The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will sponsor a track on “Working at the Intersections of Co-Occurring Trauma (Polyvictimization)” focused on the impact of multiple types of trauma (polyvictimization) and the complex challenges of working with polyvictims. In all workshops, we will share our lessons learned on how your community can move forward toward greater collaboration, co-located services approaches, and effective high risk teams - that can save lives and produce better short and long-term outcomes for survivors and their children. Other conference workshop tracks will include: “Trauma Informed Advocacy"; “Improving Law Enforcement Responses (DV/SA/CA)”; “Best Practices for Civil and Criminal Justice Professionals”; and "Camp HOPE America: Breaking the Cycle."

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Apr
8
to Apr 11

April 8-11, 2019 14th Annual Crimes Against Women Conference

The Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas is a three-day training designed to provide the most effective, relevant, and up-to-date training available for allied justice system professionals responding to crimes of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking.

AEquitas has been an official training partner since 2011 and hosted several workshops designed to explore the complex issues faced by prosecutors through practical case evaluation, mini-lectures, demonstrations, and group discussions. This past year's topics included Serial Murder, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Domestic Violence, Trafficking, Technology, Investigative Techniques, Prosecution Strategies, and Prostitution.

The 14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women will open its registration in September 2018. Please mark your calendars!

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Dec
10
to Dec 14

December 10-14, 2018- Death Investigation Academy

Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.

The NCJTC Death Investigation Academy is designed to provide investigators with comprehensive death investigation methodology training.

Past participants had this to say...
"The passion of the presenter is infectious. This is a hard job and exhausting. The energy they bring is reinvigorating for exhausted detectives"
"The team of instructors was excellent. Their experience and knowledge are incredible. Great speakers!"
“Excellent information and strategies”
“I will be able to apply all of the topics towards my role”
“Great presentation- much needed for law enforcement!”

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Leverage new techniques when coordinating and conducting death investigations
  • Consider types of deaths and apply concepts for investigating each
  • Apply techniques related to conducting interviews
  • Develop strategies for working with a medical examiner during investigations

The following would benefit from this training: - Law Enforcement - Prosecutors

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Nov
29
to Nov 30

Nov. 29-30, 2018 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent Clinical Skills Lab

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This course is intended for nurses and advanced practice providers who have completed the didactic 40-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent course. Throughout this clinical course, students will have an opportunity to practice hands-on clinical skills with live patient models and will complete a forensic medical examination from start to finish. Students will learn more in depth information and practice with skills such as: photography, strangulation assessment, speculum examinations, foley catheter technique, use of alternative light source, application of TB dye, court room testimony, human trafficking and more.

This course includes 16.5 hours of CEUs.

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Program Cost:

Indiana Resident- $200

Out-of-state Resident-$300

For more information, please contact Cathy Clark at 765-502-4901 or via email.

This course is sponsored by the Indiana Emergency Nurses Association and the North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

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Nov
12
to Nov 16

November 12-16, 2018: Death Investigation Academy

Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.

The NCJTC Death Investigation Academy is designed to provide investigators with comprehensive death investigation methodology training.

Past participants had this to say...
"The passion of the presenter is infectious. This is a hard job and exhausting. The energy they bring is reinvigorating for exhausted detectives"
"The team of instructors was excellent. Their experience and knowledge are incredible. Great speakers!"
“Excellent information and strategies”
“I will be able to apply all of the topics towards my role”
“Great presentation- much needed for law enforcement!”

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Leverage new techniques when coordinating and conducting death investigations

  • Consider types of deaths and apply concepts for investigating each

  • Apply techniques related to conducting interviews

  • Develop strategies for working with a medical examiner during investigations

The following would benefit from this training: - Law Enforcement - Prosecutors

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Oct
16
to Oct 19

October 16-19, 2018-Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention

Presenters: Casey Gwinn, JD; Gael Strack, JD; Dr. Bill Smock; Jerry Fineman, JD; Jim Henderson, MSW; and Joe Berner, SDPD, Supervising Crime Scene Specialist

This course has been specifically created for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. The course will equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation, advocate for the specific medical and safety needs of strangulation survivors, and testify as effective expert witnesses. This course is designed for communities seeking to implement new protocols, create system-wide changes, launch a strangulation response team, or learn about best practices.

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Oct
8
to Oct 12

October 8-12, 2018- CORE 40 Victim Advocacy Training

  • Butler University Pharmacy and Health Services Building Room 156 (map)
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The CORE 40 is a FREE Sexual Assault Victim Advocate training designed primarily for sexual assault advocates who are staff or volunteers working with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service Providers. The training topics are standardized with suggested teaching points that allow for consistency throughout the field. This training offers the necessary "core" or basic knowledge and skills to provide competent and effective crisis intervention services to victims.

Although the emphasis of the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate CORE 40 training is focused on building the fundamental skills for advocates working in the field of sexual assault, the training allows for flexibility to incorporate a few additional topics when deemed relevant. Relevancy is based on current trends in victimology and the subsequent education/skill building needs that arise as a result.

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Sep
27
7:30 AM07:30

September 27, 2018-Strangulation Training: Charting the Course from Abuser to Murderer

This one-day training will educate prosecutors, law enforcement, medics, and nurses on proving difficult strangulation cases. Strangulation is a particularly dangerous form of domestic violence. Strangulation victims are much more likely to become homicide victims than domestic partners who were never choked. The course will feature Dr. Bill Smock, Police Surgeon for Louisville Police Department and stresses the importance of investigation and encourages a team approach to ensure all stakeholders are on the same page, as there are many hurdles to prosecuting strangulation cases. There will be 7.65 CLE hours available.

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Sep
5
to Sep 9

September 5-9, 2018: 23rd International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

  • Hyatt Regency at Adventine La Jolla (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Summit has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few Summits that includes researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, elder abuse, trauma, sex and labor trafficking, trauma in military personnel, veterans, and their families, culturally specific and underserved populations, and more. This year’s Summit is co-sponsored by the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV). Learn more about NPEIV at www.npeiv.org  This year's Think Tank Forum is September 5, 2018 just before the Summit begins. We have strived to infuse our theme of “Building Peace by Linking Policy, Practice, Research and Advocacy to End Violence and Abuse“ into the presentations, as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Summit content.

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Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

August 28, 2018: Handling Strangulation Cases at the Frontlines- Part One "He choked me, I thought I was going to die."

Part 1 - "He choked me.  I thought I was going to die." will cover:

  • Updates on the Danger Assessment Tool and new research on Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Understanding the impact of an of anoxic injury, traumatic brain injuries and delayed consequences
  • How to explain the medical aspects of strangulation and suffocation to victims
  • What to do when the victim answers YES to question about being "choked"
  • Tools from the Institute to help front-line workers
  • Emerging practices at Family Justice Centers and DOVE
  • How to support a survivor who has been strangled and potentially suffering from the long-term consequences of strangulation such as traumatic brain injury
  • Practical tips from the panel, the field and survivors

Objectives:

  • Improve our understanding of the immediate, delayed, and long-term health consequences of non-fatal strangulation
  • Discuss promising practices emerging at Family Justice Centers, hospitals, and/or multi-agency organizations
  • Review the Danger Assessment Tool and new research
  • Provide practical approaches for front-line staff at Centers on how to best provide services and support for survivors of strangulation 

 

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Aug
15
to Aug 16

August 15-16, 2018 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent CLINICAL Training

  • West Central Indiana AHEC Landsbaum Center For Health Education (map)
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The two Day Clinical Skills Training is offered for nurses interested in opportunities to gain hands-on experience in conducting adult/adolescent sexual assault medical-forensic examinations. Trainees are given the opportunity to apply information and skills obtained in the classroom in a realistic setting and through the use of live patient models. This course may help to meet the IAFN’s requirement of demonstrating competency through clinical preceptorship experiences.

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Aug
15
7:30 AM07:30

August 15, 2018- Strangulation Training: Charting the Course from Abuser to Murderer

This one-day training will educate prosecutors, law enforcement, medics, and nurses on proving difficult strangulation cases. Strangulation is a particularly dangerous form of domestic violence. Strangulation victims are much more likely to become homicide victims than domestic partners who were never choked. The course will feature Dr. Bill Smock, Police Surgeon from Louisville Police Department, and stresses the importance of investigation and encourages a team approach to ensure all stakeholders are on the same page, as there are many hurdles to prosecuting strangulation cases. There will be 7.65 CLE hours available.

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Aug
3
to Oct 5

August 3-October 5, 2018- Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course

The Marion County Center of Hope will host an Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Didactic Course on the following dates:

August: 3, 10, 17, 24

September: 7, 21, 28

October: 5

Registration will be due by July 20, 2018.  Registration information coming soon.  For more information, please contact Caroline Fisher at caroline.fisher@franciscanalliance.org.  

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Jul
26
8:30 AM08:30

July 26, 2018-Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition Conference

  • Ivy Tech Culinary & Conference Center (map)
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The 2018 Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition Conference, Celebrating the Contributions of Medical Legal Partnership to Comprehensive Patient Care, will be held Thursday, July 26th 2018, at the Ivy Tech Culinary & Conference Center, 2820 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. The focus of this first annual gathering will be to celebrate the many successes of Indiana’s existing Medical Legal Partnerships, share best practices in identifying and addressing the health-harming civil legal needs of diverse patient populations, and inspire new collaborations and innovative approaches to enhancing patient-centered health care in Indiana.  This program will be accredited for continuing education.

Learning Objectives Participants in this conference should be able to:

  • Identify subject matter experts in the MLP field via built-in networking time and plenaries
  • Distinguish between different MLP models. There will be concurrent breakout sessions focused on implementing and expanding MLP in FQHC, emergency room, and specialty care clinic environments
  • Identify specific health-legal interventions on a current issue: Lunchtime plenary panel on addressing the opioid crisis with legal tools
  • Assess opportunities to create health-legal interventions via subject matter/implementation round-tables at end the day

Who Should Attend

  • People in health care, law, public health, social work, government and academia interested in sharing ideas, insights and best practices regarding the prevention and mitigation of health harming legal and social needs for patient populations
  • Those working in well-established Medical Legal Partnerships who want to share best practices and/or expand their services, and those interested in learning more about how to get one up and going

Logistics

  • Cost of Attendance is $50.00
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Free and convenient parking will be available at the summit venue
  • Registration begins at 8:30 AM, and the closing plenary will conclude at 2:30 PM

Sponsorship

  • Many thanks to our sponsor, Eskenazi Health and Community Health Network. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us through our website

The Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition - bringing dedicated people of diverse professional backgrounds together to enhance patient-centered care in Indiana. Visit us at www.ihac.info

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May
22
to May 23

May 22-23, 2018-Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Based Best Practices for Sexual Violence

  • University of Indianapolis-Ransburg Auditorium in Esch Hall (map)
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This two-day training featuring national experts Russell Strand and Andrew Pari is one you won’t want to miss! All professionals who respond to victims and survivors of sexual violence are encouraged to attend; this training is open to counselors, advocates, law enforcement, SANEs and healthcare providers, campus administrators, and others interested in learning more about FETI and the Arousal Response Mechanism.

DAY 1 – TUESDAY MAY 22, 2018 — 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Registration will begin at 7:30AM)

Trainer: Russell Strand

“Facilitating Experiential Trauma Information – A Real Change in the Conversation”

Full-Day Training to Include:

  • Introduction to the neurobiology of trauma and memory
  • Hypotheticals to understand how to use a scientific approach to investigations
  • Collecting/Facilitating experiential trauma information (applying the science in the approach)

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY MAY 23, 2018 — 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Registration will begin at 8:30AM) 

Trainer: Andrew Pari

“Arousal Response Mechanism in Sexual Abuse and Assault Survivors”

Full-Day Training to Include:

  • Understanding concept of arousal response mechanism
  • Explaining biological vs psychological roots of arousal response mechanism
  • Neutralizing myth and bias
  • Enhanced supportive interviewing skills
  • Application of Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)
  • Eliciting evidence hidden by arousal
  • Enhancing elements of crime via arousal and related evidence
  • Overcoming credibility challenges
  • Documenting arousal as evidence
  • Testifying on arousal as non-probative
  • Specific case discussions from presenter’s work
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring specific cases for discussion

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration closes at 6:00pm on Monday May 21, 2018. You may register for the Full Training ($40), Day 1 Only ($20), or Day 2 Only ($20). Lunch is not included. Please note that Eventbrite adds a credit card surcharge. If you would like to avoid this surcharge and pay by check, please use the following registration form and mail it in along with your payment: May 2018 Topical Training Registration Form (Payment by Check).

Any refund requests received after May 15, 2018 will not be honored.

Please note that this training is free for Indiana law enforcement officers and University of Indianapolis employees; in order to claim free tickets, these individuals MUST register with the professional email address given them by their agency or the university. Registrations made with non-affiliated email address will be cancelled and the individuals will be asked to re-register.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 

The following professional development credits will be offered (pending final approval):

Law Enforcement Training Hours

Behavioral Health Continuing Education

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May
17
to May 18

May 17-18, 2018-SANE Adult/Adolescent Clinical Training

The Indiana Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IC-IAFN) is sponsoring a clinical training for SANEs who have completed the Adult/Adolescent course.  More information to come.  If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about this course, please contact Jennifer Conley at jrconley6@gmail.com.  

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May
11
to Jun 1

May 11-June 1, 2018- Advocate SANE Training


The Julian Center Rape Crisis Center in partnership with local Centers of Hopes bring you...
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This training is important for those who provide advocacy to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims in our community.   The curriculum will cover topics such as:

  • Neurobiology of Sexual Assault
  • Rape Trauma Syndrome and IPV
  • Strangulation
  • Sex Crime Investigation
  • Human Trafficking
  • Testifying
  • Medical Forensic Exam/Sexual Assault Kit

Training will be held at the Julian Center on May 11, 18, 25 and June 1st from 9:00am-12:30pm.  For more information, or to register, please contact Mary Alice Navarro manavarro@juliancenter.org.  Register by April 13th. 

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Apr
24
to Apr 26

April 24-26, 2018- 18th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference

  • The Worthington Renaissance (map)
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The 18th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference will host a unique and powerful convening of professionals working in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and human trafficking in Fort Worth, TX April 24-26, 2018!

The International Family Justice Center Conference will address what trauma-informed practices look like in child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence for:

• Prosecutors
• Law enforcement officers
• Advocates
• Therapists
• Civil Attorneys
• Doctors
• Nurses
• Judges
• Survivors
• Parole and Probation Officers
• Court Professionals

The International Family Justice Center Conference is the only national and international violence prevention conference focused on the development of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams in every community in America and around the world!

In 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will host two tracks (with six workshops per track) of the conference – one on “Effective Handling of Non-Fatal Strangulation Cases” and the other on “Expanding Family Justice and Multi-Agency Centers.” The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will sponsor a track on “Working at the Intersections of Co-Occurring Trauma (Polyvictimization)” focused on the impact of multiple types of trauma (polyvictimization) and the complex challenges of working with polyvictims. In all workshops, we will share our lessons learned on how your community can move forward toward greater collaboration, co-located services approaches, and effective high risk teams - that can save lives and produce better short and long-term outcomes for survivors and their children. Other conference workshop tracks will include: “Trauma Informed Advocacy”; “Improving Law Enforcement Responses (DV/SA/CA)”; “Best Practices for Civil and Criminal Justice Professionals”; and "Camp HOPE America: Breaking the Cycle."

Reserve your spot today!

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Apr
16
to Apr 19

April 16-19, 2018 Crimes Against Women Conference

This conference is hosted by AEquitas and is a three and a half day training designed to provide the most effective, relevant, and up-to-date training available for allied justice system professionals responding to crimes of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and human trafficking.  For more information, or to receive early bird registration rates (through February 18, 2018), please visit: http://www.conferencecaw.org/   

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Apr
9
to Apr 10

April 9-10, 2018-ICESA Statewide Sexual Assault Conference

The Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault is proud to announce the details of our second annual statewide conference! This conference, focusing on sexual violence prevention and response efforts across the Hoosier State, will take place April 9-10, 2018, at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel. This year’s theme is Engage: Difficult Conversations for Meaningful Change. This valuable learning and networking opportunity is open to advocates, social workers, therapists, law enforcement, legal professionals, sexual assault nurse examiners, campus professionals, researchers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and members of the public interested in learning more about sexual assault prevention and response efforts. This high-quality, two-day event will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers Olga Trujillo and Nicole Pittman.

Please read the following before beginning your conference registration, as it contains important deadlines, information, and answers to frequently asked questions: ICESA 2018 Statewide Conference Information.

If you are interested in staying at the hotel, a group rate of $159.95/night is available. In order to secure this rate, you must book through the group reservation link by March 19, 2018. If your agency is eligible for the government rate ($119/night), please call Renaissance Indianapolis North reservations or book from the hotel's main site. Individuals must present a government I.D. upon check-in. You will not be able to use the group reservation link above.

The full agenda, as well as updates regarding our continuing education application status, will be updated on our conference website in the coming months.

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