During this course, participtants will have a chance to: View a crime scene and work in a multidisciplinary team to investigate a strangulation case and prepare evidence for a mock trial • Apply trauma-informed investigation and advocacy techniques • Practice testifying as an expert witness and/or practice cross-examining an expert witness • Bring strangulation cases from their community for review by faculty members • Develop strategies for implementing best practices in their community • Practice giving a 5-minute presentation on strangulation
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training
Classroom: USI/Southwest Indiana Area Health Coalition Evansville, IN March 5-9, 2018
Marion County Center of Hope Indianapolis, IN March 9-May 4, 2018
IUPUC Columbus, IN August 23-September 27, 2018
Marion County Center of Hope Indianapolis, IN August 3-October 5, 2018
Clinical: No upcoming course information available.
Classroom: No upcoming course information available.
Forensic Training and Education Opportunities
MATEC and New York City's STD/HIV Prevention Training Center are partnering up to offer a one-day training for clinical providers which will focus on prevention, diagnosis and management of STDs. For more information, please contact Karen Curd at email@example.com.
Continuing Education Units will be available for physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners.
Join USI and the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center for a didactic SANE Adult/Adolescent course. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and continuing education hours. Cost for RNs is $200 and non-nursing professionals may register for $100. Prices increase after February 16th. For more information, please contact Jane Friona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marion County Center of Hope Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Didactic Course will be held in Indianapolis on the following dates:
March: 9, 16, 23
April: 6, 13, 20, 27 and 28
Registration closes February 26, 2018. For more information, contact Caroline Fisher at email@example.com.
The Community Health Network Center of Hope Forensic Nursing Program, in conjunction with the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, will host a strangulation training program that features nationally-recognized experts Gael Strack, JD and William Smock, MD. Registration is open until March 19, 2018.
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.
We are currently soliciting proposals for 1.5-hour workshop presentations until Friday, November 10, 2017. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click here: Call for Workshop Proposals_ICESA 2018 Statewide Conference.
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.
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/
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 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.
The following professional development credits will be offered (pending final approval):
Law Enforcement Training Hours
Behavioral Health Continuing Education
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
Registration will be due by July 20, 2018. Registration information coming soon. For more information, please contact Caroline Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course has been approved by IAFN and will be held on the following dates:
August: 23, 30
September: 6, 13, 20, 27
While no case is without its challenges, medical conditions such as chimerism and identical twins add wrinkles to the analysis and interpretation of the DNA profiles obtained in the case. Medical procedures such as bone marrow transplants can also confuse results, affecting the legal, social and ethical deliberations of the case. In this webinar, Dr. Anderson will review: 1) various types of medical scenarios that can potentially cause confusion, 2) the interpretation and reporting difficulties experienced when medical conditions have the potential to influence forensic casework results.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released “Trauma-Informed Classrooms.” This OJJDP-funded technical assistance bulletin provides an overview of the impact of trauma on students and explores how adverse life experiences can impact their behavior in the classroom. The bulletin also offers strategies for creating trauma-informed classrooms. This training accompanies the bulletin. You may access the bulletin below.
This webinar focuses on the two most important tools in cases of child sexual assault—the child forensic interview and the pediatric medical forensic exam. Each tool has its own purpose and both are critical to child sexual assault investigations. The webinar also considers the admissibility of the child hearsay statements to child forensic interviewers and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners under Indiana’s Protected Person Statute (IC 35-37-4-6) and Rules of Evidence. Learning Objectives: 1. Examine the purpose of the child forensic interview and the primary goals of the pediatric medical forensic examination. 2. Recognize the need for each MDT to establish a medical triage procedure in cases where a pediatric medical forensic examination must be performed “without delay.” 3. Compare the admissibility of child hearsay statements to child forensic interviewers and medical providers under current Indiana law.
Description: Responding effectively to reports of strangulation can be difficult. Strangulation cuts off the breathing or blood circulation of a victim, and can cause serious injury or even death. A perpetrator may release and re-apply pressure to the neck repeatedly – emphasizing over and over again that the perpetrator has power and control over the victim. Because strangulation can occur without leaving a physical mark, perpetrators may tell victims that they “won’t be believed.” Other forms of physical or medical evidence are often unavailable to corroborate a victim’s statement. Furthermore, strangulation victims often experience extreme trauma, and may have difficulty recalling and clearly expressing what they experienced. Due to growing recognition of the seriousness of this offense, the Indiana legislature, as well as those in several other states, recently enhanced the crime of strangulation from a misdemeanor to a felony. The legislature, however, did not develop a framework to guide investigations of this dangerous crime. Because evidence of strangulation is not commonly understood, relevant evidence may be missed, and the quality of an investigation may suffer. The crime of strangulation remains difficult to investigate, document, and prosecute. The good news is that there are promising new “best practices” that have emerged from local jurisdictions across the country. Research and experience shows how many of these practices can make a big difference to improve the response to strangulation in local communities.
Speaker: Kelsey McKay was an Assistant District Attorney in Texas who specialized in handling domestic violence, sex crime, and strangulation cases. She now travels the country in high demand as a consultant to provide training on the latest research and emerging best practices for effectively responding to strangulation. Please put this important event on your calendars and plan to attend. We have organized this training in the hope that local stakeholders will be inspired to work together to implement some of these “emerging best practices” in our own community.
This Training is FREE and offers 3.5 nursing CEs.
For more information, please contact Kathryn Pedigo at email@example.com.
Hosted by IU Health. Registration is now open!
The Indiana Chapter of the IAFN presents the Fall Forensic Conference. This one-day training will feature Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN. Traning topics will include strangulation, sexual assault in the elder population, case reviews and photography for the forensic nurse. Nursing CEs will be available.
November 8, 2017--Legal Protections and Forensic Considerations for Immigrant and Refugee Child Victims
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 of 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.
Hosted by the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
Hosted by ICESA, this training is for Victim Advocates who work with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service providers.
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.
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 divisional 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 indicate positive coping during medical forensic exams.
The clinical preceptorship is designed to complement the classroom educational experience and allow the SANE to apply information and skills obtained during the classroom experience. The required clinical experience is in addition to the 40-hour didactic course. It is recommended that this preceptorship be completed with the guidance of a physician, advanced practice nurse, or a forensically experienced registered nurse. YOU MUST BE ENROLLED IN, OR HAVE COMPLETED, THE 40-HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER ADOLESCENT/ADULT DIDACTIC COURSE TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING. Registration is $100.
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.
Join us to learn about the harms of pornography through a feminist lens this coming October! This two-day ICESA training will take place at Butler University in Indianapolis, and will feature Dr. Gail Dines, Robert Jensen, and Lisa Thompson. Dr. Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston, as well as an internationally-acclaimed speaker, focusing on hypersexualization of culture and the effects of porn on mainstream pop culture. Robert Jensen is a professor of journalism at University of Texas who has critiqued the pathology of patriarchy and its place in today's crises. Lisa Thompson is the Vice President of Education and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she has focused on the harms of pornography, stripping, prostitution, and sex trafficking. We are so excited to be able to bring these three fabulous speakers to Indiana!
Many organizations assist with preventative services and helping the
victims escape abuse. But, what happens when they have left the cycle?
How do we keep these women from returning to abuse or potentially
reentering another abusive situation? The conference will focus on how
to helpclients become self-sufficient by developing their strength
and other necessary tools to reach their full potential, and hopefully
escape abuse once and for all. We believe together we can build a
community without violence and establish healthy families. We can
strive toward meaningful and healthier lives for now andgenerations
to come. This training will feature Ms. Ruth Glenn, the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, meet and greet with the keynote speaker, workshop and conference materials. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 10-11, 2017- ICADV's 35th Annual Fall Conference: Piecing it All Together; Bringing Equity and Intersectionality to Our Work
The 2017 conference will feature keynote speaker Kelly Miller, national presenter on movement building to end gender violence, youth engagement, accessibility and intersectionality in our work, and Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is also a contributor and former cohort member with the Move to End Violence initiative. Kelly will kick off two days of discussion and learning all focused on broadening the reach of our work by holding equity at its center.
We will also welcome plenary speaker Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Nnawulezi is a nationally recognized researcher and speaker on improving formal systems and community responses to Black women who are surviving gender-based violence. Dr. Nnawulezi will discuss her research on microaggressions and how we, as professionals, address them within our staffs and within our client communities.
This year's agenda will feature 30 workshops over two days focusing on a diverse range of topics and skills. Social justice integration, primary prevention, medical and legal collaborations, working with immigrant survivors, and abuse in underserved and marginalized communities are just a few. The full agenda can be viewed here.
ICADV awards a limited number of partial and full scholarships that cover registration fees for our Annual Fall Conference. If you are interested in applying for one of the scholarships for 2017, please complete this application form no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible and applying for a scholarship will lock in the early bird rate if you are able to attend without scholarship. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Caryn at ICADV.
A block of hotel rooms is available for attendees of ICADV's Fall Conference at the Marriott East for the conference rate of $121 / night plus tax. Attendees can make their reservations either by phone or online. To reserve a room online, click here. To reserve by phone, please call (317) 352-1231 and reference Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fall Conference. The deadline to reserve your room at the conference rate is September 25, 2017.
Outstanding Service Awards:
Each year, ICADV recognizes outstanding individuals in the fields of Domestic Violence Professional, Law Enforcement Officer, Prosecutor, Judge, Medical Professional, Batterers Intervention Provider, Preventionist and Volunteer who demonstrate dedication above and beyond the call of duty to helping survivors of intimate partner violence and to the anti-violence movement as a whole, and who make a distinct and unique difference in the lives of survivors and/or their community and community's response to intimate partner violence. These awards will be presented at ICADV's 2017 Annual Outstanding Service Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Please take a few minutes to tell us about a colleague or friend who you feel exemplifies outstanding service to survivors. Nominations should be submitted via this link. Feel free to forward the link to additional colleagues if you would like to submit additional supporting information. The nomination deadline is Friday, September 15.
Our exhibit area features a mix of programs and resources for professionals and the clients they serve and vendors selling unique items. If you are interested in promoting a new project, selling fundraising items, or growing your collaborative base, please consider hosting an exhibit table. Registration to exhibit should be completed via this link. Exhibitor registration does NOT cover full conference attendance, but we are happy to work with our programs to accommodate both goals. Exhibitor registration closes October 2, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Caryn at ICADV.
This Regional Conference in New York City will focus on barriers confronting sexual assault victims and the challenges associated with investigating and prosecuting cases.
This webinar will highlight the unique challenges faced by medical providers and investigators when working with children who have histories or suspected histories of a strangulation assault. We will review some of the anatomic and physiologic differences between child and adult victims, as well as the ways child victims might present. Current recommendations for the acute, medical evaluation of pediatric strangulation will be discussed, as well as a current project to gain expert consensus on the best imaging studies to use in children. Finally, we will give a sneak peek at best practices for clinical and photo documentation which will be the subject of our Pediatric Strangulation Part 2 webinar scheduled in 2018.
1) Discuss the body of literature and research that addresses pediatric strangulation.
2) Identify differences in anatomy, physiology, and mechanism for the child or adolescent who has been strangled.
3) Compare the clinical spectrum of symptoms & physical findings that may present in a child or adolescent who has been strangled.
4) Analyze case studies that include a history of strangulation assault.
5) Discuss recommendations for imaging studies for the pediatric patient who describes strangulation.
September 29, 2017-SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series: Session #3-Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities
The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.
Session #3: Learn about the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and available resources related to developing a SANE program in rural communities.
This webinar will explore adolescent brain development and the effects of trauma from domestic violence. Participants will learn about different factors that contribute to youth outcomes, including consideration of exposure to multiple types of violence (e.g., child maltreatment, community violence, bullying, etc.), the length of time the youth has experienced violence and its severity, and resiliency factors. The presentation will also include suggestions for working with distressed adolescents, components of trauma-informed practice, and tips for self-care.
Presenter: Claire Crooks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Western University, London, Ontario, and Director of the Centre for School Mental Health
The 8th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others.
If you work in social services, mental health, medical services, law enforcement, prosecution, with youth, etc., please join a presentation about human trafficking which will feature two of Indiana's foremost experts on the topic; Tracy McDaniel (CEO/Founder of Restored, Inc.) and Kimberly Dowling (Judge, Delaware Circuit 2). This FREE training is hosted by Good Samaritan Emergency Department, Voices United, Hope's Voice and Restored and will include lunch. Contact Melissa Haaff at (812) 886-4470 for more information.
September 22, 2017-Challenging Victims: The Delicate Dynamics of Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault
Sexual assault, especially non-stranger assaults in alcohol and drug-fueled settings often involve some of the most difficult and delicate case dynamics when it comes to working with victims and witnesses. Successful collaboration between investigators, victim witness advocates, and prosecutors is essential to gaining victim trust, and maintaining victim cooperation throughout the length of the case. This presentation will detail best practices involved in making initial victim contact, collaboration between prosecutors and investigators, interviewing victims prior to the charging decision, requesting additional follow-up by investigators, and using expert witnesses to explain victim-perpetrator dynamics in sexual assault cases. The presenters will also discuss how alcohol can affect the way a victim behaves during and after the assault, can impair memory, and the challenges often inherent in victim statements, including inconsistencies, omissions, and untruths. They will describe strategies for increasing the accuracy of a victim's statement-which is often a significant issue when the sexual assault was preceded by a night of overindulgence by both the victim and perpetrator.
22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
Linking Policy, Research & Advocacy to End Violence
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE TRAINING
Take Time for Kids! is a three-day curriculum designed to teach providers about serving families affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.
Training participants will learn about:
• Assessment and Intervention Techniques for families affected by Trauma
• Effects of Trauma on brain development
• The four Tenets of Trauma Informed Care
• Avoiding secondary/vicarious trauma
• Creating Trauma Informed Organizations and Systems
This training is FREE and lunch is provided daily!
Participants can earn up to 20 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from NASW for completion of the training.
Featuring the following Keynote Speakers:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Jesse Barnett, Navy Seal
Friday, September 22, 2017 Michael Hingson, New York Times best-selling author and international lecturer. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Dr. Michael Smith, MD, FAEMS, Medical Director, Carle Regional EMS System
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 31, 2017!
September 18, 2017-SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series-Session #2 How to Expand an Existing SANE Program
The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.
Session #2: Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of expanding SANE programs to include forensic nursing care for additional patient populations, and how to expand your program.
The ICESA Campus Consortium proudly announces its first annual statewide conference focusing on campus sexual assault prevention and response. Mark your calendars now for this 1.5 day conference featuring nationally-renowned experts as well as experts from here in Indiana!
REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 20TH!