Jul
15
to Jul 16

July 15-16, 2019: Beyond the Bedside-Increasing the Footprint of Forensic Nursing

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A conference for nurses who want to expand their forensic practice, into the community, the board room, the family justice center and more.

Online registration is NOW OPEN! If you need to register and pay by check, please click “Learn More” to download a PDF registration form that can be mailed in with your payment.

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Aug
22
to Aug 23

August 22-23, 2019 Adult/Adolescent SANE Clinical Course

This clinical training will feature hands-on skills sessions, practice with “live” patient models and training facilitated by experienced and board certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

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Prerequisites: Participants must have previously completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Didactic Training program.

Hoosier nurses working in rural and under served communities may be eligible for financial assistance through the Indiana SANE Training Project. To apply for financial assistance, click <<here>>.

Cost:  This program includes 16 CEUs*, course materials, breakfast and lunch each day.  

  • Indiana Residents: $200   

  • Out-of-state Residents: $300

*CEUs approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

This training co-sponsored by the Indiana ENA, Indiana SANE Training Project and Indiana AHEC Network.

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Aug
28
to Oct 9

August 28-October 9, 2019-Adult/Adolescent SANE Didactic Training

This course meets one time per week on Wednesdays for the duration of the session. Class dates are as follows:

August 28, 2019

September 4, 2019

September 11, 2019- NO CLASS (IAFN National Conference)

September 18, 2019

September 25, 2019

October 2, 2019

October 9, 2019

This class has been approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Hoosier nurses working in rural and under served communities may be eligible for financial assistance through the Indiana SANE Training Project. This assistance may include lodging, mileage and per diem reimbursement. To apply for financial assistance, click <<here>>.

More information and registration to come.

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Sep
5
to Sep 8

September 5-8, 2019- International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan

This Summit is a unique forum for professionals across 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 events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. Evident in our uniquely comprehensive programming, the Summit focuses on linking research, practice, policy and advocacy to promote violence-free living for all. Opportunities for networking, continuing education, specialty certifications, and more make this an event you don’t want to miss. Call for abstracts due by January 31, 2019.

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Sep
16
to Sep 19

September 16-19, 2019: NCADV 18th National Conference on Domestic Violence

Voices in Action, NCADV's upcoming 2019 conference, will focus attention on: 

  • Health and Domestic Violence

  • Behavioral Health and Domestic Violence

  • Intersections of "isms" and Domestic Violence

  • Advocacy (Advanced) Skills

  • Human Rights and Domestic Violence

  • Youth and Domestic Violence

  • Survivor Focus

  • Offenders and Domestic Violence

  • Systems and Domestic Violence

  • Men and Domestic Violence 

    • Engaging men in the movement

    • Serving male-identified survivors

  • Today's Culture and Domestic Violence

  • Activism and Domestic Violence

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Nov
5
to Nov 6

November 5-6, 2019-Academy of Forensic Nursing Regional Conference

A Star Is Born: Moving Forensic Practice from Good to Great

Course Description: Louisville Metro Police Surgeon Bill Smock, M.D., one of the country's leading law enforcement educators and expert in clinical forensic medicine, has developed an 8 -hour training program to assist forensic nurses, law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the forensic evaluation of gunshot wounds.

The program is specifically designed for law enforcement officers and medical personnel involved with the investigation, evaluation and reconstruction of firearms-related incidents, including domestic and officer-involved shootings. The information presented will assist your investigation and ensure that your conclusions and findings are based upon the most up-to-date medical science and forensic evidence.

Day 1: The Forensic Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds Course Objectives: 8 hour program with 1 hour lunch (provided) and will include 4, 15 minute breaks: 8AM-6PM

  • Analyze the differences between and entrance and exit gunshot wounds.

  • Review current medical literature on the inabilities of health care professionals to accurately differentiate entrance and exit wounds.

  • Identify appropriate evidence recognition, collection and preservation associated with gunshot wounds.

  • Describe how forensic evidence can be compromised during patient care.

  • Apply forensic photography techniques in cases of firearm injury.

  • Recognize and use appropriate forensic terminology when assessing gunshot injuries.

  • Recognize the ways in which surgical procedures can alter the appearance of a wound.

  • Discuss the potential legal challenges to the admission of forensic photographs in court.

  • Recognize the implications for failing to maintain a “chain-of-custody.

  • Critique select case studies & discuss the significance related to health care & criminal justice.

6:00PM-7:30PM – Hors D'oeuvres, Wine & Beer Meet and Greet Reception (In The Conference Room)

Day 2: Objectives and Schedule: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Ward Allen, Diana Faugno, Val Sievers

  • Critique the scientific foundations and use of digital imaging in forensic health care.

  • Demonstrate current techniques and skills with digital photography equipment.

  • Describe the role of the forensic nurse and responses to patients with forensic health care needs.

  • Apply the concepts of forensic nursing process to select case studies.

  • Evaluate the qualities and credentials of the forensic nurse expert.

  • Examine the rationale for quality improvement in forensic nursing practice.

8:00Am - 9:15AM - Overview of forensic photography and evolution of photography and laws, using digital filters in court, overall change to photographs what is legal vs not legal, photography storage and compliance with the laws, why a cloud is not secure, would you store your hospital patient records on Amazon.com and why? Epic and other electronic health record available with discussion of its security? Life Destruction Cycle of a medical record vs. Legal Statutes of Limitations of cases when storing photographs from a forensic-medical exam. Ward Allen Digital Imaging Expert & Consultant

9:15AM - 10:00AM - Everything you wanted to know about taking a digital photograph in the correct manner for your forensic practice (blue background, hands, follow the protocol, book end cards, how many photos should I take, procedure, rules of 3 and 4, benefit of photography). How to ask for consent and get consent both verbal and written. Diana Faugno and Val Sievers

10:00AM - 10:15AM - Coffee and Tea Break

10:15AM - 11:00AM - Photodocumentation practical hands-on exercise. This will take 45 min. for the table top exercise to complete.

11:00AM - 12:00PM - Back to basics ADPIE and the evaluation and assessment of the forensic patient that has health care needs. Nursing process and assessment applies to all patients with violence. Val Sievers

12:00PM - 1:30PM – Lunch on your own

1:30PM - 3:00PM - Basics of strangulation examination procedures and photography with evidence collection. Photodocumentation practical hands-on exercise. This will take 1 hour for the table top exercise to complete. Val Sievers

3:00PM - 3:15PM – Coffee and Tea Break

3:15PM - 4:00PM - Round table discussion and each table will report their findings and results. Discuss how this hands-on experience will help processes within their practices.

4:00PM – 5:00PM - How to update or create an effective Curriculum Vitae - Diana Faugno and Val Sievers

5:00PM – 5:30PM - Case Peer Review, Closure and Questions - Diana Faugno and Val Sievers

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

November 9-10, 2019: Adult/Adolescent Clinical Course

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This clinical training will feature hands-on skills sessions, practice with “live” patient models and training facilitated by experienced and board certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

Prerequisites: Participants must have previously completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Didactic Training program.

Hoosier nurses may be eligible for financial assistance through the Indiana SANE Training Project. To apply for financial assistance, click <<here>>.

Cost:  This program includes 16 CEUs*, course materials, breakfast and lunch each day.  

  • Indiana Residents: $200   

  • Out-of-state Residents: $300

*CEUs approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

This training co-sponsored by the Indiana ENA, Indiana SANE Training Project and Franciscan Alliance Lafayette.

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Feb
20
to Feb 21

February 20-21, 2020 Adult/Adolescent SANE Clinical Course

This clinical training will feature hands-on skills sessions, practice with “live” patient models and training facilitated by experienced and board certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

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Prerequisites: Participants must have previously completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Didactic Training program.

Hoosier nurses working in rural and under served communities may be eligible for financial assistance through the Indiana SANE Training Project. To apply for financial assistance, click <<here>>.

Cost:  This program includes 16 CEUs*, course materials, breakfast and lunch each day.  

  • Indiana Residents: $200   

  • Out-of-state Residents: $300

*CEUs approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

This training co-sponsored by the Indiana ENA, Indiana SANE Training Project and Indiana AHEC Network.

Registration coming soon…

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Apr
13
to Apr 14

April 13-14, 2019- Adult/Adolescent SANE Clinical Training

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This clinical training will feature hands-on skills sessions, practice with “live” patient models and training facilitated by experienced and board certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

Prerequisites: Participants must have previously completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Didactic Training program.

Hoosier nurses working in rural and under served communities may be eligible for financial assistance through the Indiana SANE Training Project. To apply for financial assistance, click <<here>>.

Hotel accommodations can be made at the Holiday Inn. The group rate for lodging is $109/night.

Cost:  This program includes 16 CEUs*, course materials, breakfast and lunch each day.  

  • Indiana Residents: $200   

  • Out-of-state Residents: $300

*CEUs pending through the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 5, 2019!

If you need to pay by check, please only complete Part I of the registration form and click submit. It will then generate an invoice or email for you to print and mail with your check. Checks are payable to Indiana ENA and should be mailed to: Indiana ENA 14889 Dennison Dr. Fishers, IN 46037. Checks MUST BE RECEIVED by March 4th!

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Apr
8
to Apr 11

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

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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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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."

AFN members can save 15% with promo code: AFN-Member19 

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Mar
13
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March 13, 2019- Forensic Nurse Testimony Training

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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.  Training will be facilitated by the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, and the keynote will feature Nadia Wardrip, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney assigned to the Lake County Felony Division Special Victims Unit.    

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Lunch will be included.

Nursing CEUs pending through Franciscan Health. 

Out of town accommations are available at Hampton Inn Merrillville for the group rate of $104/night.  Reserve by February 19, 2019 and mention reservation code FNC.  Lodging reservations may be made via telephone at (219)736-7600 or online-click to access link.

If you need to pay by check, please only complete Part I of the registration form and click submit. It will then generate an invoice or email for you to print and mail with your check. Checks are payable to Indiana ENA and should be mailed to: Indiana ENA 14889 Dennison Dr. Fishers, IN 46037. Checks MUST BE RECEIVED by March 4th!

For more information, contact Michelle Resendez.

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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

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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
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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)
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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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