Sexual Assault

Adolescent/Adult Web Based SAFE Training and Clinical Workshop

Can I tell you how long I have been waiting to get to post this? It is with great excitement that I can announce IAFN’s free adolescent/adult web-based SAFE training and clinical workshop (clinical workshop, people! How amazing is that?). Full details after the jump.

Adolescent/Adult Web Based SAFE Training and Clinical Workshop

Through a grant from the National Institute of Justice, IAFN has developed an adolescent/adult, web-based Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) training curriculum that will be offered through a series of web based and clinical modules completed over a 15 week period of time.  The 40 hour didactic training will be followed by a two day, 16 hour clinical skills workshop.  The course will be offered four times between 2011 and 2012, allowing for a maximum of 75 clinicians per training.  Overall this project will train 300 clinicians.  The entire training will be offered at no cost to the participants.

Training Schedule

Course 1:  September 12 through December 15, 2011

Course 2:  January 9 through April 14, 2012

Course 3:  April 23 through July 31, 2012

Course 4:  August 13 through November 30, 2012

Target Audience:

Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants and Physicians who have not completed any SANE/SAFE training, particularly those serving rural and tribal communities with limited or no access to SAFE services.


There is an application process and a limit to the number of participants, so not all applications will result in acceptance into the course.

Participants must:

  1. Be licensed and in good standing as one of the following
    1. Registered Nurse
    2. Advanced Practice Nurse
    3. Physician Assistant
    4. Physician
    5. Agree to complete both the didactic and clinical components
    6. Agree to participate in the evaluation components of the training
    7. Have regular access to internet connection (connection must be faster than analog/dial-up)

If you are interested in attending the web based safe training, please complete the application form and addendum letter by following the link.  Web-Based SAFE Training.  If you have questions please contact the Project Director Jen Pierce-Weeks at .

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