As I mentioned last week, the new National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric is now available. Over at the KidsTA site, they will be hosting a webinar to officially introduce the document to the professional community. The session will be held June 16th at 3:30pm ET. Click through for details:
From the site:
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. Presenters include: 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 and Diane Daiber, RN,SANE-A, SANE-P, Pediatric Training Specialist, with IAFN.