Child Abuse Sexual Assault

New Edition of SANE Education Guidelines Now Available

Not to be confused with the new SAMFE National Training Standards published by the Department of Justice, IAFN has just released the new edition of the SANE Education Guidelines. Keep in mind, these are two completely separate and distinct documents. If you hope to be SANE-A/P certified, your education must be in line with the IAFN guidelines (although when we were working on the National Training Standards we worked hard to make sure it reflected recommendations consistent with IAFN’s education guidelines so the documents wouldn’t be at odds with one another). According to the announcement, there aren’t a host of substantive changes in the update to the education guidelines. IAFN has provided an overview on the website of the major differences between the old and new edition; they include:

  • Updated reference section
  • Evidence-based resource section
  • Competency Checklists for SANE Clinical Preceptorships
  • Links to updated Educational Planning Tables for SANE didactic courses (reflecting the 2018 Education Guidelines)
  • Addition of clearly stated Gap Analyses and Learning Outcomes (reflecting the most recent continuing nursing education standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation)
  • Addition of concise Learning Objectives per section as stepping stones for reaching Learning Outcomes
  • Addition of Trauma-Informed Care and the Duffy Model of Caring® as foundational concepts

Congratulations to the workgroup on getting this updated. Job well done. Download the complete education guidelines here.


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