Child Abuse Sexual Assault

A National Training Standard for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners 2nd Edition: A Training Blueprint

SAFEta has a webinar coming up on the new edition of the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners. The session will be held October 3rd at 3:30pm ET (and it will be archived). Obviously, it is in support of this. From the site:

Since 2006, there has been an update to the National SAFE Protocol in 2013 (SAFE Protocol 2nd Ed), which reflected changes in science and practice that had occurred over the 7 years since the original document had been written. In 2016, OVW spearheaded the development of a National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric (Pediatric SAFE Protocol) to meet the unique healthcare and response needs of the prepubertal pediatric population. In addition to these 2 sentinel document updates, there were also new releases and updates of documents reflecting changes in healthcare response to violence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), laws and evidence collection. As a result of these developments OVW sponsored efforts to revise and update the Training Standards and on August 29, 2018 the Training Standards 2nd Ed. were released. Presented by: Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women & Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director at the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).

Keep in mind, this educational offering counts toward renewal of both SANE-A and SANE-P (not to mention many of your state SANE requirements), so if you’re looking at renewal, this is an obvious one.

Register for the session here.


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