MN IAFN Chapter Education – September 14, 2017

MN IAFN Chapter September Education

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Kelsey Lessard DNP, APRN, CNP is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at the Nucleus Clinic.
Her presentation will include information on:

The mechanism of action, efficacy, side effects, indications, and contraindications of 3 types of
emergency contraception: Ulipristal acetate (ella), Levonorgestrel (Plan B, EContra-EZ etc.)
and the Copper IUD (Paragard).

Updates to emergency contraception clinical guidelines with specific respect to BMI,
timing of hormonal birth control use, breastfeeding, and medical contraindications.

Brief overview of the current prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for sexually transmitted
infections throughout Minnesota.

September 14, 2017,   6:30-8:30 pm 
Regions Hospital room C2000 
Parking vouchers available

2 Contact Hours 

RSVP

 

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This activity has been submitted to the Emergency Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

October 27, 2017 Conference – Behind Closed Doors

October 27, 2017

A Deeper Look Into Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, and the Effects of Trauma

Register        Brochure  

Cost: $130 Early bird (until August 21, 2017)
           $150  (after August 21, 2017)

Through plenary presentation and breakout sessions, participants will gain
in-depth knowledge of the multiple and complex factors associated with
abuse and trauma. 
*CEU’s, CLE’s, POST & SANE credits are being applied for.

“Behind Closed Doors” is specifically designed for Social Workers, Child Protection Workers, Teachers, School Counselors, Lawyers, Law Students, Child Custody Evaluators, Guardians Ad Litem, Parenting Consultants, Judges, Law Enforcement, Investigators, Probation Officers, Health Care and Mental Health Professionals, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocates, Physicians, Nurses, and Forensic Nurses.
“Behind Closed Doors” will provide education  and training:

  • To understand the effects of verbal/emotional, physical, sexual,
    and interpersonal violence; trauma and recovery in adults and children.
  • To identify the short and long-term impact of domestic violence and
    sexual assault; emotional, mental, physical, economic, financial, and legal.
  • To understand the effects of trauma on the brain, in adults and children,
    and utilize Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview techniques.
  • To increase professional collaboration efforts of community partners in
    being able to identify, interrupt, and influence a positive change in the
    outcomes of batterers and victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

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Lundy Bancroft has over twenty-five years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has authored five books in the field, including the U.S.’s best-selling book on domestic violence, Why Does He Do That? and the national prize winner The Batterer as Parent. Lundy is a former co-director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter and was involved in over 2000 cases as counselor and clinical supervisor. He has also served extensively as an abuse custody evaluator, child investigator, and expert witness. Lundy appears across the continent as a presenter for court personnel, child protective workers, mental health providers, law enforcement officials, and other audiences.

October 27, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Introduction
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Session #1
11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Session #2
1:45 p.m.-  2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #3
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. General Closing
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Certificate of Attendance distribution

ASL interpreters available on request

Breakout sessions include:

Best Practices in Sex Trafficking Investigations – Sergeant Grant Snyder Minneapolis PD Human Trafficking Team & Sergeant Sean Johnson St Paul PD Human Trafficking Unit
Care of the Patient with Severe Mental Illness Who Experiences Sexual Assault
Ellen Johnson BA, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN, SANE Program Supervisor Regions Hospital
Understanding Trauma: Working with Clients in Mental Health and Advocacy Roles
Shannon Goeke-Watson, PsyD
Meeting the Post-Separation Needs of Women and Children – Lundy Bancroft
Challenging Bias, Beliefs, and Assumptions – Dr. Joe Reid, LMFT
Domestic Assault by Strangulation: The Nuts and Bolts – Yasmin Mullings, Esq. Ramsey County prosecutor
Assessing Risk to Children from Men Who Batter – Lundy Bancroft
Reporting Child Maltreatment – Jennifer McConnell, Senior Child Protection Worker, Ramsey County Human Services
Understanding Trauma and Trauma Informed Interviews – Angela Carlson RN, BSN, SANE-A and Beth Roberts, Law Enforcement & Policy Specialist at MNCASA
Sexual Violence: Realities, Impact, Reactions, and Responses – Cathy Siegel Volunteer Coordinator at Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County (SOS)
Overcoming Multicultural Issues and Barriers for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – Mercedes Moreno, Victim Advocate, University of MN/Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC)
Advocacy and Legal Representation for Women in Custody Disputes – Lundy Bancroft
Protecting Children through the Family Court System – Valerie Snyder, Esq. SMRLS, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
The Importance of Assessing and Documenting Strangulation in Sexual Assault Cases – Linda Walther RN, SANE-A, SANE-P Clinical Coordinator for the Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program SVJI@MNCASA, and Charlotte Anne, Crime Victim Advocate, Survivor
The Saint Paul Blueprint for Safety: A Collective Policy to Respond to Domestic Violence Crimes – Bree Adams Bill Blueprint for Safety Coordinator and Program Director at the St. Paul and Ramsey Co. Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Sergeant Nicole Spears St. Paul Family Violence Unit Supervisor, and Tara Patet, Esq. Prosecutor St Paul City Attorney’s Office
The ABCs of the Pediatric Sexual Abuse Medical-Forensic Examination – Kristi Jarvis BS, RN, SANE -A, SANE-P, Program Coordinator and Forensic Nurse Examiner Hennepin County Medical Center and Nancy Harper, MD FAAP, Director Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children
The Effects of Violence and Trauma on Children – Dave Matthews, PsyD, LICSW Program Manager – Children, Youth & Family Services at Cornerstone
Technology and Client Safety – Rana S Alexander, Esq., Standpoint F/K/A Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project

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What are my parking options at Wilder?

Free parking is available at the Wilder Center parking ramp.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can get in touch with conference organizers via email (info@savinggracemn.org) or phone (651-564-4453).

What is the refund policy?

If you cannot attend the Conference, you may transfer your registration to a colleague or request a refund.  The deadline to receive a refund for your registration is October 13, 2017, two weeks before the conference, and is subject to $50 USD administrative fee.

For refund or transfer request please contact: info@savinggracemn.org or call 651-564-4453

Child Abuse Summit April 26-27, 2018

Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team will increase providers’ and professionals’ comfort level in identifying and treating cases of child and family maltreatment as well as in the multidisciplinary response from investigation through prosecution.

Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team is designed to provide medical and professionals from all disciplines with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to properly identify and respond to all types of child and family maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect.  These professionals will have the opportunity to learn about child and family maltreatment within the context of a multidisciplinary team response.

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Friday, April 27, 2018

Where: Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Who: The anticipated audience for this activity includes physicians, nurses, pathologists, law enforcement, attorneys, social workers, CPS workers, emergency department personnel and first responders, and all other related professionals.

Register 

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Wednesday Evening Pre-Conference – Pediatric Sexual Assault Case Review
April 25, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wilf Family Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

In the preceding decade numerous advancements have been made in the arena of evaluating children for concerns of sexual abuse which has placed many more tools in the toolkit for healthcare professionals performing these examinations. Throughout the case studies and image review, the learner will be exposed to: varying presentations that cloak child sexual abuse, appearance of genital structures in children, the appearance of traumatic genital findings as well as non-traumatic findings that may mimic abuse. In addition, the learner will be given tools from the laboratory that can greatly impact the overall impression when evaluating a child for sexual abuse. The interactive case study and image review will assist the learner in what they might do if they were walking in the shoes of the responsible medical provider.

The Child Abuse Summit 2018 is Presented by the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Credit Information:
Up to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Up  to 16.5 ANCC contact hours
Up to 16.5 continuing education hours; Minnesota Board of Social Work
Applications have been made for additional categories of continuing education credit.
The website will be updated upon approval.
View website for complete accreditation information.
* Credit amounts listed above reflect attendance at both the Pre-Conference and the General Session.

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training   (brochure)

Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2017, 0730-1630

Have you taken the 40 hour SANE course but still need experience performing medical forensic exams for adult/adolescent sexual assault patients?  If so, this 16 hour IAFN Clinical Skills Lab is for you.

This 16 hour Clinical Skills Lab will provide the nurse hands on Sexual Assault Examination training with live models.  The Skills lab includes training and practice on pelvic speculum insertion, interviewing, evidence collection and handling, anoscopy, and photography.  The Skills Lab will provide training and practice with developing a plan of care, discharge/safety planning, and risk assessment for STI’s, pregnancy, and HIV with discussions regarding options for prophylaxis of each.  This Clinical Skills Lab is designed to provide clinical practice to nurses who are new SANEs or SANEs who have not had the opportunity to perform many exams.  The Skills Lab will increase the nurse’s skill and confidence with performing medical forensic examination of the adult and adolescent sexual assault patient.

Course Location
Regions Hospital
Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Central Building
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Program Contact
Ellen.m.johnson@healthpartners.com
Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN
SANE Program Supervisor
Regions Hospital
Mail Stop 11901A
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101
651-254-1611

Clinical Skills Training Scholarships

Limited scholarships for this training may be available through the
Office for Victims of Crime for SANEs who work directly with
crime victims.  Awards will be made based on need, to applicants
whose organizations have insufficient funds to support their participation.
Interested parties must contact OVC TTAC directly.  

Please visit the OVC TTAC Website to apply:
https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspPDscholarship.cfm.
Scholarship applications must be received 60 days before the event.

 Prerequisite:  The nurse must have attended a 40 hour SANE course prior to
attending the Clinical Skills Lab.  This could either be a SANE-A course or
SANE-P course, although the skills lab focuses on the adult and adolescent patient.
You must be a licensed RN.

IAFN Conference Scholarships

The Minnesota IAFN Chapter awarded four $500 scholarships to forensic nurses from
Minnesota to attend the Annual
International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
October 11 –  October 14, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 The SANEs are –
Abbie –  St Paul
Billie Jo – Grand Rapids
Deb – Central Minnesota
Susan – Rochester
If you are attending the conference – let us know – we will be having a MN IAFN Chapter meeting during the conference and we would love to see you there!

Scholarships for the IAFN Conference

The Minnesota IAFN Chapter will award three $500 scholarships to forensic nurses from
Minnesota to attend the annual
International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice 
 
October 11 –  October 14, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
Who May Apply? All Forensic Nurses practicing in Minnesota are encouraged to apply.
 
Scholarship applications need to be submitted by July 5, 2017.
 
The applications will be evaluated by the MN IAFN Chapter Board – 
President – Ellen Johnson
President Elect – Amy Schmitz
Immediate Past President – Linda Walther
Education Director – Karine Zakroczymski 
Secretary/Treasuer – Barb Kern-Pieh. 
 
The scholarship recipients  will be notified by email on July 13, 2017
 
Early registration discounted fee ends on July 31, 2017   ($525 for IAFN members and  $654 for non-members)
 
The scholarships will be awarded after a copy of the conference registration fee is submitted to mnforensicnurses@gmail.com
 
Fill out the application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXGLY5X
 
Questions? Email Linda at mnforensicnurses@gmail.com 

Adult/Adolescent SANE Training

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Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training

Sponsored by WINDOW Victim Services

July 17-21, 2017
8 am – 5 pm (Monday – Friday)

Registration Fee: $410

Fee includes the training, references and handouts on a flash drive, breakfast, lunches, and snacks. All handouts will be available a week before the training for you to download and print or bring on a laptop. More information 

Registration Deadline:
July 3, 2017
Email lwalther@mncasa.org to register and payment information
Space is limited to 25 Registered Nurses with 2 years of clinical experience.

Location:
First Lutheran Church – 301 Lawler Avenue – South Hinckley, MN 55037

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at America’s Best Value Inn
325 Fire Monument Road   Hinckley, MN 55037
The room rate is $49.90 plus tax per night
Please contact the hotel directly for reservations (by July 3rd) at 320-384-6112
Ask for the WINDOW Victim Services block of rooms.

Core Content providers:

Linda Walther RN SANE A SANE P
Regions SANE Program, SARS, MNCASA SANE Consultant

Ellen Johnson RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN
SANE Program Supervisor Regions SANE program

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Partial credit will not be awarded. A certificate of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the training.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If an applicant withdraws registration prior to July 10, the registration fee, less a $50.00 handling charge, will be refunded.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE Training has started. We reserve the right to cancel the program due to lack of sufficient enrollment. Notification of a cancellation will be made one week prior to the program. In this case the entire registration fee will be refunded.

Contact us –

Linda Walther RN SANE A SANE P
651-260-2072 lwalther@mncasa.org

LoAnn Westerman – WINDOW Victim Services
204 Fire Monument Road – PO Box 379 – Hinckley, MN 55037 – 320-384-7113
loann@window4victims.com

WI IAFN Chapter Conference

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Wisconsin IAFN Chapter Helen Kelly Conference  

May 22nd and 23rd in Stevens Point Wisconsin

Speakers for the conference include:

Jason Weber- Fox Crossing Police Department
Tracy Pullman- Harbor House Domestic Violence
Leigha Weber- Wisconsin DOC PREA
Wisconsin DOJ- Crime Victim Compensation Services
Angela Hinze- Columbia County Chief Medical Examiner
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Facility- Sexually Violent Predators
Jennifer Price &  Michellle Dubois- Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children and Adults

Cost:

WI IAFN Member- $100
Non-Member- $125
Nursing Students-$75
One Day Only- $75

Full schedule and more information

MN IAFN Chapter Education Event May 11, 2017

Understanding the Psycho-sexual Construct of Sex Offender Treatment and the Offender

Therapist Jessica VerBout works with sex offenders and will share information about the psycho-sexual make-up of people who sexually offend,  components of  sex offender treatment programs and  some of the myths regarding the struggles and experiences of sexual offenders.

Regions Hospital
640 Jackson Street
C 2000
St. Paul, MN 55101

May 11, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 pm

2 CEUs

RSVP    Parking Info 

Free parking voucher available

This activity has been submitted to the Emergency Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST has been working in the field of mental health therapy since 2008 and had started her career working with developmentally delayed sexual offenders and expanded to working with normal functioning offenders since. She has worked at a few of the local sex offender treatment programs in her career and has extensive experience running group therapy for all types of male sexual offenders. She has also focused her private practice in St. Louis Park to the treatment of individuals with Out of Control Sexual Behaviors (“sex addicts”) and those who have had issues with non-consensual sexual behaviors and/or thoughts, among typical mental health concerns. Helping individuals with these sexuality concerning behaviors learn healthier modes of stress management and sexuality, and trying to help keep the community safe through this learning process, is what drives Jessica to continue to work with this population. She is independently licensed in Minnesota to conduct marriage and family therapy services, and has a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University and is a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

 

 

 

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training  

Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017, 0730-1630

Have you taken the 40 hour SANE course but still need experience performing medical forensic exams for adult/adolescent sexual assault patients?  If so, this 16 hour IAFN Clinical Skills Lab May 20 and 21, 2017 is for you.

This 16 hour Clinical Skills Lab will provide the nurse hands on Sexual Assault Examination training with live models.  The Skills lab includes training and practice on pelvic speculum insertion, interviewing, evidence collection and handling, anoscopy, and photography.  The Skills Lab will provide training and practice with developing a plan of care, discharge/safety planning, and risk assessment for STI’s, pregnancy, and HIV with discussions regarding options for prophylaxis of each.  This Clinical Skills Lab is designed to provide clinical practice to nurses who are new SANEs or SANEs who have not had the opportunity to perform many exams.  The Skills Lab will increase the nurse’s skill and confidence with performing medical forensic examination of the adult and adolescent sexual assault patient.

Course Location
Regions Hospital
Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Central Building
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Brochure and registration information 

Program Contact

Ellen.m.johnson@healthpartners.com

Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN
SANE Program Supervisor
Regions Hospital
Mail Stop 11901A
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101
651-254-1611

Clinical Skills Training Scholarships

Limited scholarships for this training may be available through the Office for Victims of Crime for SANEs who work directly with crime victims.  Awards will be made based on need, to applicants whose organizations have insufficient funds to support their participation. Interested parties must contact OVC TTAC directly.  

Please visit the OVC TTAC Website to apply: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspPDscholarship.cfm.   Scholarship applications must be received 60 days before the event.