May 29, 2014 Education Event


Serving Patients with Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities

Paris Gatlin
Senior Advocate
Program and Service Supervisor
ARC Greater Twin Cities

Paris will talk about the increased risks of sexual assault in people with
intellectual and cognitive disabilities, the special needs of this
population and how we can better serve them.

Michelle Uetz, M.Ed., BS
Special Education Teacher
Prescott High School

Michelle will discuss tips to talk to youth and their parents about
healthy sexual behaviors and resources.


There is a Jimmy John’s next door to ARC if you would like to
pick up a sandwich to eat before the meeting.

8th Annual Family & Sexual Violence Conference


8th Annual Family & Sexual Violence Conference
April 30 – May 2, 2014
Springfield, Missouri

Conference Brochure

Topics to be presented include:

  •  Cross Examination Survival Strategies for Prosecutors & Witnesses
  •  The Nurse Medical Expert: Navigating the Experience of a Professional Witness
  • Sexual Assault Suspect Evidence Collection: The Body of Evidence
  • Plus many more

Early registration rate is $100 and includes lunch on Wednesday and Thursday as well as dinner on Wednesday. Early Registration ends April 15, 2014. Registration rate after April 15th is $125.

Register Here

Strangulation – Training Institute

Strangulation – Critical Issues You Can’t Afford To Miss

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)   Coon Rapids, MN

More information for registration

Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. Strangulation – Critical Issues You Can’t Afford To Miss will feature expert trainers from The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (, a program of the National Family Justice Center Alliance.

Expert trainers include:

Michael Weaver, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Medical Director of the Forensic Care Program of St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri

Gael Strack, J.D., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance and former Head Deputy City Attorney responsible for the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Unit of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office

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The SANE approach to Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

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The SANE approach to Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking:
A New Medical Forensic Exam Model
March 20, 2014
6:30-8:30 PM
Regions Hospital Lindell Room
2 CEU’s, $10

Please  RSVP

Pam DeWitt-Meza, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Sexual Assault Resource Service/Labor and Delivery
Hennepin County Medical Center

Move beyond what we know about sexual exploitation and trafficking
and apply this knowledge to a new best practice medical forensic exam.
Learn techniques for positive patient interactions that include how to
identify potential victims and how to discuss the sensitive subject of
exploitation in order to provide comprehensive care.
Examine how our SANE exam can fit as a first stop for identified
victims within the No Wrong Door Model.

March 20, 2014  Flyer for printing

Regions Hospital, Lindell Room , located in the Emergency Medicine Offices
on the second Floor, between the Cafeteria and the Overlook Café.
Follow signs posted.
Parking validation at Guest Services for a discounted parking fee.
Park in the underground lot by the Main/Emergency Room enterance

7th Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO

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7th Annual Forensic Investigations Conference
May 14-16, 2014
pre-conference May 12 & 13, post-conference May 17
Kansas City MO

Conference Brochure

Join fellow law enforcement personnel, physicians, prosecutors, nurses,
victim advocates, crisis workers, criminalists, crime scene investigators,
forensic examiners, EMS personnel, and judges for this cutting-edge
clinical forensic conference. We will focus on a broad array of emerging
forensic issues, including sexual assault, interpersonal violence, ballistics,
strangulation, and child and elder abuse in both urban and rural

This year’s conference is designed to provide an interactive joint educational
opportunity and promising practices when working with victims of violence.
Topics will include working with multidisciplinary teams and learning
to consider all of the forensic implications on the street, in health care
settings, and in the courtroom. Violence is a health care crisis, so we will
focus on approaching clinical forensic issues in a collaborative, coordinated,
compassionate, competent, caring, victim-centered process.

Check out the great speakers!



February 27-28th
Ramada Inn MOA
Bloomington, MN

$179 for 12.3 CEUs

Conference information 

Forensic Photography class

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Forensic Photography Class
January 21, 2014
9am- 5pm
The Olympia Resort and Spa
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
7.5 Contact Hours will be provided for RNs


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human Trafficking Training opportunity

Pamela DeWitt-Meza RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Pamela has currently developed a comprehensive Medical/Forensic exam to
assist victims of human trafficking. Since 2002 Pamela has worked in the areas
of labor and delivery, parish nursing, prenatal education, Latin@ Outreach and
Human trafficking.  She is an active member in the 
creating partnerships to improve access to sexual assault services.
As well as general violence prevention.

This training is for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, but will be helpful
for any individuals or organizations working with sexual violence and
Human Trafficking.

Monday, January 27th 2014
St. Luke’s Hospital   Classroom 329A (3rd floor)
Duluth, MN

This training is free of cost

Annual Meeting and Education


January 23, 2014

6-8:30 pm (room open at 5:00 pm)

6-7 pm Dinner, Desserts and Wine

7-7:30 pm Business meeting, Elections for new Board Members

7:30-8:30  1 CEU      $15 Dinner and CEUs

Fear-No-More! Cross examination from the Defense Perspective

Presenters Kelly Martinez and John Kaschins, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Kelly brings her unique experience of being a Nurse and SANE.
Send your questions with your RSVP


SpringHill Suites Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park

Elmwood Meeting Room

5901 Wayzata Blvd  St. Louis Park  Minnesota  55416

Combined SANE A and SANE P Training





SANE Training

FEBRUARY 24-28 2014

64 hours of class training in adult and pediatric forensic evidence collection.
Course led by  Diana Faugno MsN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFs, DF-IAFN
Course will allow you to practice in the role of SANE  and fulfills requirements for SANE-A and SANE-P
certification exams through the IAFN.
Course packets, textbook requirements, pre-course work and detailed location info will be mailed
after completed registration.
Participants can earn 64 nursing contact hours for this training

Early Bird Rates (before January 10, 2014)   $450.00   $400.00 (Students)
After January 10, 2014  $500.00   $450.00 (Students)
For more information and to register please contact:
Nathalie Crowley
SANE Program Coordinator
32 East First Street
Suite 200
Duluth MN 55802

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