MN IAFN Education September 24, 2015

Improving our response to our GLBTQI clients

 2 CEU’s, $10
September 24, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM

Please RSVP

Regions Hospital Lindell Conference Room
640 Jackson St       St Paul, MN

Damion Mendez, Trans Health Advocate
Yukiko Nakajima, Nurse Practitioner
Family Tree Clinic

Many GLBTQQI victims of sexual assault hesitate to seek treatment.  Learn how to create a welcoming environment and decrease barriers for our GLBTQQI clients.  Come and get your questions answered by professionals who are experts in caring for this population.

Regions Hospital (640 Jackson St, St Paul, MN 55101), Lindell Room, located in the Emergency Medicine Offices on the 2nd Floor, around the corner from the Overlook Café.  Follow signs posted.

SANE Training in October



SANE Training
Sponsored by SVJI@MNCASA

October 5-9, 2015

Best Western Capitol Ridge Hotel
St. Paul, MN

Flyer for the SANE training 

Don’t miss this special opportunity! 

Registration is FREE* with a $125 fee for breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided throughout the week.

Space is limited to 25 nurses with priority given to nurses practicing in MN.

Registration Info will be available soon—stay tuned!

*Each registrant will have to provide a $200 placeholder fee to reserve their spot. This money will be returned to participants who attend the full training.

Email Kari Ogrodowski ( with any questions.

Education September 15th 2015 in Hudson WI

Wisconsin & Minnesota IAFN Chapter Meeting

September 15th 2015 

Register and more information:

Hudson Hospital Conference Room,
405 Stageline Road, Hudson, WI.
(715) 531-6000

0830-0900 Continental Breakfast and Networking

0900 Welcome by the WI-IAFN and MN-IAFN Leadership

0915-1015 Dr. Christopher Babbitt: Insights into providing forensic evaluation and care to SA victims with mental health issues/history

1015-1045 Morning Break

1045-1200 Lizzi Kampf:  Crisis intervention with adolescent & adult victims of sexual violence

1200-1300 Many places for lunch nearby

1300-1345 Lizzi Kampf: Considerations when working with inner city victims experiencing sexual and/or interpersonal partner violence

1345-1400 Discussion by both chapters: Additional considerations (victim needs, victim resources) when caring for victims that cross state lines for forensic nursing services. “How do we improve our response and care?”

1400-1500 State Chapter Membership Business Meeting

Hotel info Super 8 Hudson, 808 Dominion Drive, Hudson, WI. 54016 Phone 715-386-8800

Ask for WI-IAFN Block of rooms      $85-$89

On the 14th the night before the meeting, Melissa and Courtney will give a tour of their facility from 1700-1800

August 3, 2015 Education Committee Meeting

August 3, 2015 Education Committee Meeting, Edie Ales Conference Room 1600-1800

Parking vouchers are available for all non-Regions nurses to encourage attendance.

If anyone would like to call in to the meeting let Ellen know at so she can arrange a conference line.



  1. June 25 Evidence Room tour and networking event feedback
  2. September 15 Hudson, Wisconsin Education event
  3. September 24 Education Event
  4. November 12 Board meeting/Education event ideas
    1. Sarah Edstrom, MN Indian Women’s Resource Center, willing to speak on how to better serve Native American clients
    2. Allison from JWRC willing to talk on self care
  5. Next Education Committee meeting October 5, 4-6 pm Edie Ales Conference Room

KARE 11 Report on Untested Kits in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A joint investigation by USA Today, KARE 11 and other TEGNA stations nationwide reveals that tens of thousands of rape kits – including many in Minnesota – have never been tested, even though they may hold potentially valuable DNA evidence that could identify criminals or exonerate the innocent.  watch the KARE 11 report, the report features a SANE nurse from Minneapolis.

Unity, Allina Health SANE Position

The Unity Sexual Assault and Forensic Nurse Program is looking for nurses who have a sincere interest in helping patients who are experiencing acute violent encounters in their lives. This is a great opportunity to develop and/or improve forensic nursing expertise.  If you are caring and non-judgmental this position may be of interest to you. Excellent communication, nursing assessment, and critical thinking skills are essential. This position is casual and requires 48-64 hours of call per month depending on previous forensic nursing experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have taken the 40 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner course. Please apply on-line at  Positions will be found under the Unity Hospital, Fridley site and are posted as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

Volunteers Pack Survivor Kits For Sex Assault Victims

A group of women is committed to restoring dignity to the victims of sexual assault, reports Jennifer Mayerle (3:04). WCCO 4 News At 5 – May 29, 2015

MN IAFN Education and Networking

Have you ever wondered what happens to evidence after you lock it up? Here is your chance to see what happens to evidence in Minneapolis.

Tour of the Minneapolis Police Property Evidence room and networking on June 25, 2015

Meet at 5:45 pm Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South 5th St., Rm 33 at for a one hour tour.

RSVP  There is only space for 10 on the tour, or meet us at 7 pm at Day Block brewing

7:00 – 9:00 pm  Networking at Day Block Brewing 1105 Washington Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55415

Meet outside the City Hall (or just inside if raining that evening) at 5:45pm. The entrance outside is located mid block on S. Fifth, between 3rd and 4th Ave.  The Hennepin County Jail is kitty-corner from where we are meeting, if that helps with references. The tour will start at 6 pm as that is when it officially closes to the general public.

Park at Day Block Brewing and walk to Minneapolis City Hall (0.8 miles/15 minute walk)

  • Limited free parking behind the building (no parking in the Grumpy’s lot)
  • Free parkingin Valspar fenced lot
    • Entrance on 3rd Street
    • Weekdays: After 5pm
    • Weekends: All day
    • All Days: Lot closes one hour after we close
  • $.25/hour meters on 3rd Street
  • $1/hour meters throughout the neighborhood

Forensic Interviewer at Trial

Forensic Interviewer at Trial–Minnesota

May 13-15, 2015
Hamline University, Minneapolis Campus
Minneapolis, Minn.

This course is designed for teams of two, consisting of one attorney and one forensic interviewer. Individual applicants will not be accepted. Teams will learn to work together in preparation for a child abuse trial. The course combines lectures and practical court exercises to enhance the ability of the forensic interviewer and prosecutor or civil child protection attorney to defend the forensic interview and multidisciplinary team investigation from attacks by the defense.
Intended Audience
Prosecutor/civil child protection attorney and forensic interviewer—teams of two

Payment Information
Gundersen NCPTC accepts the following credit cards:Accepted credit cards

  • $399 per registrant
  • If you need to pay by check or P.O. please contact Suzanne Severson ( or (651) 714-4673) to register. Please indicate if you’re using a promotional code. Online registration will only accept payment via credit card.
  • There will be a $15.00 processing fee for invoicing of registration costs.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.,Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 542-8600

mention the group code “GNCPTC” when registering for a reduced rate.
Block reservation expires April 21, 

BCA Conference is closed

The Shining the Light on Evidence Conference at the BCA is closed.

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