Articles from August 2012

HIV and nPEP for SANEs

HIV and nPEP for SANEs

September 27, 2012 6:30-8:30 pm
Regions Hospital, St Paul Lindell Room

2 CEUs $10 for SANEs no charge for Advocates


Dr. Noe B. Mateo, Infectious Disease Medicine at Regions Hospital will talk to us about HIV and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) for sexual assault patients.

Kristi Jarvis RN, SANE A will discuss the data she has collected from the Regions SANE program on how many patients have been placed on nPEP, the risk factors associated with these patients, and whether they followed up after their initial few days of treatment. She will talk about barriers for patient follow-up.

There will be time for discussion, so bring your questions and experiences to share with the group.

SAVE THE DATE! Final Expert Testimony Institute- November 29-30, 2012

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute @ Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be hosting the last Expert Testimony Institute for the grant period in St. Paul, MN on Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, 2012.
The application process will begin in September so watch for that announcement.

What is a Testimony Institute?

A Testimony Institute is a 2 day gathering of prosecutors, victim advocates and healthcare professionals who serve victims of sexual assault. The Institute will provide these professionals with an opportunity to better understand each others roles when it comes to working with sexual assault patients/cases and will outline how these roles may intersect when a sexual assault case goes to trial. Professionals will receive the education, tools and time to practice testimony preparation, and watch or participate in testimony-delivery and testimony-elicitation skills in a true-to-life courtroom setting. The opportunity to practice testimony skills, view sample testimony, as well as receive and provide feedback will reduce the anxiety that many professionals have associated with testifying. (more…)

August Education and Social Event

August 23, 2012        6:30-8:30 p.m.

Social Hour and guided discussion on how to discuss difficult topics like alcohol use, self-blame etc. with our patients.
Jude Foster, Hennepin County Systems Change Program Manager at the Sexual Violence Center will lead the discussion.

The event will be on Kathryn Carver’s amazing rooftop garden in Uptown, food and wine will be provided.

(Address will be sent to you after you RSVP)

This event is free and 1 CEU will be awarded.