Articles from August 2015

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