Articles from April 2012



Exciting Education News for 2012!

The MN IAFN Chapter has an Education plan for 2012

We will have monthly education events on the last Thursday of each month (starting after the April 24th event)
Each event will be 2 hours (2 CEUs) and start at 6:30pm
Even months will be at the Abbott Northwestern Education Building and odd months will be at Regions Hospital
The cost will be $10 for medical professionals and free for advocates.

April 24, 2012 Consent Issues
RSVP

Caroline Palmer and Leah Lutz from MNCASA will be presenting on legal consent issues,
Come and ask all your burning question on consent!
April 24th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus in the Education Building,
821 East 26th Street, Room 101 Minneapolis
2 CEUs cost is $10, free for advocates
Parking available on the street, meters are free after 6 p.m.

May 24, 2012 Vulnerable Adults
RSVP 

Carmen Castaneda, MSW, LICSW, Human Services Program Manager Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department Adult Protection Services, will be presenting on vulnerable adults and mandatory reporting. Send your most challenging vulnerable adult patient situation with your RSVP and Carmen will share her insights on making an APS report.

Regions Hospital in the Lindell Room, St Paul
2 CEUs cost is $10, free for advocates
Parking available in the underground ramp, enter on Jackson Street

Expert Testimony Resources Project

Registration is open for the May 17 and 18, 2012 Testimony Institute in Redwood Falls, MN.

Click here for more information!

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI), a special program of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the State of Minnesota’s Office of Justice Programs.  The Expert Testimony Resources Project is designed to increase the use and effectiveness of expert testimony in criminal sexual conduct cases and increase the collaboration between healthcare professionals, prosecutors and victim advocates.  At the conclusion of this project, these professionals will better understand the tools available to vigorously prosecute these cases and more victims will benefit from a victim-centered response. This project will conclude in December 2012. (more…)