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Conference – Vulnerable Youth: Improving the Multidisciplinary Response


March 31, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
registration begins at 7:30 AM

Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus Auditorium
550 Osborne Road NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Registration fee
$50 General Admission
$40 MN IAFN Members

 CEUs available  POST Credits applied for   Brochure for details

March 31, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM registration begins at 7:30

7:45 AM   Welcome
Cordelia Anderson
The Impact of Pornography on Youth and Culture
Benny Williams
Community Policing and Street Outreach with Vulnerable Youth 
Caroline Palmer
Minor Consent and Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting
Detective Mike Schantzen, Anoka County CID, Special Agent Brent Peterson, MN BCA
and Federal Agent Tanya Price, Homeland Security
The Lee Paul Case Study Presentation
Nancy Dunlap
Investigating and Prosecuting the Abuse of Minors 

To register click this link 

March 10, 2016 Education Event

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Have you ever wondered …………What is that?
Get your questions answered on March 10th, when Dr. Jennifer Smolinski,
Obstetrician and Gynecologist talks about:
* Genital anatomy – normal and abnormal variations
* Genital dermatologic and disease conditions
* Genital infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, BV and HPV

March 10, 2016    RSVP
6:30-8:30 pm
Regions Hospital  Room C2000 (in the Central part of the hospital on the 2nd floor)
Parking vouchers available
2 CEUs

MN IAFN Members – free
Non-members $10




February 26, 2015 MN IAFN Education


Improving our Response to Adolescent and Teen Victims
of Sexual Assault and Sexual Exploitation

Laurel Edinburgh, MSN, CNP
Midwest Children’s Resource Center   St Paul, MN

2 CEU’s, $10 member, $15 non-members, Free for Advocates
February 26, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
Regions Hospital Lindell Room

Please RSVP


We encounter youth who have experienced sexual assault and/or who may be at risk for sexual exploitation. Learn how to identify these youth and the services available for them.

Words matter. Laurel will discuss ways to promote resiliency in youth during our interactions and to build on their strengths. She will discuss the benefits of trauma informed approaches and the importance of follow up that leads to lifetime health benefits. Come and learn from a leader in the field and to join in the discussion. 

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 Cafe.  Follow signs posted.

MN IAFN Chapter Annual Meeting

2015 annual meeting

 Monday January 19, 2015

5:00-6:30 pm   Dinner, networking and socializing
Full dinner catered by Cossetta’s

6:30-7:00 pm   Annual Business Meeting
Year-in-review, introduction of new board members
and 2015 goals

7:00-8:00 pm “From victim to survivor to SANE Nurse, one woman’s Journey” 1 CEU

Riverview Apartments at Upper Landing
360 Spring Street 
 Party Room – first Floor, there will be signs!
St Paul  MN 55102


$10 MN IAFN Chapter member
$15 non-member

Join the MN IAFN Chapter* at the door and get your dinner free!!
Pay by cash, check or credit card at the door

(*Must be IAFN member to join MN Chapter)

If you RSVP and are unable to attend,  please email us so we don’t order more food than needed.

CEUs Reproductive Health Forum

The Nucleus Clinic has partnered with Public Health to bring education surrounding reproductive health to the north metro. This forum covers a number of topics surrounding the topics of protecting, promoting, and improving the health of reproductive-age women and their partners.

The SANE Program is pleased to be able to host this event at the Unity Education Center. Please pass this flyer on to appropriate audiences and register soon as space is limited. 4 CEUs are offered for nurses.

November 13, 2014          12:30-5 pm
Unity Center for Learning & Development
620 Osborne Road  Fridley, MN

Register by phone or email:
Becky Fink, Executive Director
Nucleus Clinic

Critical Issues You Can’t Afford to Miss



Victims and Offenders –
Critical Issues You Can’t Afford to Miss

Anoka County Violence Against Women Training Initiative

Link to register

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:00 am to 4 pm
$25  Ticket price includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages

The Harvest Grill Event Center at Bunker Hills Golf Course
Coon Rapids, MN 55448


Key Components of Speculum & Anoscope Exam

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 Anogenital Anatomy Identification & Injury Documentation Review
with Key Components 
of Speculum & Anoscope Exam with Hands-On Practice

Date & Time:  Thursday, September 25 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location:  HCMC Simulation Lab –    directions and parking instructions
Park in the HCMC ramp and enter the SIM lab from the parking ramp elevators go to the lower level and follow the signs

Cost: $25 Space is limited,   to reserve your place,  please pay when you RSVP (upper right PayPal “Buy Now” Button or on the RSVP page)      


Additional Info:      2.5 CEUs will be provided    Light refreshments will be served


Barbara Kern-Pieh, RN, MSN, CNM, SANE-A, SANE-P
Barb is currently the Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS) at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis. As a Nurse-Midwife, Barb has delivered babies, provided prenatal care and mostly provided reproductive care for women and teens at clinics in the metropolitan area.  During her clinic hours, Barb also trained SANE examiners in the fine art and science of pelvic exam and genital evaluation. Ten years ago Barb became a SANE-A and is an examiner for patients who presented for care following sexual assault.  In 2010 Barb became certified SANE-P, and has developed the SANE-P team within SARS.  Barb will instruct attendees of this course on the genital evaluation and use of speculums to promote confidence in the examiner, and comfort for the patient.
Kristi Jarvis, BS, RN, SANE-A, EMT-B
Kristi is a SANE-A at both the Regions Hospital SANE program in St. Paul and the HCMC SARS program in Minneapolis.  She also works as a Research Nurse at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. She has been with Regions since 2011 and HCMC since 2013.  She received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing prior to focusing on her career in Forensic Nursing, after which she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice followed by a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing.  Kristi started her career in the field of medicine as an Emergency Medical Technician where she worked on a rural ambulance service in northern Minnesota for almost ten years.  She serves as a member on the Ramsey County multidisciplinary sexual assault protocol team as well as the statewide human trafficking task force.  Kristi is the current President of the Minnesota Chapter of the IAFN. She has presented at the local and national level, and is very passionate about this field.

Course Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with speculum and anoscope options and demonstrate ability to choose appropriate instrument needed specific to patient & exam
  2. Demonstrate proper insertion technique appropriate for the patient and exam needs
  3. Describe various patient positions used for conducting exams
  4. Explain method(s) for collecting evidence (and number of swabs per site) while conducting speculum and anoscope exams
  5. Adequately identify anogenital anatomy
  6. Demonstrate accurate documentation of anogenital injury using appropriate forensic terminology



July 24th Education on Elder Abuse is Cancelled!

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The MN IAFN Chapter cancelled the July 24th Education.

Please check back soon for our future education opportunities!

July 24, 2014 Education on Elder Abuse


Expand your forensic skills with our July Education on Elder Abuse.
Colleen Schmitt will discuss the different forms of elder abuse, ways to identify
victims and services available for elders. Karine Zakroczymski will share the
Allina Program Elder Abuse documentation form and discuss tips for
documentation from the Forensic Nurses point of view. We will time for
discussion on how we can better serve our elderly abuse victims.

July 24, 2014                       
6:30-8:30 pm
Cornerstone Office
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

Colleen Schmitt, Director of Day One  Cornerstone
Karine Zakroczymski,  Allina SANE Program Manager

2 CEUs   $10 for SANEs, no charge for advocates
Appetizers and desserts will be provided

Sexual Violence in Later Life

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.