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Strangulation – Training Institute

Strangulation – Critical Issues You Can’t Afford To Miss

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)   Coon Rapids, MN

More information for registration

Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. Strangulation – Critical Issues You Can’t Afford To Miss will feature expert trainers from The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (, a program of the National Family Justice Center Alliance.

Expert trainers include:

Michael Weaver, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Medical Director of the Forensic Care Program of St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri

Gael Strack, J.D., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance and former Head Deputy City Attorney responsible for the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Unit of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office

Sergeant Daniel Rincon, 22-year veteran of the Scottsdale Police Department in Scottsdale, Arizona (more…)

The SANE approach to Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

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The SANE approach to Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking:
A New Medical Forensic Exam Model
March 20, 2014
6:30-8:30 PM
Regions Hospital Lindell Room
2 CEU’s, $10

Please  RSVP

Pam DeWitt-Meza, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Sexual Assault Resource Service/Labor and Delivery
Hennepin County Medical Center

Move beyond what we know about sexual exploitation and trafficking
and apply this knowledge to a new best practice medical forensic exam.
Learn techniques for positive patient interactions that include how to
identify potential victims and how to discuss the sensitive subject of
exploitation in order to provide comprehensive care.
Examine how our SANE exam can fit as a first stop for identified
victims within the No Wrong Door Model.

March 20, 2014  Flyer for printing

Regions Hospital, Lindell Room , located in the Emergency Medicine Offices
on the second Floor, between the Cafeteria and the Overlook Café.
Follow signs posted.
Parking validation at Guest Services for a discounted parking fee.
Park in the underground lot by the Main/Emergency Room enterance

Annual Meeting and Education


January 23, 2014

6-8:30 pm (room open at 5:00 pm)

6-7 pm Dinner, Desserts and Wine

7-7:30 pm Business meeting, Elections for new Board Members

7:30-8:30  1 CEU      $15 Dinner and CEUs

Fear-No-More! Cross examination from the Defense Perspective

Presenters Kelly Martinez and John Kaschins, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Kelly brings her unique experience of being a Nurse and SANE.
Send your questions with your RSVP


SpringHill Suites Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park

Elmwood Meeting Room

5901 Wayzata Blvd  St. Louis Park  Minnesota  55416

October Education

October 25, 2012 6:30-8:30 pm
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Education Building
821 East 26th Street Minneapolis





Our October Education will be several 15-20 minute presentations on a variety of topics of interest to Forensic Nurses.
Many Minnesota SANEs went to the IAFN conference in Puerto Rico this and will be highlighting what they learned.
Have you been to a conference and would like to share it with the group?
This is a great opportunity to do “public speaking” to an interested and supportive group!
Send me your topic ideas and I will put you on the agenda.

There is no charge for this event and will have 2 CEUs for attending.


We have a great Education planned for November! It will be on November 29th 6:30-8:30 pm at Regions Hospital.
Darkness to Light    End Child Sexual Abuse Training. This event will be open to any one interested in attending! Health Care professionals, Law Enforcement, Teachers, Childcare providers. There will be more information soon.

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.

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.

July 26, 2012 Education

July 26, 2012   6:30-8:30 pm

Ellen Johnson —  SANE manager at Regions Hospital
Electronic Medical Records: What Are the Implications for Your SANE Program?

Recent  healthcare legislation has provided incentives for providers and hospitals to adopt Electronic Medical records (EMR).  Concern for indiscriminate access has many SANEs adamantly opposed to including the SANE report in the medical record.  There has been heated debate over whether the SANE report is a medical record or a forensic record, and whether it needs to be housed with the rest of the medical data.  The electronic format can also help guide the SANE exam and offer prompts for the exam and documentation of findings.  There are also additional benefits of data extraction with electronic records.  This session is designed to decrease anxiety regarding EMRs.

Second Hour will be a slide review of injuries and discussion about injury documentation.

Regions Hospital
Lindell Room
640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Parking in underground ramp ~ $3 with validation.
2 CEUs: cost is $10, free for advocates


Excellent Education on Testifying!


Expert Testimony Institute July 16-17 Grand Rapids, MN SVJI @ MNCASA is hosting an Expert Testimony Institute in Grand Rapids, MN on July 16-17, 2012. The Institute is for prosecutors, experienced healthcare providers who are directly involved in the sexual assault exam, and highly experienced sexual assault advocates who are interested in being called as an expert to testify in adult criminal sexual conduct cases. CLE and CEU credits are available. For more information, click here.   

June 28, 2012 Education on Youth

June 28, 2012 6:30-8:30 pm
Sarah Williams from the Bridge for Youth will talk to us about
sexually exploited youth, homelessness, and their programs. She
will also share information on how we can discuss risk factors
without judgment with our patients and tools for empowering youth.
RSVP here 
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus in the Education Building,
821 East 26th Street,  Room 101
2 CEUs  cost is $10, free for advocates
Parking available on the street, meters are free after 6 p.m.

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

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

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