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From the President

Are you interested in learning more about the Board and the workings of your MN IAFN chapter?  Are you considering volunteering for a Board position?  All members are welcome to “attend” Board meetings which are held by webex during COVID times.  Board meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month from 4-6 pm, although we often are finished in about an hour. Send an email to me at ellen.m.johnson@healthpartners.com if you would like to be added to the monthly meeting webex invite.  We would love to have you listen in and lend your ideas.

Ellen Johnson

2020 MN IAFN Chapter President


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New Podcast

New Podcast

New Podcast and Blog that may be of interest.

Beyond Fear  –  The Sex Crimes Podcast by Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman and Dr. Alexa Sardina

Episode one introduces you to Alexa and Alissa. They are “survivor scholars”,  criminal justice professors and sex crimes experts based in California who also publicly navigate their professional spaces publicly owning their experiences as rape survivors.

They talk about why we believe sexual abuse is increasing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

They also provide some data on the increase in calls to sexual abuse hotlines, like the  Rape Abuse and Incest National Network.


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Clinical Skills Lab - IAFN approved

Clinical Skills Lab – IAFN approved

5/21/2020 – registration is open now for the
June 13-14 Clinical Skills Lab 

New sessions have been added during the summer: 

July 18-19, 2020

August 15-16, 2020

and the Fall sessions are:

October 10-11, 2020

November 14-15, 2020

Link for Registration form

Have you taken the 40-hour SANE course but still need experience performing medical forensic exams for adult/adolescent sexual assault patients?  If so, this 16-hour IAFN Clinical Skills Lab is for you.

This 16-hour Clinical Skills Lab will provide the nurse hands-on Sexual Assault Examination training with live models.  The Skills lab includes training and practice on pelvic speculum insertion, obtaining a medicolegal history, evidence collection and handling, anoscopy, and photography.  The Skills Lab will provide training …
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IAFN Strangulation Toolkit

IAFN Strangulation Toolkit

The Strangulation Toolkit provides the forensic nurse with detailed guidance on assessment techniques, documentation, and evidence collection for this patient population. This toolkit also provides documents such as discharge instructions and sample policies that can be adjusted to best suit your institution and your forensic practice.


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Inside the News Podcast

Inside the News Podcast

Inside the News Podcast 

A joint podcast of the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio takes listeners inside news coverage for the series “Denied Justice” with Star Tribune reporters and editors.
WCCO Radio’s Jordana Green is the host.


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Denied Justice

Denied Justice

Star Tribune report – Denied Justice
When rape is reported and nothing happens:
How Minnesota’s criminal justice system has failed victims of sexual assault

View the nine-part series as it appeared in print, beginning with a special section on July 22 and continuing through the final installment on Dec. 30, 2018.