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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2020 MN IAFN Chapter President
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.
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 …
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.
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.