Wisconsin Chapter- IAFN

Practicing and Promoting the Profession of Forensic Nursing

Educational Opportunities

Investigating and Prosecuting Abusive Head Trauma


Dr. Lynn Sheets, MD, FAAP         Medical College of Wisconsin

Tom Fallon, JD                  Wisconsin Department of Justice

Matt Torbenson, JD        Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office

& Jim Holmes                   Wisconsin Department of Justice


WHAT: During the course of this two-day training, participants will learn about abusive head trauma from the medical, investigative, and criminal perspectives, including how to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.

WHO: This training is for prosecutors, law enforcement, CPS professionals, and medical providers actively involved in the investigation and/or prosecution of suspected abusive head trauma.

WHEN: Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1pm – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Noon

WHERE: Wyndham Garden Harborside, Kenosha, WI


This is a free training. Lodging is provided for eligible attendees (travelling 25 miles or more from workplace). Attendees are responsible for meals and mileage. Space is limited.


Click here for more information or to register!

All Day Advanced SANE Conference
September 14, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

$60 for non-members

Unity Auditorium, Fridley, MN

Topics include:

  • In-depth look at HIV and hepatitis B&C
  • Deep dive into the medications we offer our sexually assaulted patients, including antibiotics, HIV PEP, and emergency contraception
  • STI testing and treatment in the elderly, adolescent, and vulnerable adult populations
  • Difficult speculum exams
  • Case studies
  • 8 Contact Hours (We will apply for ANCC contact hours)

Our regular Education Event will be held on September 13, 1800-2030 with an interesting case study and networking event for the 1st
30 minutes (with food!). Hopefully this will further entice those traveling from outside the Twin Cities.   2 ANCC Contact Hours

***Total of 10 Contact Hours will be available for if you attend the conference and the education event the night before!

More info coming soon! mnforensicnurses.org

email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com for any questions.


Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team

Thursday, April 26, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 2018

With Case Review Wednesday, April 25th

Millennium Hotel

1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join over 300 of your colleagues at this event.


Tips from the Team is designed to provide medical and professionals from all disciplines with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to properly identify and respond to all types of child and family maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect.  These professionals will have the opportunity to learn about child and family maltreatment within the context of a multidisciplinary team response.  Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team will increase providers’ and professionals’ comfort level in identifying and treating cases of child and family maltreatment  as well as in the multidisciplinary response from investigation through prosecution.


For full agenda and more info, including registration:


Save the Date for the 2018 RWHC SANE Refresher !

October 22nd, 2018

“Testifying in Court”

More info to come!


WI-CAN Educational Series                                               wi-can

To attend series webnairs, please contact Kathy Ardellini at Kardellini@chw.org or 414-266-2125 for further information. Please be sure to set up your profile in EthosCE at least 30 minutes before webinars begin.


The Wisconsin Child Abuse Network (WI CAN) Educational Series consists of statewide, web-based lectures and case-based discussions on various topics related to child maltreatment delivered and led by subject matter experts.  The target audience consists of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, other allied health professionals, law enforcement officials, social workers and attorneys.  The goal of the educational series is to improve the recognition of child maltreatment and management of cases when child maltreatment is a concern.


Learning Objectives

  • Improve detection of child maltreatment.
  • Understand the health care provider’s role in reporting and evaluating children suspected of being maltreated.
  • Appropriately consider other conditions that could be mistaken for child maltreatment.

Activity Director
Lynn K. Sheets, MD, FAAP
Child Abuse Pediatrician, Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection Services
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Section Chief, Child Advocacy and Protection


Nurses who successfully complete each monthly activity will receive 1.0 nursing contact hours.  Nurses who successfully complete each quarterly activity will receive 2.0 nursing contact hours

Social Work Contact Hours and Attorney Continuing Legal Education Credit or for more information please view https://ocpe.mcw.edu/wi-can-educational-series-2018


2018 WI CAN Educational Series

Fri, Feb 16, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

Fri, Mar 16, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, Apr 20, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, May 18, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, Jun 15, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, Aug 17, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fri, Nov 16, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

Fri, Dec 21, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST



Midwest CAC

Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers offer courses that are designed for members of the multidisciplinary team that are affiliated with children’s advocacy centers. Any of our SANE nurses that are affiliated with a child advocacy center are welcome to take advantage of the offerings. Most are free and have CMEs available.


Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative offers SANE educational courses, as well as a round table discussion/support group for SANE programs. RWHC also offers many other courses in nursing, leadership, quality, and human resources. For a full listing of their classes click here  or contact their Education Coordinator, Carrie Ballweg, cballweg@rwhc.com or call 608-643-2343

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