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Educational Opportunities



Sexual Violence Justice Institute:  SART Foundations & Case Reviews

Date: September 26, 2017

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Hotel Marshfield, Marshfield WI

Morning Session: SART Basics & Sustainability

Afternoon Session:  Case Reviews

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Wisconsin State Victim Assistance Academy (WI-SVAA) Sep 27-29, 2017, Appleton, WI

The Wisconsin Victim Assistance Academy focuses on giving victim advocates, counselors, attorneys, and law enforcement the latest knowledge, skills, and legal approaches for best serving victims of crime. The academy will provide you with insights into victims’ rights as well as the trauma that victims are experiencing.

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Conducting Community Inventories to Support Victims of Human Trafficking

Sep 7, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Bill Kearney

Explore best practices for developing an organizational network to produce sustainable community-wide services for victims of human trafficking. Bill Kearney, author of Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals and co-founder of WBK&A, Inc., will provide examples of community-wide efforts from across the country to promote collaboration between public agencies, private, and non-profit organizations. Participants will learn the necessary steps to conduct resource inventories within their communities and to engage various stakeholders in meeting common goals.

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#PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse: Survivor Leadership: It’s Relevance to Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Sep 11, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

Speakers: Ahmad Greene-Hayes & Amita Swadhin

Responsibility for ending child sexual abuse is a collective responsibility.  A foundational component of this important work – survivors’ experience, self-determination and leadership – is too often silenced or met with a glass ceiling of involvement. For survivors of color, LGBTQ survivors and male survivors, we can do so much more in our existing services and in our movement, to be more welcoming and inclusive. This workshop brings together Ahmad Greene-Hayes and Amita Swadhin, nationally recognized survivors, powerful speakers and important leaders in our movement to address the role of survivor leadership in preventing child sexual abuse.

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What Do Sexual Assault Cases Look Like in Our Community? A SART Coordinator’s Guidebook for Case File Review- 3 part Webinar Series

Webinar 2

Sep 11, 2017 | 12:00 PM -1:30 PM CST


Webinar 3

Sep 25, 2017 | 12:00 PM -1:30 PM CST

Most Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) have ideas for improvement before doing a case review. Case File Review can also be a long process for teams wanting to assess the response to victims of sexual assault and make changes. However, each piece of this process is an opportunity for team learning, growth, and agency development. Reviewing your community’s reported sexual assault case files offer opportunities for your SART to make meaningful changes across systems. The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) has worked with three sites to review case files in a manner that upholds data privacy laws and victim confidentiality. SVJI has developed a practical guide to help others work through case file review. To aid teams in understanding Case File Review, SVJI has developed a three webinar series to explore the newly created SART Case File Review toolkit, What Do Sexual Assault Cases Look Like in Our Community? A SART Coordinator’s Guidebook for Case File Review.  Sequential attendance is not required of the webinars but does lend itself to a better understanding of the process and the toolkit.

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Challenging Victims: The Delicate Dynamics of Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault

Sep 22, 2017 | 12:00 PM CST

This presentation will detail best practices involved in making initial victim contact, collaboration between prosecutors and investigators, interviewing victims prior to the charging decision, requesting additional follow-up by investigators, and using expert witnesses to explain victim-perpetrator dynamics in sexual assault cases.  The presenters will also discuss how alcohol can affect the way a victim behaves during and after the assault, can impair memory, and the challenges often inherent in victim statements, including inconsistencies, omissions, and untruths. They will describe strategies for increasing the accuracy of a victim’s statement-which is often a significant issue when the sexual assault was preceded by a night of overindulgence by both the victim and perpetrator.

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Parenting Awareness and Education for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence: Fathering After Violence and the Responsible Fatherhood Program

Sep 27, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT

Speakers: David Adams, Juan Carlos Arean

Please join us for a webinar that describes best practices in providing parenting education for men who have perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV). Juan Carlos Arean of Futures Without Violence will describe the Fathering After Violence curriculum, which is designed to be integrated into a batterer intervention program. David Adams of Emerge will describe the Responsible Fatherhood Program at Emerge, a 12-session stand-alone parenting education program for fathers who have completed, or are still attending, a batterer intervention program. Adapted from the Caring Dads curriculum in Canada, the Responsible Fatherhood Program combines lessons that are common to many parenting programs with ones that are specifically geared for men with histories of IPV.

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Join us for a Pediatric SANE Refresher

December 6, 2017 · 8:00am to 12:30pm

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center Appleton

Pines Conference Room

1818 N. Meade St. Appleton, WI 54944


Topics to be covered at this free event Include:

Examination Techniques

Developmental Anatomy

Normal Variants/Mimics of Abuse

Case Review

Presented by Jennifer Yates, RN, MSN, APNP

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Child Advocacy & Protection Services Programs

Children’s Hospital of WI


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) applied for

RSVP by November 29, 2017 to meghan.vanheertum@thedacare.org or (920)585-3952



Join Rural Wisconsin Health Care

2017 SANE Refresher Overview

Forensic Photography

Program Description:

This interactive workshop is designed to review updates to forensic photography and documentation. Throughout the day, those attending will be engaged in critical thinking through actual case studies or simulated situations. Focused activities will include: preparing the patient for the photography experience, answering frequently asked questions, and taking photographs of simulated injuries while utilizing measuring techniques. In addition, there will be a review on toluidine blue and using alternative light sources. The bonus of the day will be seeing actual injuries through photography documentation of real life cases.

Saskia Lodder, SANE-A, SANE-P, Aurora Burlington/Lakeland

Jill Poarch, SANE-A, SANE-P Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Angela Reetz, SANE-A, Divine Savior, Portage

For More information, on the SANE Refresher 2017 Forensic Photography Course click here

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.


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National Drug Endangered Children's Conference

This national conference addresses emerging issues and best practices for identifying and responding to children endangered by their caregivers using, distributing or manufacturing drugs. It will be attended by law enforcement, social service personnel, medical personnel, educators, parents, tribal and community leaders, prosecutors, and other individuals.


For more info regarding conference specifics, lodging and Lambeau Field Tour and Tailgate, please view

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Join WCASA for the 2017 Summer Presentation Webinar Series

For more information check out, https://www.wcasa.org/pages/Events.php 


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Registration is now available for the Adult SANE training scheduled for the week of August 7, 2017 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff is now available.

Please go to the following link to register:


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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the second annual Trauma Informed Symposium presented by Reach Counseling

April 11-12, 2017

Registration opens in mid-February!




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 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.

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

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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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