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RWHC SANE Refresher 2018:  Testifying in Court

Monday, October 22

Sauk City, WI

A total of 0.7 CEUs in nursing earned and these CEUs are good for both SANE-A and SANE-P recertification.

RWHC SANE 2018 – Testifying in Court-flyer


DOJ REFRESHER DAY SYMPOSIUM!

First DOJ Refresher DAY Symposium!

 

When: Friday, November 9, 2018 8:00am-4:00 pm

Where: Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, 3400 Ministry Parkway, Weston, WI 54476

What:  We will discuss photography/ ALS, documentation terminology, updates from the Crime Lab(evidence collection, DFSA, tox kits), witness prep for SANEs and testimony practice.

Who: any SANE A trained or SANE A Certified nurse

Cost: FREE!!

 

Class size is limited, register soon!! Link to register:  http://www.cvent.com/d/wbqp7b  

 

Hotel Room blocks are available for November 8, 2018 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Weston.  7100 Stone Ridge Dr. 715-142-8400

 

**Pre-Requisite** Please be sure to bring THREE copies of your own CV.  You will be sworn in and qualified on your education, work and experience. The prosecutors will need your CV to qualify you.

 


FREE Wisconsin DOJ Trainings

Fall 2018

Open to multidisciplinary audiences, including law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, victim/witness, sexual assault nurse examiners, and other community service providers!

 

Training Dates Location Online Registration
Responding to Strangulation Cases September 17th Pewaukee www.cvent.com/d/fgqstg

 

Homicide Prevention Through Domestic Violence Intervention September 25th – 27th Marshfield www.cvent.com/d/ctqcz1
Sexual Assault Initial Responder Best Practices October 2nd and 3rd New Richmond www.cvent.com/d/2gqx2s
Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations: On Campus and in the Community October 8th – 10th La Crosse www.cvent.com/d/xgqq60
Sexual Assault Initial Responder Best Practices October 16th and 17th Ashland www.cvent.com/d/1gqydz
Sexual Assault Investigation Best Practices October 24th – 26th Sheboygan www.cvent.com/d/6gqsgy
Sexual Assault Initial Responder Best Practices November 5th and 6th Fitchburg www.cvent.com/d/2gqyd1
Sexual Assault Initial Responder Best Practices November 13th and 14th La Crosse www.cvent.com/d/sgqydp

 

Responding to Strangulation Cases

This day-long training is intended to aid law enforcement and prosecutors in understanding the complexities of strangulation to enhance overall investigation and prosecution efforts. Specifically, participants will understand the mechanisms used during strangulation and how those operate on the victim to either stop blood flow or cut off the airway or both. The symptoms experienced by the victim of each kind of strangulation will be discussed, and connections made between those symptoms and the law enforcement interview and prosecution direct exam.

The repercussions of having been strangled, both during the event and in its aftermath, will also be introduced, with a focus on multiple strangulation events and long-term damage to the victim. LE and prosecutors who attend this event will gain a deeper understanding for the serious impact of strangulation and its connection to lethality, and will develop tools for successfully investigating and presenting strangulation cases.

Homicide Prevention Through Domestic Violence Intervention

Cross-training among the various disciplines responsible for responding to a report of domestic violence is essential to ensuring that each professional understands, respects, and values the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues.  This multidisciplinary response is considered best practice as it provides a collaborative, victim-centered response to sensitive crimes by reducing the potential for re-victimization within the criminal justice system.  It also ensures an offender-focused response by gathering the facts of a case, focusing on the actions of the offender, and holding the perpetrator accountable for their crime.  This three-day conference is open to law enforcement, dispatchers, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborators.

Through presentations, videos, group and panel discussions, we will explore topics such as:

  • Dynamics of victimization
  • Trauma-informed investigations that recognize pattern behavior by the offender
  • Identifying the predominant aggressor
  • Evidence identification and preservation
  • Gaining offender accountability
  • Stalking
  • Witness intimidation
  • Lethality assessment
  • Working on a coordinated community response team
  • Effective report writing
  • Survivor testimonials

 

Conducting Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations: On Campus and in the Community :

Cross-training among the various disciplines responsible for responding to a report of sexual assault is essential in ensuring that each professional understands, respects, and values the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues.  This multidisciplinary response is considered best practice as it provides a collaborative, victim-centered response to sensitive crimes by reducing the potential for re-victimization by the criminal justice system and begins the process of healing for the victim.  It also ensures an offender-focused response by gathering all of the facts of a case, drawing attention to the actions and behaviors of the offender, holding the perpetrator of the crime accountable for their actions.

Dr. Anna Salter will provide the first day of instruction, focusing on the “Counterintuitive Victim Behavior and its Connection to Offender Behavior.”

For the remainder of the training, participants will explore topics such as:

  • Alcohol facilitated sexual assault
  • Consent
  • Effective interviewing techniques
  • Investigation best practices
  • Intersection of sexual assault and other crimes.

This training is open to a multidisciplinary audience including law enforcement, advocates, sexual assault nurse examiners, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other campus or community collaborators.

 

Sexual Assault Initial Responder Best Practice:

Cross-training among the various disciplines responsible for responding to a report of sexual assault is essential in ensuring that each professional understands, respects, and values the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues. This multidisciplinary response is considered best practice as it provides a collaborative, victim-centered response to sensitive crimes by reducing the potential for re-victimization by the criminal justice system and begins the process of healing for the victim. It also ensures an offender-focused response by gathering all of the facts of a case, drawing attention to the actions and behaviors of the offender, and holding the perpetrator of the crime accountable for their actions.

This training will combine lecture, group activity, and discussion to enhance the learning experience and provide opportunities to put new information into practice.

Day onewill examine the biological backdrop from which trauma reactions emerge to provide a more complete understanding of how various stakeholders should respond to victims and how to initiate these investigations.  Offender dynamics will be explored and initial-responder action steps will be identified, complimented by survivor testimonials.   Day Two will focus on the nuts and bolts of the initial -responder responsibilities, using trauma-informed techniques.  Trauma-informed
interviews, initial-responder report-writing, evidence identification and preservation, and effective testifying tips and demonstrations will be included,
using case studies to engage participants more fully.

 

Sexual Assault Investigation Best Practices

The first day of training is open to a multidisciplinary audience including law enforcement, advocates, sexual assault nurse examiners, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists and other community collaborators. The second and third day of training is open to members of law enforcement only

Day one will examine the biological backdrop from which trauma reactions emerge, providing investigators, prosecutors, advocates and other stake-holders with a more complete understanding of how to respond to victims, and how to investigate these cases more fully.Days two and three will explore the research supporting the use of trauma-informed interview techniques as the best means for obtaining the most accurate information from victim survivors about the sexual assault.  The trauma impact will be connected to the interview, providing explanation for what we know about the impact of trauma on the brain with demonstration of how “old” interview and interrogation methods are ineffective.

Information will also be provided on how, due to these ineffective methods, we have inadvertently set victims up to fail, set up well-intentioned investigations to fail and set up prosecutions to fail.  Finally, participants will be provided with information on forensic experiential trauma interview techniques, offender accountability, and identifying corroborating evidence


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.

 


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, 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.


RWHC

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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