There have been several new additions (and a few changes) to the OCVS Grants Team. Leah Varnadoe is the new VAWA Grants Support Specialist (VAWA STOP and SASP), and started on September 6th. Courtney Gordon will be joining us on September 19th as the Grants Support Specialist for the VOCA and SAVS Grants. Cindy […]
In preparation of our upcoming Board of Directors election in November, please review the open positions and consider one of these for yourself! You may nominate yourself or one of your peers, please make sure you ask their permission prior to submitting your nomination. If you require a letter of support directed to your supervisor or managing agency, please let […]
CALLING FOR CASE REVIEWS! We would like two nurses to present case reviews at our upcoming September 8th meeting. Each review would take 20 minutes. If interested, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The State Lab of Hygiene has reached out to the Crime Lab because they have been receiving a lot of questions involving blood and urine draws in sexual assault cases. The State Lab of Hygiene do not perform any type of analysis on blood and urine draws in sexual assault cases. Only the Crime Laboratory […]
We are so blessed in Wisconsin to have colleagues and healthcare partners serving victims of violence! Thank you Julie Baisa & Kim Curran! Record year for Meriter Hospital program that collects forensic evidence in assault cases
Hmong Women Violence_IAFN_ PDF
Forensic Nurse_IAFN _PDF Links to the following videos: Consent: Have the Conversation Crimes Against Children Love from the Most Unlikely Place Elder Abuse Kids React: Slap Her
The International Association of Forensic Nurses Awards Committee has officially opened its Call for Award Nominations. Each year, the Association seeks to identify and recognize those individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of forensic nursing and to the growth and success of International Association of Forensic Nurses.
Save the date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 This nationally recognized day provides an opportunity for preventionists and advocates to engage with their communities and kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) events that are planned throughout April. Plan or support a SAAM event in your community on April 5, and keep the conversation going all month long on social networking. For more information […]
WI-CAN Educational Series 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 […]
WCASA Announces Statewide Training Institute (June 8-9, Kalahari Resort) Accepting Nominations for June 9 Voices of Courage Awards March 24, 2016 — Madison — “WCASA is proud to offer this cutting-edge Training Institute, open to a wide variety of professionals working to end sexual violence in Wisconsin,” stated Pennie Meyers, executive director of the […]
All are invited to join Attorney General Brad D. Schimel with the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council and Sojourner for National Crime Victims Right Week in Milwaukee on April 12th from 10-11am. A RSVP is requested but not required. Guests are welcomed.
Wisconsin is now providing Sexual Assault Kits to programs throughout the state, free of charge. The new kits are similar to the current kits that your program has been using, but does have a few new changes. Below is a description of the new kit and its changes from Jill Poarch. New Kit WI-IAFN 2016
Join fellow nurses this April for a Pediatric SANE course provided by the WI DOJ. Training will be held at Divine Savior in Portage, WI April 11-15, 2016 Cost: $100 Registration will close on Wednesday, March 16th. The link to register is as follows: http://www.cvent.com/d/sfqz3x
Wisconsin Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses 13th Annual Helen Kelly Forensic Conference The Helen Kelly Annual Forensic Conference is named after one of our leading pioneers of forensic work in Wisconsin. For more than 20 years, Helen J. Kelly was at the heart of caring for victims of sexual assault and has […]