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Examination Options after Sexual Assault: Do Survivors Have to Report?
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Access to healthcare after sexual assault can be critical to survivors beginning the healing process and to prevent long term health consequences. Reporting the assault to law enforcement should not be a barrier to accessing this care. In 2005 the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) stated that victims of sexual assault must be provided access to a medical forensic exam free of charge and without being required to cooperate with law enforcement or participate in the criminal justice system.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/25/2017
When: 2:00 PM
Where: At your Computer
Your City
United States
Presenter: Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Leslie A. Hagen
Contact: Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project


Online registration is available until: 5/25/2017
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Target Audience: 

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical and behavioral health professionals involved in the care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

 

Objectives: 

Identify the key requirements from VAWA 2005 that apply to sexual assault examinations.

Explore strategies to implement examination options for patients.

Provide some practical implementation strategies for sexual assault examiners to ensure that patients are informed of examination and reporting options.

Program Overview: 

 

Access to healthcare after sexual assault can be critical to survivors beginning the healing process and to prevent long term health consequences.  Reporting the assault to law enforcement should not be a barrier to accessing this care.  In 2005 the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) stated that victims of sexual assault must be provided access to a medical forensic exam free of charge and without being required to cooperate with law enforcement or participate in the criminal justice system.  Practical implementation of these options when working with multiple jurisdictions can be difficult without collaboration between community responders.
 

 

Technical Requirements: 

This webinar requires a computer with:

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows: XP (Service Pack 3), Vista, 7, 8, & 10 (32 & 64 bit)
  • Mac: OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11 (For access to all features, presenters must be on Mac OSX 10.8+)
  • Linux: 2.6+ kernel; 64 bit; x86 CPU required


Supported Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: 7+
  • Firefox: 31+
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari: 5.0+

Required Plugins:

  • Adobe Flash 11+ 

 

 Presenter(s):

 

Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, is the SAFEta Project Director at the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). As the SAFEta Project Director, she provides technical assistance and training around the U.S. DOJ’s National Protocol for sexual assault medical forensic examinations of adult/adolescent. She is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner with dual certification as a SANE-A and SANE-P by the IAFN.

Mrs. Day has worked on many national level projects such as: the PREA medical protocol advisory committee, the NSVRC’s SANE Sustainability project, the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare's PREA standards training for correctional healthcare, and the SWCLAP’s SAFESTAR project. She also has participated in the OVW’s DNA Backlog Roundtable and the White House Roundtable on Sexual Violence. Mrs. Day also participated in the OVC’s Vision 21 project, was a member of the National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native SANE-SART initiative and the AG’s Federal/Tribal Prosecution Task Force the NIJ SAFER Steering Committee, OVW’s new Pediatric Sexual Abuse Exam Protocol project and the SART toolkit advisory committee.

Mrs. Day has spoken at many national, state and local conferences and webinars on the National SAFE Protocol, and the medical forensic examination. She has authored chapters and/or contributed to textbooks including: The Atlas of Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Lifespan and co-authored The Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: Technical Considerations for PEPFAR Programs in 2013. She has also written articles for several publications.

 

Leslie Hagen

Leslie A. Hagen serves as the Department of Justice's first National Indian Country Training Coordinator. In this position, she is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating training in a broad range of matters relating to the administration of justice in Indian Country. Previously, Hagen served as the Native American Issues Coordinator in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. In that capacity, she served as EOUSA's principal legal advisor on all matters pertaining to Native American issues, among other law enforcement program areas; provides management support to the United States Attorneys' Offices (USAOs); and coordinates and resolves legal issues. Hagen is also a liaison and technical assistance provider to Justice Department components and the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Native American Issues.

Hagen started with the Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District of Michigan. As an AUSA, she was assigned to Violent Crime in Indian Country handling federal prosecutions and training on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse affecting the eleven federally recognized tribes in the Western District of Michigan. Ms. Hagen has worked on criminal justice issues related to child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault for over 20 years.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, she served as the staff attorney with the Civil Legal Justice Project for the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and as a specialist in Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice. From 1997-2001, Ms. Hagen served as the Violence Against Women Training Attorney for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.


During her 4.5 years in that position, Ms. Hagen developed a program that was recognized as "one of the best state-level training programs on violence against women in the country "by the Institute for Law and Justice in Washington, DC through an evaluation conducted for the Department of Justice. Ms. Hagen was the elected Prosecuting Attorney for Huron County, Michigan for two terms, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Midland County, Michigan and a Prehearing Division Attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Throughout her career, Ms. Hagen has received several honors, including the 2013 and 2010 Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service in Indian Country and a Director's Award from the Department of Justice in 2004. She received appointments in 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, and 2006-2007 to the position of Chair for the State Bar of Michigan' s Domestic Violence Committee, gubernatorial appointments to two terms on Michigan's Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, and the 1991 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the State Bar of Michigan.

Ms. Hagen is a graduate of Alma College and Valparaiso School of Law.



Physician Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the International Association of Forensic Nurses. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation:

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Nursing Accreditation Statement:

The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing Credit Designation:

The International Association of Forensic Nurses designates this live activity for 1.5 Nursing CE Credits.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: 

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Kim Day Nothing to disclose
 Leslie Hagen  Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The following International Association of Forensic Nurses planners and managers, Kim Day, RN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P and Bonnie Barsa, BS hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months

Nursing CE: 

For any questions relating to Nursing CE , please contact us at tribalforensichealthcare@iafn.org.

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There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period March 14, 2017, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

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Media: 

 

Internet Activity

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: 

 

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer: 

 

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

 

 

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Association of Forensic Nurses

This activity is funded by Indian Health Service.