The National Center for Victims of Crime will be hosting its 2008 national conference, Responses, Rights, and Resources for Crime Victims, on June 2-4, 2008 at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower (Portland, Oregon). More information is at www.ncvc.org
Special Guest: Steve Fearing is the survivor of clergy sex abuse whose lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Portland lasted nine years and set legal precedent in the state of Oregon allowing survivors of sex abuse to file civil lawsuits against their abusers within three years of realizing that they were harmed by the abuse they suffered as children. Steve can be contacted at his e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are accepted. Survivors and supporters are welcome to join the walk at any point along the way.
The Sexual Assault Training Institute (SATI) is conducting Oregon's seventh annual Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training on adult and adolescent sexual assault medical response. The 40-hour didactic training meets: *Oregon SANE Certification training requirements; and *IAFN SANE training certification requirements. The 40-hour training will provide instruction on how to: *obtain relevant medical history from a sexual assault victim/patient; *conduct a physical examination specific to the medical history; *document injury using photography, bodygrams and charting; *collect and preserve evidence; *collect and document urine and blood samples when drug facilitated sexual assault is suspected; *use the Oregon State Police Crime Lab Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kit and maintain chain of evidence; *provide the victim/patient with prophylactic medications and/or emergency contraception for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy; *treat and/or refer the victim/patient for medical treatment; and *work as part of a victim-centered and multidisciplinary response to the sexually assaulted victim/patient. The registration fee covers training materials, a preceptored speculum clinic and a light breakfast and lunch for each day of the training. *$250 for Oregon participants *$450 for out of state participants A limited number of registration scholarships are available to nurses practicing in OR, WA, ID, AK and HI. For more information visit the training website or call 503.990.6541.
The National Crime Victim Law Institute’s annual Crime Victim Law & Litigation Conference promotes enforcement of victims’ rights by helping attorneys and advocates develop skills to effectively assist victims in the criminal justice system. The conference, through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, will offer foundational through advanced education and training in crime victim law and multi-disciplinary approaches to advocating for crime victims’ rights.
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