Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Scientific Assembly. Take advantage of the Early Bird Rate and register now for this year's Assembly in beautiful Puerto Rico!Early Bird Registration also offers the opportunity to register for the popular sessions before they fill up!Keynote speakers include Major General Jimmie O. Keenan, Dr. Marjorie Clay, and Dr. Rick Bradshaw. For more information on the IAFN Assembly visit www.iafn.org.
With a focus on crisis intervention rather than long-term counseling, this 2-day training will deepen your understanding of sexual assault and the major roles of an advocate/counselor. This training is designed primarily for sexual assault advocates/counselors who are volunteers or staff at rape crisis centers. Others who may benefit include nurses, physicians, law enforcement ofﬁcers, and professional counselors who do not have speciﬁc sexual assault training. Through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, you will build the basic skills necessary to provide competent, effective crisis intervention services to sexual assault victims/survivors effectively and sensitively. Specifically, you will:
Define your role in relation to others working as part of a sexual assault response team.
Learn how to respond to a crisis call reporting recent sexual assault.
Develop a "toolkit" of crisis intervention techniques to support recovery from sexual assault.
Formulate a personalized self-care plan to prevent burnout.
Each year, IAFN Members gather to share research, continue their education, network and renew collaboration at the Annual Scientific Assembly. Over 500 Forensic Nurses and 30 exhibitors utilize this time together to create the connections.
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