About our Blogger:  Jenifer Markowitz is a forensic nursing consultant who specializes in issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence, including medical-forensic examinations and professional education and curriculum development. In addition to teaching at workshops and conferences around the world, she provides expert testimony, case consultation, and technical assistance; and develops training materials, resources, and publications. Much of her work can be found on her website, Forensic Healthcare Online, a space dedicated to helping forensic clinicians access current science and clinical guidance.

Blog Description: This blog mines the vast online world of nonprofit and healthcare management, public policy and forensic education information to bring you accessible (and usually free) resources to keep your SANE programs healthy.

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Reblogged from Forensic Healthcare Online

{This post originally appeared on Forensic Healthcare Online, which I also author, and was reprinted with my permission. See the original post.}

 

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This blog post is a guest post from Kim Day from the International Association of Forensic Nurses highlighting the upcoming International Conference about ideas on how to invigorate your SANE program.

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Because running a nursing service may not have been a part of most program managers’ formal education, we understand that even the language of business can be somewhat foreign. Grappling with financial lingo, differentiating between quality indicators, trying to translate grant-speak into real world terms—these are some of the challenges with which program managers may be confronted.

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For part 2 of our discussion of program expansion we wanted to focus on a more general program expansion worksheet that organizes basic information about your program and how it relates to the capacity of the larger parent organization.

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The idea of expanding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services to address the needs of other types of violence, such as child abuse or intimate partner violence is a good one. But it requires that a program has a strong and sustainable foundation on which to build those services.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as well as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S.  The SANE Sustainability app has a brief section on pediatrics for those whose pr

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It’s probably not surprising that one of the most in-depth sections of the SANE Sustainability app is Funding, Support and Billing. Obviously money is an essential component of sustaining a program; however, the process of obtaining money, whether through grants, fundraising campaigns or patient reimbursement, may be foreign to program managers who have not had much experience in this arena. We’ve tried to demystify the process a bit by looking at some of the specific aspects of bringing money and support into SANE programs.
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As the new year begins, we must remember that SANE programs cannot sustain themselves in a vacuum—they rely on both intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration to maintain a patient-centered focus and establish themselves as a critical component of any community’s response to sexual violence. Traditionally we’ve thought about victim advocates, law enforcement professionals and prosecutors as our key collaborators.

 

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If you are reading this blog, you are most likely a leader in the field of SANE Program Development.  As we move into 2015, I wanted to share some tools from the SANE Sustainability App and encourage you to dow

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three icons of people inside a circleAs we celebrate Forensic Nurses Week this week, we are reflecting on lessons learned through the SANE Sustainability project.

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