Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child and Elder Abuse...From Scene to Courtroom
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, nurses, victim advocates, judges, rape crisis workers, criminalists, crime scene investigators, physicians, military criminal justice and healthcare providers, forensic examiners, and EMS personnel for this cutting edge conference. We will focus on a broad array of emerging forensic practices, in sexual assault, interpersonal violence, human traffi cking, child and elder abuse in both an urban and rural environment.
This conference is designed to provide a multidisciplinary interactive and joint educational opportunity regarding promising practices when working with victims of violence. Topics will include working with multidisciplinary teams and learning to consider all of the forensic implications on the street, in healthcare settings, and in the court room. Since violence is a health care crisis, we will focus on approaching forensic issues in a caring, collaborative, coordinated, compassionate, competent, and victim-centered process.
Register online. Once you’re on the Classes and Events page go to “class title” and select “Forensic Conference” from the dropdown menu. Questions about registration? Call St. Luke’s NurseLine at 816-932-6220.
Sgt. Joanne Archambault (Training/Executive Director of End Violence Against Women International)
Ryan Rezelle, MFS (Johnson County Crime Lab Supervisor)
Dr. Timothy Kutz (Child Protection Director, St. Louis, MO)
Detective Catherine Johnson (Adult Sex Crimes, KCPD)
Dr. Mary Dudley (Forensic Pathologist & Coroner, KCMO)
Dr. Besant Matthews (Former Deputy Chief Medical Examiner)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association
Meeting Justice Policy Challenges Through Research and Statistics
This conference focuses on the use of research and statistics in the creation of strategies to meet policy challenges in the justice system. The conference brings together justice professionals from government and academia to share the latest data and research, discuss ways of improving the quality of justice data and research in the states, and promote the use of data and research in policy development. program includes more than 20 panel sessions on systemwide topics, in addition to an opening plenary session on crime trends.
In conjunction with the conference, pre and postconference skill-building seminars will be offered on October 20, 21, and 24.Topics include mapping, cost-benefit analysis, evaluation methods and related issues, evidence-based programming, risk assessment, statistics, and using data effectively.
On Thursday, April 23, the UMKC and Kansas City communities are invited to wear jeans in honor of Denim Day. Denim Day has been internationally celebrated since 1999 in protest of an Italian High Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. Enraged by the verdict, women of the Italian Legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. On April 23, university students, staff, and faculty members are invited to wear denim and participate in our Denim Day celebration.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) Violence Prevention and Response Project, in collaboration with the Women’s Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Activity and Program Council, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and other campus and community organizations, is hosting the 2009 Take Back the Night March and Rally as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.UMKC’s Take Back the Night march will take place on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. There will be a pre-march rally at 6:30 p.m. at the UMKC Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, including free refreshments and information on local advocacy groups. A march to JC Nichols Fountain will be begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by a speakout at the Fountain at 8 p.m.
2nd Annual Forensics Investigation
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse—From Scene to Courtroom
This program is designed to educate healthcare providers regarding the standard of practice when working with victims of violence. Topics will include learning to work within a multidisciplinary role with law enforcement, learning to implement forensic medicine and nursing into medicine and nursing practice and understanding that violence is a healthcare crisis and the role that professionals play in implementing the healing process. The conference is designed for physicians, nurses, public health employees, law enforcement representatives, EMS, prosecutors and community advocates.
For additional information contact Carol Osborne at 816-932-3737 weekdays, email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
CONFERENCE GOALS :
The 2008 G.R.E.A.T. National Training Conference will provide strategies for:
-Preventing youth crime, violence, and gang involvement in order to create safe communities.
-Developing positive relationships with youth, parents, school staff, community partners, and others.
-Improving the delivery of the middle school curriculum, elementary school curriculum, summer program, and G.R.E.A.T. Families program.
-Promoting widespread recognition and understanding of the G.R.E.A.T. Program to increase community involvement.
Location: UMHC, CED Skills Lab (1E-28) Time: 8:00-17:00 (Registration begins at 7:45) Dates: Fridays for 5 weeks beginning 16 Jan 2009
(1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, and 2/13)
(UMHC RNs contact Brenda Jensen at 573-882-6005 for course fee) Topics:
• Perpetrator Stereotypes
• Evidence Collection/CSI
• Victim Advocacy
• Cultural Competence
• Sexual Assault Prosecution
(Schedule/Content will be given at the beginning of the class each day) Benefits/Objectives: • Meets one of three prerequisites to take the SANE-A or SANE-P certification exam
• Gain knowledge from various sources and peers to improve SANE practice
• Qualifies for 40.0 CEU hours from MONA
• Volunteer to join UMHC’s on-call SANE team
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
• Mobilize a multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of the sexual assault victim: SANE, advocacy, & police.
• Complete a sexual assault exam.
• Document sexual assault injuries in digital format.
• Complete a domestic violence screening and activate
advocacy response team.
• Discuss the diversity/cultural issues in victims of
sexual assault Registration:
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to ensure an
optimal student/instructor ratio.
The registration form and $350.00 course fee is due
by January 2, 2009.
All registrants must be a registered nurse prior to enrollment.
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