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MCASA in the News: Sexual Assault and Criminal Justice

The Baltimore Sun By: Scott Dance September 2, 2014 Click here to read the full article.

MCASA in the News: Rape Kit Exams on Campus

The Baltimore Sun By: Danae King September 1, 2014 Click here to read the full article.

MCASA in the News: College Sexual Assault and Jungle Juice

The Daily Beast By: Tim Mak July 7, 2014 Click here to read the full article. InTheCapital By: Molly Greenberg July 8, 2014 Click here to read the full article.

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  • September 24, 2014
    • Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Course for Adult/Adolescents

      Description: Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Course for Adult/Adolescents
      Frederick, MD

      September 24th, 25th, October 1st, & 2nd, 2014 (All dates are required)
      8am – 6pm

      This course is a structured 40 hour didactic course to train the experienced RN to perform forensic examinations on patients age 13 years and older. Some components include self-paced learning modules that are completed outside of the classroom setting. There is a clinical component of 40 – 60 hours that is self directed and must be completed in addition to the didactic coursework to submit for the Maryland FNE-A certification.

      Cost:$200 (Includes all course materials, 40 hours of CEUs through ACCN, & snacks for each day. This class is funded to provide each RN participant educational texts totaling $430.)

      Class size is limited. If interested in registering, please contact:
      Pamela Holtzinger, RN, MSN, CEN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P
      Course Director
      pholtzinger@fmh.org
      400 West 7th Street
      Frederick, MD 21701
      240-566-3416

    • MCASA Comprehensive Victim Advocate Training

      Location: Frostburg State University, Midlothian Road, Frostburg, MD, United States

      Description: MCASA will be providing a comprehensive 32-hour Advocate Training Wednesdays, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 8:00am-5:00pm at Frostburg State University at the Lane University Center. The first two training days will cover introductory topics for advocates who have recently entered the field of working with sexual assault survivors, and the last two training days will cover more advanced topics, which will be of interest for new advocates as well as advocates who are already working in the field. Introductory Topics will be September 3rd and 10th. Advanced Topics will be September 17th and 24th. If you are a new advocate, you need to sign up for BOTH the Introductory Topics and the Advanced Topics to complete the comprehensive training.

      Registration for MCASA members and the staff and volunteers of MCASA member organizations and allied organizations is now open. General registration will open July 7th.

      If you or your organization are not members and would like to join, please click here for more information about how to join us.

      September 3 & 10
      Introductory Topics:

      Sexual Assault Advocates - Survivor Centered Responses
      Working with Diverse Communities
      Safety Planning
      Sociocultural Contexts of Sexual Assault
      Sexual Assault and Trauma
      Roles of Law Enforcement, Nurses, Prosecutors, Advocates, and Victim Rights Attorneys
      SARTs (Sexual Assault Response Teams)
      Sexual Assault Forensic Exams
      Sexual Assault & the Law

      September 17 & 24
      Advanced Topics:

      PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Overview
      Financial Issues -- Criminal Injuries Compensation, Restitution, Tort, Leases
      Reproductive Coercion
      Working with Transgender Clients
      Human Sex Trafficking
      Changing Policies and Systems to Help Support Survivors
      Sexual Assault on College Campuses
      Advocate's Role in Court - including when and if advocates should testify
      Privacy -- Protecting Records and other personal information


      This training is designed for advocates who work directly with sexual assault survivors in any capacity. There is no cost for this training; however, member rape crisis & recovery center program staff will receive priority registration. To register for the training, click here.

  • September 25, 2014
    • Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Course for Adult/Adolescents

      Description: Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Course for Adult/Adolescents
      Frederick, MD

      September 24th, 25th, October 1st, & 2nd, 2014 (All dates are required)
      8am – 6pm

      This course is a structured 40 hour didactic course to train the experienced RN to perform forensic examinations on patients age 13 years and older. Some components include self-paced learning modules that are completed outside of the classroom setting. There is a clinical component of 40 – 60 hours that is self directed and must be completed in addition to the didactic coursework to submit for the Maryland FNE-A certification.

      Cost:$200 (Includes all course materials, 40 hours of CEUs through ACCN, & snacks for each day. This class is funded to provide each RN participant educational texts totaling $430.)

      Class size is limited. If interested in registering, please contact:
      Pamela Holtzinger, RN, MSN, CEN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P
      Course Director
      pholtzinger@fmh.org
      400 West 7th Street
      Frederick, MD 21701
      240-566-3416

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