How Can We Do This Better? Caring for Adolescent Patients/Survivors

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90 Minutes

Purple Calendar

Originally Aired
February 8, 2024

Patricia Emmanuelli
Patricia B. Emmanuelli Health and Violence Prevention Specialist
Esperanza United
Cynthia Totten
Cynthia Totten
Deputy Executive Director
Just Detention International
Grace Frances
Grace Frances, MPA
Director of Community Partnerships
Emil Rudicell
Emil Rudicell
Program Coordinator, FORGE
Susan Chasson
SANE Program Manager, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault 
Jacque Bassett
Chief Operations Officer, EVAWI

Our Community Conversation Series goes beyond the basics in forensic medical care, delving into advanced topics around quality care for sexual assault patients. This FREE webinar teaches key considerations in caring for adolescent survivors/patients from different backgrounds and lived experiences, including Latine youth, trans youth, and youth in detention.

Expert panelists will discuss ways to increase access to culturally and age relevant services and best practices in medical forensic exams for adolescents.   

Join us, and bring your own questions and suggestions for how we can all do better. 

This webinar series is part of the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum, an interactive training that teaches each step of the medical forensic exam. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Describe adolescents’ right to consent to or refuse services/medical care 
  • Address medical forensic exam issues specific to adolescents 
  • Strategize ways to reduce harm while adhering to mandatory reporting laws  
  • Explain provision of culturally responsive services for youths 
  • Describe ways to advocate for youth in detention 


EVAWI is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide Continuing Education contact hours for nurses (Provider #15641). Registered Nurses may earn 1.5 contact hours for completing this webinar. To earn CEs, first enroll in and complete this course.

This project is supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-22-GK-00265-ICJR awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice

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