Sneak Preview of the New and Improved SAFE Virtual Practicum

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75 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 7, 2021

Joseph V. Henderson, MD
Senior Partner, World Two Systems, Professor Emeritus, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P
FAAFS, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN, President and Co-Founder, Academy of Forensic Nursing
Grace Frances
Grace Frances
Director of Community Partnerships, EVAWI
Kim Day
Forensic Nursing Director, International Association of Forensic Nurses

When it comes to an effective response to sexual assault, it is vitally important that victims have access to the most compassionate care possible and that evidence is collected properly to strengthen investigations and prosecutions of perpetrators. Recognizing the critical importance of training for members of the health care community that perform these exams, in 2008, Dartmouth Medical School partnered with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to develop a Forensic and Clinical Management Virtual Practicum DVD (Virtual Practicum). Since its release, this comprehensive and inexpensive training tool has been distributed throughout the world.

In October 2019, OVW awarded EVAWI a grant, in partnership with NIJ, to update the Virtual Practicum to ensure that it incorporates advances in science, technology, and best practice recommendations. EVAWI and members of the original Dartmouth team that created the Virtual Practicum have collaborated with the AFN, IAFN and an Expert Practitioner Panel to re-master the Virtual Practicum. Presenters will describe the process for creating the revised Virtual Practicum and highlight new content, including how it has been updated to reflect the current National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations.


As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the collaborative process used to revise the Virtual Practicum, and the underlying philosophy for creating a training tool that reflects advances in science and best practices. 
  • Identify how the Virtual Practicum incorporates the National Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Protocol.
  • Describe how the Virtual Practicum can be used as a training tool for individual learning (any time and anywhere) and in instructor-led group settings.


EVAWI is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide Continuing Education contact hours for nurses (Provider #15641). 

Registered Nurses may purchase 1.25 contact hours after completing this webinar.

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