Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Abuse Screening, Intervention & Documentation in the Health Care Setting @ Webinar
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Target Audience:

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, physicians, and other health and legal professionals involved in the treatment and care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Statement of Need/Program Overview:

This program is intended to increase knowledge of the appropriate roles of health care providers in addressing current and/or historic domestic and sexual abuse in the health care setting.  This program will familiarize participants with current standards of care that apply to screening, intervention and documentation of abuse.  Primary and secondary screening methods and barriers to effective screening and intervention will be examined.  Health indicators of abuse will be discussed.  Accurate documentation and coding will be reviewed.  The importance of Collaborative Community Responses that include health care providers, advocates, law enforcement and mental health will be considered.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Increase comfort & skill with abuse screening in the health care setting.
  • Improve effective responses to abuse victim/survivors.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration with community resources


Diane K. Bohn, RN, CNM, PhD

Dr. Bohn has over 25 years of experience working with violence against woman, children and elders as advocate, educator, researcher, author, forensic interviewer, clinician, SANE, program evaluator and program director.  She is the Director of the Cass Lake IHS Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative where she is also a CNM in clinical practice.  Dr. Bohn’s research and publications have focused on the prevalence and health effects of lifetime abuse among women and appropriate health care responses.  Much of her clinical practice and research have been with American Indian women.


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PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why & How @ Webinar
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This webinar is one of a series addressing the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents. The National Protocol recommendations encourage prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections, if indicated. Following sexual assault, the risk of exposure to HIV may be a patient concern and must be a priority for all clinicians. This webinar is designed for clinicians and medical directors who deliver and prescribe treatment for patients post-sexual assault. The presenters will discuss:

1.    When/What: Currently recommended nPEP antivirals and the various medication regimens that clinicians can prescribe according to a patient’s history of assault and pertinent medical history.

2.    Why: Variations in treatment regimens may be prescribed based on certain details of the patient’s history of the assault and the pertinent medical history.

3.     How: Suggestions for implementing nPEP procedures for patients who have experienced sexual assault and information on providing resources to assist patients in obtaining prescribed nPEP antivirals.

All clinicians and allied professional disciplines who work with sexual assault patients are invited to attend the webinar. The webinar is supported by Grant No 2011-TA-A-K021, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice.  The webinar will also be archived for future viewing.



Lee Wilbur, M.D. – Dr. Wilbur is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and the Medical Director for the Wishard Hospital Center of Hope and the Wishard Hospital Emergency Department HIV Program. The Wishard Center of Hope, staffed by forensic nurse examiners, serves victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Dr. Wilbur has collaborated with the hospital administration, pharmacy services, and the department of infectious diseases to create a reliable post-exposure prophylaxis protocol for victims of sexual assault. In 2008, Dr. Wilbur was the founding Medical Director for an emergency department-based HIV program. The program offers universal HIV screening, linkage to care for newly diagnosed patients, and outreach services for patients who are currently living with HIV and have fallen out of care. Since 2008, the program has screened nearly 30,000 patients, has identified more than 100 newly reactive patients, and boasts one of the country’s highest rates for linkage to care.


Lynn Young — Receiving her bachelor’s degree in social work from Ball State University in 1978, Ms. Young began her career at St. Mary Medical Center in Gary, Indiana, and at St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Indiana, before relocating to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she has worked for the last 34 years. She currently serves as the Forensic Specialist for the Indiana University (IU) Health Methodist Hospital Forensic Center, located at the IU Methodist Hospital Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center, and is Co-Chair of the IU Health Domestic Violence Coalition. Ms. Young has extensive experience in crisis intervention for victims of violence and trauma recovery, critical incident debriefing, grant writing, program planning and development, and has published in the Indiana Journal of Medicine. In addition, Ms. Young is currently a coordinator of patient assistance for the IU Health Methodist Retail Pharmacy.

Diane M. Janowicz, M.D. – Dr. Janowicz is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). She is a faculty member in the IUSM Division of Infectious Diseases and serves as the Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Dr. Janowicz provides medical care for patients with a wide variety of infections and her clinical interests center on caring for patients who are infected with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. In addition, Dr. Janowicz specializes in educating medical students, residents, and fellows about general infectious diseases. Her research interests focus on chancroid, a sexually transmitted disease that facilitates the transmission of HIV.


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Creating Solutions: Addressing the Health Needs of Intimate Partner Violence Survivors in Family Justice Centers @ Webinar
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Presented in partnership with Futures Without Violence and Project Connect.

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American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference @ New Orleans Sheraton
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
What Everyone Who Works with Victims Needs to Know About Offenders @ Webinar
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

There are many key research findings that people who work with sexual abuse victims may be unaware of due to busyness and a lack of reading about offenders. Most will know a few of these facts, but for example the 60% decline in sexual abuse over the past 20 years is fascinating as are the very low recidivism rates after treatment and the statistical effect size of treatment, relationships between offenders and victims, pornography research, risk factors for reoffense, trauma research and some of the actual stories of offenders understandings what they did and why they did it. In this talk disguised clinical stories of offenders will be shared from Dr. Burton book in progress, as well as research on the areas above resulting in a renewed and useful tool kit for anyone working with sexual assault survivors.

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Supporting Parents of Children Affected by Domestic Violence: Ten Important Topics @ webinar
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presenters: The Domestic Violence Workgroup, National Child  Traumatic Stress Network:

  • Miriam Berkman, JD, LCSW, Private Praactice Clinician, New Haven, CT.
  • Rebecca Brown, LCSW, Clinical/Implementation Coordinator, Portland Defending Childhood/The Maine Children’s Initiative Community Counseling Center, Portland, Maine.
  • Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW, Boston Medical Center/Child Witness to Violence Project, Harvard University Graduate School of Education/Human Development & Psychology Program.
  • Edwina Reyes, LMFT, CSAC, Vice-President of Ho’oko LLC, Waipahu, Hawaii

Description: Drawing from the knowledge of domestic violence survivors, advocates, mental health clinicians and research, the Domestic Violence Workgroup of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed a series of 10 fact sheets written specifically for parents of children who are affected by domestic violence. This webinar will review the topics covered in the fact sheets. Presenters are members of the workgroup who wrote the fact sheets and they have extensive experience in a range of settings, working with children and families affected by domestic violence.

Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider @ webinar
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Description: What can healthcare providers do to help victims of human trafficking? Many healthcare providers, who interact with human trafficking victims, are unaware that these crimes occur and often are not prepared to respond to victims, survivors, and those at risk. This webinar will provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools for screening, assist victims in the clinical setting, and understand reporting requirements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a human trafficking survivor, and explore opportunities for improving practice and policy.

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Questions? Contact Jeanne-Mairie Duval


Why Does Concussion Affect Men Differently Than Women? @ Webinar
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

here is increasing concern in the military and sports medicine communities that concussive events may have different effects on men compared with women. Controversy exists regarding the risk and prevalence of hypogonadism following concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), possible neuroprotective effects of sex hormones and the potential benefits of treating men with TBI with the female sex hormones progesterone or estrogen. This webinar will address the pathophysiologic and neuroendocrine responses to concussion and more severe brain injuries, recovery patterns for men and the clinical evidence regarding hormone therapy after TBI.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different effects of TBI on long-term quality of life depending on gender
  • Articulate the importance of post-traumatic multidisciplinary rehabilitation that is sensitive to gender issues
  • Discuss the prevalence of hypogonadism after TBI
  • Relate the clinical evidence regarding the use of hormone therapy after TBI

Janet P. Niemeier, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor and Senior Director of Research
Carolinas Rehabilitation
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, N.C.

Amy K. Wagner, M.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Director, Rehabilitation Research
Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.

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