SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series

Are you interested in or about to start a new SANE program? Have you considered expanding an existing one? Are you wondering how to implement a SANE program in a rural community?

OVC, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center, and in collaboration with IAFN, will deliver three unique web trainings as part of the SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series. Each session will cover unique topics and provide information on how to use the SANE Guide to build a new SANE program, enhance an existing program, or expand your program. Registration is now open!

Session #1: SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction


August 14, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m. (e.t.)

Take a look at the new SANE Guide, get an overview of the foundations used to create the guide, and find information on building a sustainable SANE program using a strong nursing foundation to support the SANE role.





Session #2: How To Expand an Existing SANE Program


September 18, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m. (e.t.)

Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of expanding SANE programs to include forensic nursing care for additional patient populations, and how to expand your program.





Session #3: Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities


September 29, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m. (e.t.)

Learn about the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and available resources related to developing a SANE program in rural communities.



New SANE Program Development and Operation Guide

For more than two decades, nurses have used the SANE Program Development and Operation Guide (SANE Guide) as a blueprint to start Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs. Since its first publication in 1999, there have been many new resources developed to assist individuals and teams that want to provide SANE services in their communities. To help nurses and other community leaders to develop, strengthen, and sustain SANE programs, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with other federal partners, the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), and a diverse group of subject matter experts in the field, revised and enhanced the SANE Guide. The new SANE Guide includes advances in forensic nursing practice, forensic science, and criminal justice, and it is transformed into a web-based, interactive, user-friendly tool.


Web Training Facilitators


Susan Chasson, JD, MSN, SANE-A, SANE Coordinator, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director, IAFN


Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Chief Operations Officer, IAFN

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