Aug
28
9:00 AM09:00

Texas Evidence Collection Protocol and Kit updates and training

You are cordially invited to attend an informational, free webinar on the:

1.     Texas Evidence Collection Protocol updates 2019,

2.    Texas Sexual assault evidence collection kits updates 2019, and

3.    Track Kit online tracking 

 

Two live webinars are scheduled for Tuesday August 20, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 PM, and repeated on Wednesday August 28, 2019 from 9:00-10:30 AM. A recording will be available after August 28, 2019.  It is not necessary to attend both webinars, as the content will be the same.  

 

Speaker: Laurie Charles, Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College of Nursing.  

Guest Speaker: Rebecca Vieh, Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking Program, DPS Crime Laboratory Services. 

 

Please register at the link below in order to receive the webinar KEY  

Registration Link: https://tamuhsc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rbYLee5siEsAGV
Please forward to any interested parties.



Thank you!  


Laurie Charles, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CA-CPSANE, CHSE 

charles1@tamu.edu 

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Sep
6
7:00 AM07:00

Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Trafficking Conference

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Speakers Include:

Kirsta Melton, Texas Attorney General’s Office

Alan Schonborn, Texas Governor’s Office

Chuck Paul, Independent Consultant

Laurie Charles, Clinical Assistant Professor,

Texas A&M College of Nursing

George Segura , San Antonio Police Department

Rachel Fischer, Survivor

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Nov
11
to Nov 15

Pediatric SANE Training Dallas - November 2019

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Course Details

 

When:            Monday, November 11, 2019 through Friday, November 15, 2019

 

Where:           Children’s Medical Center Dallas

                        Bright Building

                        Third Floor in Half Moon

                        1935 Medical District Drive

                        Dallas, TX 75235

 

Time:                         8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

 

Continuing Education Hours:

 

40 CNE contact hours for successful completion.

All participants must attend all five days to receive certification.

No partial credit will be awarded.

 

Registration Information:

 

Please register here:

 

https://pediatric-sane-course-registration.eventbrite.com

 

·      Space is limited

·      There is no cost for this activity

·      Lunch and light snacks will be provided

·      There is a fee assessed for parking

 

Please contact Sandra Onyi with questions or for registration assistance at 214-456-6919 or Sandra.onyinanya@childrens.com.

 

 

Accreditation: Children’s Health (Children’s Medical Center) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association- Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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Aug
20
3:00 PM15:00

Texas Evidence Collection Protocol and Kit update and training

You are cordially invited to attend an informational, free webinar on the:

1.     Texas Evidence Collection Protocol updates 2019,

2.    Texas Sexual assault evidence collection kits updates 2019, and

3.    Track Kit online tracking 

 

Two live webinars are scheduled for Tuesday August 20, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 PM, and repeated on Wednesday August 28, 2019 from 9:00-10:30 AM. A recording will be available after August 28, 2019.  It is not necessary to attend both webinars, as the content will be the same.  

 

Speaker: Laurie Charles, Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College of Nursing.  

Guest Speaker: Rebecca Vieh, Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking Program, DPS Crime Laboratory Services. 

 

Please register at the link below in order to receive the webinar KEY  

Registration Link: https://tamuhsc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rbYLee5siEsAGV
Please forward to any interested parties.



Thank you!  


Laurie Charles, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CA-CPSANE, CHSE 

charles1@tamu.edu 

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Jun
12
7:00 AM07:00

Collaborating to address Human Trafficking Conference

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Collaborating to Address Human Trafficking Conference

Abilene, Texas, June 12, 2019 Agenda

 

0700-0745                                                                 Registration

0745-0800           Laurie Charles                    Introductions and welcome

                                                                                          Sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking

0800-0930           Kirsta Melton                      The intersection of pimp culture, pornography, prostitution, &

human trafficking

0930-0945           Break

0945-1115           Dave Klimek                         Federal law enforcement response to human trafficking: Labor

& sex trafficking

1115-1130           Break

1130-1300           Laurie Charles                    Medical response to sex trafficking: Are we missing it?

1300-1345           Lunch                                        Lunches provided

1345-1515           Chuck Paul                             Rescue and restoration: Rescuing trafficking survivors

                                                                                          & the social services response

1515-1530           Break

1530-1630           Rachel Fischer                    Survivor perspective

1630-1745           Tomi Grover                          Child sex trafficking in Texas: Challenges, progress & hope

1745-1800           Laurie Charles                    Evaluation and closing

 

                   

Collaborating to Address Human Trafficking Conference

June 12, 2019 in Abilene, Texas

 

1.     Description: This conference is designed for all professionals who may interact with victims or perpetrators of sex trafficking.  Recommended attendees include: Health care professionals, students, law enforcement, attorneys, social service professionals and advocates.

2.     Learning outcomes:  Attendees who complete this educational activity will be able to:

a.     Examine common indicators of human trafficking.

b.     Correlate the links between trafficking and pornography.

c.     Discuss Texas statutes pertaining to human trafficking.

d.     Summarize local and state trafficking prevention activities.

e.     Predict health care needs of trafficked victims.

f.      Relate interviewing techniques utilized with potential trafficking victims.

g.     Classify “red flag” symptoms that may be consistent with human trafficking.

h.     Prioritize social and safety needs of recently rescued trafficking victims.

i.      Identify trafficker’s methods of power and control over their victims.

3.     Speaker bios:

a.    

Laurie Charles MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CHSE is Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University in the Forensic Health Care Program. Ms. Charles obtained her Master’s degree in Health Care Management & Leadership in 2015.  She is an emergency department nurse who began her forensic nursing career in a pediatric hospital where she was a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), and then manager of the forensic nursing program for over 16 years.  In her forensic nursing career, she cared for several thousand patients and oversaw the care of tens of thousands of patients.  Additionally, Ms. Charles was a SANE Trainer for the Texas Attorney General, providing education for registered nurses.  She has extensive sexual assault patient care experience, but her primary expertise is in child physical abuse/neglect, child sexual abuse/assault, and human trafficking.  Her current focus in on outreach, providing education and training for health care professionals. 

b.     Dr. Tomi Grover, PhD joined as the North Texas Regional Administrator of the Child Sex Trafficking Team in August 2018. She holds a PhD in Social Work and Ministry-Based Evangelism. Certified as a law enforcement officer early in her educational career, she is also a TCOLE instructor for advanced human trafficking and missing and exploited children courses. She has spent the last 13 years helping to educate professionals and advocate for trafficking victims.

 

c.

Kirsta Melton, JD is the Deputy Criminal Chief of the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section of the Office of the Texas Attorney General. From 2000-2014, she prosecuted in the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, combating human trafficking and abuse of children and family violence, and in 2012 helped establish and lead the Bexar County DA's Human Trafficking Unit. Melton also chaired the Alamo Area Coalition against Trafficking for several years. She has trained more than 15,000 people across the state on human trafficking and has testified on multiple occasions before the TX legislature on trafficking-related issues. Melton is also one of the founding members of Truckers Against Trafficking, a nationwide campaign dedicated to educating and mobilizing the trucking industry in the fight against human trafficking.

d.    

Chuck Paul, BCJ is a consultant, trainer, speaker, facilitator, private investigator, and advocate with over ten years of federal service and twelve years of Texas state service. Chuck began his lifetime of service as solider in the United States Army. He is a Desert Storm combat veteran. Chuck’s formal education includes a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Management.

Chuck Paul is familiar with international human trafficking as a former U.S. Customs Officer on the American southwest border. Chuck learned about domestic minor sex trafficking having served twelve years as a Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Special Investigator. In 2016 Chuck was awarded by the Texas Governor for his work in developing the state protocol for response to cases of children running away, or abducted, from foster care. Chuck is considered a leading subject matter expert in areas of domestic minor sex trafficking, commercial exploitation of juveniles, missing children recovery, and advanced child abuse investigations.

In 2016 Chuck Paul left public service to dedicate his time to the fast-growing issues related to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST).  In addition to providing his clients with training, group presentations, facilitation, consulting and coaching, Chuck also volunteers his time to non-profit organizations that are creating models that will provide comprehensive solutions for survivors of DMST. Chuck is dedicated to increasing public awareness and assisting non-profit, and government, organizations that are beginning to prioritize time and resources in address this rapidly growing issue of modern day slavery.

e.     (photo unavailable) Special Agent David Klimek obtained a B.S. in Psychology (1993) from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland and a M.A. in Human Sciences with a Concentration in Psychology (1997) from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.  SA Klimek has prior experience working at psychiatric hospitals with mentally ill adolescents and adults.  SA Klimek later worked with delinquent youth and dysfunctional families as a Juvenile Counselor/Probation Officer & Assistant Resource Coordinator before joining the FBI.  SA Klimek is currently assigned to the Dallas Division’s Civil Rights Squad working federal Labor Trafficking matters pursuant to FBI Headquarters’ Labor Trafficking Initiative.

f.               As a survivor leader, Rachel Fischer, BSN, RN is a pioneer in the fight against human trafficking. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and specializes in human trafficking research, rescue, and finding missing children. Rachel specializes in adult and pediatric forensic nursing has worked as an emergency department RN since 2012. Rachel began her speaking career in 2013 when she published her autobiography, Taking Back the Pen, and shared her story with various audiences. Rachel collaborates with several anti-trafficking agencies, both statewide and international to combat sex trafficking. Rachel has been to several countries doing research and undercover mission work to collect intelligence from pimps and trafficked victims and has undertaken several rescue operations in retrieval of trafficked victims, many of which have been children locally in Houston.

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr
18
8:00 AM08:00

5th Annual Conference Comprehensive Care of Sexual Assault Patient


Registration fee: 

•RN, LPC, LMFT, and SW - $70 with CNEs/CEUs 

•Law Enforcement (Pending TCOLE), Advocates & Others - $40 

•Deadline to register is April 4th, 2019 

•Complete registration form is required to confirm your seat 

•Free Admission for UTEP Students with ID Registration Information: Name: _____________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Employment: _______________________________________ Profession: ________________ CEUs _____YES _____ NO Phone: _____________________________________________ E-mail: _____________________________________________ (Required) Send Payment and Mail Registration to: UMC-Trauma SANE Service Attn: Carmen Hernandez 4815 Alameda Ave. El Paso, Texas 79905 (915)521-7556 Email Registration to: carmenhernandez@umcelpaso.org Conference is limited to 200 participants. Advance registration is required to guarantee a seat. Walk-in registrations will depend on availability of space & prior approval. 

Agenda: 

April 18th, 2019 

08:00-0815 Welcome UTEP Cliff Walsh 

0815-0905 “Another Closet” The realities of sexual assault & family violence in the LGBTQ Community Arlows Cruz 

0905-1005 Critical First Steps in Survival 

after a Suffering Trauma Dr. David Jones 

1005-1015 Break 

1015-1145 Medical Indicators of Juvenile 

Sex Trafficking Lora Spiller, MD 

1145-1215 Lunch (provided) 

1215-1345 Trauma Informed & Coping 

Mechanisms for Care Givers Kathy Reyvtak 

1345-1345 Break 

1345-1555 Panel of Experts Arlows Cruz 

Dr. Guillermina Solis 

Kathy Revtak LPC 

Jessica Ugarte, Survivor 

Edna Ortega, CPS 

1555-1655 Adverse Childhood Experiences 

(ACE) Jacob Bidwell, MD 

1655-1700 Inspiration Video Closing and Evaluation 

Location: 

El Paso Community College 

Administrative Services Center, Bldg A. 

9050 Viscount Blvd 

El Paso, TX 79925 

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Apr
10
to Apr 12

SANE training Texas OAG Approved Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Lubbock, Texas Adult / Adolescent


 Texas OAG Approved Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Lubbock, Texas 

Adult / Adolescent: 

April 10th-12th, 18th&19th

Pediatric: 

May 9th&10th, 13th-15th

Cost: $750.00 

What is a SANE?? 

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is an RN who has received specialized training to provide comprehensive medical forensic care for the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse 

CEU's will be awarded To register or need additional information, please contact: Beth Maeker, BSN, RN, CA-CP SANE, SANE-A SANE-ACell: 806.549.0379 

bmaeker_fnswt@yahoo.com 

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Jan
15
1:00 PM13:00

Town Hall Meeting

Texas A&M University, College of Nursing, Forensic Nursing Program is collaborating with the Texas Attorney General's Office to update the Texas Evidence Collection Protocol, which is now in final review.  Our next step is to hold town hall meetings regionally throughout Texas with the goal of receiving stakeholder feedback on the contents of the SAEK and the accompanying paperwork, based on the recent edits to the protocol.

January 15, 2019 1 PM-5 PM

Lubbock

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

3601 4th Street, ACB 240

Lubbock, TX 79430

Link to register:http://nurs.catalog.instructure.com/courses/townhall06

Space is limited. Please only register for and attend one town hall meeting to allow access for others, as many sites have limited space.  Please share with your SART, emergency department and medical director and others who provide care to those who have experienced sexual assault.   If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Charlescharles@tamhsc.edu  or Stacey Mitchellsamitchell@tamhsc.edu

  

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Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Town Hall Meeting

Texas A&M University, College of Nursing, Forensic Nursing Program is collaborating with the Texas Attorney General's Office to update the Texas Evidence Collection Protocol, which is now in final review.  Our next step is to hold town hall meetings regionally throughout Texas with the goal of receiving stakeholder feedback on the contents of the SAEK and the accompanying paperwork, based on the recent edits to the protocol.

Please only attend one.

January 14, 2019 1 PM-5 PM

El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Science, 4800 Alberta Ave. Auditorium B on the second floor. 

El Paso, TX 79905

Link to register:http://nurs.catalog.instructure.com/courses/townhall05  

Space is limited. Please only register for and attend one town hall meeting to allow access for others, as many sites have limited space.  Please share with your SART, emergency department and medical director and others who provide care to those who have experienced sexual assault.   If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Charlescharles@tamhsc.edu  or Stacey Mitchellsamitchell@tamhsc.edu

 

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Jan
7
to Jan 8

SANE Coordinators Conference

You are cordially invited to attend the Texas SANE Coordinator’s Forum January 7-8, 2019 at Texas A&M University in Round Rock.  SANE Coordinators and SANE Program Medical Directors are welcome to attend.  The meeting will be held at 3950 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, 78665 in room S100 from 8:00AM to 5:30PM on Monday and from 8:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesday.  Since we have a limited time together, and have much to cover, we are ordering in continental breakfasts for both mornings and lunch on January 7, 2018. The $20 charge is to cover continental breakfast and lunch.  There is no promo code.  Registration for the SANE Coordinator’s conference is at no cost to you and your medical director.  Please find the agenda attached here. 

Link to register for SANE Coordinator’s Forum:https://nurs.catalog.instructure.com/courses/tx-sane-20190107

 Topics will include:

  1. Simulation in sexual assault nurse examiner training,

  2. Clinical Learning Resource Center (CLRC) tour,

  3. Legislative update,

  4. Texas certification discussion, and 

  5. Practice-related issues.

Location:  Texas A&M Health Science Center, Round Rock Campus

Address:  3950 North A. W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, TX  78665
Map for hotel and local amenities:  https://goo.gl/maps/jQbmpJ9VEXm

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meetings

Texas A&M University, College of Nursing, Forensic Nursing Program is collaborating with the Texas Attorney General's Office to update the Texas Evidence Collection Protocol, which is now in final review.  Our next step is to hold town hall meetings regionally throughout Texas with the goal of receiving stakeholder feedback on the contents of the SAEK and the accompanying paperwork, based on the recent edits to the protocol.

Please only attend one.  

January 8, 2019 1 PM-5 PM

Round Rock

Texas A&M Health Science Center - Round Rock Campus

            3950 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd

Round Rock, TX 78665

This is immediately following the SANE Coordinator’s Forum.  If you are unable to attend the Round Rock Town Hall, or you would like to attend a Town Hall in your own region, please register for that Town Hall. 

Link to register:https://nurs.catalog.instructure.com/courses/townhall04  

 Space is limited. Please only register for and attend one town hall meeting to allow access for others, as many sites have limited space.  Please share with your SART, emergency department and medical director and others who provide care to those who have experienced sexual assault.   If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Charlescharles@tamhsc.edu  or Stacey Mitchellsamitchell@tamhsc.edu

 

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Nov
14
to Nov 18

Texas SANE Course

The Texas SANE Education Course-Adult/Adolescent will be held November 14-18, 2018 at the Texas A&M University Round Rock Campus in Round Rock, Texas. The cost is free to Texas RN’s. Participants must be a RN with a minimum of 2 years of experience. This is an in-person course. We will send more information in the confirmation packet. Deadline for registration is October 30.  For questions, anyone may contact me at 979-436-0283.

 

https://nurs.catalog.instructure.com/courses/20181114-tx-sane

 

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Nov
5
8:00 AM08:00

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meetings

Texas A&M University, College of Nursing, Forensic Nursing Program is collaborating with the Texas Attorney General's Office to update the Texas Evidence Collection Protocol, which is now in final review.  Our next step is to hold town hall meetings regionally throughout Texas with the goal of receiving stakeholder feedback on the contents of the SAEK and the accompanying paperwork, based on the recent edits to the protocol.

Please only attend one.

 

Town Hall Meetings will be held:

  1. November 5, 2018 8 AM-12 PM

Edinburg

Estrella’s House (Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo Co.)

525 W. Wisconsin Rd.

Edinburg, TX 78539

Link to register:http://nurs.catalog.instructure.com/courses/townhall02

Space is limited. Please only register for and attend one town hall meeting to allow access for others, as many sites have limited space.  Please share with your SART, emergency department and medical director and others who provide care to those who have experienced sexual assault.   If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Charlescharles@tamhsc.edu  or Stacey Mitchellsamitchell@tamhsc.edu

 

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