Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project
The Indian Health Service (IHS) has funded the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) to develop, deliver, evaluate in-person and provide web-based training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence.
The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training project will provide training for:
- Sexual Assault Examiner
- Pediatric Sexual Abuse Examiner
- Sexual Assault Clinical Skills
- Pediatric Sexual Abuse Clinical Skills
- Domestic Violence Examiner
- Domestic Violence Awareness
A monthly webinar series will be hosted on the topic of Child Maltreatment with another focused on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The training allows medical professionals to acquire and maintain the knowledge, skills, and competent clinical forensic practice to improve the response to domestic and sexual violence in hospitals, health clinics, and health stations within IHS. To register for upcoming training that offers free CEUs, CMEs, and behavioral health CEUs, visit the Tribal Forensic Healthcare website.
Forensic Equipment Installation Training
For recorded sessions on how to install your forensic equipment and basic tips for using the digital camera and colposcope, visit the Second Opinion's File Sharing Portal.