Seminars & Training

February 13 - 16, 2007

WV FRIS Sponsors:
Advanced Adult and Pediactric SANE Training

Download the printable Registration Form as an Adobe PDF.
Complete registration and fax to Debra Lopez-Bonasso at (304) 366-9509

This FREE advanced 4 day (32 hour) training will provide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) with opportunities to review essential skills needed to demonstrate competency in performing the forensic examination for the child, adolescent and adult victim of sexual violence.


Day 1 Review of Normal Genital Development from Birth through Adolescent
Case Reviews/Documentation Practice
Day 2 Review of Normal Genital Development from Adolescent through Adult
Case Reviews/Documentation Practice
Day 3 Using Forensics to Identify Abuse
Documentation Review
Day 4 Testifying In Court
Preparation and Review for Testifying in Court/Trial Practice

Course Requirements: Attendance is required for all four (4) days. Only SANEs who have taken both the adult and pediatric didactic SANE courses should apply.

Facilitator for this training is Colleen O’Brien, RN, MS, SANE-A. Ms. O’Brien works as a forensic nurse consultant and trains across the country. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).

Training Information:

Duration: 4 days (32 hours)
Prerequisites: See Description
Lead Instructor: Colleen O'Brien, RN, MS, SANE-A
Registration Fee: FREE (Deadline of February 07, 2007)
Location: United Hospital Center, Huntington, WV
Time: Classes begin at 8:00am each day.
Contact: For information, contact Debra Lopez-Bonasso