Seminars & Training

September 26 - 30, 2011

Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Training

The purpose of this training is to provide nurses who have attended and completed all requirements of a basic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Training course with basic knowledge specific to pediatric forensic evaluation. This intense 5 day training will cover pediatric growth and development; sexual assault injury classification systems; hymenal morphology; pediatric sexual abuse injuries, and forensic documentation. This training does not “certify” the nurse to perform pediatric sexual assault exams. Satisfactory completion indicates that the nurse has attended the training. Post clinical requirements will be recommended and that is the responsibility of the nurse to arrange after the didactic course.

Course Requirements:

  • Current licensure to practice as a RN
  • Completion of the Adult SANE training course and clinical requirements
  • Submission of a Preceptor Letter with registration

Training Information:

Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Prerequisites: See Description
Lead Instructor: Diana Faugno
Registration Fee: Tuition fee is waived
Location: Marshall University Forensic Science Center, Huntington, WV
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm each day
Contact: Judy Fry, Telephone: (304) 691-8959 or Email:


Diana Faugno (RN, MSN, CPN, FAAFS, SANE-A, SANE-P) has received undergraduate and Master’s degrees in nursing and is currently a Board Director of EVAW International as well as a per diem contract staff nurse for the Eisenhower Medical Center SART team.

Her past nursing experience includes: Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care. She is the former District Director of a child abuse program, sexual assault team, and a family violence program. She is a charter-founding member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). In 1996, she received the Outstanding Achievement award at the IAFN National Conference in Kansas City, MO.

Ms. Faugno is the co-author of Color Atlas of Sexual Assault (Mosby Publications 1997), Sexual Assault across the Life Span (GW Medical 2003), and numerous other publications.