Webinar: Providing Forensic Healthcare to Native Communities

February 18, 2020 — A webinar on February 27, 2020 presented by the NIJ's Forensic Technology Center of Excellence aims to heighten awareness among forensic examiners of the importance of providing culturally appropriate and trauma-informed services to the American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) community. The webinar will discuss jurisdictional factors affecting examinations, pertinent laws to consider, and health care services that may be available to AI/AN populations.

Detailed learning objectives include:

1) Explain at least four factors and barriers that American Indian/Alaska Native people who have experienced domestic sexual violence may encounter when seeking health care and justice.

2) Explain differences in state, federal, and tribal jurisdictions related to forensic healthcare access, law enforcement services, and control of crime prosecution.

3) Locate and access at least five healthcare training resources, grant sources, and patient support entities that specifically include or promote AI/AN services.

You can learn more and register for the event here.

 
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