Webinar on Child Sexual Abuse Examinations

As part of its 2012 Webinar series, the International Association of Forensic Nurses is offering a webinar titled "Child Sexual Abuse Examinations: Interpreting Acute and Chronic Physical Findings," Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 2-3:15 p.m.

Webinar description: This webinar will address typical and atypical findings in child sexual abuse evaluations. Common and not-so-common findings, including injury and disease process, will be discussed in a case review format. What can and cannot be testified to regarding these findings will also be reviewed.

The featured speaker is Marie Ann Marino, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Stony Brook University School of Nursing. Dr. Marino received a Bachelor of Science from Molloy College, a Master of Science in Nursing from Stony Brook University and a Doctor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Source: IAFN

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