Wed, Oct 27 | Webinar

FREE AFN Webinar - Safety Planning

Join us for this Special AFN Webinar on October 27, 2021 with Kathy Bell at 12:00 PM EST. This Webinar is FREE to all, however, pre-registration is REQUIRED.
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FREE AFN Webinar - Safety Planning

Time & Location

Oct 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Webinar

About The Event

Don't miss this opportunity to join your colleagues for this very special FREE AFN Webinar with Kathy Bell!  Be sure to share this event invitation with your interprofessional team members!  

Safety planning is commonly provided by victim advocacy agencies and they are well trained for this.  However, many individuals experiencing violence do not access the services offered by these agencies.  Often it is days or longer before victims of IPV reach out to these organizations and a safety plan put into place at the time of an encounter with healthcare can provide information to keep them safe in the interim.  Safety planning is intended to reassure and instill confidence, not frighten or discourage.  Safety planning is focused on the individual experiencing the violence, not the offender and begins with an assessment of risk and builds on what has worked and not worked in the past. It is most important that victims feel safe and supported with the healthcare professional that is discussing safety planning. 

This presentation will discuss the role of safety planning by healthcare professionals and the opportunity it provides to make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing violence.  Various dynamics taken into consideration during safety planning will be explored.     

This Webinar is FREE! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Don't miss your opportunity to:

  • Review the concepts of danger assessment and lethality assessment.
  • Discuss the concept of safety.
  • Define safety planning.
  • Identify the role of healthcare professionals in safety planning.

IMPORTANT You will need to register in advance for this Webinar.  Webinar is scheduled for October 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST).  Question and answer session will immediately follow.  

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM ZOOM ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION!  

Any questions or concerns, please email afn@afnmail.org for further assistance.

WEBINAR PRESENTER - KATHY BELL

MS, RN

Ms. Bell joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1994.  She provides the day to day operations management of the forensic nurse examiner programs.  She is responsible for development of replication strategies and training programs that will facilitate other communities in providing forensic nurse examiner services.  Ms. Bell is a forensic nurse, performing sexual assault, drug endangered children, domestic violence, and elder abuse examinations in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She is certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner of Adults and Adolescents and Pediatrics (SANE-A and SANE-P) by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. 

Ms. Bell is a Distinguished Follow and Board Member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing.  She is a member and Past-President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, a member of the American Nurses Association and Oklahoma Nurses Association.  Additionally, she is a member of Academy on Violence and Abuse.  She has participated on many task forces, advisory committees and forums regarding sexual assault, violence, and forensic nursing issues.

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