Health Inequities: How to Combat Them In Our Response to Sexual Assault

Learn cultural and social justice consideration to strengthen the approach to the medical forensic exam to help combat inequities in the healthcare system. This webinar will review inequities within the sexual assault response how the role of a forensic nurse can address the oppression/inequities.

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In looking at the inequities in the healthcare system, we see a need for reform in how we respond to victims of crime, specifically sexual assault. In this webinar we discuss the ways in which we can change the treatment for all patients both systemically and individually, through understanding and survivor centered care.
  1. Summarize inequities specifically within the sexual assault response and those who interact with survivors in healthcare.
  2. Implement cultural and social justice consideration to strengthen the approach to the medical forensic exam.
  3. Understand the role of the forensic nurse in the medical forensic exam and how this can address the oppression/inequities.
Tammy Scarlett, MPH, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, International Association of Forensic Nurses   
Tammy Scarlett serves as a Forensic Nursing Specialist, providing training and technical assistance. Tammy has been working as a registered nurse since 2010 and received her Master in Public Health with a concentration in Global Health in 2020. Initially receiving a position as a forensic nurse in Newport News, Virginia, providing care to patients in an on-call capacity while working in the Emergency Department. Eventually Tammy started working as a full-time forensic nurse in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2016. She is also a Principal Investigator on two research projects. Tammy currently holds certification in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Pediatric (SANE-P). She has provided training for the Colorado SANE/SAFE Project and Indian Health Services skills labs. She is a member of IAFN and the Colorado chapter. Tammy continues to practice clinically, providing care to patients and precepting forensic nurses to better care for our patient populations.

Victoria Ybanez, Red Wind Consulting
Victoria Ybanez, Diné, Jicarilla Apache and Mexican descent, has been working to end violence against American Indian/Alaskan Native peoples for 36 years. She is the Executive Director of Red Wind Consulting, Inc. coordinating and providing Tribal Technical Assistance (TTA) for the Office on Violence Against Women. Current projects include training and technical assistance for the Tribal Governments grant program; the development/implementation of Tribal specific shelter and transitional housing programs; addressing children impacted by domestic violence and teen dating violence; working with Tribal college and university campuses developing holistic responses to sexual assault; and responses for urban Native programs. Through the Office on Victims of Crime, she works in partnership to provide TTA on Elder Abuse to multidisciplinary teams. She developed the National Tribal Advocate Center, developed the curriculum for each training and serves as lead faculty. Ms. Ybanez is published in three anthologies: “Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence”, “Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence”, and “Birthed from Scorched Hearts”.
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