Turning Point’s Forensic Nurse Examiners Program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide comprehensive medical forensic examinations to adult and child sexual assault survivors. Specially trained nurses and advocates meet the immediate physical and emotional needs of sexual assault survivors and provide crisis intervention. If you have been sexually assaulted call 911 or Turning Point’s Crisis Line at 586-463-6990.
If you are interested in joining FNEP, either as a Nurse or First Response Advocate, please call the FNEP business line at 586-792-0051. To read more about our FNEP program click on the topic. To become part of FNEP, a training is coming soon, please click on the PDF more information. SANE BASIC BROCHURE 2015
- About the Nurses
Turning Point’s FNEP nurses provide a comprehensive exam, while putting the needs of their patient as their top priority. They have earned the respect of multiple law enforcement agencies, health care organizations and the members of the judicial system. The program has been highlighted in several publications because of its impact on the criminal justice system and sexual assault survivors. In addition to providing emergency services, the Forensic Nurses are also available to provide expert witness testimony at court proceedings, suspect exams at local law enforcement agencies, and trace evidence collection at homicide scenes as requested by the Macomb County Medical Examiner. Turning Point’s Forensic Nurse Examiner Program consists of a dedicated team of nurses who have completed extensive training and have been certified by the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN).
- Conferences and Training
Turning Point provides yearly conferences on sexual assault for health care professionals, law enforcement, and advocates. Check our Event Calendar for upcoming training dates. Turning Point also provides advanced trainings for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and for caring for pediatric sexual assault patients. Certification by the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN) requires a minimum of 40 hours of clinical training and 60 hours of didactic training. For more information visit the IFAN website
. To Learn More about obtaining a Master’s Degree in Forensic Nursing at Oakland University CLICK HERE
- About the First Response Advocates
First Response Advocates complete 65-hours of sexual assault and crisis intervention training. They are available to speak with sexual assault survivors confidentially, offering support throughout the process and providing survivors with information on sexual assault, what happens next, the criminal justice system, and other support or resources they may need. Advocates are also available to assist family and friends in understanding sexual assault and helping them cope with the trauma their loved one has experienced. Turning Point provides yearly advocacy trainings for community members wanting to volunteer for this program. Check out our Event Calendar for upcoming dates.