Image For Activity Cover
Responding to Immigrant Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors P2: Tips and Tools to Assist in Achieving Access to Health Care and Public Benefits
Webinar Description

The International Association of Forensic Nurses offers educational opportunities for professionals caring for victims of violence.  Some courses contain medical photographs of injuries, genital regions, and other potentially triggering topics and images. If you need assistance in processing trauma, help is available

Immigrant survivors of sexual and domestic and sexual violence who receive medical forensic exams and heath care have multiple intersecting advocacy needs. Best practices are employed when forensic nurses, healthcare professionals, victim advocates, and attorneys know how to quickly access legally correct information on which federal and state funded public benefits and services immigrant survivors are eligible to receive. This second webinar in this 2-part series will provide attendees with detailed information on the full range of publicly funded benefits and services immigrant domestic and sexual violence survivors can access. Topics to be discussed include housing, health care, income support, the supplemental nutrition assistance program, driver’s licenses, education, child care, unemployment insurance and other benefits. Eligibility varies by state, by form of immigration case, and the type of benefit the victim is seeking. The webinar will demonstrate how participants can use NIWAP’s online benefits map and state by state charts. The webinar will also highlight the best practices for accompanying and assisting immigrant survivors applying for benefits.

Presented by:
Leslye Orloff, Adjunct Professor and Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), American University, Washington College of Law
Rafaela Rodrigues, Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellow, NIWAP

The authors, presenters, and planning committee for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Upon attending the course in its entirety (due to the criticality of the content) and completing the course evaluation, you will receive a certificate that documents the continuing nursing education contact hours for this activity.

The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Availability: On-Demand
Access expires 365 days after start
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.5 Contact Hours Credits
International Association of Forensic Nurses
6755 Business Parkway, Ste 303
Elkridge, MD 21075
Powered By