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Responding to Immigrant Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivors Part I: Legal Rights to Access Health Care, Public Benefits, and Family Law Protections
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

This webinar will provide forensic nurses, health care providers, and victim advocate attendees with detailed information on the full range of publicly funded benefits and services immigrant sexual and domestic violence survivors can access in their states. Some publicly funded benefits and services are open to all immigrants without regard to immigration status. Since public benefits and subsidized health care access expands for immigrant survivors who apply for victim-based immigration relief, participants will learn how to identify immigration relief eligible survivors. Public benefits eligibility varies by state, by form of immigration case, whether the victim is an adult or a child, and the type of benefit the victim is seeking. To support participants’ work with immigrant survivors the webinar will demonstrate how participants can use NIWAP’s new online benefits map and state-by-state charts. The webinar will conclude a brief overview addressing key facts participants need to know about immigrant survivors’ legal rights to obtain civil protection orders, custody of children, and child support. Webinar participants will receive links to tools and resources in the NIWAP on-line library on each of the topics discussed in this webinar.

Presented by:

Leslye Orloff, Adjunct Professor and Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), American University, Washington College of Law

Rafaela Rodriguez, 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
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