Webinar: Best Practices in Sexual Assault Cases [Archival]

Webinar: Best Practices in Sexual Assault Cases [Archival]


In the ongoing struggle to protect would-be victims from sexual predators, great advances are being made in forensic nursing research and practice, from strangulation assessment to the photographic documentation of injuries and beyond. Valerie Krasneski-Schreiber, unit director of the UPMC Mercy Hospital emergency department; Debra Shane, UPMC Mercy Hospital sexual assault nurse examiner; Kathleen Sekula, Duquesne University School of Nursing Professor; and investigative and legal experts, discuss these topics in this archived full-day seminar hosted in collaboration with the Duquesne University School of Nursing.


  • Benjamin Wecth, MA
  • Lt. Donald O’Connor
  • Charles LoPresti, Esq.
  • L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN
  • Valeria Krasneksi-Schrieber, RN
  • Debra Shane, RN
  • Judy Hale Reed, MPA
  • Laura Ditka, Esq.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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