Shining a Spotlight on SANEs

16jun11:00 am12:00 pmShining a Spotlight on SANEsSDAHO Webinar

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) play a very important role to the victims that walk through their doors after having likely one of the worst experiences of their lives. It is imperative that our state continues to recruit and support these specialized nurses to both provide both trauma-informed medical care and to also collect the forensic evidence that may be necessary to help the prosecution throughout the court system. Please join us to learn more about the exciting SANE efforts taking place in South Dakota and to hear directly from one of the most experienced SANE nurses in South Dakota!

  1. Understand of the prevalence of sexual violence in our state and across the nation.
  2. Recognize the impacts of violence on overall health and the importance of trauma-informed care.
  3. Explore the role of a SANE, both from a medical and forensic standpoint.

CEs: certificate of attendance


Kristi Kranz, SANE Learning Collaborative Coordinator, Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment

Kristi Kranz joined the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment in 2019 to coordinate an Office on Violence Against Women grant that is referred to as the SD SANE Learning Collaborative program.  In this role, she supports healthcare professionals serving victims of sexual violence by providing training information and resources, fostering a peer-led SANE Learning Collaborative, and facilitating biannual Clinical Skills Labs and quarterly supplemental trainings. She also coordinates the annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference which brings in more than 500 participants from across the state.  Kristi has a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest State University.

Jen Canton, SANE Supervisor, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Medical Center/Avel eCare

Jen Canton is the SANE Supervisor at Avera in Sioux Falls and the project director for two Dept of Justice grants awarded to expand post-sexual assault care to underserved areas. Her team of SANEs provide post-assault care in person to patients at all the Avera facilities in Sioux Falls, as well as to numerous facilities in the upper Midwest states via telehealth. She has been an RN for 16 years; 9 of them as a forensic nurse. She has a Bachelors in the Science of Nursing and a Masters in Forensic Nursing. She is SANE-A and SANE-P certified and has conducted hundreds of medical-forensic exams. She also works for Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis as a forensic nurse and is a member of the Minnehaha/Lincoln County SART team and the SD Statewide Sexual Assault Taskforce


Free for SDAHO Members: Sign in to the Member Portal and go to the Education Portal to register.

$49 for Non-Members: Click here to register.


(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST(GMT-05:00)