Midwest Regional CAC offers two foundational medical courses that help meet the training requirement noted in NCA’s Standards. Both courses are offered online in a self-paced format.

One is entitled Medical Training Academy: Pediatric/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (PSANE), and is for medical professionals who are seeking Pediatric/Adolescent SANE training/certification. This course is specifically targeted for nurses/advanced practice nurses who seek SANE training that meets International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) criteria and will meet the didactic portion necessary to sit for the IAFN SANE certification exam.

The other is entitled simply Medical Training Academy, which is is available for all medical professionals who seek to gain a baseline understanding of child abuse/neglect and/or a review of content. This course is available to physicians, nurse practitioners, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), physician assistants and registered nurses.. 

The project director is Jordan Benning at
Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. 

More information can be found here: Medical Academy – Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (