Presented by: California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center

April 13-15, 2015 & SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2015

The Pediatric SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners) Training includes three (3) days or (22) hours of classroom training, fourteen (14) hours online training delivered through the University of California, Davis (UCD) Extension Program, and six (6) hours of online training by watching 2.20 hours of webinars and 3.37 hours of videos produced by CCFMTC for a total of 42 contact hours.  The California Board of Nursing designated 42 contact training hours for this course.

The online program through UC Davis Extension Program covers child sexual abuse epidemiology, mandated child abuse reporting requirements, service delivery models, developmental anogenital anatomy, use of the California Cal OES 2-925 Forensic Medical Report Form (for non-acute exams performed over 72 hours since the last incident) and Cal OES 2-930 Forensic Medical Report Form (for acute exams performed within 72 hours of the last incident). These forms, instructions and protocol can be downloaded from the CCFMTC website. Classroom training covers patient history taking, examining prepubertal children and adolescents, physical findings and their significance, documentation and conclusions, and a full day of interactive skill stations.  See website for course agenda and instructions for the online courses.

Participants are expected to complete the on-line component before being admitted to the classroom training to receive the highest benefit from the classroom training. Trainees receive immediate access to the on-line training program as soon as they complete registration on the website.

California Residents $400.00   / Out-of-State $600.00

California District Attorneys Association
921 11th Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact Christina Pritchett at (916) 930-3062 or

CLICK HERE to view the online and classroom course agenda and to register.



California Penal Code Section 13823.93 was enacted into law in 1995 establishing the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center, and continuous grant funding began in 1996.  The problem addressed by the enactment of this statute was the concern that “the response of California’s health care system to victims of violence, especially women and children, is inconsistent in terms of both access to services and competence of health care workers.”  The policy statement went on to say that while services in some metropolitan centers are excellent, access to trained medical practitioners is restricted and unevenly distributed throughout the state.  It further stated that many rural, mid-sized counties and geographically large urban areas lack health professionals who are properly trained in providing evidentiary examinations, collection, preservation, and documentation of evidence, and interpretation of findings, and who are experienced in collaborating with the legal community.  This results in victims being improperly examined and prosecutors lacking critical evidence.

The California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) was awarded the statewide grant from Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) in September 2011 to develop trainings for healthcare providers and allied professionals, e.g. law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, and prosecutors. The California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center based in Sacramento is led by the strong team of, Marilyn Peterson, MSW, MPA, Program Director, Dr. William Green, MD, Medical Director, and Dr. Elliot Schulman, MD, MPH.

We are proud to state that since 2012, CCFMTC, has trained over 443 adult and adolescent sexual assault healthcare professionals in our Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE), Forensic Photography, and Courtroom Communication Training Programs.  Attendees represented 48 of the 58 California counties plus representatives from the US Navy, the states of Washington, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, the territory of Guam and the country of Zambia.

CCFMTC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), for Physicians and Physician Assistants, and the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) for Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses. New this year, 41.50 contact hours are being awarded. The BRN has approved adding the viewing of 3 DVDs and 4 Webinars to the curriculum.  This is useful for IAFN SANE-A Certification which requires a minimum of a 40-hour course.

Adult SAFE Blog 1

Adult SAFE Blog 2





Our September 2014 course trained 39 healthcare professionals representing Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Monterey, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Ventura Counties, plus representatives from the US Navy,Texas, and New Mexico.

This five-day SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) training program focuses on fundamental forensic medical examination procedures and techniques for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault.

Using the Cal OES 2-923 Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Report Form and California Medical Protocol, for Examination of Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse Victims, this course is designed for the inexperienced examiner and teaches basic knowledge, skills and hands-on ability.

The 2015 classes are scheduled for February 23-27, 2015 and September 14-18, 2015.  Registration is now open on our website at: .


In-State Residents        – $400

Out-of-State Residents – $600

For questions or more information contact Program Assistant: or call at 916-930-3057.