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Amanda L Blake

Amanda has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, a state certified Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) for 7 years, and an Internationally Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner since 2018. She received her AD in nursing from Laboure College in 2009, and her BSN through Western Governor's University in 2017. She is active in Maine’s forensic nursing community attending SAFE Program Advisory Board meetings, precepting SAFEs in Training, teaching in the 40-hour Adult/Adolescent SAFE course, and she provides educational sessions on forensic nursing at schools of nursing, hospitals and in the community. 

Amanda worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bangor, emergency department for 6 years and has maintained practice as an emergency travel nurse in Maine and Massachusetts for the past 5 years. During her tenure at St. Joe’s she provided care and treatment for patients who had suffered sexual assault/abuse; did outreach with high risk populations at local homeless shelters including Bangor’s teen shelter, Shaw House, and the Bangor Area Adult Homeless Shelter. She and her colleagues partnered with the Salvation Army’s anti-trafficking efforts, and remain active participants with the Penobscot County Sexual Assault Response Team, and S T A R T teams. 

She works part time at Hope Rising, a residential program for survivors of human trafficking where she provides support to survivors including addiction counseling, practical life skills and community reintegration. in 2017, Amanda completed an internship at The Children's Hospital of Pittsburg’s child abuse clinic and Child Advocacy Center. Because of her anti-trafficking work in the community, she and her colleagues have been invited to present on Human Trafficking at the New England Emergency Medical Technician conference in 2014, the University of Maine in 2015, Husson University in 2016, and both the Healthcare Conference of Human Trafficking and the NTI school in 2019.

As part of the University of New England Advanced Practice Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner team, Amanda provides training, guidance and support to hospitals and forensic nurses in the Northern region of Maine. This partnership will endeavor to enhance the efficacy and practice of forensic nursing and to bring to light the expertise and universal benefit that forensic nurses offer to the profession of nursing as well as the communities they serve. 

Education

Bachelors in the Science of Nursing

Western Governors University

2017

Associates Degree of Nursing

Laboure College

2009

Licensed Practical Nurse diploma

Quincy College

2007

Associates Degree of Liberal Arts and Humanities

Quincy College

2006

Board Certifications and Licenses

International Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Adult

International Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Pediatrics

Registered Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Internship

Child Abuse Clinic

Children's Hospital of Pittsburg

Pittsburg

Pennsylvania

Clinical Affiliations

Clinic Name

Downeast Community Hospital

Machias

Maine

Clinic Name

St Joseph Hospital

Bangor

Maine

Clinic Name

Redington Fairview General Hospital

Skowhegan

Maine

Clinic Name

Franklin Memorial Hospital

Farmington

Maine

Expertise

Emergency Medicine

Forensic Nursing

<br />Community Interventions

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic and sexual violence intervention and education

domestic violence

LGBT Rights and Advovacy

Health Disparities for LGBTQ Populations

and policy; human trafficking

Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Work

Homeless Advocacy

Homelessness

STRANGULATION ASSESSMENT

Advanced social work practice; social work practice models; non-offending parents of sexually abused children; women in corrections; advanced field education models; reflexive practice;<br />collaborative partnerships.

Violence against women

Rural Primary Care<br />Women's Health<br />Medicaid and healthcare for the under-served

EXPERT WITNESS

TESTIMONY

and prevention aspects of child abuse

elder abuse

Adult Critical Care/Trauma

Emergency Medicine<br />Trauma Critical Care<br />Clinical Toxicology

Research

Research Interests

ECHO model collaboration

Invited Plenary Presentation

 

2019- NTI School: "Healthcare Response to Human Trafficking"

2019- Maine Healthcare Conference on Human Trafficking: "The SJH model"

2016- Husson University- Student Nurse Organization: "Healthcare Response to Human Trafficking"

2015- University of Maine: "What is Forensic Nursing?"

2014- New England Emergency Medical Technician conference: "Identification and Treatment of Human Trafficking Survivors"

Research Topics

Amanda Blake

Amanda L Blake

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RN, BSN, ME-SAFE A/P, SANE A, SANE P

Maine SANE Project Coordinator, Northern Region

Maine State Certified Forensic Nurse- PEDIATRIC, ADOLESCENTS, ADULTS

Internationally Certified Forensic Nurse- ADULT AND ADOLESCENTS

Internationally Certified Forensic Nurse- PEDIATRICS

Emergency Nurse

International Association of Forensic Nurses- Nomination Board Member

Off Campus

ABlake8@UNE.edu

On Campus