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Time is running out — Register today!
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Join us this Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 1-2 p.m. for Creating a State Elder Fatality Review Team. Presented by Polly Campbell and members of Maine’s nationally recognized Elder Fatality Review Team, this webinar will outline the steps to develop a team, convene the key players, and highlight the role of the forensic nurse as a key team member. Register today!

Abstract submission deadline for IAFN's Annual Conference — Jan. 31
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The deadline for abstract submission for the IAFN 2013 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice (formerly Scientific Assembly) is approaching — Jan. 31. Please share this link with other forensic nurses, students, administrators, researchers, and educators as well as other professionals in disciplines related to forensic nursing such as law enforcement, corrections, legal professionals, program administrators, and sexual assault and domestic abuse/violence coalitions. Submit an abstract for 2013!

IPV position statement posted for member comment
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The IAFN Board approved a 30 day member comment period of a joint position statement by the IAFN and the Emergency Nurses Association on Intimate Partner Violence. Members may submit comments, questions or feedback directly to the CEO at careygoryl@iafn.org or they may post in the comment section for all to see. You can find the page here.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its final recommendation statement on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults
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To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please click here. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation statement in plain language is available here. The final recommendation can also be found in the Jan. 22 online edition of Annals of Internal Medicine. More

AMBER Alert's successes noted on 17th anniversary
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On Jan. 13, the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs observes the day in 1996 when nine-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted in Arlington, Texas, while riding her bicycle. Her abduction and brutal murder launched the creation of the AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert program. On this day we remind everyone to recommit themselves and remain alert and responsive to these emergency broadcasts for missing children. More

Study: Limited impact on child abuse from visits, intervention
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Home visits and doctor's office interventions to prevent child abuse appear to have only limited success, with evidence mixed on whether they help at all, according to a U.S. analysis based on ten international studies. As a result, the government-backed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that current evidence is "insufficient" to recommend such programs for dealing with the hundreds of thousands of children reported to be abused each year. More

Scaled-back domestic violence legislation gets top billing
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One of the first pieces of legislation the newly minted Senate plans to take up is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which previously failed to pass the last Congress because of Republican opposition in the House. One of the first pieces of legislation the newly minted Senate plans to take up is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which previously failed to pass the last Congress because of Republican opposition in the House. More

Morocco to change law allowing rape marriage
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Nearly a year after Morocco was shocked by the suicide of a 16-year-old girl who was forced to marry her alleged rapist, the government has announced plans to change the penal code to outlaw the traditional practice. Women's rights activists welcomed Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid's announcement, but said it was only a first step in reforming a penal code that doesn't do enough to stop violence against women in this North African kingdom. More

Report on India's sexual assault laws mixes scathing criticism with proposed changes
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A special committee formed to recommend changes to India's sexual assault laws after the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi proposed far-reaching police and judicial reforms, new liability for armed official personnel accused of committing sexual offenses and recognition of sexual offenses against homosexuals. More

Sexual abuse victims urge renewed probe of Los Angeles Catholic leaders
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Victims of pedophile priests have called for renewing a criminal investigation into the role of Catholic Church leaders in Los Angeles, including Cardinal Roger Mahony, in covering up child sexual abuse as revealed in newly released Church records. More


 

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