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Members in the news
The first quarter of 2015 has started with a bang! The Association recognized several of our members highlighted in local newspapers. These members and their teams are making a difference in their communities and paving the way for global awareness in the field of forensic nursing. Ruth Downing, Stacey Mitchell, Paula Newman-Skomski, Kelli Clune, Becky O'Neal, Anita Capillo, Dee Krebs, and Linda Walther, have received prestigious recognition for the work they do. IAFN thanks you. Check out their stories in the Member Community. If you know of a member that has made headlines, please share it with us.
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Do you know someone who ... demonstrates innovative & creative methods to promote and enhance forensic nursing? How about made significant contributions to the development of FN? Or maybe someone who has worked with other organizations/ disciplines to set standards of practice for patients of violence? Than why not nominate them for the Virginia A. Lynch Pioneer in Forensic Nursing Award? Nominate now or click here for more information.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Do nurses speak LGBT? Why we must learn ...
Advance Web
In case you haven't noticed, you can't pass a grocery counter or drugstore checkout without seeing a magazine blaring the frightening news. One of our Olympic athletes, divorced from a famous reality TV family, is transitioning into a woman (gasp!). In garish photo-shopped color, we see the potential results. Parents are horrified, and children are encouraged to look away. This can't be true! If you carry a nurse card, you may be questioned at length.
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Getting to the bottom of PTSD
Lippincott Nursing Center
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with soldiers returning from the trauma of combat; however, any traumatic event-from sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse to extreme weather events and urban violence-can place an individual at risk for PTSD, regardless of age, biological sex, or cultural background.
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Alarming number of women think spousal abuse is sometimes OK
NPR
Domestic violence is never OK. Yet in 29 countries around the world, one-third or more of men say it can be acceptable for a husband to "beat his wife." Perhaps more surprising: In 19 countries, one-third or more of women agree that a husband who beats his wife may be justified, at least some of the time. The data come from polling performed from 2010 through 2014 for the World Values Survey — an extensive study of attitudes in almost 100 countries, conducted on an ongoing basis since 1981. The study is led by an international network of researchers based in Stockholm.
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U of S sex assault centre pitched
The Star-Phoenix
With the University of Saskatchewan facing scrutiny in its handling of sexual assault cases as recently as last year, an on-campus group has approached administration about the creation of a centre specifically tasked with addressing the issue. Called the Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CASA), the group is made up of both faculty and students, including members of the U of S Students' Union, women's centre and Graduate Students' Association.
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While still relatively rare, male nurses on the rise
Indianapolis Business Journal
Luke Acton and Tyler Wessel are a part of a growing trend. Acton, manager of surgical services, and Wessel, ambulatory services manager, are among 15 male nurses at Schneck Medical Center. There's a male nurse in nearly every department at the hospital in Seymour, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis. That's a jump from five male nurses in the early 2000s.
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Youth Violence Special Feature
NCJRS
To coincide with National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which is recognized March 23-27, NCJRS compiled the Youth Violence Special Feature. The Special Feature highlights resources and websites related to youth violence and its prevention.
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Study: Child sex trafficking victims easily missed by doctors, social workers
HealthDay News via Medline Plus
Most healthcare workers may lack the knowledge, awareness and training to identify potential victims of child sex trafficking, a new study suggests. "We need to become more aware that trafficking exists and [more] educated about what we can do to identify and provide resources to victims," said study author Dr. Angela Rabbitt, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
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Women need leaders to end sexual assault and harassment
The Huffington Post
Premier Wynne, in Ontario, announced new measures recently to end sexual violence and harassment, using strong words to describe the purpose as being to end "the culture of misogyny" which is "deep-rooted in society." Misogyny goes beyond exercise of power and control to hatred of women and girls. Despite whether power or hatred or both are the root causes, her measures demonstrate courageous leadership and are a positive step along with early sex education that will focus on respect for each gender.
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YWCA has raised $24,000 of $40,000-goal
NewsOK
Each March, YWCA Enid reaches out to the community and asks for support with its annual sponsorship drive, and it is just halfway past its goal this year. “This year’s fundraising goal is $40,000. So far, the YWCA has received a great response to the campaign and has raised just over $24,000,” said Executive Director Kim Blankenship. “The amazing thing about this amount is that most donations aren’t for thousands of dollars. Many donations are in $30, $50 and $100 increments, and they add up.
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Male on male sexual assault in the military: Overlooked and hard to fix, investigation finds
The Washington Post
Here’s a scenario: A male U.S. service member is hanging out with others from his unit at a barbecue when he realizes he has had too much alcohol to drink. He’s taken back to his barracks to sleep it off, but wakes up several hours later to be “teabagged” — with another man putting his scrotum on his face. That notional situation was sketched out by officials with the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, in survey interviews with 122 American male service members across the country.
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Serial rapists responsible for at least 600 attacks linked to untested evidence, authorities believe (graphic)
The Plain Dealer
Since embarking on a massive rape kit testing initiative, authorities say they have identified 207 suspected serial rapists responsible for almost 600 attacks across Greater Cleveland. The men each are linked by DNA to between two and 14 rapes reported since about 1993. Some, such as Nathan Ford, a former probation officer now linked to 22 total rapes, appeared on the radar about a decade ago during a state pilot project that paid police departments to send rape kits for testing.
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Study: 6 percent of college presidents say sexual assault is common on their campus
USA Today
After a string of high profile sexual assault cases in the last year, like that of Emma Sulkowicz at Columbia University, national discussion about the handling and prevalence of sexual assault has made universities reevaluate how they tackle allegations. Coupled with the recent release of the documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which examines the sexual violence culture at American colleges and universities, sexual assault has been at the center of campus conversations among students and administrators.
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The truth about child soldiers
CNN
Images from an ISIS video appearing to show a child executing a hostage were horrific. The very idea of the "cubs of the caliphate," as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria dubs them, is stomach-churning. But ISIS is far from the first or only group to treat children in such a wretched way. There are tens of thousands of child soldiers under age 18 around the world, from South America to Africa to Southeast Asia to recent conflicts in the Balkans.
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Report: More sex assault victims opting not to report to police
WMTV-TV
New data shows sex assault consultations at Meriter Hospital, in Wisconsin, reached an all-time high in 2014, but more people are opting not to report the incident to police. Meriter's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program performed 428 victim exams and consultations in 2014, compared with 399 in 2013. For Kim Curran, the program's co-coordinator, the increase can be seen as positive news because it means more people are seeking help after an assault.
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Sexual assault testing lacking in parts of Nova Scotia: Advocates
CBC News
Advocates for sexual health services in Nova Scotia say more resources are needed, especially when it comes to sexual assault examinations. There are only two regions in the province with specialized teams trained to respond to victims' needs and do the required testing. Halifax has a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) team of 15 registered nurses. It responds to all metro hospitals within one hour of a victim reporting to triage.
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Domestic murder and murder-suicide: It's not about the relationship
The Huffington Post
The headline from WIVB-TV News in Buffalo read, "Troubled Relationship Ends Tragically". Meanwhile, there was this headline in the Savannah Morning News, "Troubled Port Wentworth Marriage Ends in Murder". These are two examples of how news media regularly misrepresent cases of domestic violence murders and murder-suicides; not just in their headlines but also in their reporting beneath the headlines. The end result of this skewed coverage is that the murder is presented as an outcome of a "troubled relationship" rather than as the end result of a violent abuser who is seeking to possessively control his partner, and in most cases, to prevent her from leaving him.
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Relationships between sexual violence and chronic disease: a cross-sectional study
BMC Psychology
Sexual assault is a traumatic event with potentially devastating lifelong effects on physical and mental health. Research has demonstrated that individuals who experience sexual assault during childhood are more likely to engage in risky behaviors later in life, such as smoking, alcohol and drug use, and disordered eating habits, which may increase the risk of developing a chronic disease.
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Juvenile detention centers: On the other side of 'lock'em up', but not quite trauma-informed
ACEs Connection
There are three ways to look at how the juvenile justice system is using modern practices to reduce youth crime and violence. 1) One is what happens on the way to the detention center where a kid is held until trial — i.e., how the system decides which kids must be locked up, and who can live at home or in a group home until their trial date. 2) The second is inside detention center walls — what happens to kids inside these mostly county-run centers while they’re awaiting trial. 3) The third is inside the correctional facilities where youth serve out their sentences. These are usually run by states.
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Hospital approaches to interrupt the cycle of violence
AHA
Hospitals and care systems are uniquely positioned to play an integral role preventing violence in their communities. Evidence shows that hospital-based violence intervention programs reduce violence, save lives and decrease health care costs. This guide offers hospital leaders a model for hospital-based violence intervention that can be tailored to each community’s unique needs.
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Penn State Board hears from sexual assault task force
WPMT-TV
As Penn State University deals with another scandal involving potential sexual abuse, a task force on sexual assault and harassment formed by its president last year provided their findings to the school’s board of trustees recently. Vice President for student affairs Damon Sims told the board at a meeting in Hershey that sexual misconduct is one of the most high profile issues facing college campuses today.
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