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IAFN Members Mentor Healthcare Providers in Swaziland, Africa - Influence Incremental, Yet Important Changes
By Daria Waszak, RN MSN CEN COHN-S
Nash was invited to complete an eight-week assignment in Swaziland, Africa along with fellow pediatric forensic nurse, Megan Lechner. Their mission: to improve the care for children who survive rape. But Swaziland’s social problems and inapt practices left challenges far greater than Nash imagined. Read the entire article about their experience.
The Clock is Ticking — 2014 Call for Awards
Time is running out! You have 12 days left to nominate that special person. Already nominated someone? Now is the time to confirm your nomination is complete, your letters of support and CV have all been received. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
To recognize your selected individual, please submit your nomination no later than April 15.
Honorees will be recognized during the 2014 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 22-25.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it.
Characteristics and motivations of absconders from forensic mental health services: a case-control study
Several studies have documented correlates associated with absconding events among general psychiatric samples; however, few studies have examined this…
The realities of intimate partner homicide
While the unfortunate truth is that husbands and boyfriends kill their partners with disturbing frequency, these cases are the ones that we watch with rapt attention to every trial detail. Our culture is obsessed with falls from grace, especially when it involves a fabled sports hero and his beautiful partner.
Forensic Exams with Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors
Date: Thursday, April 10
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
This webinar will discuss transgender sexual assault victims may differ from other survivors in body configurations, high levels of polyvictimization, increased discrimination and denial of services from other providers, as well as often discordant relationships with their body in general.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program will expand in Savannah
Twenty-three nurses are going through training to be certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner which stands for SANE, Savannah will retain nine of them.
Supreme Court keeps guns away from domestic violence abusers
“Victims of domestic violence and their advocates are breathing easier today, since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that convicted domestic violence abusers will be prohibited from possessing firearms," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), which celebrated today's significant decision in U.S. vs. Castleman.
Brief explores protective factors to address child abuse and neglect
The Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration for Children and Families, has released “Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare.” This issue brief is designed to help policymakers, administrators, child welfare and related professionals, service providers, and advocates understand approaches to preventing and treating child abuse and neglect by addressing individual, relational, and community risk and protective factors.
SVRI Prevention webpage
Through this webpage, the SVRI provides information and resources for prevention of sexual violence across the life-span, including materials and resources on: The nature, prevalence, social context and risk factors associated with sexual violence; interventions and evaluations, and the role of men and masculinities in prevention of sexual violence.
Preventing Violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programs
Preventing child maltreatment: A guide to taking action and generating evidence. World Health Organization and International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2006
This guide combines the accumulated expertise of both organizations and provides the necessary tools and information to governments, civil society and international organizations in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. (Pdf 2.44 Mb).
Why is rape culture trending on Twitter with the hashtag #Rapecultureiswhen? International Business Times, 25 March 2014
“Rape Culture” trended on TwitterTuesday as a way to get people to talk about sexual assault in a powerful way, Feministing.com wrote. According to the site, writer Zerlina Maxwell started the trend with her initial post.
Egypt launches first prosecution for female genital mutilation after girl dies, The Guardian, 14 March 2014
A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation, after a 13-year-old girl died following an alleged operation in his clinic last year.
Documentary film: War on women, IRIN, 2014
IRIN is proud to announce the launch of “War on Women”, a heart-rending, 15-minute film by award-winning filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn. The film explores sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with gripping testimonies from both survivors and perpetrators and insight from analysts and civil society activists. [Source: IRIN].
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