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Foundation Scholarship Program
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It is once again time to apply for the IAFN Foundation Scholarship. The IAFN Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for members and other forensic nurses from around the world who might otherwise be unable to attend the organization's annual International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice.

This year's annual International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice will be in Anaheim, Calif. from Oct. 21-24, 2013. Apply today.

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Certification opportunities
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The Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification currently offers three professional credentials: the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A®), the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric (SANE-P®), and, in collaboration with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the portfolio in Advanced Forensic Nursing.

By exerting the additional effort to become certified in his or her specialty, a nurse demonstrates a firm desire to provide quality patient care. Learn more about these opportunities.

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Prep to pass the SANE-A® Exam
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IAFN is pleased to announce the SANE-A Prep Course, which will be offered in five weekly sessions, on Wednesdays, starting March 20, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET. Drawing on the expertise of Ruth Downing, MSN, RN, CNP, SANE-A and Cyndi Leahy, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, each weekly live webinar will cover a different area of the test outline with an opportunity for questions and answers afterward. Attend one, some, or all the sessions. ALL sessions will be recorded and available for 24/7 viewing in the Online Learning Center.
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IAFN Member Community
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STI's — To test or not to test? What is the standard of care for a specific patient population? This conversation and many more are happening in the IAFN Member Community. Join the discussion today.
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Become a sponsor of IAFN
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Sponsorship Opportunities are customizable and priced to fit any budget. Reach the core forensic examiner market, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Nurse Death Investigators, Emergency/Trauma or Critical Care Nurses, and other associated professionals, many with decision-making authority and influence. Your organization will benefit from increased visibility and ongoing communications. Check out the available packages.
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. The 2013 SAAM campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.
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Sexual assault and child abuse survivors celebrated at North Dakota State Capitol
The Bismarck Tribune
A recent event at the North Dakota State Capitol was a celebration of survivors of abuse, said Janelle Moos, executive director of CAWS North Dakota, the statewide membership organization representing domestic violence and sexual assault crisis centers across the state. Moos, along with Tim Hathaway, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota, and keynote speaker Melissa Merrick, director of Spirit Lake Victim Assistance, talked about the importance of supporting and believing victims.
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American Indian/Alaska Native SANE-SART Initiative
Office for Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime established the AI/AN SANE–SART Initiative in 2010 to address the comprehensive needs of tribal victims of sexual violence, with the ultimate goal of institutionalizing sustainable and evidence-based practices that meet the needs of tribal communities.
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April is STD Awareness Month
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to call attention to the impact of sexually transmitted diseases and to promote prevention and testing across the country. New CDC estimates show that there are nearly 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs. You can play an important role in educating people about STD prevention and CDC has resources that can help.
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Foundation Scholarship Program
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It is once again time to apply for the IAFN Foundation Scholarship. The IAFN Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for members and other forensic nurses from around the world who might otherwise be unable to attend the 2013 conference.

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Rise in sexual assaults in Egypt sets off clash over blame
The New York Times
The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore. Conservative Islamists in Egypt's new political elite were outraged — at the women.

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Still time to apply for the 2013 ANF nursing research grants
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IAFN is once again collaborating with the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) to offer a $5,000 research grant to a forensic nurse researcher. The grant application is open to all of IAFN's global members.

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New Kansas law ends statute of limitations for rape cases
The Washington Post
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law that eliminates the five-year statute of limitations on rape and aggravated sodomy. It also gives victims of violent sexual abuse 10 years after their 18th birthday to report those crimes. Kansas is now one of around 20 states, including Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, that have no statute of limitations for felony rape crimes.
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Nurse leadership skills made, not granted
HealthLeaders
As the healthcare industry continues to evolve and endure periods of upheaval, smart and savvy nurse leadership has never been more critical. That's why it's exciting to see nursing schools taking nurse leadership so seriously with programs specifically designed to cultivate these skills in future leaders.
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A global mission to fight sexual violence against women
The New York Times
Just as the pressing call for an end to violence against women resounds around the world, it is also making itself heard in Washington. The U.S. Congress passed the expanded Violence Against Women Act it had held up for a year and a half, and, separately, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., went to war against sexual assault in the U.S. military, holding the first Senate hearings on this staggering problem in nearly 10 years. Outside Capitol Hill, in the beehive of women-centered nonprofits like Vital Voices Global Partnership, the drive to end violence against women has been moving at varying speeds and with varying degrees of success.
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