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IAFN members in the news
This past quarter IAFN 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 of the forensic nursing field. Nancy Healy, Rita O’Connor and her team, Anita Symonds, Myna Shegog, and Tara Henry, 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 IAFN member that has made headlines, please share it with us.
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6 DAYS LEFT: Foundation Scholarship Program
Foundation Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for members and other forensic nurses around the world who might otherwise be unable to attend the organization’s annual International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice. For more information visit our scholarship webpage.

This year's annual conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, from Oct. 22-25, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs.

Apply online or download the paper application through April 22, 2014.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


OVC seeks a rural community to participate in the National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center Pilot Project
The NTC is seeking rural communities to participate in this innovative pilot project. If your community fits the rural eligibility criteria below, we encourage you to submit a Concept Paper that outlines your community's need and capacity for this type of service. Learn more.
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ClientTrack participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, ClientTrack will sponsor a webinar, "Collaborating with a Sexual Assault Response Team and Role of the Nurse Examiner", presented by Diana Faugno MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, on Friday April 18 at 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT. To learn more about this webinar or to register, click here.
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Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services
Vision 21
he Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications under the Using Technology to Expand National and International Access to Victim Services solicitation.
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Medicine meets law: Forensic psychiatrists evaluate the disturbed and dangerous
Rutgers
Rutgers provides mental health services to thousands of prisoners throughout New Jersey.
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NSVRC's eLearning has free webinars, podcasts
Click here for the NSVRC's eLearning site
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Sexual assault victims in Pennsylvania to get special no-contact protection under new law
Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed the Sexual Violence Victim Protection Act into law March 21. The legislation will provide victims of sexual assault, even those who've not reported the crime, access to court-ordered protection from their attacker, similar to the protection afforded to domestic abuse victims in a protection-from-abuse order, or PFA.
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The National DV newsletter
The theme for this year's Mental Health Month, observed annually in May, is Mind Your Health. This theme highlights the importance of overall health and wellness, exploring the connections between the body and the mind and promoting positive steps towards protecting and nurturing our whole selves.
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Sexual Assault Kit Testing: What Victims Need to Know
Check out the pdf, here.
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IAFN works with other interested organizations to support the Supreme Court Amicus brief
ACOG
On essential component of effective healthcare for women, which includes access to emergency contraception.
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LifeWings helps university develop mobile app to improve crime scene investigations
Digital Journal
With more than 12 years of experience and hundreds of successful safety tool implementations, LifeWings was able help MTSU create an exciting new mobile app that can save money and lives.
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Women in forensics talk about love of the job
WTSP-TV
Forensic investigations isn't what is used to be. “It’s not a man's field anymore," says Denice Weigand, who has been with the Pasco Sheriff's Office for 28 years, and doing forensic investigations for the last 18.
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Be aware but not informed about military sexual assault
USA Today
Aware and alert about what the brass calls a crisis in the ranks. Informed about the depth of the problem? Mmm. They'll get back to you on that. Or not. First, the awareness part.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Sexual assault allegations against ex-hospital aide uncovers similar claims over 14 years (New York Daily News)
Judge: Sexual assault victim will be able to present evidence police culture contributed to attack (KGTV-TV)
Changing how colleges deal with rape (BusinessWeek)
Be more than a bystander (Endingviolence.org)
Sexual assault victims find care for more than just visible wounds (World-Herald)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 

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