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During my first week of employment at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center I was handed a file of research briefs written by Ann Burgess. It was part of my orientation process and my task was to make sure that everyone in the field had access to Ann's research. In my first year at IAFN, it is a pleasure to see that her work continues to inspire and support a strong community of practice.
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Please join us in congratulating Ann in being designated a "Living Legend" with the American Academy of Nurses highest honor. She will be honored at the AAN Conference in October. Click here to read more
What Do We Know About Sex Offenders, Sex Offender Management, and the Value of Collaboration in Preventing Additional Victimization?
When: April 26, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Cost: $15 members/$30 NonMembers
Contact Hours: 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours Provided
Presented by: The Center for Sex Offender Management, featuring Dr. Kurt Bumby, Director
Overview: This webinar is specifically designed for sexual assault forensic nurses who are seeking an introductory overview of what is known about persons who commit sex offenses and “what works” to reduce and manage re-offense risk.
Each year we seek to identify and recognize those individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement, growth, and success of forensic nursing and/or the Association through various awards. Submit your nominations no later than April 28, 2017. Click here for more information and to nominate someone today!
IAFN is once again collaborating with the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) to offer a $10,000 research grant to a forensic nurse researcher. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. If there are no member applications, or no high-quality proposals from association members, non-member applicants will be considered, with the selected grantee required to become a member of IAFN in order to receive funding. The focus of this grant is restricted to research focused on forensic nursing science.
This award is part of the 2017 Nursing Research Grants which offers nursing research awards to beginner and experienced nurse researchers. Information about all of the awards is available here.
The online application is available now. All applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on May 1.
There is still time to for your Poster Abstract Submission for the 2017 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice.
Find out more about the tracks, timelines, and more online by clicking here. Deadline is May 8.
- Have you developed a new forensic nursing project?
- Do you have research in progress?
- Do you want to share your ideas with colleagues?
Click here to watch the video on the 2nd Annual Start by Believing Day: Breaking Silence Around the World
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is pleased to announce that the next National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking will take place in sunny San Diego, California on June 5-7, 2017. The Institute addresses the serious issue of sex trafficking of children in the United States and seeks to increase the judiciary's understanding of and response to trafficking victims. The training is made possible through a dynamic partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Rights4Girls, and the NCJFCJ.
Depending which dictionary you use, the word “strangulation” is often defined as fatal. But under a recent Pennsylvania law, it does not always result. And the new law is a key tool in fighting domestic abuse.
Before the state legislature changed the law in October, strangulation fell under either aggravated or simple assault.
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
The “It’s On Us” campaign highlights the role each of us plays in ending sexual assault. How? By understanding what exactly constitutes sexual assault and refusing to be a bystander.
According to RAINN, “every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted” and although women and girls make up the majority of victims, men and boys are also victims of sexual assault and rape. This April “It’s On Us” is bring awareness to these statistics while encouraging us all to take a pledge to become part of the solution to end sexual assault. What exactly does the pledge say?
Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations
Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations
an estimated 21,000 forensic practitioners at federal, state, county, tribal, and local levels
the Attorney General and the Department of Justice creating
a new Forensic
the inclusion of
sciences in the Task Force
on Crime Reduction and Public
the continuation of a Senior Forensic Advisor at
to make our
and medical examiner offices
Artist Shannon May Mackenzie drew thousands of tick marks on a wall. Interspersed within those tick marks were sentences. They told the story of her rape.
Mackenzie embarked on the piece, “Rotatio,” as a way to heal. “Purging is the best way to describe this piece,” she explained. “Little fragments of myself that I don’t want to carry any more.”
International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners
Registration will open in the near future for the IAC&ME Annual Training Conference, which will be held July 23–27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
U.S. Department of Justice
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the United States Department
of Justice (DOJ). Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership on issues of sexual assault,
domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Since its inception, OVW has supported a
multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes through implementation of grant programs
authorized by VAWA.
Office for Victims of Crime
It takes courage to help child and adult victims of sexual abuse, assist survivors of acts of terrorism and mass violence, fight fires that may have taken people's lives, or respond to shootings and other crime scenes. It also takes commitment to do this work despite the personal, physical, emotional, and mental impact it can have.
This webinar will explore indemnity and expense payments for professional liability claims on behalf of nurses, RN, LPN and LVNs, insured under the CNA/NSO program during the most recent five-year period, 2011-2015. This program will describe top allegations made against nurses in malpractice lawsuits as well as patient injuries and outcomes. Using this information, nurses can examine their own current practices in relation to the allegations of malpractice claims and losses experienced by their peers. Selected claims asserted against nurses will be discussed.
The Division of Violence Prevention at CDC works to better understand the problem of child abuse and neglect and to prevent it before it begins.
Essentials for Childhood: Assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children is CDC's framework for preventing child abuse and neglect.
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