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Celebrate with IAFN
This edition of the Forensic Nursing News is dedicated to the nurses who provide exceptional care every day to men, women, and children who have experienced trauma. IAFN recognizes our members around the globe who are making a difference in their patients lives. Read our press release.
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President's Corner — Meet your Treasurer
Sheila Early, RN BScN

Happy Nurses Week from your Board of Directors, Association Staff and myself. It is a time to celebrate our chosen profession and look forward to the future as forensic nursing continues to find its place within health care systems globally. I would like to highlight some of the happenings over the last month with you.
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Only 4 days left to submit a poster abstract for the 2014 International Conference
There are only 4 days left to submit an abstract for the poster session to be presented at the 2014 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice. The deadline for submissions is MIDNIGHT May 12, 2014. For more information visit our website.
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Enjoy Free Access to LWW Nursing Journals
In celebration of National Nurses Week, the public may view various nursing journals at no cost. Free viewings last from May 6-12.
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Seniors and Law Enforcement Together
Registration is now open for the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference on June 16. IAFNs own Dan Sheridan will be presenting and IAFN is hosting the Nursing Continuing Education Credits. Learn more and register.
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Housing is Open for Annual Conference
Reserve a room now for the 2014 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice. Registration scheduled to open June 2014.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


DNA forensics could help identify lost Nigerian girls
ENCA
"This is clearly a humanitarian effort," said Eisenberg who heads the UNT Centre for Human Identification, the laboratory that works with a 10-year-old international program called DNA-Prokids, which aims to reunite families and deter human trafficking.
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Webinar from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Rural SART's: What the Research Tells Us, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. EST. This free webinar is hosted by NSVRC and Megan Greeson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at DePaul University. We will be exploring research findings from a recent national study on SART's. Registration is required. Please register online by May 14. Register now.
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Upcoming Webinar from the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
Webinar: Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3-4:30 p.m./ EDT This webinar will provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools for screening, assist victims in the clinical setting, and understand reporting requirements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a human trafficking survivor, and explore opportunities for improving practice and policy. Register today.
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South Africa: Better Health Care for Sexual Assault Survivors
All Africa
Currently, there are 47 centres across Gauteng, which provide PEP treatment to survivors of sexual assaults. These include 24 Clinical Forensic Medical Service Facilities (five in Ekurhuleni, seven in Johannesburg Metro, two in Sedibeng, seven in Tshwane and three in West Rand) plus 23 centres based in hospitals, community health centres and clinics.
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Swaziland, UNICEF and Together for Girls to Host Global Violence Against Children Meeting
Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland, UNICEF and the Together for Girls
Between May 28-30, 2014, at the invitation of the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland, UNICEF and the Together for Girls partners will host a Global Violence Against Children Meeting: “From Research to Action: Advancing Prevention and Response to Violence against Children.”
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Health Resources and Services Administration
Announced their #IAMANURSE Social Media Campaign. In an effort to promote the profession, they are asking nurses to tell them what it is about their job they enjoy the most by tweeting @HRSAgov or commenting on HRSA’s Facebook page during Nurses Week. Include a selfie or group photo, and use the #IAMANURSE hashtag. Please help us spread the word by encouraging your members to participate!
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White House Investigates Sexual Assault On 55 Campuses Including Harvard, USC
NotAlone.gov PSA Includes Daniel Craig, Steve Carell Against Title IX Gender Discrimination, Violence [Video]
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Sexual assault in the military by the numbers
The Washington Post
To get an idea of the breadth of the problem, the Pentagon’s latest figures show it received 5,061 reports of unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 2013, an increase of 50 percent compared with the previous year. (There are a total of 2.2. million active duty service members.)
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DNA Cold Case Task Force Brings 100th Rape Kit Indictment
Forensic Magazine
"We now realize that the DNA in these old rape kits is a ticket to prison for a trainload of violent rapists," McGinty said. "We have an unprecedented opportunity to take a large percentage of this county's most dangerous criminals off the street all at the same time.
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Sculptor re-creating face of colonist found in Texas
The Houston Chronicle
This week, forensic sculptor Amanda Danning is re-creating the face of Marquis de Sablonniere, whose remains were found in 2000. Some of his bones were unearthed in an archaeological excavation of the site of Fort St. Louis, a short-lived French colony established in 1685.
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