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The IAFN Online Learning Center provides online self-paced educational opportunities for forensic nurses and allies. Our catalog features pre-recorded content on a variety of topics and will continue to grow with exciting new educational opportunities.
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Members in the news
This past month the Association 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 in the field of forensic nursing. Carrie Wright, Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners team (Meghan Van Heertum, Tracy Fremming, Alex Zopel, Tina Stephanus and Nicole Voight) Karen Scott, Laura Kopacz, Theresa Flesvig, and Tina Peck, 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 member that has made headlines, please share it with us.
SAFEta webinars announced!
The SAFEta Project, a cooperative agreement between the Office on Violence Against Women and the IAFN will be hosting several webinars this year- the first is on June 10th at 2pm Eastern Time. Registration is now open!
Tribal Forensic Healthcare offers Free Training Opportunities
Do you provide care for American Indian or Alaska Native patients? If so, join us for free webinars/trainings. The Association's Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project is pleased to open registration for its 2014-2015 SANE Webinars and Trainings. Access the list of topics, dates, and locations at www.tribalforensichealthcare.org. New webinars are currently being added; a total of 14 webinars will be offered between now and March 2015.
Registration is free to healthcare providers from Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities and to providers from other facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of sexual assault. Open to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants, these webinars and trainings offer free continuing nursing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) hours.
The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
As issues arise, the Association can take an official position on issues that impact forensic practice, nursing practice or impact the patients or clients of forensic nurses. Read all of our approved Position Papers on our website.
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Don't forget about IAFN's Online Learning Center. Archived webinars are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day so you can enhance your education when it’s convenient for you.
Check Out the 2014 Exhibitor Prospectus
Ever wonder how to go about including your announcement in the tote bags that are distributed at the IAFN Annual Conference or in sponsoring something year-round? Check out our Exhibitor Prospectus.
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.
Dehydration led to death
Baby Jadon Cudjoe survived the sweltering mid-morning heat in the back of a relative’s car for almost two hours on Tuesday before he eventually died.
Forensics questions as murder review is kept secret
The independence of Scotland's crime labs has been questioned after The Herald's revelations that a report in to a gangland killing is being kept secret.
Should paying for rape kits mean less money for victim services?
States are required to pay out-of-pocket costs for victims' forensic exams in order to qualify for certain federal funds to fight violence against women.
Addressing Campus Sexual Assault Must Be a Coordinated Effort
The Huffington Post
When I think of the amazing women who make up the constellation of my life, I can't help but think about the statistics about violence against women, which many of us know all too well: Nearly 20 percent of undergraduate women report that they have experienced sexual assault since entering college, most often during the first two years of school.
Egypt's new sexual assault law could lead to victim blaming
United Press International
The new draft law provides a definition of sexual harassment and sexual assault — a first for Egypt — but includes requirements that could limit its ability to protect women.
Colleges can't play cop in sexual assault investigations
The Boston Globe
Much-publicized personal narratives of sexual assault are likewise plagued by fuzzy definitions, ranging from violent rape to intoxicated sex in which the woman feels she was too drunk to properly consent.
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