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The birth of forensic nursing
Advance for Nurses
How Virginia A. Lynch's determination to stop clinicians from unintentionally obstructing justice inspired a new nursing specialty. "After 30 years of experiencing the lightning strikes of 'Aha! Moments,' in the forensic sciences and merging these concepts into the science of nursing there has been a continuous mélange of beauty and excitement in an often dark and frightening place."
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Forensic nursing - A medical/legal profession
Four forensic nurse panelists and IAFN members - Angela Amar, Marie Marino, Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, and Linda Starr - will be the featured guests on forensicweek.com, a live complimentary broadcast on Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT.

Hosted by Tom Mauriello, a University of Maryland professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the weekly broadcast showcases leading forensic professionals who bring "real" forensic science to students, law enforcement personnel, legal professionals, healthcare providers, and more. The broadcast is free and will be archived on the forensicweek.com YouTube channel.

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IAFN Elections 2013
IAFN is pleased to accept applications to fill several vital volunteer leadership positions. Volunteer leaders possess the opportunity to: play a central role in advancing the profession; help enhance the value and stature of IAFN; access up-to-date information about the challenges facing the profession; and engage in robust collaboration with other leaders. IAFN values and seeks diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, geographic location, and professional level. The two-step application process is easy, additional resources and job descriptions are available now.
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Rape behind bars
The New York Times (opinion)
A new federal report shows that the nation’s prisons and jails have a long way to go before they comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. That 2003 law requires institutions receiving federal money to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on rape and to embrace rigorous prevention measures like those outlined last year by the Justice Department.

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Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence-only education can make rape survivors feel 'dirty,' 'filthy'
NBCNews.com
Elizabeth Smart, the young woman from Utah who made headlines around the world after she was kidnapped as a teen and held captive for nine months, is speaking out against abstinence-only education.

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FREE 2013 Monthly SAFE Case Review
IAFN
Throughout 2013 members will be given free access to monthly adult/adolescent sexual assault forensic examiner case review for continuing education credit. Practicing nurse examiners around the country will provide detailed cases, images and treatment plans for your consideration....

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Gun Violence: The Healthcare Provider's Role in Prevention Webinar, June 4, 2013, 2:30 - 4 p.m. EST
Healthcare providers play an important role in protecting the safety of their patients by preventing gun violence. This webinar will review the impact of gun violence on families in the United States and discuss evidence-based approaches to gun violence prevention. To register, please follow this link: http://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/xjhykjm
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PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish 'Zero Tolerance' Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities
NSVRC
Demonstration projects funded through this solicitation will support comprehensive approaches within state, tribal, and local adult and juvenile correctional facilities to prevent, detect, and respond to incidences of sexual victimization.
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Dove in Twitter storm as 'self-esteem' ads appear next to images of battered women
Metro News
Dove has become the latest firm to face a Twitter backlash after its ads appeared on Facebook alongside pages condoning extreme violence towards women.
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Resilience in the face of violence
The Huffington Post
Ritu Sharma saw a story on CNN that struck a chord with her. It profiled Sonali Mukherjee, a young woman in India who - in 2003 - was headed to college and had a bright future ahead. At just 17 years old, Sonali had repeatedly rebuffed the advances of three men. One afternoon, they found her sleeping and threw a jug of acid on her face. Because of her injuries, she is unable to see and initially had trouble even speaking.
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Violence against women: A social disease with an identifiable cause
MinnPost
As the news from Cleveland, and the sexual assaults in the military continue to horrify us, Cheryl Thomas had the nagging sense that we are profoundly and dangerously naïve to be shocked at the brutality that went on in the Seymour Avenue home in Cleveland and on the nation’s military bases.
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Harsher terms urged for genital mutilation
news.com.au
A national review into female genital mutilation laws has recommended South Australia and NSW more than double their maximum penalties for anyone performing it to at least 15 years in jail. Late last year, the Gillard government announced a package of measures to crackdown on the "barbaric practice" in Australia. As part of the plan the federal Attorney-General's department reviewed the legal framework.
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Violence against women and girls: Shifting culture
The Guardian
The police still make catastrophic mistakes in the protection of women at risk of domestic violence; that children everywhere have access to pornography, and that this is influencing behavior in dangerous ways; and that most parents think relationship education in schools is inadequate. In the background, Mark Bridger's trial for the murder of five-year-old April Jones is a running reminder that while rare, there is still murderous child abuse as well as the far more widespread exploitation revealed most recently by the Oxford grooming trial.
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