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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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Presidents Corner — June 2014
As I am approaching the mid mark of my term as your President, it seemed time to look back over the last six months and see what the Association and its members have been doing.
2014 Award Recipients
Please join the International Association of Forensic Nurses Awards Committee, Board of Directors and staff in congratulating the following 2014 Award Recipients for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of Forensic Nursing and the association locally, nationally and globally:
- Bonnie Price, 2014 Virginia A. Lynch Pioneer in Forensic Nursing
- J.B. Van Hollen, 2014 Vision Award
- Rachell Ekroos, 2014 Distinguished Fellow Award
- Kathryn Laughon, 2014 Ann Burgess Research Award
- Linda Walther, 2014 Service Award
- Katherine Melhorn, 2014 Patron Award
Prestigious Nursing Academy to Induct Several IAFN Members
The American Academy of Nursing has selected 168 nurse leaders to join fellowship because of their leadership in education, management, and policy and work to improve the health of the nation. The Academy fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries. Click here to see the full roster.
Journal of Forensic Nursing®
Discounted CE from Journal of Forensic Nursing are available to you: View the course listing and activate your savings.
Check out the CE feature from the most recent edition: Amar, A., Sutherland, M., & Laughon, K. (2014). Gender differences in attitudes and beliefs associated with bystander behavior and sexual assault. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 10, 84-89.
International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
Our destination Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs is nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert and offers spectacular views of mountains and desert as we expand our knowledge, renew old friendships, forge new connections, and share our passion for forensic nursing science.
Our keynote speakers this year are Claudia Bayliff (Raped or “Seduced”? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence), Rebecca Campbell (panel on the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project: Lessons Learned in a Multidisciplinary Collaboration), David Lisak (The Next Wave: Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse), and Colleen Varcoe (Structural and Interpersonal Violence: Nurses CAN Make a Difference at Individual, Organizational, and Social Levels). Come and listen as they share their expertise and insight with us.
NO MORE PSA Campaign
The NO MORE PSA campaign was spearheaded by the Joyful Heart Foundation, one of the many championing organizations behind the NO MORE movement, and was directed by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, the Foundation’s President and Founder, in her directorial debut.
Agenda now available 2015 International Conference New Orleans, Louisiana
We are pleased to announce that our agenda is now available for our 2015 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses, April 7-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mass graves of migrants found in Texas cemetery
The task was hard enough, even without complications: Forensic anthropologists were trying to identify the remains of migrants who perished in remote South Texas while trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.
Lacey Spears: Munchausen's role in case remains to be seen
The Journal News
Her 5-year-old son Garnett's medical history and the reported lies Lacey Spears told were red flags suggesting Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a psychiatric disorder — often a form of child abuse — in which someone harms a person in their care to garner sympathy and attention.
WMM's 2014 NEW RELEASES ONLINE CATALOG HAS ARRIVED
When you purchase a film from WMM, you are helping women directors by supporting their roles as worldwide change-makers and ensuring the production of more feminist film. See all 2014 New Releases on our website here, or download the digital catalog. Using a mobile device? Click here to download a PDF.
Antique parasite worms its way into history
The China Post
Forensic sleuths said they had found the oldest known egg of the bilharzia parasite, revealing how human advancement enabled a tiny freshwater worm to become a curse for millions.
Maryland's DNA database records 3,500th hit
The Bay Net
Governor Martin O’Malley announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, highlighting its role as an invaluable tool in the State’s success in driving down violent crime and homicide to three decade lows and in achieving the State’s goal to reduce violent crime by 20 percent by
Rape kit testing bill facing opposition from law enforcement organization
It might seem like common sense to test DNA evidence from sexual assaults to help catch more criminals, but a bill that would make that mandatory is getting some fierce opposition from the State Sheriff's Association.
'Start waking up': Report warns of Inuit child selling, cites anecdotal evidence of abuse, trafficking
Inuit babies and children are being sold by their families, sometimes into prostitution, according to a new report funded by the Department of Justice that explores the wider issue of human trafficking of Inuit women and girls in Canada.
Daughters of Emmonak
Daughters of Emmonak is a documentary film about a Yup'ik Eskimo woman, Lenora "Lynn" Hootch, working to bring an end to domestic abuse in her rural village of Emmonak, Alaska.
Guide for Victim and Support Services for Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking
The 2013 Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States says that victim and support services need to be able to recognize past, ongoing, or potential victimization by commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking among the youth in their care.
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