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IAFN members in the news
This past May and June, IAFN recognized several of our members highlighted in local newspapers. These members are making a difference in their communities and paving the way for global awareness of the forensic nursing field. Heather Blackburn, Judy Common, Jessi Jones, Daphne Hauser, Donna Reimer, Jackie Friar, Michelle Markie, and Pamela Keefe have received prestigious recognition for the work they do. IAFN thanks you. Check out their stories in the Member Community. If you know of an IAFN member that has made headlines, please share it with us.
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Last chance to apply for our free, 6-week online SANE Sustainability Course!
IAFN, in partnership with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is excited to announce that the application period will be open from June 18-June 28 for US-based SANE Program Managers to apply for a spot in our free, 6-week online course to address SANE Sustainability. The course will run August 12-September 20, 2013. Taught by nationally recognized experts, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, this course will provide education and skill building on issues of program sustainability, including budgeting, staffing, and collaboration, as well as ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to SANE Program Managers. Approximately 15 nursing contact hours (CE) will be awarded upon completion of the course. For more information, including application details, view this flyer or access it here.

IAFN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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The fulcrum of sexual assault in the military
TIME
Experts say sexual violence isn’t about sex as much as it is about power. That may help explain why the problem has long seemed intractable in the U.S. military, where hierarchy defines everything, and a commander’s order is accepted without hesitation. But that’s only part of the challenge. It helps to think of it in terms of physics. The simplest of the classical six simple machines is the lever.

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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...

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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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Last Call for Nursing Scholarship
AfterCollege in association with the AACN, is offering a quarterly $2,500 Nursing Scholarship and a $1,000 Succurro Scholarship, which are available to students of all disciplines. Hurry! The next application deadline is June 30.
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Joint Statement from the COPS Office, OVC, and OVW on Addressing Gender-Discrimination in Policing
US Department of Justice
Over the last few decades, the United States has increasingly recognized that domestic and sexual violence are serious crimes that should be treated as such by law enforcement. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other federal laws and programs have helped build criminal justice capacity and expertise, trained thousands of officers and resulted in more effective law enforcement.
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IOM report: Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence
Institute of Medicine
The committee's proposed research agenda focuses on the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, interventions and strategies, the impact of gun safety technology and the influence of video games and other media.

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FDA approves Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive for use without a prescription for all women of child-bearing potential
FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved the use of Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing potential. This action complies with the April 5 order of the United States District Court in New York to make levonorgestrel-containing emergency contraceptives available as an over-the-counter (OTC) product without age or point-of-sale restrictions.
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Domestic Violence Reported By 1 In 6 Women At Fracture Clinics
Medical News Today
The research, called the PRAISE study, examined the yearly and lifetime prevalence of IPV among 2,945 adult women presenting to 12 fracture clinics across Canada, the U.S., the Netherlands, Denmark and India.
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Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women: WHO clinical and policy guidelines
World Health Organization
These guidelines are an unprecedented effort to equip healthcare providers with evidence-based guidance as to how to respond to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women.
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