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IAFN Members in the News
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In 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. Lisa Lewis-Javar, Cari Caruso, Janet Ward, Kathy Gill-Hopple, Faye LeBoeuf, Debbie Browning, Nancy Hall, Jenifer Nerone, and Gail Perkins have received prestigious recognition for the work they do. IAFN thanks you. If you know of an IAFN member that has made headlines please share it with us.


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Senate Panel Votes to Reauthorize DNA-Testing Grants
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On Thursday, June 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a measure intended to reduce backlogs in DNA evidence collected from crime scenes and convicted criminals. More

IAFN Submits Comments on CMS Proposed Rule Impacting Emergency Room Services
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On June 25, IAFN submitted official comments on a proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expressing concerns that new requirements to track and report "Emergency Department Throughput Measures" as part of the FY2015 Inpatient Quality Reporting program will have a negative impact on quality of care provided victims of sexual assault and/or intimate partner violence. More

SCOTUS Announces Fate of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, June 28!
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The Supreme Court of the United States is set to announce its determination in a case regarding the constitutionality of various parts of the Affordable Care Act this Thursday, June 28. More

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Next IAFN Webinar: Suicide Investigation: Methods, Notes and More
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Tuesday, July 10 — 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST
$15 Member/$30 Non-Member
This webinar will provide 1 CE hour
This presentation will provide information regarding suicides which have been investigated by Forensic Nurse Death Investigators, and explore the many methods, different types of notes left behind, staging methods, and a variety of motives
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SANE Certification Renewals
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Early renewal discount fee ending soon! Please click here to view more information.

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20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
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NIJ releases postconviction DNA and wrongful conviction study
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NIJ has released a report based on retrospective DNA testing of physical evidence that had been retained in homicide and sexual assault convictions that occurred during a 15-year pre-DNA time period in Virginia. The goal of the study, conducted by the Urban Institute, was to determine if modern DNA testing of probative evidence would confirm the original conviction. More

View juvenile sex offender registration requirements
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"Fifty State Survey of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Requirements" provides — by state — the necessary requirements for the registration of juvenile sex offenders. Categories include registrable offenses, information maintained in sex offender registry, statutory basis for juvenile sex offender registration, duration of registration, community notification and website, and limitations on residency or employment. More

Burden of Silence
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VideoBrief One in three Native American women will experience sexual abuse — Aljazeera follows one woman who is speaking out. More

Wave of violence swallows more women in Juárez
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First, there were just a few bones and body parts, found in a valley beyond the sprawl of this wild city. At least four women had been killed and dumped, the authorities said. Then, in the same area, investigators made another discovery early this year — a dozen more dead women and girls. Most disappeared in 2009 and 2010, and when last seen alive many were teenagers, good students with bright smiles of possibility. In death, however, they have become apparitions. More

MEP condemns continued female genital mutilation
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A Romanian MEP has condemned the fact female genital mutilation is still taking place in some parts of the world. According to Norica Nicolai of Romania's National Liberal Party, it is sad this "barbaric practice" continues to occur in the 21st century, the Parliament reports. She was speaking after a vote of the European Parliament focusing on the issue, which resulted in MEPs opting to do more to tackle female genital mutilation across the globe. More

Prosecutor tries to crack thousands of rape cases
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VideoBrief Prosecutor Kym Worthy, of Wayne County, Mich., is leading the charge to get Detroit's massive backlog of rape kits tested and processed. It's a cause that hits close to home, because Worthy was a victim of rape when she was a law student. More

Documentary film 'The Invisible War' takes on military sexual assault 'epidemic'
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In "The Invisible War," a new documentary on sexual assault in the military, service people repeatedly share a version of the same story. Subject after subject describes a harrowing assault, the intimidation and retaliation that often followed, and the failure of an institution to hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes. More

Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine announce fellowship in child abuse pediatrics
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Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and the Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics announced the start of a three-year American College of Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship program in child abuse pediatrics. The first fellow of the program will join Texas Children's multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers and forensic nurses beginning in 2013. More


 

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