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*Cost savings on nation's first stand-alone Forensic Science Education program in the Clinical Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds
This course offers a unique, 40-hour educational experience, both online and practical, that will create an educational foundation for the clinical forensic evaluation of gunshot wounds and evidence collection. More information
* Those students who have already paid the full amount will get a refund or can apply it to the 2 day practicum.

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OVC Conference Scholarships Available for Annual Conference
Nurses are eligible to apply for reimbursement of professional development expenses of up to $1,000 for individuals. Deadline for application is 60 days prior to the event or approximately August 15.
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Save $$$$ on Early Registration for One More Week
Take advantage of the Early Registration rate of $525 USD for Members and $654 USD for Nonmembers. Early Registration ends July 31, 2014. This is a four day conference and registration includes continental breakfast each day and a dynamic Opening Keynote as well as three inspiring Keynote Luncheon speakers. Earn 20.5 continuing education contact hours from attending!
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Migrant children are fleeing a region rife with sexual violence
New Republic
More than 1,000 refugee children are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border each week, largely from the violent “Northern Triangle” of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The President has labeled it, quite correctly, a humanitarian crisis. His opponents on the right — and in recent days, some on the left — have asserted that it is the direct result of our failed immigration policies, and the impression given by the Obama administration that “amnesty” is available to anyone who successfully crosses the border.
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Joint Webinar from The National Center for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with Social Solutions
Program Evaluation & Improvement for Victims Services on July 31, 2014, 3 p.m. ET. Register now!
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Registered nurses are delaying retirement, a shift that has contributed to recent growth in the nurse workforce
By David I. Auerbach, Peter I. Buerhaus, and Douglas O. Staiger
The size of the registered nurse (RN) workforce has surpassed forecasts from a decade ago, growing to 2.7 million in 2012 instead of peaking at 2.2 million. Much of the difference is the result of a surge in new nursing graduates. However, the size of the RN workforce is particularly sensitive to changes in retirement age, given the large number of baby-boomer RNs now in the workforce.
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The Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) multimedia tool kit
IRC
This multimedia educational program aims to improve clinical care for and general treatment of sexual assault survivors by providing medical instruction and encouraging competent, compassionate, confidential care. The IRC recently updated the guidelines, adding a Psychosocial tool kit and making all CCSAS resources available in downloadable versions in English and French from the brand new official website.
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McCaskill, Udall urge US Department of Education to require colleges to inform sexual assault survivors of availability of nurse examiners
Ready access to information would ensure survivors can find services, support they need.
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Senate Bill 255 becomes Indiana law
On July1, Senate Bill 255, authored by Tim Lanane, JD, (D) District 25 and co-authored by Senator Patricia Miller, (R) District 31, Implied Consent for Forensic Examination, became law allowing healthcare professionals to act on the patient's behalf by collecting potential forensic evidence when there is a degree of suspicion that the patient has been a victim of sexual assault.
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MH17 forensic expert David Ranson from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine identified Ned Kelly
News.com.au
A forensics expert who helped identify Ned Kelly’s body is part of an international team investigating the MH17 crash.
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Proponents fight for change so Alaska Natives covered by VAWA
AlJazeera
Proponents of the original 1994 Violence Against Women Act say it was signed into law with the purpose of providing more protection for domestic violence victims and keeping victims safe by requiring that a victim’s protection order be recognized and enforced in all state, tribal and territorial jurisdictions in the U.S.
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UT "Body Farm" founder critical of MH17 victim recovery
WBIR-TV
Four days after a missile shot down Malaysia Flight 17 in Ukraine, the remains of some of the 298 victims are headed home. Ukrainian separatists agreed Monday with Malaysia to let a train with some of the bodies to leave the crash region for Amsterdam where the flight originated. President Obama is accusing the pro-Russian rebels of blocking the investigation by denying experts safe access to the crash scene.
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DV fact sheets:
Children's Bureau Business
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed a series of 10 factsheets to help parents better understand how children may be affected by domestic violence and how they can help their children heal. While the series is not specifically geared toward child welfare professionals, it could be a valued resource for those working with families affected by domestic violence.
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Strengthening your neurologic assessment techniques
Nursing Center
Consistent head-to-toe evaluations assure no steps are missed
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Pakistani rights advocates fight losing battle to end child marriages
Inter Press Service News Agency
At first glance, there is nothing very unusual about Muhammad Asif Umrani. A resident of Rojhan city located in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, he is expectantly awaiting the birth of his first child, barely a year after his wedding day.
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Little help for CAR rape survivors
IRIN News
The presence of armed groups and continued fighting causing displacement across the Central African Republic (CAR) has led to an escalation of insecurity leaving women and girls vulnerable to forced marriage and extreme violence, including rape.
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