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IAFN Outraged by False Claims About Pregnancy and Sexual Assault
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On Thursday, August 23, 2012 the International Association of Forensic Nurses released a statement for the press to share the outrage expressed by our colleagues who have decried the baseless claim of Rep. Todd Akin (R- Missouri). You can read the entire press release here.



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20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
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Saturday workshops are included in the price of registration! On the final day of the Assembly, Saturday, October 13, registrants may select two half-day workshops. One of the eight workshops is highlighted below:

    The Forensic Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds and Evidence Collection: The Role of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Part I
    Presented by William Smock and Jessica Pitts*
    The role of the forensic nurse examiner and the forensic evaluation of gunshot wounds is a critical component of criminal investigations as well as patient care. The determinations of entrance versus exit, range-of-fire and bullet trajectory are vital "facts of the case." MORE
Please see the links below for more information: *FNN would like to apologize for the error in last week's edition. Last week it read, "Presented by Pamela Tabor and Julie Rose." However, it should have read, "Presented by William Smock and Jessica Pitts." We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. This week reflects the corrected content.


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Feds start training program to combat sex assault
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Federal officials have started a training program to help the law enforcement community investigate and prosecute sexual assault cases on tribal land. Representatives from nearly two dozen American Indian tribes turned out for the first training seminar at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina. More

Overcoming violence in DR Congo: CARE assists survivors of sexual violence
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Three women from North Kivu share their stories of how CARE is helping survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in local communities and among IDPs. More

Study: Routine screening catches child abuse in ER
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Routinely screening all children seen in the ER for signs of maltreatment seems to have improved child abuse detection in the Netherlands, a new study finds. The progress suggests that such systematic screening helps catch more cases of child abuse, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics. More

University of Montana creates sex violence prevention class
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The University of Montana has created a mandatory tutorial aimed at preventing sexual violence in the wake of federal investigations about how the university handles reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Students must watch all seven videos and pass a quiz with a score of 100 percent before registering for second semester classes. More

Using self-audit to improve nurses' record keeping
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Documentation is a crucial aspect of nursing care, both to facilitate continuity of care and to form a record of care provided. However, nurses are not always confident in fulfilling this responsibility. This Documentation Improvement Project was undertaken on a busy low-secure unit providing high-quality assessment, treatment, care and rehabilitation in a secure and therapeutic environment for people with serious mental illness and associated forensic history. It was initiated after a routine audit revealed a serious deterioration in the quality of documentation over the previous six months. More

How rape is defined around the world
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The legal definition of rape is not always the same around the world — a difference that can often cause confusion when these conversations arise. More

Donations sought to train Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
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Donations are needed to train Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in southern West Virginia. To improve access for services for sexual assault victims, Women's Resource Center has worked to develop the Raleigh County Sexual Assault Response Team. The Raleigh County SART team along with Women's Resource Center is dedicated to working to stop violence in West Virginia. More

Why Pentagon's progress against sexual assault is so slow
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The military legal system is seen as often punishing victims of sexual assault instead of perpetrators. Pentagon efforts to make headway depend largely on improving prosecutions. More


 

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