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July/September 2014 — Volume 10 — Issue 3
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Registration is open for the Touch DNA webinar being offered on Oct. 8, 2014 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST. Don't miss out on your chance to watch this exciting update on the latest forensic science advances in this area! Presented by Dr. William Green, Jill Spriggs, from ASCLAD and Julie Valentine from Brigham Young University — this event is sure to intrigue you!
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University of Kansas considered community service too 'punitive' for rape punishment
The Huffington Post
University of Kansas became one of 76 higher education institutions under federal investigation in July for how it handles sexual violence on campus. Schools are required under the gender equity law Title IX to respond to reports of sexual assault, in addition to any criminal proceedings, as a way to keep their campuses free of harassment or a hostile environment.
OVC announces scholarships for the Fall 2014 National Victim Assistance Academy
The NVAA Leadership Institute provides skills and knowledge for new and seasoned victim services leaders who provide or have provided direct services to victims to build capacity within victim-serving agencies. The training uses a blended learning approach with a combination of self-paced online training and facilitated Webinars. Participants should expect to dedicate approximately 1 hour completing assignments before the training begins and between each session.
Colleges finally taking steps to handle sexual assault problem
By Suzanne Mason
Colleges finally taking steps to handle sexual assault problem
Suzanne Mason Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A recent segment on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (above) mocked James Madison University's handling of sexual assault. The segment came after three students were expelled from the school after graduation for allegedly sexually assaulting a classmate.
But the segment sheds light on a growing problem of how colleges and universities need to do more when it comes to handling sexual assaults on their campuses.
Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released “Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action.” This report provides information, evidence-based strategies, and action steps to help community leaders and members, public health professionals, families, and young people reduce or prevent youth violence.
Attorney General hosts expert panel on Naloxone
Bureau of Justice Assistance
On July 31, 2014, an expert panel convened to advise the U.S. Attorney General’s Office on the development of a toolkit for law enforcement agencies interested in carrying naloxone.
New nurses and the med-surg mythos
By Keith Carlson
Every nurse has probably heard this statement (or something like it): "Without two years of med-surg, your career is going nowhere." While medical-surgical is indeed a wonderful grounding in the challenges and skills of modern nursing, many new nurses simply can't find med-surg positions.
The court crisis
Battles in the court room can last for months to even years. The effect that it has on children, parents, and victims of crime can be as damaging as the act committed. The September/October issue of NPEIV's newsletter highlights some of the key issues and provides commentary on what needs to be accomplished in order to help those in need.
CDC releases guidance for EMS to manage EBOLA
Managers should use this information to understand and explain to staff how to respond and stay safe. Individual providers can use this information to respond to suspected Ebola patients and to stay safe.
The NIJ-FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership:
A Research Initiative for Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits
National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory have formed a partnership to help address one of the most difficult and complex issues facing our nation’s criminal justice system: unsubmitted sexual assault kits (frequently referred to as untested). The FBI will be a centralized testing laboratory for sexual assault kits, commonly referred to as rape kits, to be submitted from the nation’s law enforcement agencies and public forensic laboratories.
How telehealth promises to advance the Triple Aim
Government Health IT
The time has to come to examine how telemedicine practices, services and technologies can bolster the Triple Aim of better care for individuals that improves population health while reducing costs. Indeed, three new surveys highlight the momentum and outline challenges.
WEBINAR: Moving Beyond the Wheel: Advocacy & Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence
The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on advocacy and support for military and veteran LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence. This interactive session will focus on strategies for support and advocacy when working with LGBTQ survivors, with a particular emphasis on the needs and experiences of LGBTQ service members and veterans.
How and why to recruit male nurses
Health Leaders Media
Male nurses face lots of scrutiny about their career choice. To retain this growing segment of the workforce, challenge your assumptions about male nurses and make sure you're sending the right message.
For years, human resources departments have openly discussed the discrimination and judgment women often face when they step into a traditionally male role, like hospital finance or the C-suite. But what happens when a man takes on a traditionally female role?
Ready, Set, Surge! Fundamentals of Responding to a Public Health Emergency at U.S. Ports of Entry
The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ), Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch has created the "Ready, Set, Surge!", a three part course to prepare public health and Department of Homeland Security personnel to serve at U.S. ports of entry in the event of a public health emergency.
Notifying sexual assault victims when evidence is tested
Interview with Dr. Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Nurses play a vital role during dangerous outbreaks
The Global Dispatch
The recent Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,200 people in West Africa, making it the region’s deadliest battle with Ebola since the virus was discovered in 1976. In the trenches, nurses not only treat patients but also provide education to halt the spread of Ebola. In developing countries, nurses often receive training on the job. In the U.S. and in other developed countries, they go through systematic training at colleges and universities and complete strict licensing requirements before entering practice.
Mom Prom set for the Old Bank Restaurant on Sept. 13
Greene County Daily World
This event is organized by women who serve on Greene County's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) as a way to raise funds to help pay the expenses of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at Greene County General Hospital. Tickets are $20 each and all proceeds will go into the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Fund. Last year's prom generated over $1,700 for the fund.
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