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August President's Corner — Musings on Empathy
Polly Campbell, RN, BS, BA
While driving to work last week, I came upon a car accident. A shocked young man sat by the side of the road near his overturned jeep, which had plunged down an embankment. Of course, I stopped… Read entire story.

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IAFN staff translate post-rape care technical considerations
IAFN staff Kim Day and Jennifer Pierce Weeks provide their expertise towards AIDSTAR- Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: Technical Considerations for PEPFAR Programs. These Technical Considerations have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Swahili and is available on AIDSTAR-One's website.
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is right around the corner!
Be sure to stock up on all your DVAM products for your October events through NCADV. Products can take up to one month for delivery, so be sure to order soon.
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2013 Virginia Human Trafficking Conference
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in partnership with other state agencies is pleased to announce that registration is open for the Commonwealth of Virginia 2013 Governor's Summit on Human Trafficking to be held Oct. 3-4, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. This summit is limited to the first 250 people who register.
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The science of stopping sex crimes
Minneapolis City Pages
In November 1996, an 82-year-old Minneapolis woman was raped in an alley as she walked her dog on Aldrich Avenue. The DNA specimen from the crime was too small to be tested with technology available in 1996. But when the Hennepin County Attorney's Office used a federal grant in 2009-10 to review a backlog of almost 10,000 cold cases, the specimen was finally analyzed.

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Evaluating sexual assault nurse examiner programs
Corrections.com
To help improve post-assault care for victims, communities around the country have implemented Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs, which offer a multidisciplinary, victim-centered response. Through these programs, specially trained nurses provide crisis intervention...

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Sex Trafficking A Clinical Guide for Nurses, Mary De Chesnay, Editor, Springer Publishing
By Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN, CPN, CTRN, CCRN, CPEN, SANE-A, EMT-P
A contemporary issue facing forensic nurses is that of sex trafficking or sex slavery. While many may think this form of slavery only occurs only on foreign shores, in dark back rooms, this is not accurate and the prudent...

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FGM 'growing in developed nations'
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is becoming more and more of a problem in developed countries, an expert has warned. According to sociologist Hilary Burrage, the number of girls undergoing the procedure in Europe, the USA and Australia is increasing every year.
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Trading on innocence
Nurse.com
Many people think sex trafficking happens only in third-world countries, but it's also pervasive in the U.S. "It's not just an international problem, it's a national problem," said Patricia Crane, RN, MSN, Ph,D., WHNP-BC, DF-IAFN, associate professor at University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and a specialist in forensic nursing. Victims include U.S. citizens and people from countries such as Mexico, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.
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Violence against women: Punjab has the highest number of cases
International Herald Tribune
Although the number of reported cases of violence against women has decreased, a sharp rise in several forms of extreme violence has been noted, says a report. The report, on violence against women (VAW), compiled by Aurat Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO), was launched.
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Rape-kit testing shows its value
The Columbus Dispatch
The better-than-expected success of the state of Ohio’s effort to perform DNA analysis on old rape kits that had been sitting around local police departments should be a spur to those departments that haven’t yet joined the program. Since the Bureau of Criminal Investigation began analyzing the old evidence last October, 1,488 kits have been tested and 460 of those have yielded a match with someone’s DNA stored in the Combined DNA Index System, a nationwide database maintained by the FBI.
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New law requires all ERs to have staff trained to collect basic sexual assault evidence
Forth Worth Star-Telegram
A new law that went into effect aims to make it easier for victims of sexual assault to go to hospital emergency rooms closer to home for collection of forensic evidence. Before, they had to go to state-certified hospitals designated to provide primary care for sexual assault victims.
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DNA tests can offer clinching proof in all rape cases
The Times of India
Forensic tests like DNA matching have important evidential value during rape trials and experts are asking for these to be conducted in all rape cases to nail the culprits. Lawyers say that the DNA test resulting in a match for all the five accused in the Shakti Mills gang-rape case is significant as the clinching evidence to nail them.
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