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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Learn More.
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1,000 cases of violence against women reported this year
The Sun Daily
Some 1,000 cases of violence against women have been reported to the police this year, Women's Development director-general Datin Munirah Abdullah Bajanuddin revealed today. Munirah said women bore the brunt of those suffering from stress or financial difficulties. "This is a serious issue," she said.

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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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Sex assault response team in training
THOnline
Victims of sex crimes in southwest Wisconsin might not have to travel to Madison for exams.
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Resources available for victims of domestic violence
The Daily Barometer
Awareness month urges all to learn about realities of domestic violence, resources. Sexual and domestic violence is very real. The Oregon Department of Human Services reports that, each year, 18 people die as a direct result of domestic violence.
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New Wendy Davis-authored Texas law aids rape victims
Healthcare Daily
Senate Bill 1191 provided the Texas Department of Public Safety $11 million to address the almost 23,000 rape kits that are currently waiting to be tested across the state.
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Preventing violence against women: International study with global implications
decodedScience
In South and South-East Asia, as well as in the Pacific, cases of rape and violence towards women remain a relevant and challenging issue. A recently-published study combines the resources of four different United Nation agencies: The United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and United Nations Volunteers together with Partners for Prevention.
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National trainer examines complexities of sexual assault cases
Petoskey News
Sexual assault cases are by far the most complex that law enforcement will encounter, according to Thomas Tremblay who recently provided training on the topic at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. Police and probation officers, prosecutors, domestic violence advocates and allied professionals from throughout Michigan attended the day-long training to gain a better understanding of the key barriers to advancing sexual violence investigations and how offender behaviors can help guide criminal investigations.
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Autopsy video brings Penn State nursing forensics course 'to life'
Penn State
When an abuse victim dies, a forensic nurse is often involved in collecting evidence for the legal case. To help prepare these nurse specialists, Penn State’s Forensic Evidence Collection and Preservation course will now include a first-of-its-kind video of an autopsy. The course is part of the Nursing Forensics certificate offered by the College of Nursing and delivered online by the World Campus.
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