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President Corner — See you in Phoenix
Sheila Early, RN BScN
As I write this, it is 6 sleeps until the start of the most important annual event for our Association, the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice in Phoenix. Read entire story.
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2013 Annual Report is now available
The Association's 2013 Annual Report is available and shows what an exciting year it was for members and the Association.
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Private Violence: HBO to premiere this award-winning documentary on Oct. 20 at 9 pm
Viewers claim that Private Violence — a film that examines the issue of intimate partner violence with an unwavering lens — may herald change. Of more than 1250 viewers surveyed, 98 percent said the film either enhanced their understanding of the problem, prompted them think differently about their own response to victims of intimate partner violence, OR compelled them to consider joining a domestic violence advocacy effort. Funded in part by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the film will also be featured during the Association’s International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice in Phoenix, Arizona.

For more information about the film, please visit www.privateviolence.com. For information about upcoming screening events in your area, please visit www.meetup.com/privateviolence or contact the Private Violence team at privateviolence@gmail.com.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Vice President Biden and Mariska Hargitay team with USA Network to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
In an effort to help stop domestic violence and sexual assault, USA Network will host a special LAW & ORDER: SVU “No More Excuses” marathon featuring new, original PSAs with award-winning actress Mariska Hargitay and Vice President Joe Biden. The 14-hour marathon, held on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 9-11 p.m. ET, will commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in partnership with Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation and the NO MORE campaign.
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Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize (w/video)
The Press Democrat
Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 10 for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.
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Study identifies risk factors for sexual assault, including age and alcohol consumption
Medical Xpress
Risk factors for sexual assault, including young age and alcohol consumption, must be addressed when considering preventative strategies, suggests a new study, published in International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). The Danish study used data from all women attending the specialised centre for victims of sexual assault (CVSA) in Copenhagen for sexual assault or attempted sexual assault between March 2001 and December 2010. A total of 2541 women were included in the sample.
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Nurse management: Open source or old school?
By Keith Carlson
Just like any industry, there are "old school" and "new school" approaches to nurse management. In the 21st century, many managers still cling to old ways of thinking that are, to a great extent, based on top-down, hierarchical corporate structures steeped in 20th-century patriarchal culture. Nursing has a chance to break that pattern.
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Study looks at alcohol abuse among newly immigrated Hispanic teens
Medical Xpress
Newly immigrated Hispanic youth who experience significant levels of bicultural stress — pressure from both their native and adopted cultures — are more prone to alcohol abuse, according to researchers in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. A team of researchers, including two from the college's department of human development and family science, analyzed a longitudinal data set of 302 Hispanic adolescents living in Miami and Los Angeles. The teens in the study had immigrated to the U.S. within the previous five years and were interviewed every six months for three years.
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7 high school players face sexual assault charges over alleged locker room hazing
CNN
It may have been endured as an ugly rite of passage for rookie football players to ascend to the ranks of gridiron warriors, but when upperclassmen allegedly sexually hazed freshmen in a New Jersey high school locker room, it crossed a legal line. Seven of them faced charges as of Friday, and police had taken six into custody. A seventh surrendered to police recently. Prosecutors are not naming them because they're juveniles.
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Telemedicine could revolutionize access to mental health treatment
Medical Xpress
For millions of Americans, mental health treatment is largely out of reach — a fact one FIU psychologist is trying to change. Jonathan Comer is leading the way in telemedicine for mental health disorders — the use of electronic media to provide health care services traditionally delivered in person. Because in-person treatment can be costly, time-consuming and not always available in convenient locations, many don't seek help. But with the use of technology, Comer believes he can help families receive the help they need.
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Battered, Bereaved and Behind Bars
BuzzFeed
The first thing Latricia Chance saw when she walked up to the apartment that October morning was a toddler, alone and shoeless, eating cereal on the doorstep. It was her friend Arlena Lindley’s 3-year-old son, Titches. Chance said hello. Titches, his mouth full of food, said nothing. Inside, she greeted Lindley and her boyfriend, Alonzo Turner. Chance knew the couple had gone through trouble in the past, and something seemed off between them now — it just wasn’t clear what. Then Turner stepped outside and dragged Titches into the living room. Titches had soiled his light-blue pajama pants.
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