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Not only is Nov. 11 Forensic Nurses Day, but it also shared with Veteran's Day. On behalf of the Association, the Board and staff, we'd like to extend our gratitude to everyone affiliated.
To our nurses: You are exceptional. You provide expert, compassionate, and unbiased care to challenging and unique populations across the globe. We honor your commitment.
To our military veterans: We salute you for your brave efforts in and out of our country. Thank you for your service and for protecting our rights.
We thank you all — nurses and military — for all that you do.
Show your forensic nursing colleagues how much you
appreciate their commitment to leadership, care, and
expertise. Display the Forensic Nurses Day flyer in your ED, lobby, work station, cafeteria, etc.
Wear lilac — the color representing Forensic Nurses Week — tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
Thank you to all IAFN members who voted in this year's election. I am encouraged by your participation and look forward to a successful 2017. Thank you to all the candidates for your willingness to serve. The results for the Board of Directors, Nominating Committee and the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification are as follows:
IAFN BOARD OF DIRECTORS — TERM TO BEGIN JANUARY 2017
Susan Chasson, BSN, MSN, JD, SANE-A, CNM, FNP-BC | Utah, USA
Stacy Coleman, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-A, SANE-P | Virginia, USA
Directors at Large:
Trisha Sheridan, DNP, MSN, BSN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P | Georgia, USA
Hannah Pressler, DNP, PNP-BC, AFN-BC | Maine, USA
Jacqueline Callari-Robinson, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P, PhD | New York, USA
Nominating Committee Member:
Jean Cheek, MSN, SANE-A | Virginia, USA
A complete list of the Board of Directors for 2017 will be posted to the IAFN website in January.
COMMISSION FOR FORENSIC NURSING CERTIFICATION (CFNC)
SANE-A or SANE-P Certified Commissioners:
Catherine Rossi, FNP-BC, MSN, RN SANE-A, SANE-P | North Carolina, USA
Ellen Johnson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, CPEN | Minnesota, USA
Joyce Williams, DNP, RN, FAAN, SANE-A | Maryland, USA
Commissioner: Elizabeth Riley, PMHNP-BC | Indiana, USA
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sally Laskey at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am pleased to inform you that the September 2016 exam results were posted on Nov. 4, 2016. If you do not receive your packet in the mail by Nov. 15, 2016, please contact: certification@ForensicNurses.org. Best Wishes!
For those nurses whose certification expires in 2016 The Association sent you a renewal notice earlier this year. The late filing window closes Nov. 15, 2016.
To learn more about SANE certification and/or Advanced Forensic Nursing certification, please visit our site to access our helpful video tutorials, handbooks, and eligibility requirements.
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In recognition of Veterans Day, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is proudly participating in Joining Forces Wellness Week 2016 (JFWW) in conjunction with the Office of the First Lady of the United States. This work has been led by the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Department of Justice
The Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded nearly $800,000 to the Urban Institute and the University of Southern California to develop and test prevention programs addressing elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. The awards, which were also supported by DOJ’s Elder Justice Initiative, underscore NIJ’s work to identify evidence-based solutions to elder mistreatment and evaluate their effectiveness in prevention, detection and intervention.
The Chippewa Herald
Naja Tunney’s home is filled with books. Sometimes she will pull them from a bookshelf to read during meals. At bedtime, Naja, 5, reads to her 2-year-old sister, Hannah.
“We have books anywhere you sit in the living room,” said their mother, Cheryl Tunney, who curls up with her girls on an oversized green chair to read stories.
Future's Without Violence
1. Examine the effects of trauma on immigrant children
2. Discuss mental health screening of immigrant children
3. Discuss strengths based approaches to build resilience and heal trauma
4. Learn how to utilize the medical home/care coordination models to
more effectively meet the
unique needs of immigrant children and families.
New analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that about 1,400 men and women a year sought hospital services after a sexual assault between 2010 and 2014.
Public health officials expect that there are far more victims of sexual assault who could benefit from seeking hospital care.
The Daily Universe
Provo Police announced on Oct. 31 they received a $538,739 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women for their improvement in helping and working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
This grant was a nationwide competition Provo Police applied for in February. They received the results at the beginning of October.
Future's Without Violence
Many of us spend more time working than any other waking activity. With millions of women experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking each year, the workplace presents a critical juncture for responding to gender-based violence and building systems that help protect and support victims/survivors of violence and exploitation.
Office of Justice Programs
The stories of American Indians and Alaska Natives are as varied and nuanced as the people themselves. But the latest study from the National Institute of Justice finds one troubling through-line that links these stories: the experience of high rates of violence.
Like songs and oral histories, science can raise awareness by quantifying the severity of violence; it’s time to hear what the numbers are saying.
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