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The Use of Social Media in Forensic Nursing
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As the opportunities for online connection and dialogue grow and as the use of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social networking outlets grow, so to must a nurse's vigilance to protect the confidentiality of patients. IAFN has assembled these recommended resources on the use of social media by nurses. More

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Next IAFN Webinar: Virginity: Myths, Mystery, and Madness
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Thursday, August 9 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm Eastern Standard Time

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This presentation is suited for anyone who has ever questioned the history of virginity, why we believe what we believe and how these “truths” ultimately shape the course of child sexual abuse investigations. Register Today!

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2012 IAFN Membership Survey Results
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Each year, IAFN conducts a general membership survey as a report card for the Association. In addition, we seek input from our members to ensure future decisions and projects align with the needs identified by our members. For the first time in IAFNs history our response rate exceeded 30%!

Here is a summary of the survey, highlighting those questions most pertinent in our work to shape our program for the future.

IAFN Member Community
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Pediatric Exams — Why does one do an examination of a child reporting sexual abuse/assault? How evidence collection differs in pediatric cases?
Evidence collection differs or should definitely differ from that of adults. Just one of the many discussions going on in the Member Community right now. Have you seen it, do you have any articles to support this? Join this discussion and many more like it today simply by logging into the IAFN Member Community.

Did you forget your password or do you need a quick tutorial? Please contact us.

Attention Chapter Officers!
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Chapter Officers: Chapter Leadership Online Training now available!
It is FREE to IAFN members. This Chapter Officer Training was developed to assist in making the transition smoother as new chapter officer's fill board positions. No matter where you are located, you can access continuing education when it's convenient for you — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To see courses specifically for chapter officers, make sure to select "Access the Learning Center" Please click here for more information.

 Industry News

OVC releases HELP Series for Crime Victims
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OVC is pleased to announce the release of the HELP Series for Crime Victims — a set of nine brochures that provides a resource for victims of crime and the victim service providers that work with them every day. More

AIDS conference highlights 'blind spot' for women, action urged on education and treatment
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Women are being affected by the AIDS epidemic in increasing numbers, experts said at the International AIDS conference, and more needs to be done to curb poverty and violence, in addition to education about pregnancy and distribution of medications. More

Build-A-Bear workshop accepting grant requests for children's health, animals, and literacy programs
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Toy retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop provides grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to charities in the United States and Canada working to support a range of causes, including children's health and wellness, animals and literacy and education. More

Rapid visualization of biological fluids at crime scenes using optical spectroscopy
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This report presents the findings and methodology of a study whose aim was to demonstrate proof of concept for a rapid and nondestructive tool that uses infrared spectroscopy for visualization of blood at crime scenes. More

Childhood sexual abuse and AIDS in the black community are linked
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New research raises the question of a link between childhood sexual abuse and a higher risk for HIV/AIDS. The study, conducted by Drexel University, tracked 40,000 people, including a significant number of blacks and Hispanics. The data suggests that not only was childhood sexual abuse linked to risky sexual behavior as an adolescent or adult, but could also impact getting tested, diagnosed and starting treatment once infected with HIV. More

French parliament adopts sexual harassment law
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France's parliament unanimously approved legislation criminalizing sexual harassment, nearly three months after the country's highest constitutional body struck down a previous law on the grounds that it was too vague. More

A courtroom of — and for — grandparents
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According to HelpAge India's 2012 report on Elder Abuse in India, which spanned 20 cities, 31 percent of older persons reported facing abuse, 24 percent of the elderly faced it on a daily basis, 75 percent of those facing abuse lived with their families, and 69 percent were the owners of the house in which they were being abused. Fifty-six percent faced abuse by sons, and 23 percent by daughters-in-law. More


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