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New Opportunities for Continuing Education
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If you are not a current user of IAFN's Online Learning Center, check it out! Earn CE by viewing archives of our recent webinars, Chapter Leadership series, or SANE-P prep course. Newly added titles include Suicide Investigation, Child Sexual Abuse Examinations, and Virginity: Myths, Madness, and Mystery. More

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20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
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Saturday workshops are included in the price of registration! On the final day of the Assembly, Saturday, October 13, registrants may select two half-day workshops. One of the eight workshops is highlighted below:
    Basic Physical Defense for Women
    Presented by Pamela Tabor and Julie Rose
    This workshop is limited to the first 50 participants to register and will be repeated in the afternoon. Participants should wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes.
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The 2013 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now open
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Are you looking for a way to recognize an outstanding forensic nurse or victim service professional in your community? More

Reclaim the fire
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A video written by the youth of Rosebud to address the issues of sexual violence in their community. More

Polaris Project update on Human Trafficking laws in the US
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Polaris Project has rated all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 10 categories of laws that are critical to a basic legal framework that combats human trafficking, punishes traffickers and supports survivors. More

CDC sexually STI update for gonorrhea treatment
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Update to CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Oral cephalosporins no longer a recommended treatment for gonococcal infections. More

Rower's resilience: Young woman's sexual assault puts lessons on strength to the test
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Jenn Gibbons waited, longer than she should have, by her own estimation. She stared at the numbers on her cell phone — 9-1-1 — but hesitated to hit send. She was stunned and alone on a desolate stretch of beach in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, trying to comprehend what had just happened. She had been raped, she says, surprised by an attacker who had crept aboard her one-person rowboat in the middle of the night and forced his way into the boat's cabin, where Gibbons had been sleeping, peacefully lulled by the waves. More

Abuse probe follows discovery of underground cult
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At least 20 children have been discovered living in an underground bunker beneath a house in Kazan, in the eastern republic of Tatarstan. Prosecutors say that many of the children have never seen sunlight because they weren't allowed to leave the bunker and that their parents are being investigated for possible child abuse. More

Syrian rape crisis
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Last month, the human-rights group Women Under Siege said it had documented 81 instances of sexual assault in Syria since March 2011, with 90 percent of the women assaulted suffering rape and 42 percent being gang-raped. Nearly a quarter had been killed after being raped. Most of the attacks the group recorded occurred in pro-rebel Homs, where the government's brutal suppression of anti-government protests triggered the rebellion. More


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