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Announcing the first book review for the Forensic Nursing News!
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Everyone likes a handbook and Forensic Notes, by Connie Darnell, BSN, RN and Christine Michel, PhD, SSc, RN, DABFN, published in 2012 by F. A Davis, does not disappoint. Part of their popular Davis Notes series, this is deemed an excellent addition. More

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IAFN Member Inducted into AAN
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Professor Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN was among 176 nurse leaders from across the country to be inducted as a fellow during the American Academy of Nursing's 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on Oct. 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. She is now a part of the only Mother & Daughter AAN members. Her Mother is Ann W. Burgess — also a member of IAFN since its beginning, as well as being a national/internationally known forensic nurse who has changed nursing practice as it is related to victims of violence. Every year a research award in her name, is given out at the IAFN conference. More

IAFN's Online Learning Center
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Looking for additional contact hours? Don't forget about IAFN's Online Learning Center. Archived webinars are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day so you can enhance your education when it's convenient for you. More

Earn Free Membership
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Refer a peer or colleague to join IAFN. Tell them to include your name in the "referred by" box on the online application form and earn two extra months of membership. Offer ends Dec. 31.

Journal of Forensic Nursing
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Your newest issue (Vol. 8 Issue 4 — December 2012) of the Journal of Forensic Nursing is now available online! Log in to the IAFN Member Center and click on the "Access Journal button."

Original Articles include:

BCIT Forensic Health Sciences

Courses that teach you how to collect and protect evidence, communicate effectively with law enforcement and comply with standards required in an investigation.
We help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes. MORE

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National Center for Victims of Crime — Webinar series
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Register for Victim Notification In An Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits: Lessons Learned From the Michigan 400 Project.
    DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
    TIME: 1 p.m. EST
    LOCATION: Participate from your computer
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NIJ offers more free training for forensic scientists
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Two new prerecorded online training courses are available: These courses are provided by RTI International, NIJ's Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence.

2013 scholarships
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Scholarship applications for the 2013 Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program are now being accepted! Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 18. More

BJS study finds violence committed by strangers declined 77 percent since 1993
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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010. Presents findings on the rates and levels of violent victimization committed by offenders who were strangers to the victims, including homicide, rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. More

Directory of training and technical assistance resources for anti-human trafficking task forces and service providers
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You may download the following image to create a graphical link to the Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers. More

Colin Powell urges congress to pass abortion amendment for military rape victims
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Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, urged House and Senate leaders to support Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment to extend the insurance coverage of abortion to military rape survivors. Under current law, military servicewomen who have been raped have to pay for their abortions out of pocket unless their lives are in jeopardy. Civilian employees of the government, Medicaid recipients and women incarcerated in federal prisons, meanwhile, are all granted health plans that cover abortion in cases of rape and incest. More

When sexual assault counseling in US colleges is not confidential
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By now, a lot of universities have some kind of peer-to-peer sexual assault counseling program. And so they should. Peer counseling programs offer the comfort of shared experience — counselors who understand the social pressures of student life at the university. But while well intentioned, the vast majority of these programs are not supported well enough to become what they need to be: confidential sources of advice and encouragement. More

Smart cups detect date rape drugs
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Drink Savvy, a Boston-based company, has created a material that changes color when it comes in contact with a drug-spiked drink. Founder Mike Abramson said he plans to use the discovery to create a set of products, including cups, glassware, stirrers and straws, that he hopes will be used to help reduce date rape. More

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