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IAFN Online Learning Center Launches!
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In keeping with IAFN's goal to create and facilitate educational opportunities for forensic nurses, we are excited to announce the new IAFN Online Learning Center. Now, no matter where you are located, you can access continuing education when it's convenient for you — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Learning Center features pre-recorded content on a variety of topics and will continue to grow with exciting new continuing education opportunities. More

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Board nominations are open
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IAFN is seeking members to fill open positions on the IAFN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Nominate yourself or someone else by July 18! Start Now!

Only one week left to the member comment
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IAFN has posted a new position paper on the SAFESTAR project to address the needs of sexual assault victims in tribal/native communities. Comments sought through June 11 on the Community Site. More

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20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
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A special rate is $525 USD for members and $654 USD for non-members. Early Registration Ends July 31.

New This Year
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Colombians protest violence against women following savage, fatal rape in Bogota park
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Thousands of people marched in the streets of Bogota, Colombia, in a memorial to a rape victim and to protest the serial abuse of women in the Latin-American nation. Politicians, musicians and peace activists, among others, gathered at the National Park in the center of the capital to demand tougher punishment against rapists in a country where 51,000 women were attacked last year. More

Salary expectations for forensic nurses
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If you want to make a career out of being a forensic nurse you need to know that you will be able to support yourself and your family on that income. One thing you should not worry about is job stability. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics the outlook for forensic nurses is very stable and likely to increase over the next 10 years. More

Facebook leads to arrest of man in sexual assault case
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A Boston man was scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Orange County girl in the mid 1990s and then contacting her through Facebook in early 2011, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors say the man arrived at Los Angeles International Airport, expecting to meet the victim. He was met instead by police, who arrested him. More

32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose
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After six years of abuse, Allah Rakhi was walking out of her marriage when her husband struck again. Snatching a knife, he sliced off her nose. "You're no longer beautiful!" he shouted. He then slashed at her foot — brutal punishment for leaving the house without his permission. That was 32 years ago. More

Women use radio to fight sexual violence
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Armed with microphones, female journalists are using the media to fight the war on women's bodies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's 4 p.m. on a Monday afternoon in Bukavu, a border town that hugs Lake Kivu in the eastern DRC. A group of young Congolese women are gathered on the second floor of an office building, discussing what they learned in a journalism training session that day. Posters line the walls in French and Swahili promoting radio programs and the ending of violence against women. More

New federal policies needed: Alliance seeks to make child sexual abuse prevention a national priority
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Three national organizations combatting child sexual abuse are working diligently in an alliance to support and enhance federal government policies and procedures that will make CSA prevention a national priority. The Alliance supports federal agencies in finding ways to integrate child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention policies and practices into schools, child/youth-serving organizations, law enforcement agencies and other federally funded programs. More

A warning to teenagers before they start dating
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After studies emerged more than a decade ago showing that the highest rates of physical and sexual assault happen to women ages 16 to 24, programs to prevent abusive relationships have concentrated on high school and college students. Now a diverse group that includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and federal lawmakers is trying to forestall dating violence by addressing even younger students: middle schoolers. More

Do your part to reduce child abuse
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Child abuse, unfortunately, continues through our society. The United States ranks number one in the industrialized world for abuse-related child deaths. Five children die, every day, from abuse. This statistic, and the shocking truth that over 3 million children are abused in our country every year, comes from 2010 reports from the Department of Health and Human Services. More

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