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SANE in Kenya — VIDEO
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A team of 11 people including IAFN member Nancy Cabelus and Susan Short, President of FNSC traveled to the community of Seje in western Kenya in April.

The SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) team prepared educational material for primary school aged children on the topics of self-worth and self-esteem, with the goal of encouraging them to treat themselves and each other well. The team also facilitated a two day seminar for local communities to address the issues they felt were contributing to the prevalence of sexual assault in their communities. The team also helped build a room at a school in the community of Seje.

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Supreme Court Finds Health Reform Law is Constitutional
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In a landmark 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States announced on Thursday, June 28, 2012, it found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to be constitutional. This clears the way for implementation and enforcement of the health care reform law and provides health insurance coverage for some 30 million Americans who had limited access to such coverage in the past. More

 IAFN Updates

Next IAFN Webinar: Child Sexual Abuse Examinations: Interpreting Acute and Chronic Physical Findings
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July 25th 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm ET
$15 Member/$30 Non-Member
This webinar will provide 1 CE hour

This presentation will address best practices in the identification and interpretation of acute and chronic physical findings of child sexual abuse. Findings will be discussed in the context of examination timing and techniques, child characteristics, best-practice guidelines, and legal considerations.

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IAFN Board Nominations 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, 2012! More

JFN Early View — online version of record published before inclusion in an issue
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IAFN Member Community
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Which camera do you use? Is there any tech support for that device? Are digital cameras recommended over scopes?

Just one of the great discussions going on in the Member Community right now. What do you use? Join this discussion and many more like it today simply by logging into the IAFN Member Community. Please feel free to contact us anytime!

 Industry News

The word on women — Sex trafficking: The global problem that is far more local than many Americans think
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Mimi Chakarova, a photojournalist and investigative filmmaker whose feature length documentary film, "The Price of Sex," is a powerful and important reminder of the damage being done by the international sex trade. Chakarova is part of a growing community of journalists who have written eloquently and compassionately about sexual trafficking in far away regions. In this article, a survivor of sex trafficking shares her story with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova. More

Calling all prospective CSIs: UNH offers new program in forensics
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University of New Hampshire students considering a career as crime scene investigators now will be able to minor in forensics starting this fall with the launch of a new program that has been a growing area of interest among students. More

Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases
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The Justice Department and the FBI have launched a review of thousands of criminal cases to determine whether any defendants were wrongly convicted or deserve a new trial because of flawed forensic evidence, officials said. The undertaking is the largest post-conviction review ever done by the FBI. It will include cases conducted by all FBI Laboratory hair and fiber examiners since at least 1985 and may reach earlier if records are available. More

DNA ruling jeopardizes Maryland rape convictions
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A Baltimore woman is being forced to relive years-old crime. After the detective's investigation — based heavily on DNA evidence mdash; eventually led to Gregory Leslie Brown's 2010 conviction on rape charges and a 60-year sentence, which he is serving at North Branch Correctional Institution in Western Maryland. His victim anticipated that he'd spend the rest of his life there. But a decision this year by Maryland's highest court could change that. More

Collecting DNA from arrestees: Implementation lessons
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In the summer of 2011, a man was arrested for the abduction of a 15-year-old girl in the small Dayton, Ohio, suburb of Englewood. A new state law, which expanded the pool of individuals eligible to have their DNA collected to include those arrested for a felony offense, allowed sheriff's deputies to collect a DNA sample from the arrested man. More

Rape, assault are weapons of war in Syria: rights group
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Government forces in Syria are targeting women for rape and assault as the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad and anti-government forces continues to escalate, according to a report released by a human rights group. Women Under Siege said it had documented 81 instances of sexual assault in Syria since anti-government demonstrations began in March 2011, with most occurring in the rebel stronghold of Homs, a frequent target of attack by government forces. More

Mining boom spurs flourishing sex trafficking in Queensland
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The country's mining boom has created an underground economy in Queensland, which mostly caters to the sexual needs of workers, police authorities in the state said. Most of the sex workers, according to Mount Isa police district Inspector Paul Biggin, were believed to be originating from the neighbouring Southeast Asian nations, compelled by poverty to try their luck out of their homelands only to be exploited by criminal organisations. More


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