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 IAFN on the Hill

On July 18, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to explore the topic of 'Improving Criminal Justice Forensic Science'
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On the same day, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education of the House Appropriations Committee held a markup of a bill to fund these agencies for FY2013. IAFN signed on to a letter to the Committee from the Nursing Community urging support to provide $251 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act), $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and $20 million for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (NMHCs) (Title III of the Public Health Service Act) grants. 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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New hope for male survivors of sexual abuse
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Research shows that 1 in 6 men have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. But these injured boys grow up in a culture that discourages males from showing emotions like sadness, fear or weakness. As a result, these boys, and the men they become, usually keep their pain to themselves, often for their entire lives. More

Perspectives of a preventionista
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Jen is the Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center who stated a blog dedicated to connecting readers with innovative sexual violence prevention programs and resources. More

Meet the league of extraordinary women: 60 influencers who are changing the world
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The previously untold story of how an unprecedented network of high-achieving women from the world's largest companies, innovative startups, philanthropic organizations, government, and the arts combined forces to change the lives of girls and women everywhere. More

Pushing forward: The US Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act means big healthcare changes loom
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Nurses will help usher in the changes and make sure they take effect as smoothly as possible. Although much remains to be understood about this new era of healthcare, the following synopsis offers a glimpse of the changing landscape. More

Prison Rape Elimination Act data collection for 2012
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The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 requires the Attorney General to submit to Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a report on the activities of the Bureau of Justice Statistics for the preceding calendar year. This document fulfills this requirement. More

Elder abuse: Study finds agencies recruit dangerous caregivers
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Be careful who you entrust to care for your parents. New research from Northwestern Medicine suggests that many nursing agencies recruit people with no experience to provide in-home care for seniors off Craigslist. The study, published recently in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, found that many agencies nationwide fail to conduct criminal background checks or drug testing for new hires and don't require any real experience or training, which may lead to elder abuse. More

Forensic nurse receives award from SARA
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The Sexual Assault Resource Agency has chosen a forensic nurse to receive its annual Annette DeGregoria Grimm Award, according to a news release from the organization. The agency plans to honor Sarah Lawson at a breakfast celebrating SARA's 33rd anniversary. Lawson is a nationally known researcher and one of only a handful of Ph.D.-prepared forensic nurses actively conducting research. Her research has focused on identifying the patterns of injuries associated with nonconsensual versus consensual intercourse, providing experts a scientifically sound basis upon which to provide expert testimony. More

Advocates of rape victims protest crisis center veto
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Advocates for rape victims and survivors themselves asked legislators to override South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of $454,000 for rape crisis centers, calling the cut and her explanation callous. The veto strikes money disbursed to the 15 nonprofit crisis centers statewide, which helped more than 5,000 victims last year — 25 percent of them younger than 13. Crisis center employees and volunteers stay with victims in the hospital, in police offices and through the court process. More


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