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IAFN Sends Pediatric Forensic Nurses to Swaziland to Address Child Sexual Abuse
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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), created to assist developing countries, has selected the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) to mentor health practitioners in Swaziland on the provision of post rape care for children and adolescents. More

 IAFN Updates

Next IAFN Webinar: SANE-A Mini Prep Course
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SANE-A Mini Prep Course
September 27, 2012 from 12-1:30 pm EDT.
$15 Member/$30 Non-Member

SANE-A Certification Exam Candidates: Join the SANE-A Mini-Prep Course Webinar! Don't miss the chance for a short review course designed to help you prepare for the exam. Presented by content expert and IAFN Board President, Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, the webinar will focus on two areas of the test content outline with an opportunity for question and answers at the end.

ALL of SAFEta's former webinars are now available in IAFN's Online Learning Center
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You are able to access these webinars for FREE! Topics include: Caring for incarcerated victims of sexual assault, Transgender survivors, Adolescent issues, Case review for SART, peer review for SANE, HIV, Timing for Evidence Collection, Victim Privacy and Victim-centered care. More

 Spotlight News

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:

    Forensic Photography
    Presented by Kristine Karcher
    This workshop will cover skills necessary to create forensic photo documentation of injuries, evidence and scenes. The presenter will discuss and offer a variety of photographic tips, concepts and equipment to better their practice. Review of case studies will assist in troubleshooting and evaluating the quality and value of forensic photography. MORE
Please see the links below for more information: New This Year: Get a 10% discount on a group of 4 or more early-bird or regular member registrations. All must be paid for in one payment and registrations must be mailed, faxed, or called in.

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IAFN Members in the News
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In July and August, IAFN recognized several of our members highlighted in local newspapers. These members are making a difference in their communities and paving the way for global awareness of the forensic nursing field. Pamela Hertzig, Shalotta Sharp, Anne Parsons Marchant, Joan Sham, Kathy Gill-Hopple, Nancy Hall, and Connie Housley have received prestigious recognition for the work they do. IAFN thanks you. If you know of an IAFN member that has made headlines please share it with us.

Journal of Forensic Nursing
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September 2012
Volume 8, Issue 3
Pages 103 — 150

  • A toast to the International Association of Forensic Nurses in its 20th year!(pages 103-104)
  • Pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner care: Trace forensic evidence, ano-genital injury, and judicial outcomes (pages 105–111)
  • The influence of emergency contraception on post-traumatic stress symptoms following sexual assault (pages 122–130)
....and many more articles.

 Industry News

Hospital-based quality improvement collaboration
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VideoBrief See how Saint Luke's hospital in Kansas City, Mo., has addressed language services for its patients. More

Recent study underscores importance of improving school readiness to address dating violence
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Our nation's high school counselors may be ill-equipped to assist students struggling with physical, sexual, or emotional dating violence, according to a recent study in the Journal of Pediatrics. Amongst the counselors responding to the survey, the majority was found to have neither specific training nor protocols in place to help these students when incidents of violence occur. More

Calls to Dublin crisis helpline up 18 percent
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The number of first-time callers to a national rape-crisis helpline increased by almost 20 percent last year compared with 2010, new figures indicate. The figures, contained in the annual report and statistics from the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre published recently, also show an increase in violence accompanying incidents of rape and sexual assault. More

Partner violence, reproductive coercion are teen problems
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If your practice sees adolescent patients and you're not identifying intimate partner violence or coercion on a regular basis, it's time to ask, "Why not?" It's there, it's more common than you may suspect, and it often produces lifelong health consequences. Not enough teenagers are reporting it — and not enough physicians are asking about it — for a slew of reasons. More

Strong female portrayals counteract negative effects of violent media
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Men and women are less likely to experience negative effects to sexual violent media when watching a positive portrayal of a strong female character, even when that character is a victim of sexual violence. Christopher Ferguson, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M International University, surveyed 150 university students in a controlled environment in a recent study published in the Journal of Communication. More

Rape crisis hubs 'need direct fund'
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Direct government funding is needed for rape crisis centres to help raise awareness of the legal definition of the crime, a Labour MSP has said. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill should consider the move following Respect MP George Galloway's suggestion that WikiLeaks campaigner Julian Assange is accused of no more than bad "sexual etiquette" rather than rape and sexual assault, said Siobhan McMahon. More

Surviving rape: iReporters speak out
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CNN iReport asked people to send in their personal testimonies of surviving rape after the recent controversy over comments made by U.S. congressman Todd Akin, who said in an interview that women's bodies could naturally prevent pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape." More


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