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Friday Luncheon Keynote: “The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project: Lessons Learned in a Multidisciplinary Collaboration”

Dr. Rebecca Campbell is a William J. Beal Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. She holds a Ph.D. in community psychology with a concentration in statistics, also from Michigan State University. For the past 25 years, she has been conducting community-based, participatory research on violence against women and children, with an emphasis on sexual assault. For the past four years, she has been collaborating with stakeholders in Detroit, Michigan to address their problem of untested sexual assaultKits (SAKs).

Award-Winning Documentary: Private Violence Showing Tonight

Viewers claim that Private Violence — a film that examines the issue of intimate partner violence with an unwavering lens — may herald change. Of more than 1250 viewers surveyed, 98 percent said the film either enhanced their understanding of the problem, prompted them think differently about their own response to victims of intimate partner violence, OR compelled them to consider joining a domestic violence advocacy effort.

Funded in part by the IAFN Private Violence highlights the harrowing story of Deanna Walters, a mother whose estranged husband kidnaps and severely assaults her, admits to law enforcement that he almost broke his fingers while beating her, and walks away with apparent impunity. Kit Gruelle, a former survivor of domestic violence turned advocate, assists Deanna — and others — in seeking justice. As the film captures Deanna’s transformation from victim to survivor, Private Violence offers hope and empowerment, and poses pointed, new questions to change the conversation from ”Why doesn’t she just leave?” to “Why does he abuse?”, ‘“Why do we turn away?”, and “How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?”

Shot with skill and immediacy under the direction of Cynthia Hill, Private Violence illuminates the common misunderstandings regarding the cycles of abuse and highlights the stark shortcomings of the criminal justice and law enforcement systems in dealing with these cases.

For more information about the film, please visit www.privateviolence.com. For information about upcoming screening events in your area, please visit http://www.meetup.com/privateviolence or contact the Private Violence team at privateviolence@gmail.com.

Saturday Luncheon Keynote “Rape or Seduced? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence”

Claudia J. Bayliff is an attorney and educator with twenty-six years of experience working on issues related to sexual assault. She is currently serving as the National Judicial Education Program’s (NJEP) Project Attorney, developing judicial educational materials and educating judges about sexual assault. She was the first Chief of the United States Air Force’s worldwide, $18 million+ Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program. She has also consulted with the Department of the Navy, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Army and the Coast Guard to help them develop their sexual assault prevention, investigation, and response strategies. Ms. Bayliff served as the Assistant Director of the Boulder County Rape Crisis Team. She also taught classes on women and the Law at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Denver. In addition, she presents at conferences and professional organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe about violence against women and children.

Silent Auction Closes Today
Between now and today at 2:45 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall, the Foundation is sponsoring the Silent Auction. Be sure to check it out and bid. All donations go to giving more scholarships!

Be Sure to Stop by the IAFN Marketplace
Check at all of the great items we are selling in the store. Need a gift for the upcoming Forensic Nurses Week (Nov. 10-14, 2013)? Want a souvenir from the conference. Stop on in and say hello to Stacy and Marisa!

Presenter Handouts for the International Conference

Registered attendees can access the session handouts by logging into the IAFN Member Community, and clicking on the 2014 International Conference Community Library.
Handouts posted online will not be distributed in hard copy at the Conference, so attendees that wish to have a paper copy should print them out. Additional handouts will be added as they become available.

IAFN International Conference Evaluation
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Attendees who register onsite not to expect their evaluation email any earlier than 11/05.

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