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Articles of Notes: January 2019 Edition

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I hope you've made room on your nightstands and your e-readers, my friends, because there's…

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New Edition of SANE Education Guidelines Now Available

Not to be confused with the new SAMFE National Training Standards published by the Department of Justice, IAFN has just released the new edition of the SANE Education Guidelines. Keep in mind, these are two completely separate and distinct documents. If…

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Just Released: National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (2nd Edition)

I am thrilled this is now available, as I was fortunate to work on this project--the 2nd edition of the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (PDF) is now available. Published by OVW, it updates the original training standards,…

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Strive for Better Documentation

Because it's Forensic Nurses Week, we're focusing on ways to improve practice. Today, let's talk about documentation. Want to know my one wish for better medical-forensic documentation? Three words: review of systems (ROS). Seriously--hear me out on this. In order…

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Be Better: Implement a Quality Improvement Process

This Forensic Nurses Week, we're talking about ways to make our practices better. The last couple days have focused on individual performance. Today, let's talk about program performance... The expert at trial should never be the first person to review…

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Shining Light on the Response to Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Out of the shadows: Shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation is a 40-country benchmarking index examining how countries are responding to the threat of sexual violence against children.…

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Articles of Notes: January 2019 Edition

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I hope you've made room on your nightstands and your e-readers, my friends, because there's…

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What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Futures Without Violence has a webinar coming up at the end of the month, What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking. The session will be held…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-14-19

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Well, I have to tell you, 2019 has started out with a bang. Last week was Hawaii, this week is Tacoma, and I still have E. Lansing, Cleveland and Ft. Bragg before…

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Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Late last year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime published the Global Study on Violence: Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls (PDF). It's taken me a bit to work my…

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