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Articles of Note: September 2018 Edition

I had planned to post this yesterday, but I seem to have a gremlin in my Adobe Pro software right now, so apologies for the delay. I'm finally back in DC for a couple days before I head cross country to…

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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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Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic

Forensic Technology Center of Excellence has an upcoming webinar: Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic. The session will be held on November 1st at 1pm ET. From the website: Trafficking in persons is a multi-faceted global epidemic…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-15-18

I'm on my way to Ft. Bragg this morning. Not going to lie--getting on a plane was not easy today. Last week was a slog of straight 15+ hour days and this month and next, I am on the road…

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Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW)

Futures Without Violence has launched a new project, the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW). The aim of the center is to "test an approach to improve how child welfare agencies and their partners work collaboratively…

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Victim Notification: Safety and Privacy Planning

The SAKI project has a webinar coming up, Victim Notification: Safety and Privacy Planning. It's an issue we probably don't give enough consideration, so although it leans a bit more advocacy, I think it's a great one for any member…

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Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health has a webinar coming up, Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches. The session will be held October 23rd at 2pm CT. This is part of their…

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