Forensic Nursing News
Jul. 5, 2012

Next IAFN Webinar: Suicide Investigation: Methods, Notes and More
July 10th 11:00 am to 12:15 pm EST
$15 Member/$30 Non-Member
This webinar will provide 1 CE hour

This presentation will provide information regarding suicides which have been investigated by Forensic Nurse Death Investigators involving many methods, different types of notes left behind, staging behavior and a variety of motives.More

SAFEta Regional Training: Creating a Community Protocol
It will be held at the Aloft Hotel in Tulsa, OK on August 6th and 7th. The training is for community team members who are creating, enhancing or revising Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Protocols.More

20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
Lunch Panel: Forensic Nursing Science — Past, Present and Future
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the IAFN Scientific Assembly. To mark the occasion — and to help us celebrate where we have been and where we are going — we've asked three pioneers in forensic nursing practice to share their perspectives during a lunch-time panel on Friday, October 12. Click here for more information.

Early Bird Registration
The special rate of $525 USD for members and $654 USD for non-members. Early registration ends July 31.

New This Year
Get a 10 percent discount on a group of four 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 Board Nominations Open
IAFN is seeking members to fill open positions on the IAFN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Nominate yourself or someone else by July 18, 2012! More

JFN Early View — online version of record published before inclusion in an issue


IAFN Member Community
Saline vs water for DNA preservation is just one of the great discussions going on in the Member Community right now. Have you seen it, what does the research say? Join this discussion and many more like it today simply by logging into the IAFN Member Community. Did you forget your password or do you need a quick tutorial? Contact us anytime! More

NSTI Annouces 2 new courses
National Strangulation Training Institute
The National Strangulation Training Institute is excited to announce TWO brand-new courses developed with the assistance of our National Advisors and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.More

NIJ has released two new studies on human trafficking
National Institute of Justice
Identifying Challenges to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of State and Local Human Trafficking Case and National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts. More

New funding opportunities and Administration on Aging
A new rape prevention and education funds program has been released by For more information please click here

The Administration on Aging as released a elder abuse prevention interventions program. For more information please click here.More

Researchers see decline in US child sexual abuse rate
The New York Times
Anyone reading the headlines in recent weeks has come away with an unsettling message: Sexual predators seem to lurk everywhere. Overall cases of child sexual abuse fell more than 60 percent from 1992 to 2010, according to David Finkelhor, a leading expert on sexual abuse who, with a colleague, Lisa Jones, has tracked the trend.More

UN report on Haiti rape shows few prosecutions
Google News via The Associated Press
The prosecution of rape cases in Haiti remains bogged down, and justice is rarely served, the United Nations mission in the impoverished country said in a report. The study by the U.N.'s human rights section in Haiti, carried out with the cooperation of police and judicial officials, examined a sample of 62 rape complaints filed over a three-month period in 2010 at five of the busiest police stations in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. More

Oral bacteria from bite marks may give clues to forensic scientists
Medical Daily
Oral bacteria left from bite marks left on human skin can provide new clues to forensic scientists, say student researchers at the Sir John Walsh Research Institute in the University of Otago's School of Dentistry in New Zealand. Bite marks are often found on victims of attacks, particularly of sexual assaults, but the means of identifying a person from them have been a bit problematic.More