Forensic Nurses News
Jul. 31, 2014

Domestic Violence Medical Forensic Examiner Course

Do you provide medical forensic care to American Indian or Alaska Native patients in the United States? Are you looking to expand your practice to patients who have experienced domestic violence? Join us for a free 3 day Domestic Violence Examiner training September 10-12 in Billings, MT. Registration information is available, here.

Registration is open to healthcare providers in the United States from Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities and to providers from other facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native patients. Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are welcome to attend. More

Deadline EXTENDED until Monday, Aug. 4
Save $$$$ on Early Registration for Annual Conference


Only a few more days to take advantage of the Early Registration rate of $525 USD for Members and $654 USD for Nonmembers. Early Registration ends at 12 midnight Eastern Time on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. This is a four day conference and registration includes continental breakfast each day and a dynamic Opening Keynote as well as three inspiring Keynote Luncheon speakers. Earn 20.5 continuing education contact hours from attending!More

SANE Certification

Expiring this December? Renew BY September! More

EU finds 'morning after pills' work, regardless of a woman's weight
Reuters
While some clinical studies suggested a reduced effectiveness in women with high bodyweight, others found no such connection and the agency decided there was not enough evidence to conclude with any certainty that there was a risk. More

Why were so many sexual assault kits not tested in Detroit?

Interview with Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Michigan State University Watch Rebecca Campbell discuss the five primary reasons that Detroit developed a large number of sexual assault kits that were not submitted to the crime lab for DNA-testing. Dr. Campbell also talks about how these “risk factors” could apply to other jurisdictions. More

OJJDP bulletin examines suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth
OJJDP
This bulletin summarizes the study’s methods, findings, and implications of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth ages 10–18.More

Delayed retirement has slowed predicted nursing shortage
The Clinical Advisor
The economic recession and the influx of new nursing students has slowed the predicted nursing shortage in the United States. More

Prevent Child Abuse expands its efforts
Salisbury Post
This spring, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan received a $25,000 grant from the Woodson Foundation for a part-time in-house therapist, updated therapy room and supplies, and a $20,000 grant from the Robertson Family Foundation to fund a part-time prevention and education coordinator. More

Sexual assault expert says UT case is unusual
KVUE-TV
Two UT football players are accused of sexually assaulting a woman in an on-campus dorm room. Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander are both charged with sexual assault. Sanders is also charged with improper photography. More

More military sex assault reports a positive sign?
MIlitary.com
Far from being discouraged by the rising numbers, Marks says he is heartened. It shows more service members are coming forward to seek help and find justice, he said. More

No Country For Young Women
Andrew Sullivan
Among the many horrors that the Central American refugee children are fleeing, Mónica Ramírez and Anne Ream focus on the epidemic of sexual violence, which is often ignored, or even committed, by the police.More

Forensic lab in South Korea says it fails to find out how owner of disaster ferry died
FOX News
The forensic service said that it has conducted additional tests on Yoo's body but couldn't discover the exact cause of his death because the body was decayed too much. More

In Brooklyn Bridge flag caper, NYPD does forensic tests to find culprits
NewsDay
NYPD investigators were doing forensic tests — including those for possible DNA evidence — of the two white flags placed atop the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this week as efforts continued to find those responsible for the caper, law enforcement officials said.More

460 expat bodies sent home in three months
Arab News
The mummification team is assisted by a body cleaner, depending on the gender of the deceased, he said. More

Majority of sexual assault victims in Tamil Nadu are minor girls'
The Hindu
80 percent of the crimes were reported from villages, around 15 percent from urban locations.More