Forensic Nursing News
Nov. 29, 2012

Grassroots Push on VAWA
Members of Congress have returned to Washington for the final legislative push of this 112th Congress. Much of their work focuses on fiscal and budgetary issues but IAFN is making a push to encourage action on reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Please take a moment this week to call or email your two Senators and your Representative in the Congress.

Can't remember who they are? We have covered that for you. Follow this step by step alert and let your voice be heard in the halls of Congress. Thanks you for your advocacy on behalf of IAFN and forensic nurses across the nation.More

Next IAFN Webinar
There is still time to register for the final webinar of IAFN's 2012 Webinar Series:

Please mark your calendars and join us!More

Journal of Forensic Nursing
The Journal of Forensic Nursing's new Editorial Manager submission website is now live and open for submissions.

Effective January 1, 2013, the JFN will be published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Read the press release.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we transition to our new publisher. More

BJS study: Intimate partner violence dropped 64 percent from 1993 to 2010
Bureau of Justice Statistics
A recent report from the report Bureau of Justice Statistics presents data on nonfatal intimate partner violence among U.S. households from 1993 to 2010. Intimate partner violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend. More

CSI Nurses by Community Medical
Community Regional Medical Center via YouTube
VideoBrief Find out how Community Regional Medical Center is keeping up with the rising interest in crime scene investigation. Meet one forensic nurse whose unique job helps to solve cases.More

The day I saw 248 girls suffering genital mutilation
The Guardian
In 2006, while in Indonesia and six months pregnant, Abigail Haworth became one of the few journalists ever to see young girls being "circumcized." Until now she has been unable to tell this shocking story. More

OJJDP Releases Fall 2012 issue of Journal of Juvenile Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Journal of Juvenile Justice is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Articles address the full range of issues in juvenile justice, such as juvenile victimization, delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment. More

AAP recommends emergency contraception be available to teens
American Academy of Pediatrics
A new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics discusses the use of emergency contraception and how it can reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy in adolescents. More

In juvenile detention, girls find health system geared to boys
A growing number of teenage girls are incarcerated each year. Many have injuries consistent with sexual assault, and up to a third are or have been pregnant. But the care provided in detention is often inadequate for girls because the assessment of their needs misses the mark.More

The Urban Indian Health Institute announces the Native Generations campaign
The Urban Indian Health Institute
The Native Generations campaign is addressing high rates of infant mortality, causes of infant death and parent and child health needs among American Indians and Alaska Natives. More