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A limited number of slots are still available for the Sexual Assault Clinical Skills Labs being offered for an additional fee of $150. These labs are limited to the first 40 registrants so don't delay! These labs are designed for already trained sexual assault nurse/forensic examiners (SANE/SAFEs) who seek training in the performance of speculum examinations or precepted adult/adolescent sexual assault examinations. Five students will be paired with an experienced preceptor and gynecological teaching associate (GTA) to practice performing an external genital assessment, a speculum examination, urinary catheter technique for hymen visualization, culture collection, and sexual assault evidence recovery.
OVC Conference Scholarships Available
Nurses are eligible to apply for reimbursement of professional development expenses of up to $1,000 for individuals. Deadline for application is 60 days prior to the event or approximately August 15.
Domestic Violence Examiner Course
Do you provide medical forensic care to American Indian or Alaska Native patients in the United States? 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 nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians and physician assistants in the United States from Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal, and Urban Indian healthcare facilities and to providers from other facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native patients.
The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will introduce legislation designed to strengthen the Pentagon’s sex assault forensic examiner cadre by improving training and certification, and requiring more personnel be trained in taking DNA samples and other physical evidence following an attack.
1st national, online searchable domestic violence provider database set to launch
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and Theresa's Fund, an Arizona-based private family foundation, have formed a partnership to launch domesticshelters.org, a new website that will provide abuse victims, their friends and family, and agencies, with the most comprehensive, searchable database housing more than 300,000 data points on more than 3,000 domestic violence shelters, agencies and programs in the U.S.
Intersections between violence against women and health
16 days regional campaign 2014
The 16 days of activism campaign will engage policy makers and health care providers to ensure rights-based health services and self-care for care givers. It will also engage communities to prevent VAW and thereby promote health.
Public food safety is important
Approaching the age of 80, I find one of the few political activities I’m physically able to do, is to sign petitions on all sorts of social justice issues. When I signed the petition to stop the closing of NSW Department of Health’s Food Testing Laboratory at Lidcombe, I was taken back over 45 years to when I applied to work as a part time laboratory assistant in the Division of Analytical Laboratories as the Forensic Analytical Science Services (FASS) were then called.
Forensic labs a must in every district, rules HC
The Bombay High Court, looking to lessen the burden on major forensic labs, has mandated that every district in the state should now have mini-laboratories. The move would also help increase the rate and speed of convictions.
Assault victims must have access to state doctors
The Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre said the situation needed to change to ensure all sex assault victims had their day in court.
Register Now: Missing & Exploited: Child Sex Trafficking Reporting and Recovery Planning
Victims of Crime
Join the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on August 19 for a free webinar on establishing a coordinated reporting system that increases the visibility of child sex trafficking victims and improves the possibility of identification.
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