Member Resources


Nurses, have you looked at IAFN’s website lately?  Your newest issue (Vol. 8 Issue 2 - June 2012) of the Journal of Forensic Nursing is now available online!  Log in to the IAFN Member Center and click on the “Access Journal button”.

Featured Articles:

  • The perception of role conflict in sexual assault nursing and its effects on care delivery
    Nancy R. Downing PhD, RN, SANE-A and Melissa Lehan Mackin PhD, RN
  • Preventing sexual violence instead of just responding to it: Students’ perceptions of sexual violence resources on campus
    Carolyn M. Garcia PhD, MPH, RN, SANE, Kate E. Lechner BA, Ellen A. Frerich MSW, MPP, Katherine A. Lust PhD, MPH, RD, and Marla E. Eisenberg ScD, MPH

2012 IAFN Webinar Series

The IAFN is bringing more opportunities for continuing education by offering several webinars this year.  Each one of the sessions will offer one (1) nursing contact hour. Don’t forget to keep checking back as more webinars will be added.




Recent Monographs

A Prosecutor’s Reference - Medical Evidence and the Role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Cases Involving Adult Victims

Intimate Partner Violence Victims Charged with Crimes - Justice and Accountability for Victims of Battering who use Violence Against their Batterers


Enhancing Prosecutions of Human Trafficking and Related Violence Against Sexually Exploited Women, Issue #6

10 Strategies for Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse at the Hands of a Family Member, Issue #5

Protecting Children of Domestic Violence Victims with Criminal No-Contact Orders, Issue #4

Domestic Violence and Firearms: A Deadly Combination, Issue #3

Educating Juries in Sexual Assault Cases Part I: Using Voir Dire to Eliminate Jury Bias, Issue #2

AEquitas: Established to Promote Justice in Violence Against Women Prosecution, Issue #1


Grant Writing/Proposal Writing Short Course Tutorial 

The subject of this short course is proposal writing. But the proposal does not stand alone. It must be part of a process of planning and of research on, outreach to, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.
If you’re interested, you can start here.


Disaster-Related Materials

In light of recent natural disasters, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center shares these resources with NCASV. Incredible amounts of “thanks” to NSVRC for helping Nevada programs to prepare and to serve in difficult situations.

Historically, we know that individuals are more vulnerable to sexual assault in disaster-stricken areas, because basic services and resources are not readily available.
Here are links to the following publications; however hard copies are available upon request.

Sexual Violence in Disasters: A planning guide for prevention and response.
English-language and Spanish-language versions of the book are available online.  

Sexual violence in disasters informational palm card.
These free cards can be ordered online. On the back of each card, is an area that can be personalized with local contact information.

To assist efforts in disaster-stricken areas, NSVRC collaborated with several organizations in the field to establish The Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims Please email Kari at to request documents that outline the application process if you have sexual assault centers or sexual assault survivors in your communities in need of financial assistance.


International Association of Forensic Nurses

Hosts the 19th Annual Scientific Assembly
Wednesday, October 19th -Saturday, October 22, 2011

More details, registration and the assembly’s brochure can be found here:


Office of Justice Programs: Sexual Assault Response Team Resources


APRIL 28th, 10 AM PST
Using DNA in Acquaintance Rape Cases

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