Forensic Nurse Week

Forensic Nurse Week

  • November 6, 2018

Have you hugged a nurse today? Well, you should because this week is Forensic Nurses Week! Nov. 5 – 9 has been designated by the International Association of Forensic Nurses to honor the extraordinary work of nurses who practice in this unique nursing specialty. Let your gratitude show with a certificate of appreciation! Forensic nurses have the knowledge and expertise to decrease the healthcare consequences of violence, improve patient recovery

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Domestic Violence Awareness Beyond October

Domestic Violence Awareness Beyond October

  • October 31, 2018

October was Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Month, a perfect time to talk with the people in your life about what a healthy relationship looks like. Because Awareness + Action = Social Change. This work doesn’t have to stop in October. Domestic violence impacts people across our state. On Sept. 13, 2017, 41 programs in Washington state participated in the National Census of Domestic Violence Services. In one day, these

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Indigenous People’s Day was Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Indigenous People’s Day was Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

  • October 15, 2018

In 2014, Seattle voted to declare the second Monday of October as Indigenous People’s Day. Olympia followed in 2015, and Spokane and Bainbridge Island joined in 2016. In the last week, Port Angeles[1] and Tacoma[2] were added to the list. Over 55 cities and four states across the country celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October.[3] Indigenous People’s Day is a day to celebrate the heritage and

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Celebrating the foundation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act 15 years ago

Celebrating the foundation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act 15 years ago

  • September 25, 2018

Sept. 4, 2018 marked the 15th Anniversary of the signing of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) by President George W. Bush in response to what has clearly become a human rights crisis in our country. In 2013, a Bureau of Justice Statistics study estimated that roughly 200,000 people were sexually abused in a detention facility in the timespan of one year. Today, the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA)

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