The Academy of Forensic Nursing Commends Congress for Passing Bipartisan Omnibus Package and the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

2022-03-14 23:18:56 - Holbrook, Massachusetts, United States - (PR Distribution™)

March 11, 2022

The Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) commends Congress for passing H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which funds the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and provides for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women’s Act which includes the Ensuring Forensic Health Care for All Act provision to support generalist forensic training.  

 

“The Academy of Forensic Nursing acknowledges the importance of quality forensic evidence collection to further successful prosecution of perpetrators and justice for victims to provide all patients who have experienced violence/trauma access to trauma-informed care and forensic services. The AFN is excited to be a leader in the administration, development and implementation of health care professional education dedicated to improving the response to child abuse, sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, strangulation, battery and other violent crimes." - Dr. Jennifer Johnson, President, Academy of Forensic Nursing

 

AFN looks forward to the opportunity to work with Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) on the administration of EFCA.  

 

AFN members continue to lead the way in meeting the nation’s needs for evidence-based education for health care providers seeking to care for victims of interpersonal violence. Federal investment in victim response, health care education and victim services is appreciated.

 

The Academy would like to thank Congressional leadership, the full Senate, and House Appropriations Committees.  Additionally, the Academy appreciates the invaluable work and leadership of Senator Murkowski and her staff as they continue to be steadfast champions in serving the needs of all individuals who have been impacted by trauma and abuse.

 

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CURRENT AFN EXECUTIVE BOARD
 

Dr. Jennifer Johnson, President  
DNP, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN
Debra Holbrook, President-Elect
MSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, DF-AFN, FAAN  
Catherine Rossi, Immediate Past-President
RN, MSN, FNP-C, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN  
Tamara Jackson, Secretary
MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Dr. Kathleen S. Thimsen, Treasurer
DrNP, MSN, RN, WOCN/CETN, FNE, DF-AFN  

 
CURRENT AFN BOARD MEMBERS
 
Kathy Bell  
MS, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN  
Allyson Boss
BSN, RN, CNRN, FNE-A, SCRN  
Dr. Cathy Carter-Snell  
PhD, RN, SANE-A  
Dr. Paul Thomas Clements
PhD, RN, MSN, CGS, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN
Teresa Devitt-Lynch
MSN, RN, ANF-BC, SANE-A
Diana Faugno  
MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN
Dr. Theresa Fay-Hiller
DrPH, MSN, PMHCNS-CS
Christine Foote-Lucero
MSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Paula Newman-Skomski
ARNP
Valerie Sievers
MSN, RN, CNS, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN  
Dr. Angelia Trujillo  
DNP, MSN, WHNP-BC, DF-AFN  
Jessica Volz
DNP, CRNP, FNE A/P, FNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, NE-BC, DM-AFN
 
Advisory Board Member
 
Dr. Annie Lewis-O’Connor  
PhD, MPH, NP-BC, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN, FAAN  
 
AFN GLOBAL AMBASSADOR
 
Virginia Lynch  
MS, RN
 
HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
 
Dr. William Smock  
MD, MS, DF-ARN  
Gael Strack  
Esq, DF-AFN
 
 
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