The Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma is hosting a two-day national event, Building a Trauma Informed Nation: Moving the Conversation into Action on September 29th and 30th. While the event will take place live in Washington DC (at the US Department of Labor’s Cesar Chavez Auditorium if you are interested in attending), it will also be broadcast via webcast and be offered virtually via amplifier sites around the country. Click through for details, including some of the impressive speakers in the lineup:

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The Tribal Forensic Health Project has a pediatrics webinar coming up, Pediatric Head Trauma. The session will be held September 17th from 3-4:30 ET. As with all of their sessions, it will be archived for those of you who can’t attend live. CEUs and CMEs are available. Click through for details:

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Faith is an important issue for a lot of our patients, so I thought this was an interesting webinar coming up at the end of the month. Power and Control: Understanding How Faith Can Play a Role in Intimate Partner Violence, is being offered by the FaithTrust Institute on September 30th from 11-12pm PT. Click through for details about the session:

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If you’ve tried to reach me via the Contact form and received no answer, please email me at forensichealth@gmail.com or use any of the information on the Contact page. The platform for that application seems to be having some issues, so I’m going to suspend it for now. My apologies if any correspondence has been time-sensitive.

I can hardly wrap my brain around the fact that it’s the last day of August, and save for a quick jaunt to Miami with my spouse coming up, this year really has been non-stop. That’s not really like us. Travel has always been important, but this year has made it tough to schedule, what with our respective new gigs. I’m looking forward to having more control over my calendar (December), but I am not complaining, and feel immensely grateful for even the briefest opportunity to get away. I spent a lot of time planning the upcoming trip, but there were some other things that caught my eye, as well. Here’s what I was checking out since last we spoke:

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IAFN has a new online course available for CE, Surviving the Streets: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex. 1.0 ANCC contact hours are available, and the cost is $15 for members, $30, non-members. Click through for all the details (including the meaning of the acronyms, because I know some of you are scratching your heads with this title):

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A reader asked me if I was able to identify which pages were most heavily trafficked on FHO dating back to the beginning days of the site. I did a quick analysis, and sure enough (after the main page, which is what the / represents), it’s the clinical guides:
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Medscape has an online CE offering available based on the AAP updated guidelines on child physical abuse (PDF) released last April. As with all Medscape offerings, you must sign in to access (it’s free to register for an account).  0.25 credits are available for physicians and nurses.

After a terrific course in San Antonio last week it’s good to get back to the office and get my in-box in order, attempt to get a handle on new projects, and geek out on data waiting for review. It was an unusually social weekend for me (once I made it back from Texas, that is), so it wasn’t until later Sunday evening that I even found time to catch up on what was circulating on the interwebs. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

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Busy day today, so I leave you with Jimmy Carter’s TED Talk on why he believes that the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse. It ranges around a bit, but I appreciate the message from this man, of his particular generation, steeped in religion as he is, in his position of great privilege. It’s especially poignant in the face of the recent announcement of his metastatic liver cancer; this man’s legacy is profound. While we could debate the quality of his presidency, his leadership since his presidency and the good work he has accomplished is undeniable. I hope you enjoy his talk:

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