I just finished a really enjoyable week teaching an IPV course with forensic nurses in Indian Country. Part of the conversation was about c0-occurring child abuse and child witnessing. Serendipitously, this publication showed up in my inbox this morning, and I’m working my way through it now. Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive (PDF) was just released by the US Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. It’s a pretty chewy document, so settle in.

Means of Violence

November 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Institute of Medicine has an upcoming workshop, Means of Violence.  It will be held December 18th and 19th in Washington, DC, beginning at 8:30 am. Although this will be a live workshop, there will also be a simultaneous webcast that will be available globally. Click through for details:

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Yesterday in class one of our participants mentioned this video, produced by the California Attorney General’s Office, as we were discussing the impact of domestic violence on children. I hadn’t seen it, but obviously I went right out and found it as soon as we were done. A good resource to bookmark for future education sessions, staff meetings, etc.

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It’s very early in Phoenix, AZ as I write this–I’m here to teach the IPV medical-forensic exam course for IHS (we have another one coming up in February if you’re interested), so it’s a packed week. I had my kiddo in town over the weekend for a friend’s son’s Bar Mitzvah and then I hopped a plane last night after putting her on one of her own (an occurrence that happens too often in my life). All this to say, I didn’t read much this weekend, but let me share what caught my attention since last we spoke. More next week, I promise.

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The Coalition for Juvenile Justice is hosting a webinar November 19th at 3pm ET: Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice. Click through for details about the session:

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Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly(ish) overview of what’s new and noteworthy in the peer reviewed literature. There’s a lot to slog through this month (the Journal of Interpersonal Violence is responsible for half the content alone), but definitely some fascinating subject matter (like the relationship between economic status and sexual violence), so I hope you’ll take some time to work your way through the list. Word doc and PDF after the jump:

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Today is Veteran’s Day in the US, and as the spouse of a veteran (Iraq); daughter of a veteran (Vietnam); daughter-in-law of veterans (Desert Storm); and granddaughter of veterans (World War II), not to mention the friend and colleague of many who have deployed or are currently deployed (like our dear friend, Candace), I try each year to think about the best way to reflect on the day. Our plan for this morning was to pay our respects at Arlington, but with this happening in DC today, the crowds and traffic are too daunting, so we will go one evening this week.

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Hey, I’ve got a new blog post over at NSVRC on the SANE Sustainability app–this time focusing on the Leadership section of the app (and everyone’s favorite issues: recruitment and retention). I hope you’ll check it out!

A good Monday morning to you all–I trust you had a fine weekend? This was really the 1st actual weekend Sasha and I had together in quite sometime, uninterrupted by travel or Reserve duty. We really got a chance to enjoy ourselves, too: spent a little time getting fancy and heading into the District for SANE In the City, the DC SANE program’s fundraiser (they’re finally building their own exam room). Congrats on a successful event!

I’m actually home this week, but gearing up for our next IPV course in Phoenix on the 17th (hope to see many of you there, since we have a pretty big group registered); that’s where most of my efforts will be spent over the next several days. But before I get too immersed in all of that, here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:

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This week is Forensic Nurses Week, so a shout out to all my forensic nursing colleagues around the world who do phenomenal (and often groundbreaking) work every day. Check out all the information about the week and ideas for ways that you can recognize your team and colleagues over at the IAFN site. And for those of you who are also Nurse Practitioners in the US, turns out we get to doubly celebrate this week: it’s also National Nurse Practitioners Week!

Cheers to all of us!