Just a heads up: all of my session handouts will be posted under the Handouts tab on this site the day of the presentation. I generally leave them up for 30(ish) days. And a quick shout out to the unbelievable crowd at our Pretrial Hearings session yesterday. You guys were fantastic to talk to! Hope to see more of you all in the days to come.

I’m heading to Phoenix for the IAFN annual conference. I’m hoping to catch up with a good many of you this year: I’ll be at both the IAFN “Lucy” booth and the NSVRC table talking about the new SANE Sustainability app (have you downloaded it yet?). Please stop by and say hello; you know how I love to meet FHO readers. If you can’t make it (sad panda face), follow along at #4N6RN. And if you are there, consider tweeting about some of your sessions with the designated hashtag so your colleagues who are staying home to cover the call schedule don’t miss out completely!

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 8.26.55 AMI am so excited to announce that the {free} SANE Sustainability app for iPhone and iPad is now available! This is a joint project of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and IAFN, and the culmination of almost a decade’s worth of work. I really hope people will find it a helpful tool for managing SANE programs, with a wide variety of information focusing on issues like recruitment and retention, leadership, program expansion and more. I have a blog post on the NSVRC sustainability site introducing the app and its various components, so I encourage you to check it out. Click through for details on how to download the app (and how to obtain {most} of the information if you’re not an iPhone or iPad user):

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NIJ and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government are hosting a webinar, Taking on the Challenge of Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits. The session will be held October 31st from 11am-12:30pm (sorry, Alaska and Hawaii). Click through for details:

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Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 12.58.19 PMA couple weeks ago I posted about the recently released report, Connecting the Dots. It looks like the CDC and Prevention Institute will be hosting a related Twitter Q&A, Links Among Forms of Violence. The chat will take place November 4th from 2-3pm ET, using #ViolenceLinks. Looking forward to the conversation.

(h/t VAWnet)

Medscape has a new CME/CEU opportunity available that should be of interest to many of you: Guidelines Address Screening for Nonviral STIs in Teens. As with all Medscape offerings, the CEs are free, but (free) registration is required on the site to access any content.

“Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screening guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening those at risk based on epidemiologic and clinical outcomes data. This American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement regarding these curable, nonviral STIs summarizes the evidence for nonviral STI screening in adolescents, discusses the value of screening, and offers recommendations for routine screening of adolescents for nonviral STIs.”

You can also check out the full-text policy statement from AAP here (PDF).

I’m heading home from CLE today after a long weekend with my daughter and parents, so I spent way more time playing than being online. All in all, a really welcome reprieve from what will be a fairly hectic couple of weeks–prepping for and attending the IAFN conference, and then immediately heading to Europe for a military trial. Still there was plenty of news to catch my eye, so here’s what I’ve been checking out since last we spoke:

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We are not so good at talking about stalking in the healthcare arena, even though we know that many of our patients have dealt with or are currently dealing with the issue, particularly as a component of intimate partner violence. So as I was perusing the Stalking Resource Center’s October newsletter I realized this would be an excellent topic for today’s FHO post. Lots of good stuff here:

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Did I mention that I’m doing a webinar for the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project November 3rd? It’s going to be on the health consequences of IPV, and it’ll be held from 3-4:30pm ET. As with all offerings from this project, CEUs and CMEs are available. Click through for details about the webinar and our live 3-day IPV course for clinicians:

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OJJDP and the National District Attorneys Association are hosting a webinar on male sexual violence survivors, Giving Voice to the Last Silent Victims. The session is being held 16 October from 2-3pm ET. Roger Canaff is the featured speaker. Click through for details.

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