Wider Opportunities for Women is hosting a webinar, Economic Insecurity and Abuse in Later Life. The session will be held June 18th from 2:30-3:30pm ET. Click through for details:

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NSVRC kicks off their xCHANGE Forum Summer Series next month with a moderated online conversation on sexual violence in the lives of African American women (PDF) on June 10th from 1-3pm ET. This is a great opportunity to bring researchers and practitioners together, so if you have the ability to participate, I encourage you to make some time. Should be quite the rich discussion.

The CDC is set to release their updated STI guidelines in June, and in anticipation of that, there is a webinar reviewing some of the changes that may be of interest…

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NSVRC has released the practitioner report from the NIJ-funded Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) study on operations and efficacy. I’m super-geeked to read it, and not just because I’m an evaluation fan-girl. Okay, mostly because I’m an evaluation fan-girl. You can find the full report here (PDF).  If you feel like tackling the technical report, you’ll find it over at the NCJRS site (PDF).

ICYMI: Lancet  published a really interesting series of articles last month that are available free full-text (with registration)–completely worth your time:

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When you work on issues like sexual assault, putting them away and leaving them at work aren’t often an option. Much of the work I do rears its head in every facet of my life, and I’m not certain that’s a complaint, just an observation, really. So it wasn’t too surprising that as I got ready to face the DC traffic yesterday, the interview on Fresh Air focused on sexual assault. But it wasn’t just about sexual assault–it was about sexual assault in my hometown, and in the state where my practice was born, by a reporter whose work I have been following closely for years. I was more than happy to succumb to the ugly that is my commute so I could listen to the full interview.

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OVC TTAC has a 5-part webinar series coming up, beginning next week. Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors’ Needs will take place beginning May 28th at 2:30 pm ET. Click through for details and the full calendar of events (including links for each session at the bottom):

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Apologies for being absent last week–too many balls in the air, and something had to give. You understand, I know. But it’s a brand new week, and maybe this one will be a bit less hectic. I actually tried pretty hard to stay offline over the weekend, but I had some screen time last evening, and it turns out a few fascinating things were happening on the interwebs while I was tuned out and otherwise preoccupied. So here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

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The National Center for Victims of Crime is offering the webinar, Psychological First Aid, June 3rd at 2pm ET. It sounds like a pretty intriguing session, most certainly relevant no matter what type of forensic practice you have. Click through for details:

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I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother’s Day weekend. Mine was pretty mellow–got to see my spouse for about a minute before she jetted off to Seattle, puttered around my garden, sadly didn’t have any time with my kiddo this time around. I did spend a lot of time Sunday morning combing through the Times, catching up on my Twitter feed and so forth, so here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

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