We had a robust discussion today around false allegations of sexual assault in adult cases, and I figured it was probably time to post a clinical guide on the topic (I get asked for the research often). I’m only posting the published literature from the past 10 years–if you’re looking for something earlier than 2005 let me know.

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Lots of familiar faces in this new video from OVC: Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country…

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The National Center for Victims of Crime has another webinar coming up in the neurobiology of trauma series: Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness and How They Are Relevant to Trauma will take place April 29th at 3:30pm ET. Click through for details about this session:

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Let me tell you, these last several days have been pretty lousy. I really can’t recommend much about this past weekend, and today wasn’t much better, so ignore me and my black cloud, and check out what I’ve been reading since last we spoke instead. I promise–it’s waaay more interesting:

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Loved this brief piece in HuffPost yesterday, What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting from Conferences? A lot of you have had questions about using Twitter at conferences and meetings, so this should give you some pretty straight-forward practice points. Maybe this will up our collective game at some of the events in our future…

There’s a really interesting webinar happening next week from the Missing and Exploited Children’s Program and the AMBER¬†Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program: The Intersection Between Drug and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities. I encourage you to read through the session description, since it’s one of those topics we don’t see a lot on. Click through for details:

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Here’s a truth about FHO readers–you all do love a good STD session. Seriously, aside from the consensual sex injury clinical guide, the STD posts rank highest. So I was happy to see our friend Kim post this session to the IAFN Community site yesterday, and figured I’d pass it along to those of you who didn’t see it there.

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It was a gorgeous weekend here, and the cherry trees were in peak bloom, so I spend a great deal of time away from the computer. When I finally plugged in,¬†it was my Twitter feed that really had my attention. It’s not extensive, but here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:

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Time once again for Articles of Note, my monthly stroll through the peer-reviewed literature. I probably say this every month, but there’s a lot of good stuff here, so make sure you follow links to the abstracts, decide for yourself what’s worth spending time on. Click through for both Word doc (with active links) and the printable PDF (good for staff meetings):

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I was introduced to Dr. Abraham Verghese through a couple different venues, but interestingly all at about the same time. Last night, nursing a nasty headache, I put on his TEDMED talk from last year that looks at language and medicine. I found it utterly compelling, and if you click through, I’ve embedded it here. I thought it was such a poetic look at the not just the science, but the art of medicine, and I think you might enjoy it, as well.

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