Time Out

March 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Now that I’m a 9-5er, my time off is pretty precious. So you’ll excuse me while I engage in a bit of self-care and take a short vacation. I’ll be back on April 1st with new content, including the next installment of Articles of Note.

See you next week!


The Price of Shame

March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

“Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop…Online, we have a compassion deficit, an empathy crisis…” This one is a must-watch.

Finally home (for a minute)–I spent the weekend playing. I stayed offline much of it, I was just so happy to be back in DC. But a few wakeful hours early this morning left me with some time to read, so here’s what I’ve been checking out since last we spoke:

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The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (in partnership with AEquitas and CALCASA) is hosting a webinar, Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Effects Immigrant Survivors. The session will be held April 16th from 2-3:30 pm ET. Details after the jump:

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The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is hosting a webinar, Expert Witness Testimony in Cases Involving Domestic Violence. The session will be held April 13th from 3-4:30pm ET. The featured speakers are Dr. Mary Ann Dutton and Dr. Dawn Hughes. Click through for details:

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Sorry–late notice on this one (but it should be archived): OJJDP is hosting a webinar, Keeping Kids Safe: Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States. Again, a topic that we don’t see get much airtime, so I figured it was worth some space on the site. It’ll be held March 18th from 2-3:30pm ET. Click through for details:

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Well, folks–week 2 of my San Antonio adventure begins. And as much as I like this city (and the lodging on post, which is nicer than a lot of other places), I am ready to sleep in my own bed again. Alas, not till Friday. Happily I had some down time over the weekend, exploring the city, stuffing myself with enormous Mexican breakfasts (both days) and being just a little lazy. Plenty of time to read and peruse my social media feeds, so here’s what caught my eyes since last we spoke:

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My dear friend Val sent me this article and I thought it was such a fantastic read, I figured it would be of interest to FHO’s readers, as well. Enjoy a look at (or a listen to–there’s corresponding audio) this unique partnership between medical and law enforcement. And while we’re at it–can we talk about a doc who’s duel boarded in OB/GYN and pathology? Good stuff. It’s a great example of how expansive our role can be in addressing violence, limited only by our own creativity.

I’m always excited to see a topic being taught that doesn’t get a lot of airplay. We touch on this issue in the IPV courses I teach, but I rarely see anything available in depth. So I’m happy to post the National Alliance to end Domestic Abuse‘s upcoming webinar, Gang violence and Domestic Violence. It will be held March 19th from 12-1:30pm ET. Webinars are $25 if you aren’t a member of the Alliance. Click through for details:

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The original research grid I created on consensual sex injury while writing the book chapter on this topic has been updated many times. It’s been refreshed again, as I try to do regularly. If you want the word doc with links to the abstracts, please note it is available for purchase now at Scribd ($0.99), as it is incredibly labor intensive*. Otherwise, you can click the link to download the PDF of the research grid.

Consensual Sex Injuries revised 3-15

*Any money collected goes into the costs of hosting this site. This is still a nerdy hobby.