May 29, 2016 | Leave a Comment

We are escaping the city, and perhaps a bit of our grief this holiday weekend, with a short trip to Amsterdam. I’ll be back toward the end of next week with new content and a more regular posting schedule. In the meantime I leave you with this lovely interview from StoryCorps, perfect for Memorial Day…

See you next week. 


May 23, 2016 | 6 Comments

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We lost our sweet T today after a valiant battle with cancer. FHO will be dark for a bit as we grieve this tremendous loss…

Readers on this site love their testimony resources, so here’s another: the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is offering a webinar, Preparing for Your First Case As a Domestic Violence Expert Witness (PDF). The session will be held June 13th from 3-4:30pm ET. Click through for details:

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Once again I am looking at a week that is not my own, albeit for very different reasons than last. A lot of time away from home, but with built-in periods of surfable time, I was at least assured of getting today’s post up. Here’s what provided some momentary distraction since last we spoke:

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I have updated the ACEs clinical guide with some new offerings from the CDC, including updated ACEs journal articles by topic and presentation graphics. Enjoy!

I’m in San Antonio this week, and my schedule is not my own, so we’ll so how postings go. But since I don’t work on planes, I had plenty of time to peruse my social media feeds. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

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For those of you who are interested, the DoD’s annual report on sexual assault is now available (PDF). Service Women’s Action Network has a response up on their FB page if you’re interested; more news coverage here, but as of this posting, not too many media outlets have picked it up yet.

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA is hosting a webinar, Are We Making a Difference? Real-life SARTs Evaluating Changes in the System Response. The session will be held May 16th from 12-1:30pm (I’m assuming CT). Space is limited so register earlier rather than later. Click through for details:

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As I mentioned last week, the new National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric is now available. Over at the KidsTA site, they will be hosting a webinar to officially introduce the document to the professional community. The session will be held June 16th at 3:30pm ET. Click through for details:

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We escaped to NYC this weekend to take the girl-child to this play, which was magnificent (it’s closing late summer on Broadway, but they will be going out on tour, and it is worth seeking out). I played catch up with my social media feeds last night after I got home; lots of fascinating reads to be found. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

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