First off, apologies for my absence yesterday. Migraines have been getting the best of me on and off for the past week, and yesterday I finally just surrendered. But I’m back today, and because I’m a giant nerd, there’s a new clinical guide for you on evaluating research. For anyone who’s ever heard me speak [...]
In keeping with yesterday’s post, I was happy to discover that VAWnet announced its newest special collection today (what timing!), Men and Boys: Preventing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence. And for those of you who feel like, as healthcare providers this is interesting, but not relevant to the work we do in caring for patients, I [...]
Tony Porter is a co-founder of A Call to Men. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him speak before, and TEDxWomen has hosted him in the past. Along with the video they have a conversation with him posted on their site. Click through to watch the presentation.
I have a guest post today over at the EVAW International blog on keeping SANE/SAFE programs healthy. I hope you’ll go check it out!
It was a pretty difficult news weekend; I tried to force myself to read more than just coverage of the Aurora shootings. As it turns out, there were some pretty insightful pieces written on Aurora, mainly on the need for gun control. I’ve included the best of what I read, along with a few other interesting articles [...]
I’m profoundly sad about the news out of Aurora today. Denver was my home for 6 years while I was in graduate school and I still have many friends there. This is the 2nd mass shooting in the area since I left. Please let it be the last. And please let us be able to [...]
NSVRC has a new, free online course, Understanding National Rape Statistics. From the site: This 30 minute interactive course is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Understanding National Rape Statistics (PDF) by Dean Kilpatrick and Jenna McCauley. Participants will understand how and why rape statistics are generated for national studies; critically evaluate the information provided by national studies on sexual [...]
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health is offering a webinar, Workplace Stress and Trauma Informed Care. The session will take place July 30th at 2pm CT. Dr. Sandra Bloom will be the featured speaker. It’s part of the ongoing series, The Impact of Trauma on Women and Girls Across [...]
So how cool is this? Yesterday, during a break between presentations, I was talking with a group of participants (one of whom was live tweeting my sessions) about my hope to see more nurses embrace Twitter and other types of social media for professional use. Many of my advocate colleagues do a fantastic job using [...]
I’m in Nashville, TN today for what I anticipate will be some great conversation on issues such as medical testimony and sustainability. Travel always gives me a time to catch up on some reading (I try very hard not to work on planes–this is one self-care activity that I’m pretty good at. Working in airports [...]