Human Trafficking: Identifying & Responding to Victims in the Healthcare Setting

The National Criminal Justice Training Center is hosting a webinar, Human Trafficking: Identifying and Responding to Victims in the Healthcare Setting. The session will be held June 7th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: A 2017 survey report from the Coalition…

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Articles of Note, May 2017 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, a walk through the recently published, peer-reviewed research. While the list this month isn't particularly lengthy, my nerdy heart was more than pleased with what I found. I encourage you to spend…

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Since Last We Spoke, 5-22-17

Greetings from Ft Sill, OK, where I have been working all weekend. Not much time online, with the exception of hanging around in airports. Still, plenty to read when I checked my feeds-- some uplifting, some bleak. And I see…

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An Animated Tour of the Invisible

I am working on the new session I am doing in Kansas next month (subtitled: Preparing for the Unknown and the Unknowable), and in looking for a particular resource, I somehow stumbled upon this TEDEd video, An Animated Tour of…

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Forensic Photography Webinar

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has an upcoming webinar, Forensic Photography. The session will be held June 14th at 2pm ET. CEUs are available for this session. From the announcement: This webinar will cover general photography methods, forensic aspects of…

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Intimate Partner Violence and Strangulation in the Deaf Community

The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention is hosting a webinar, Intimate Partner Violence and Strangulation in the Deaf Community. It will be held May 31st at 1pm ET. From the announcement: This previously recorded webinar will provide an in-depth look…

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Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence in Health Settings

Sorry about no post yesterday--I have no excuse, I just flaked (I was playing catch up after being gone all last week). But I'm back, with a new webinar from Futures Without Violence, and it's a good topic. Patient-Centered Approach…

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Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team Guide and Toolkit

The Department of Justice's Elder Justice Initiative is hosting a webinar to review their new MDT guide and toolkit. The session will be held May 3oth from 2-3pm ET, and is for anyone interested in starting or growing an elder…

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Serving Those Most at Risk: Embracing The Challenge of Serving Trans Youth

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up, Serving Those Most at Risk: Embracing the Challenge of Serving Trans Youth. The session will be held June 22, from 1-2:30 pm CT. From the announcement: Changes in the visibility of…

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Since Last We Spoke, 5-8-17 (Nurses Week Edition)

Happy Monday--I'm sitting in the United Club at DCA as I post this, waiting to board a flight to Nashville (well, to ORD and then Nashville, since my original flight got cancelled. But hey, I get to eat at my favorite…

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Examination Options after Sexual Assault: Do Survivors Have to Report?

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has a new webinar coming up, Examination Options After Sexual Assault: Do Survivors Have to Report? The session will be held May 25th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: Access to healthcare after sexual assault can be…

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Getting Paid as an Expert Witness When You’re the Treating Clinician

I have been asked to address a question that seems to crop up frequently--should I charge attorneys for my time as an expert in court when I'm the treating clinician? There seems to be some difference of opinion about this, so…

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Supporting Deaf Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse

KIDSta has an upcoming webinar, Supporting Deaf Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse. The session will be held May 19th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: Research has shown that Deaf children experience abuse and neglect at rates 1.5-3 times higher…

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Since Last We Spoke, 5-1-17

So that whole full week at home for the first time since mid-February stuff that I mentioned last week? Yeah, that didn't happen. Unexpectedly found myself on a tiny commuter plane with literally no notice on Thursday (seriously--got the call,…

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10 Things: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

{Note: this post doesn't discuss the use of social media for professional purposes, only personal ones. We'll address the professional use of social media, such as crowd-sourcing clinical information, at a later date.} A favorite topic of conversation here at…

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Expert Witness Training

Generally, I don't post live events here, but seeing as this is one of my very favorite courses to teach... Once again we are putting on the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Expert Witness course at the National Advocacy Center in…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-24-17

Happy Monday, all (or as we like to refer to it in my house, Happy 1st Full Week at Home Since Mid-February). The trial I had in the great north went away, so here I am, in my pajamas, eating…

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A Note About Sending Questions or Requests

I love receiving questions and requests from FHO readers via my Contact page, and I am more than happy to answer. However, if you want me to respond, it has to include more than just a subject (e.g. "sexual assault…

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School-Based Health Services for Adolescent Dating and Sexual Violence

Futures Without Violence is hosting a webinar next week on school-based health services, adolescent health and anticipatory guidance for dating and sexual violence and harassment. The session will be April 27th at 6:30pm ET (yes, it's a late one). From…

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Articles of Note, April 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published, peer-reviewed journals. This month, lots of good stuff related to sexual assault, including some interesting new research around genital injury. Definitely one of the better months, IMHO.…

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