SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction

OVC TTAC has a webinar coming up as part of their SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series, SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction. Not surprisingly, it's based on the document of essentially the same name. The session will…

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence

The CDC looked at the issue of homicides in adult women in last week's MMWR: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence--United States, 2003-2014. I don't think it requires any explanation, nor…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-24-17

So we had a super lively discussion today with our friends over at DCFNE, which made for one of the better Mondays I've had in a while. Tomorrow it's off to Portland (OR) for some quality time with the Army…

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Updated Clinical Guide: ALS for Subclinical Bruising

Just an alert that the clinical guide that addresses alternate light source use and subclinical bruising has been updated with additional research. So here's your periodic reminder that ALS to identify subclinical bruising in strangulation patients does not have the evidence…

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Clinical Guide: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

So I recently received a comment that my concern about forensic nurses' social media use is "overblown", which I confess, made me giggle. It's not, of course, and my own experiences doing this work have only made it clearer as social…

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What Do Schools Need To End Sexual Assault On Campus?

If you didn't listen to the NPR program 1A on Monday, you missed a good conversation on campus sexual assault. While it had its eye rolling moments, in general, it was a worthwhile listen. If it's a topical interest of…

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Working with Older Survivors of Abuse

NCALL has published an impressive multimedia toolkit, Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates. DO NOT let the 2nd half of that title keep you from doing the deep dive into this resource--1.) there's healthcare-specific information (although it's…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-17-17

So about last week--what a fantastic crew we had at the NAC for our testimony workshop. I had a great time meeting so many new colleagues, and participants were really on point. A very impressive group (and thanks for all…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-10-17

I'll be at the NAC most of the week, so postings may be spotty. Hopefully, you caught the updates to a couple clinical guides (and I'm taking suggestions for new ones). We had a pretty social weekend here, so I…

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Updated Clinical Guides: Testimony and Peer Review

As we head into one of my favorite weeks of the year (the testimony course at the NAC--can't wait to see some of my FHO readers there!), I've updated a couple of the most popular clinical guides: Testimony and Peer…

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Legislative Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations

As the Chair of IAFN's Government Affairs Committee, one of my favorite opportunities is being on the Hill, talking with legislators and staffers about the issues important to clinicians, our patients, and the profession in general. This year's Lobby Day…

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Addressing the Impact of Trauma When a Mass Violence Incident Occurs

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center has a webinar coming up, Addressing the Impact of Trauma When a Mass Violence Incident Occurs. The session will be held July 26th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: Incidents of mass…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-3-17

Hope all of my Canadian readers had a lovely Canada Day; and a happy 4th to US FHO readers! We will be eating (and drinking) with our Army friends and possibly finishing the evening watching fireworks on the docks where…

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Strangulation Medical Imaging Protocols

The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention is hosting a webinar next month, Medical Imaging Protocols. The session will be held July 10th at 1pm ET. From the announcement: This webinar features the Medical Advisory Board of the Training Institute on…

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When the Man Who Abuses You Is Also a Cop

I don't often give mainstream media articles their own post (we wait for Mondays to do that), but 1.) this one is worth it, and 2.) I will be stepping away from FHO until next Thursday, as I take the…

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Articles of Note, June 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (mostly) monthly frolic through the peer reviewed literature. Lots of stuff for our peds practitioners this go round. A few full-text options available, as well, so keep your eyes open for those.…

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Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families published a guide this spring, Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations (PDF). There's a lot packed into this relatively brief resource; the active links alone…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-19-17

This weekend was a whirlwind of family--my parents were in town, my kid got here for the summer, and my Aunt and Uncle celebrated 50 years of marriage--so I was entirely consumed with lovely things. Last night, after the dust…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In light of this, allow me to point your attention to the dedicated NCJRS page that has a good selection of resources. And from WHO: Today is #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay.1 in 6 older adults…

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Trauma Informed Care Webinars from Indian Health Service

H/t to Kim Day for this info: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health is offering a series of webinars for program supervisors and clinicians on Trauma Informed Care. For those of you working with American Indian/Alaska Native patients: Webinar for…

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