This weekend gave us a glimpse of spring here in the DC area, so I spent as much time as possible outside. However, I am prepping for a quick trip to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area (hope to some of you there–we’ll be talking about testimony, one of my favorite subjects!), so I wasn’t entirely unplugged. [...]
I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday (or at least enjoyed a few days off if you don’t celebrate). Today I want to round out some continuing education sources for those of you in need of finishing the year with a few extra in hand (see here for Part I). All are available for nursing [...]
This week while working with the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, I made mention of my appreciation for clinical prompts and checklists that ensure that we provide a consistent level of care to patients coming through our doors. I read Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto (which I keep on my iPad and revisit regularly), and have [...]
Yesterday, Fresh Air featured the upcoming Frontline documentary, Endgame: AIDS in Black America, which made me realize I needed to remind FHO readers that we have a clinical guide, updated last night, on this issue. Add to this a question on nPEP I received yesterday, along with the newly approved HIV home testing kit, and [...]
Talk of the Nation on NPR had a segment today on the secrecy often surrounding childhood sexual abuse. Among the guests was Dr. David Lisak who many of you know from his work on undetected rapists. Listen to the podcast or read the full transcript here.
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Several activities (of which I am aware) are going on to commemorate the day. Click through for more information.
I confess I was a tad jealous when I saw the tweets coming through from last year’s Roots of Change conference, sponsored by the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force and Men Can Stop Rape. Fantastic workshops and lots of great people getting to share the same space. While it doesn’t give me the [...]
I’m a little bit addicted to The Moth podcasts. If you’ve never listened to them, I encourage you to spend a little time on their site, perusing people’s stories. This week’s story is by Barbara Wiener (MP3), and it’s described on the site as, “a perfectionist finds strength and self-acceptance after an assault”. Take 12 minutes or [...]
There is a relatively new National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health, and wouldn’t you know it–they’re offering some webinars. They’re nice enough to archive them, too, so there are several now available for listening.
Don’t miss our current giveaway. Get all of the details here to enter. Although not specific to forensic clinical issues, HIV/AIDS is important to understand–not just in terms of exposure, but also in terms of the realities for our patients who have been diagnosed. The National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center has a really well-done tutorial, Women [...]