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:

Man, I don’t even know how long we’ve been waiting for this: just released, the National Protocol for Pediatric Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations. You can download the full document here (PDF); IAFN press release here; OVW press release here. See also the brand new technical assistance site on the protocol: www.kidsta.org. Congrats to everyone who […]

Time once again for Articles of Note, your (almost) monthly guide to what’s new in the peer-reviewed literature. Keep in mind this is an overview of what’s piqued my interest, not a comprehensive list of everything relevant, so I encourage you to check out what else is available. Click through for the Word doc with active […]

After a lovely week in the mountains with my kid, I am back at home for a startling 3 weeks(ish), finding all of the travel scheduled for this month either postponed or otherwise resolved. No complaints because it is full-on spring in DC, one of the loveliest times of the year here. I spent *a […]

Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up: Sentinel Injuries in Child Physical Abuse. I know this is late notice, as the session is being held March 24th at 1pm CT, however, it will be archived, as all of their webinars are. CMEs are available (but not, apparently, CEUs). Click through for details:

I will be heading on vacation soon, so this week is all about tying up loose ends so I can go away without the weight of not-yet-completed work looking over my shoulder. EVAWI is in town this week, so many of you will be here in DC; while multiple scheduling conflicts prohibit me from attending, […]

CDC just released a new publication, Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision to Connect the Dots.  From the site: The different forms of violence—child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, elder abuse and suicidal behavior—are interconnected and often share the same root causes. Understanding the overlapping causes of violence and […]

When I was running an errand yesterday I heard the tail end of this discussion on extending the statutes of limitations on sex crimes on the Diane Rehm Show. It’s obviously a timely topic, and I very much appreciated the fact that a defense attorney was one of the 4 guests participating, since it added […]

A whole week at home is what I have to look forward to this week, so I am taking advantage of every minute while I’m here. Lots of home cooked meals, long runs with the dog, and some entertaining at the house for me. Oh, and lots of work. The projects don’t seem to be […]

Time once again for Articles of Note–what’s new in the peer-reviewed literature that has captured my attention. And let me tell you something: there’s a lot to go through here. Some fantastic articles, a few of which are free full-text. You’re definitely going to want to spend some time on this list, because there’s much to […]

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