Here’s a piece worth your time: the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse at NDAA just published Crimes Against Children: Examining Technology’s Impact on Victimization and Witness Intimidation (PDF). Want to better understand how technology is impacting our pediatric patients and how offenders are gaining access to them? This is a great (and brief) […]

Our friend Kim Nash is doing a webinar for the Family Justice Center Alliance on strangulation in the pediatric population. The session will be held July 10th from 10-11:30am PT. Click through for details:

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly overview of what’s new and noteworthy in the peer-reviewed literature. There’s plenty to check out for June–as always, links lead to PubMed abstracts. Contact me if you’d prefer this in a Word doc.

I’m having a tough time ramping up for my work week this morning. Could be the impending vacation (no worries, there will be [some] posts while I’m away). Could be that I was so completely productive last week I just feel like coasting a bit. Either way, the internet can be a distraction when I’m […]

The US Department of State released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report. You can read the full report here (the link will also link you to Secretary Kerry’s remarks). (Check out my wife’s awesome vantage point for today’s briefing on the report!)

Oh man, I do love me a good research compilation, and CALCASA delivers: the 2014 Sexual Violence Research Review is now available. Read the executive summary here; download the full report here (PDF). Super excited about this one. And speaking of excited, come back tomorrow for the 2014 TIP Report, being released tomorrow by the State […]

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project is hosting a new webinar, Straddle Injury vs. Sexual Abuse: Managing Traumatic Genital Injury in Children. The session will be held July 22nd from 3-4:30 pm ET. Jennifer Pierce-Weeks will be the featured speaker. 1.5 CEUs are available for nurses. Click through for details:

The Family Justice Center Alliance has another webinar coming up–this one on reproductive coercion. The session will be held June 26th from 10-11:30 am PT. Click through for details:

Did you have a fantastic weekend? We did for sure–a glorious, not-too-hot one in the DC metro area. And along with that, the awesome news that my spouse was promoted to Major, which meant some small celebrations around here (in anticipation of the big one that will come with the official ceremony next month). Still […]

Vera Institute just published a new tool for identifying victims of human trafficking. The tool has been tested and validated and comes in a short and long form. Read the science behind the tool here (PDF); find the actual tool and user guidelines here (PDF).  

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