Here we go: vacation is behind us and a modified (but still busy) travel season resumes for our household. Happily it’s not me on the road this week, but after taking a week off, I can hardly corral my to-do list. Always a trade-off, that whole taking time off thing. Hopefully US readers enjoyed a […]

If you are working with living patients, assessing for suicide risk should be part of your practice. Maybe not for every patient walking through your doors (depending on your practice and specialty), but certainly in some circumstances. This article from Medscape provides some useful information regarding the current evidence base for assessing patients for suicide […]

Greetings from Smith Mountain Lake! It’s the perfect place for lazing about, on the deck or down at the dock, doing nothing but eating and reading. Coincidentally, that is exactly what my plan is for the week. So here’s what has caught my eye since last we spoke:

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:

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