In my haste to get my life back to normal, I almost forgot it’s Nurses Week, so a happy one to all of my nursing colleagues out there. This week marks a year since three women (and the child of one of the women) escaped from the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland after a decade […]

What can I say about this weekend, except it ended with a return of the Polar Vortex. Clearly I’ve gotten soft living south of the Mason-Dixon line for more than 3 years now. My week is completely dominated by the Army and some sustainability work, but I had plenty of down time this weekend (forced–it’s […]

If you are trying to garner support from your agencies for expansion to include domestic violence patients, or maybe you’re just trying to educate community members about why domestic violence is a healthcare issue, here’s an excellent [brief] video from Verizon that can be included in your presentation. {h/t Brigid McCaw} This video is related […]

Been awhile since I posted a video, and you all know how much I like data:  

#SCOTUS Today

January 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

This morning I bundled Sasha up and sent her out the door to watch arguments at the Supreme Court in Paroline v United States. If you’re not familiar with this case, check out the summary at SCOTUSblog. In the most simplistic terms it’s about restitution and the continued impact images of child sexual abuse and exploitation […]

{Don’t forget to enter our anniversary giveaway here!} The PBS series, American Experience, has a new documentary airing tonight: Tales from the Poisoner’s Handbook (check local listings; it’ll also be available online) and an interactive website to go with it. Those of you who are members of AAFS have undoubtedly received the emails about it […]

Check out this new (brief) video about the science of neglect from the nice folks at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard. I promise it’s worth the 6 minutes: You can see all of their multimedia resources here. {h/t ACEs Too High}

I mentioned the MORE article in a recent Since Last We Spoke post, but yesterday, the survey they featured exploring the relationship between domestic violence and chronic health conditions was formally discussed at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the magazine and the Verizon Foundation. As part of that briefing they also released a really […]

Piggybacking on the release of this excellent document (at least in my mind–don’t know if that’s actually the way this was conceived), allow me to link you one of the newer elearning options available through NSVRC, Maturing Your Services: Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Later Life. Don’t let the word advocating put you off, […]

On Critics and Criticism

November 12, 2013 | 4 Comments

There’s something I want to talk about that follows-up on a post I published prior to going to Anaheim a couple weeks ago. It also ties in nicely with some tough experiences friends around the country are going through right now. And that is this: putting something new into the world, changing something up, will inevitably […]

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