Archive: August2009

Story Time @ FHO

Story Time @ FHO

I can already tell it's going to be one of those weeks. Panicky phone calls, 300 hundred road miles, piles of paperwork and trial prep have sucked the humor out of my life (at least temporarily). Not to mention the…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Well, people, this is my last week of being at home for the next month. I"ve had two uninterrupted weeks with the family, but this weekend, it's back on the road for me. Assuming that the Navy base I'll be…

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Generic Plan B

Generic Plan B

Monday, pharmaceutical companies can start marketing a generic version of Plan B. I hope this will increase access to emergency contraception (EC), but I am skeptical. Part of the problem is a fundamental misunderstanding of how Plan B works (or…

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Investigation & Litigation of Child Sex Abuse

Investigation & Litigation of Child Sex Abuse

The National Child Protection Training Center is offering a free webinar: When the Victim is Very Young: Investigation and Litigation of Child Sexual Abuse Cases. It will be held September 17th at 3pm Central and Victor Vieth will be the…

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Universal Screening for IPV

Universal Screening for IPV

The IPV world is a bit up in arms right now with the publication of JAMA's recent study that universal screening doesn't improve health outcomes or reduce violence. Not everyone is praising this study, and I think there are reasons…

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Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in Persons

I don't know how many of you read the Sunday NY Times, but this past weekend the Magazine ran a special series: Saving the World's Women. There were a few articles that were particularly interesting, including The Women's Crusade and…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

It's been an insanely busy week, but a really good one. And there's some great stuff over at the sustainability site this week. Aside from an evaluation webinar happening today over at OVC (I hope I'll be able to share…

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Treating Women with Physical Disabilities

Treating Women with Physical Disabilities

CROWD has a really terrific powerpoint on gynecological consideration in treating women with physical disabilities. I post it here because it's a great overview of some of the exam techniques that can be useful (a consideration for those of us…

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Updated Webinars

Updated Webinars

Well, I finally did something I should have done long ago: went through all of the posted webinars and provided archive info for them where available. This means that any live event I have posted should have a link to…

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Elder Abuse Presentations

Elder Abuse Presentations

The good folks over at the Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect have posted the presentations from this year's ASA‐NCOA Aging in America Conference 2009, Elder Abuse sessions (PDF) on their site. It's an unbelievable resource, with 16…

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Responding to Homeless Victims of Sexual Assault

Responding to Homeless Victims of Sexual Assault

OVC has another free web forum coming up August 26th from 2-3pm ET: Responding to Homeless Victims of Sexual Assault. No registration is required. Jessy Haywood, community educator and trainer at the Center for Women and Families, and Katya Fels…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

I'm sorry to say, but it's been a slow week over at the sustainability site--mostly because I was on a site visit this week for the project in Oregon. Posts were light, sadly. I'm hoping next week we might have…

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Clinical Guide: Strangulation and DV

Clinical Guide: Strangulation and DV

Related: see the clinical guide on Alternate Light Source (II): Subclinical Bruising for additional references on strangulation and use of ALS in these cases. Recorded Webinars: The Lethality of Strangulation in the Adult Patient (J. Markowitz & J. Pierce-Weeks, 6/13) The…

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Confirmation Bias

Confirmation Bias

IAFN is hosting a webinar September 10th, 2-3pm ET, Confirmation Bias and Its Impact on Forensic Nurses. Cost is $30 for members ($40 for nonmembers) and the session is meant for all forensic specialties. One CEU will be awarded for…

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Coercive Control

Coercive Control

JWI is hosting a new webinar September 3rd from 12-1pm, The Coercive Control Model: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life. Cost for the session is $25 (but free for members). Pre-registration is required. Dr. Evan Stark, Professor and Chair,…

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And we're live…

And we're live…

It only took a few extra weeks longer than I had hoped, but the AEquitas website is now live:) You can sign up for updates here.

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Domestic Violence Podcast

Domestic Violence Podcast

Advance for Nurses has a 4-part podcast available on domestic violence. You can listen to all of it free of charge, but the 2 CEU credits will cost you $15. This offering satisfies the Florida nursing licensure requirement, but the…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Site

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Site

It's been a terrific week out here in the mountains, but it's just about time to go home (and then turn right back around and head to Oregon). I confess, I tried to get a new clinical guide up this…

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Recognizing Child Abuse

Recognizing Child Abuse

Medscape has a new slideshow available: Recognizing Child Abuse. It's free to access (registration is required, also free) and would make another fantastic continuing education presentation for your team. The slideshow includes multiple annotated injury photos, films and recent stats,…

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Injury & Terminology

Injury & Terminology

Friend of FHO, Diana Faugno, will be the featured speaker for the next Family Justice Alliance webinar, August 13th at 9am Pacific: Injury & Terminology 101 in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Participation is free, but pre-registration is suggested. This…

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