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Sexual Assault

Culturally Competent Care for GLBT Survivors

VAWNet has a new resource available focusing on culturally competent care of LGBT survivors of sexual violence. Aside from the comprehensive article by Sabrina Gentlewarrior (printable version here), you can also access a variety of linked resources over on the summary page. This is a topic that is sorely underrepresented in the literature, so we may have to do a full clinical guide sometime soon, if you think it would be of interest…

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Sexual Assault

Have You Heard Anything?

I don’t normally post personal issues here at FHO, but I am pretty worried about our friends and colleagues in American Samoa and the affected region. If you have news, could you please pass it along? And if you are so inclined, please consider donating to the Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims, established to collect donations that will aid affected sexual assault victims and advocacy programs in areas coping with disasters. You can read more about the Relief Fund and efforts to prevent sexual violence in disasters here.

Thanks.

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Bullying's Impact on Girls

Medscape has a new CE offering on the impact of bullying on girls. Seems that a new study indicates that girls have far more long-term psychological sequelae from bullying than boys, a finding particularly interesting to me as the mother of a girl-child. If you’d like to get better acquainted with the study (or at least a brief synopsis of the study), you can check it out and get 0.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit (or for my nursing friends, .50 contact hours) for your efforts. As always, these offerings are free, but require site registration to participate.

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Sexual Assault

Forensic Compliance: UPDATED

For those of you out there struggling with issues around VAWA 2005 forensic compliance, technical assistance is now available through EVAW International. Additionally, they have a variety of materials available on the topic, as well as a couple webinars coming up. The first webinar will be October 15th at 2pm ET: Medical Forensic Exams Conducted without a Report Being Made to Law Enforcement.

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Sexual Assault

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Just back from a terrific trip to CO Springs/Alamosa (where, among other things, I got a tour of the gorgeous Memorial program and also ate my weight in Mexican food). We were also busy over at the Sustainability site this week:

It may have been snowing in Colorado this week, but it’s gorgeous and sunny in the 216, and I’m actually home for a sustained period of time (3 weeks!). So I’m very much looking forward to my weekend. Hope yours is a good one, too!

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Early Brain Development in Children

The Missouri Children’s Trust has an archived podcast on their site from Dr. Linda Chamberlain on the early brain development of children. In the podcast, she discusses how witnessing domestic and other violence impacts developing brains. Access is free: listen to it online or download it to your iPod for future use.

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Professional Boundaries

The Family Justice Center Alliance is hosting a webinar on maintaining professional boundaries, October 1st from 9-10 am Pacific. The session is free, but preregistration is required.

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Statistics and Juries

Today’s post is an incredibly wonky one–many of you will bail right off the bat, and of those of you who decide to check out this video, several of you won’t make it past the 2 minute mark. So what is the fascinating offering I’m posting? It’s actually a session from TED that I find to be really interesting: how statistics fool juries. If you don’t feel like you can commit to the full video, skip ahead to the 14 minute mark, where the reason for my posting the video becomes clear.

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Sexual Assault

Victim Privacy

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Technical Assistance (SAFE TA) project is hosting a free webinar October 13th from 2-3:30 ET on victim privacy. Susan Chasson MSN, JD, SANE-A (an IAFN past-president and practicing SANE) and Jessica Mindlin, Esq. (from the Victim Rights Law Center) will be the featured presenters.

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Much of the content on the sustainability site this week was pretty self-centered, I must say. But hopefully it’s useful, so, if you’ll indulge me:

I’m off to the wilds of Colorado this weekend and will be working from there most of next week. I’ll try and keep posts pretty regular, assuming my connectivity is reasonable. Have a great weekend!

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DV/IPV

DV Service Models

The Family Justice Center Alliance has their 1st online learning course available on their site: an orientation to co-located domestic violence service models (a la the family justice center model). It’s a nicely done, narrated video/slide presentation, and it’s a great tool for anyone looking at providing multiple victim services under one roof.

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Elder Abuse/Neglect Sexual Assault

Forensic Issues for Nurses

Medscape has a forensic-focused CE offering currently available: Forensic Issues for Nurses. It’s your standard article-posttest format and is free, with site registration. 1 CEU will be awarded upon completion.

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Disaster Medicine Series

ReachMD, available online and at XM Satellite Radio, has a huge feature this month on disaster medicine. There are more than 60 podcasts, all from within the past year (and many from this month) linked on their page right now. You can download several at a time and listen to them while you’re plodding through administrative tasks, or select one, like Ethical Issues Arising in Natural Disasters, and host a staff discussion around it. There’s a lot that’s conversation-worthy.

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15 Years

Today, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. You can read it here.

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Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

New CEU Offerings

RN.org has several new CE offerings available that might be of interest to readers. It’s a flat $19.95 for unlimited CEs (in a 12 month period), and they offer some of the state mandated courses, as well as a general selection. That’s actually a pretty fantastic value for the money–something to consider springing for if you just don’t have the budget to send your team members to conferences this year.

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Sexual Assault

AN FHO Extra: Sex Offender Registries

In the wake of the Dugard case, it’s no surprise that the merits of sex offender registries are being debated. Time magazine has an interesting article about the potential globalization of sex offender registries here. But before we go there, perhaps we need to analyze the current national registry system, as was done in a brief editorial in last week’s USA Today by Suzanne Brown-McBride, Executive Director of CalCASA. It’s definitely worth a read.

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Slack

Sorry, gang–my time has been consumed this week with NSAC and I just haven’t been able to keep up with posts. We’ll resume Monday with regular offerings. Enjoy your weekend!

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Managing STDs: Complex Cases

Contemporary Forums has a CE offering for both physicians and nurses on managing complex STD cases. It’s 1.5 CEs for $15, downloadable as either a PDF or MP3 (audio). You can catch a preview here if you’re not sure you want to spend the money.

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Child Abuse

Drug Endangered Children

I received a request from a reader looking for information about the medical care of children pulled out of meth labs (also known as drug endangered children). I know several of you out there are doing this kind of work, so please chime in with recommended resources you like and use.

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Sexual Assault

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

It’s a great week at the sustainability site. First off, I’m so excited to be able to bring you a new Friday Coordinator Q&A with Emily Huggins in York, PA (thanks, Emily!). In addition:

Next week is the NSAC conference in Alexandria. I’ll be presenting a couple sessions there and am looking forward to seeing many of you. Please stop by the AEquitas booth or snag me after a session and say hello if you’ll be there.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!