Archive: December2009

My (conflicted) love letter to 2009…

2009 has been a challenging year, filled with some incredible highs, and some pretty low lows. So as we finish up this year, here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly. (I'd love to hear what…

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Partner Stalking

Partner Stalking

JWI's National Alliance to End Domestic Violence is hosting a webinar January 7th on partner stalking, from 12-1 pm ET. Cost to attend is $25 for non-members (free for members). TK Logan and Teri Feragher will be the featured speakers.…

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We Have a Winner…

Congratulations Fran Malinoff! You are the winner of the Child Abuse Quick Reference, 2nd Edition. I will send you an email to arrange delivery of your book. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for our next giveaway come mid-January.

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Conditions that Mimic Sex Abuse Findings

Conditions that Mimic Sex Abuse Findings

Welcome back. Hope your holiday was a good one (and your up-coming week a short one). Over at Medscape they have a piece on conditions that mimic child sexual abuse findings. It's a reprint of Horner's article originally published this…

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Happy Holidays from FHO

[Don't forget, you have until Wednesday, December 23rd at noon ET to be eligible for a copy of the Child Abuse Quick Reference, 2nd Edition. Just answer the question here to enter your name into the random drawing.] [Courtesy of…

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The Essential Role of Death Certificates in Public Health

The Essential Role of Death Certificates in Public Health

[Don't forget, you have until Wednesday, December 23rd at noon ET to be eligible for a copy of the Child Abuse Quick Reference, 2nd Edition. Just answer the question here to enter your name into the random drawing.] Over at…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog + a Few Odds & Ends

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog + a Few Odds & Ends

[Don't forget, you have until Wednesday, December 23rd at noon ET to be eligible for a copy of the Child Abuse Quick Reference, 2nd Edition. Just answer the question here to enter your name into the random drawing.] This week,…

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Our Next Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Time once again for a giveaway, sponsored by GW Medical Publishing. This month we're giving away a copy of the new Child Abuse Quick Reference, 2nd Edition.  As with our last giveaway (which more than…

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Spot the Rape Myths

Spot the Rape Myths

Welcome to a new feature here at FHO called "Spot the ____ Myth". Today, we'll focus on sexual assault. See how many rape myths you count in this news story on the sexual assault of a middle school student in…

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Briefing on Human Trafficking

Briefing on Human Trafficking

On Monday, Sen. Wyden (D-OR) held a briefing on Monday on the impact of human trafficking. Among those who briefed were Rachel Lloyd (GEMS), Brad Myles (Polaris Project) and Sgt. Byron Fassett (Dallas PD's High Risk Victims and Trafficking Squad).…

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Renaming the Hymen

Renaming the Hymen

Let's just go ahead and put this in the where in the world did you come across this one? category. The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) has decided it would be a good idea to rename the hymen in…

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The Choking Game

The Choking Game

ABC News is running an article on their site about the choking game, which is a popular search term on this site. The article doesn't break any new ground, but it does a decent job of providing an overview to…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

I wanted to point you toward a couple interesting items over at the sustainability site this week: *A step-by-step guide to creating a social media strategy, a topic many of      you have asked me about. *A fascinating article on negotiating,…

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Stalking & Technology

Stalking & Technology

I had the pleasure of attending a really good talk yesterday on stalking. The speaker showed this video to the group afterward, which made the humorous, but very valid point that cell phones have become an incredible tool for offenders,…

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Oh, Canada…

Oh, Canada…

The updates to the Canada page have begun. Our first entry: a comprehensive overview of forensic science in Canada. Thanks to Sheila Early, who will be curating this page. Stay tuned for further updates. And by all means, please let…

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Data on IPV, Sexual Violence, and Stalking

Data on IPV, Sexual Violence, and Stalking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a webinar December 16th at 1 pm ET: National and State-level Data on Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking, presented by Michele Lynberg Black, PhD, MPH. Attendance is free, but…

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Workshop in ATL

Workshop in ATL

Please ignore this if you didn't attend the leadership/management workshop in ATL this past October: For those of you who were at the workshop on leadership and management at IAFN and did not receive the report, please let me know.…

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The Spread of HIV Through Sexual Violence

The Spread of HIV Through Sexual Violence

ReachMD has a new podcast available now on the spread of HIV through sexual violence against women. It's part of their Clinician's Roundtable series. Access is free, but you must register to access the site. You have the choice of…

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Articles of Note: December Edition

Articles of Note: December Edition

Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. All of these are from the November/December/January issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list;…

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10 Things I’m Loving Right Now: The Gifting Edition

10 Things I’m Loving Right Now: The Gifting Edition

I am a big fan of giving gifts that mean something. Not necessarily gifts that are serious, but gifts that speak to the recipient on some level. So here are 10 things I'm loving right now, just in time for…

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