Archive: March2010

Hey, Canada…

Hey, Canada…

Check out your page for new info...Thanks, Sheila!

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Enhancing Written Communications to Address Health Literacy

Enhancing Written Communications to Address Health Literacy

I know health literacy and written communication is not the sexiest topic in the world. But here at FHO, we're pretty committed to making sure all of our patients receive the highest quality, targeted healthcare services. This means that when…

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In my Inbox: Health Reform & DV

In my Inbox: Health Reform & DV

Like many of you, I get a ridiculous amount of email. Much of it gets deleted without reading (not the mail from individuals, but the updates from organizations and agencies, which are often sacrificed for the sake of simply managing…

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Financial Cost of Child Abuse

Financial Cost of Child Abuse

I received an email from a reader asking me to please post information about the financial cost of child abuse in the US. I'm happy to be able to post some relatively recent publications on the topic, the most specific…

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Domestic Violence: Recognizing & Responding to Victims & Perpetrators in the Health Care Setting

Domestic Violence: Recognizing & Responding to Victims & Perpetrators in the Health Care Setting

The University of Washington's School of Nursing has created an online course for healthcare providers: Domestic Violence (DV): Recognizing and Responding to Victims and Perpetrators in the Health Care Setting. There are 2 modules--one on recognizing and responding to perpetrators,…

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SAAM Day of Action & Giveaway

SAAM Day of Action & Giveaway

April 20th is Sexual Assault Awareness Month's Day of Action. This year's theme is preventing sexual violence on our campuses. Hopefully you have thought about how you would like to commemorate this day, but if you haven't, NSVRC has some…

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Monitoring Progress & Evaluating Success for SARTs

Monitoring Progress & Evaluating Success for SARTs

MNCASA's Sexual Violence Justice Institute is hosting the last of a 4-part series on the SART Protocol Development Cycle, Monday April 26th at 12pm CT: Monitoring Progress and Evaluating Success for SARTs and Other Multidisciplinary Teams Responding to Sexual Violence.…

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Traumatic Brain Injury & DV

Traumatic Brain Injury & DV

VAWNet released a new collection today on traumatic brain injury and domestic violence. "It provides advocates and other professionals with tools to screen for TBI within the context of domestic violence as well as presentations, articles, and other relevant resources…

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10 Things Keeping Me Going Right Now

10 Things Keeping Me Going Right Now

As I have mentioned (and as evidenced by a few holes in the posts over the last several weeks), I am on a ridiculous travel jag right now that has me in 12 cities over 8 weeks across all 4…

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Bullying Through the Eyes of a Child

Bullying Through the Eyes of a Child

Boys and Girls Club of America is hosting a free webinar on bullying March 23rd at 2pm ET.  "This session will focus on the issue of bullying, child safety and the effects it's having on our nation's youth.  You will receive…

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Stalking and Sexual Assault

Stalking and Sexual Assault

The Stalking Resource Center will be hosting a free webinar on stalking and sexual assault April 9th at 2pm ET. Be forewarned, this offering will be capped at 100 people, so if you're interested in attending, register ASAP. "Research indicates…

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Evaluating the Work of SANE Programs in the Criminal Justice System

Evaluating the Work of SANE Programs in the Criminal Justice System

I am very honored to be the consultant on some exciting research being conducted by Dr. Rebecca Campbell and colleagues at Michigan State University. If you are interested in participating in a project that will assist you in evaluating the…

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Articles of Note: March Edition

Articles of Note: March Edition

I cannot believe it's already mid-March and I am *just* getting to this post. Between CCAW in Dallas (fantastic and more than 700 attendees) and a court martial that had me sequestered without internet, last week was a wash in…

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Addressing Language Access

Addressing Language Access

ReachMD has a fascinating offering over at their site on addressing language access. It's actually a practice assessment for healthcare professionals, and the objectives include: Identify three reasons why we should work to bridge language barriers when communicating with our…

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Victim Centered Care

Victim Centered Care

March 30th at 2pm ET SAFEta Source will be hosting a webinar on victim-centered care. Co-presented by Kim Day (IAFN) and Laura Williams (MNCASA), this webinar will offer education and practical solutions to clinicians, advocates, and law enforcement professionals on the sometimes clashing…

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Whistleblowing Nurses

Whistleblowing Nurses

Many of you have probably followed the case of the 2 Texas nurses who reported an emergency department physician's negligent practice to the state medical board and were ultimately prosecuted for doing so. Now Medscape has a follow-up article on…

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Investigating Infant Deaths

Investigating Infant Deaths

IAFN is hosting a webinar on investigating infant deaths April 6th at 2pm ET. This will be the 1st webinar of the 2010 IAFN Webinar Series, and it's being presented by Bobbi Jo O'Neal, BSN, RN, F-ABMDI, Deputy Coroner for…

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Fighting Sex Slavery

Fighting Sex Slavery

I'm on my way to Dallas for the Conference on Crimes Against Women, but before I go, I wanted to post a very powerful TED presentation by Sunitha Krishnan on fighting sex slavery. It's tough to watch some portions, but…

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Our Newest Giveaway Winner

Our Newest Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Laura Maguire! Random.org picked you out of the bunch (a fact I will you all to trust me on as I am posting mobile-ly today and can't capture the screenshot of the randomizer). Laura, give me a shout through…

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Child Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

Child Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

Last week, the US Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law held hearings on child prostitution and sex trafficking in the US. Among the speakers was Rachel Lloyd from GEMS, Anita Alvarez, the elected state's attorney from…

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