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Holiday Weekend Wrap-Up

I’m off to DC for the long weekend, but before I go, a couple things that might be of interest. The first is the final post over at the sustainability site before we go on hiatus to plan the next phase of the project. Check out our 10 tips for sustainability, and be sure to pass along to others who might find it helpful. {Note: as of this posting, the site was down. I will fix the link when the site is back up.}

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Our Next Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Alright gang–I’m excited to report that our next giveaway, sponsored by our friends at STM Learning (formerly GW Medical Publishing), is here. And it’s a really fantastic one, particularly for those of you doing sexual assault work of any sort. Curious? Check out the details after the jump:

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Psst…

New book giveaway happens tomorrow, and it’s a biggie! Make sure to stop back and see what’s in store for one lucky reader…

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SANE-P Certification Course

You know I don’t normally post live events, but since it’s the 1st time this one’s being offered I thought I would break this unwritten rule. IAFN is offering a live, SANE-P certification review course this summer and there’s still time to register. See details after the jump…but  let me just say two words, people: Virginia Beach. And two more, just to get you going: Oceanfront Hotel.

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Caring for Transgender Patients

I had a request from a reader for a good (and brief) overview of best practices for working with transgendered patients in general, not just in forensic settings. She wondered if I’d come across anything that would make a good handout for an in-service. As it turns out, I do have something that I think fits the bill nicely from the Transgender Law Center, and of the clinical overview documents out there, I really like this one best (PDF). It feels comprehensive and practical all at once. However, if you have something you really like in your own programs, will you let me know? I am always on the lookout for good resources.

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Abuse and Mental Health Outcomes in Older Women

Medscape has a free CME offering available, Exposure to Abuse Linked to Poorer Mental Health in Older, Functionally Independent Women. Physicians will receive 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit upon completion of the article and corresponding post-test. As with all Medscape articles, site registration is required.

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Forensic Nursing Process

IAFN is hosting a webinar on forensic nursing process, featuring Val Sievers, Wednesday, July 14th from 2-3pm ET. The webinar is $40 for members/$50 for non-members, and will net 1 CEU upon completion.

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10 Things: Reader Editions

I always enjoy the 10 Things posts I do here (and hopefully you do too), but I would really enjoy 10 Things posts from some of you. If you have a 10 Things post you’d like to do for FHO, please shoot me an email and let me know. I’m open to the focus–10 Things that are making you happy right now; 10 Things you wish you had in your practice/professional life; 10 Things that are indispensable. Name it, I’m open.

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Webinar with Lynn Rosenthal, Hon. Susan Carbon

JWI’s National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse is hosting a webinar with Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, and the Hon. Susan Carbon, Director of the Office on Violence Against Women. This free webinar will take place June 3rd from 12-1 pm ET. You can register for the session here.

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SANE Program Peer Review

I just posted this yesterday to the Sustainability site:

SAFEta Source is hosting a free webinar on SANE program peer review that is a must for anyone running a program. Particularly if you are struggling with how best to set up a peer review process or have not yet considered the benefits of peer review. The webinar will be held June 22nd at 2pm ET. Advanced registration is required to attend.

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Sexual Violence on Campus

The Washington Violence Against Women Network is hosting a webinar, Confronting Sexual Violence on College Campuses. The featured speaker will be Dr. David Lisak (see related posts here and here). Space is limited and I guarantee this one will fill, so if you’re interested get registered soon.

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Common Problems in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Medscape has a new CME offering, Common Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Physicians can earn 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits (sorry nurses, no CEUs on this one). “This article focuses on two common vulvovaginal problems in the pediatric patient: vulvovaginitis and accidental genital trauma. Common infectious pathogens and treatments are reviewed along with other dermatologic and chemical causes of vulvovaginitis. The review of genital trauma focuses on various types of injury: straddle, penetrating and lacerations, and includes indications for surgical intervention.”

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New Canada Resources (Electronic Medical Records!)

Many new updates to the Canada page, including a fantastic publication on the always popular topic, electronic medical records. Worth checking out for sure.

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Increased Importance of VAWA in a Time of Economic Crisis

Most of you are probably somewhat familiar with the importance of the Violence Against Women Act (PDF) on our work in the US. But in these current shaky economic times, people are calling for budget cuts far and wide. The Hon. Susan Carbon, Director of the Office on Violence Against Women testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the increased importance of the Violence Against Women Act in a time of economic crisis, along with several other professionals from the field.

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Assisting Families of Missing or Unidentified Persons

OVC has a web forum coming up next week that might be of interest to some of you: Assisting Families with Missing or Unidentified Persons. The web forum will be held on May 19th from 2-3pm, ET. At that time, questions will be answered in real time, online. However, the session will be fully archived for later review, if you can’t make the forum itself.

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2nd AFSA Webinar Added

For those of you who’ve asked about whether the alcohol facilitated sexual assault webinar happening tomorrow will be recorded, because you’ve been closed out of it, never fear. A 2nd session has been added for May 28th at 1pm ET. You can see all the details at our site, and register for the session here.

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The Intersection Between DV and TBI

NRCDV is hosting a webinar May 25th at 2pm ET on the intersection between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. You can register for the session here.

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Mother’s Day

This is a different kind of Mother’s Day post. A tribute to all the working moms, like me, who spend more time away from their kids than we’d like. Moms who miss soccer games, and school plays and class projects because we are doing this important work, this work we love. Moms who have kids whose notion of going to work is driving to the airport. Moms who have created family rituals out of bedtime calls and webcam chats and email. And this is also a tribute to the members of our tribes that help us raise these amazing kids. The partners, extended family and excellent friends who comprise our village, and allow us to keep these crazy hours, smooth over the interrupted meals, and help explain why going to North Dakota requires an overnight stay.

I’ll be getting on a plane tonight, but not before I enjoy a leisurely brunch with 4 generations of incredible women. I hope for those of you celebrating Mother’s Day, it’s a day that feeds your soul and replenishes any empty spaces inside you. Even if your Mother’s Day only ends up being a couple hours long.

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Domestic Violence Supplemental Materials

I had a great time with a terrific group of nurses and other professionals Wednesday in Indianapolis, and in the course of discussing a variety of issues related to domestic violence, I was reminded that I could post some of the resources I discussed during my talk here at FHO. So for all of you who attended, and others wanting some supplemental materials, below is an overview of some resources I frequently mention in the course of my lectures.

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Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault Webinar

I am pleased to announce AEquitas‘ next webinar, Investigating and Prosecuting Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault. Chris Mallios, one of our Attorney Advisors, will be presenting. The session will take place May 14th from 2-3:30 pm ET, and registration is free.