Archive: September2010

Safety Planning with Victims of Abuse in Later Life

Safety Planning with Victims of Abuse in Later Life

In their continuing series on women's experiences with sexual and domestic violence, BWJP is offering a webinar October 7th from 4-5:30 ET: Safety Planning with Victims of Abuse in Later Life. Participation is free, but registration closes on October 5th,…

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By the way…

By the way…

Want to know what post has been read on this site more than any other? That would be this one. And thank heavens, too...

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Reproductive Coercion & Partner Violence

Reproductive Coercion & Partner Violence

JWI and their National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse are hosting a webinar October 7th from 12-1 pm ET, Reproductive Coercion and Partner Abuse: A New Study on Unintended Pregnancy. Dare I say it, but it would appear that these…

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Law & Order Addresses Kit Backlog

Law & Order Addresses Kit Backlog

Law & Order: SVU will air an episode Wednesday night (9/29) at 9pm ET that addresses the issue of the sexual assault evidence collection kit backlog. The Joyful Heart Foundation (founded by SVU star Mariska Hargitay) has been vocal on…

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The Girl Effect

The Girl Effect

On the heels of yesterday's post, I thought it would be fitting to follow it with a fantastic video entitled The Girl Effect. I figured it's an excellent way to end a productive week, and everyone can use some inspiration…

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Training Professionals in Prevention of Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence

Training Professionals in Prevention of Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence

The CDC has published a new guide, Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: a Planning Guide (PDF). The guide includes a section on training healthcare providers, and it's full of useful tools and resources.…

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Virtual Knowledge Center to End Violence Against Women & Girls

Virtual Knowledge Center to End Violence Against Women & Girls

UNIFEM has created the Virtual Knowledge Center to End Violence Against Women and Girls that is certainly worth perusing. From the looks of the site, there are still multiple modules yet to come (including one on health and another on…

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Clinical Guide: Consensual Sex Injury

As part of the process of writing a book chapter on injuries obtained during consensual sexual intercourse, I put together a grid of the research that looks at this issue. I figured I'd go ahead and post it after some…

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Victim-Centered: What Does It Mean?

Victim-Centered: What Does It Mean?

MNCASA's Sexual Violence Justice Institute is hosting a webinar September 27th, from 12-1:30 CT-- Victim-Centered: We've Heard the Term, But What Does It Mean? This is the 3rd part of their series, Beyond Protocols: How SARTs Can Influence the Justice-Making Process…

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Full Text Articles in Pediatrics

Full Text Articles in Pediatrics

Sorry to be article-heavy this week, but this month's issue of Pediatrics has several relevant free, full-text articles available that I thought readers might be interested in. You'll find the links after the jump. Abusive Head Trauma: Judicial Admissions Highlight…

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Defending Against Workplace Violence

Defending Against Workplace Violence

Over at Medscape Nursing, they have an interesting question posed in their legal column: Can I get fired for defending myself against violence at work? The author who responds to this question makes some nice points, and it's concise and…

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Rape in the US

Rape in the US

There's been a lot of chatter about the Senate Subcommittee hearing being held today, Rape in the United States: The Chronic Failure to Report and Investigate Rape Cases. It's being webcast live (as I type this, actually), and I'm assuming…

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Articles of Note: September Edition

Articles of Note: September Edition

I'm running off to Maxwell AFB, and then back to DC for the week, but before I go, time once again for this month's edition of Articles of Note. All of these are from the August/September/October issues and electronic previews.…

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In memorium…

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False Allegations

False Allegations

In  my professional travels, one topic that frequently arises is that of false allegations of sexual assault. There is a widespread, but incorrect belief that this is common, and that women in particular, will frequently lie about sexual assault as…

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Suggestability

Suggestability

First off, a thank you to everyone on the testimony webinar yesterday. What a fantastic turnout! And some really great questions, as well. Over at NCPTC, they have a webinar next week on suggestability. It will take place September 16th…

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How to Start a Movement

How to Start a Movement

It's no secret that I'm a huge TED fan. I frequently go there for inspiration, and I am in some serious need of just that very thing today. This short (3 min) talk is about how to start a movement.…

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Odds and Ends Tuesday

Odds and Ends Tuesday

I have several things piling up in my odds and ends file, so I thought I'd take the time to put a few of them out there. Today's a bit of a disjointed day as I try to play catch…

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10 Places I’m Loving Right Now

10 Places I’m Loving Right Now

I have just completed what I would consider a marathon summer of travel (64 days living out of a suitcase, although thankfully some of it was working from my beloved mountain house). This being Labor Day weekend, I'm going to…

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Sexual Assault Exams in Deceased Patients

Sexual Assault Exams in Deceased Patients

IAFN's 4th webinar of the year will take place September 21st from 2-3pm ET: Sexual Assault Examinations in Deceased Patients. The always fantastic Tara Henry will be teaching this one, so I highly recommend registering. Cost of the session is…

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