Okay, gang, commence with the collective eye rolling: time once again for an evaluation offering. I know, I know–not the most popular of subjects on this site. And yet, I still force feed you them. Why? One, because I’m a giant nerd, and I think evaluation is cool and super interesting; and two, you can’t sustain something if you aren’t sure it’s getting the job done, or you don’t know how to be better at what you’re already doing. So a whole bunch of folks are putting on a live webinar on evaluating organization performance, and perhaps you’d like to attend.
Apologies for the lack of posts, but my travel schedule has just ramped up significantly. I am not kidding when I say between now and the last week of April I am on the road *every* week. That’s not complaining, mind you, just the reality of my world. I just got back from a really fantastic training in Montana–what a welcoming and interesting (and large!) group we had. A really great mix of law enforcement, medical and advocacy, too. Anyway, many thanks to them for making John and I feel so at home. And don’t get me started on how well we ate…
The Oregon Men Against Violence Initiative is hosting a webinar, Men in the Movement: Risk, Rewards and Complexities. The webinar will be held February 2nd from 11-12:30 PT. It’s a great opportunity to have a conversation about men’s roles in preventing and responding to violence against women. Patrick Lemmon (disclosure: I’m a big fan) and Ben Atherton Zeman will be the featured speakers. You can register for the session here.
Peace@Work has an upcoming webinar: Recent Workplace Violence Cases Review. The webinar will take place January 26th from 2:30-3:30pm. From the site: “This webinar will review the recent cases of workplace violence to discuss warning signs, potential threat assessments and to foster dialog on prevention…
BWJP is hosting a free webinar, The Department of Defense Response to Intimate Partner Violence. The webinar will be held February 10th from 3-4:30 ET, but registration closes February 8th, so plan ahead.
ReachMD has a podcast on new directions in the delivery of CME content that might be pretty interesting for those of you who plan conferences and other educational offerings. Especially if you’re trying to do it on a tight (or non-existent) budget. For the nurses and other professionals reading, don’t let all the doctor-speak scare you away–there’s a lot here that crosses over.
OVC and BJA have issued a new e-learning tool, the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide. It provides:
- Direction and development to form new anti-human trafficking Task Forces
- Ideas to strengthen existing anti-human trafficking Task Forces
- Creative strategies, examples, and lessons learned from existing Task Forces
- Links to valued tools, trainings, and resources
Time once again for Articles of Note. All of these are from the late December 2010/January 2011 issues and electronic previews. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. Links lead to PubMed abstracts; from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library; or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal.
I know, I know: this is a site devoted to web-based info and education. But here’s the thing–photography is not one of those areas that gets covered much online. So the IAFN’s Photography Summit, coming up this March, is probably a pretty good use of resources. Best practices, research, clinical issues–it’s all there. And it’s in San Diego, which is not a bad place to travel to, particularly if you’re in one of the snowier or colder parts of the world.
FVPF has reissued an updated Compendium of State Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Healthcare (PDF). You can view the webinar slides related to the Compendium that took place at the end of September here (PDF).
What an amazing thing that this geeky hobby has become such a thriving site. Today is FHO’s 2 year anniversary, and I love the unexpected benefits that the site has brought. Primarily, that I have had the opportunity to meet so many of you, both virtually and in person. Nothing pleases me more than having someone I have never met come up to me at a conference or course and tell me that she or he is a reader. So thank you for that.
There’s much in store for the new year, so I hope you’ll keep on reading (and keep on sharing the site with colleagues, as well). Stay tuned–more will be revealed…
The Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force is hosting a webinar focusing on their efforts to eliminate prison rape, January 13th from 1-2:30pm PT. Garry Russell, the PREA Coordinator for Oregon’s Department of Corrections, will be the featured speaker.
Have you heard? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines for 2010. You can find the full document here (PDF). They published it the week before Christmas, but there is a webinar on the new guidelines coming up January 13th.
I try not to promote too much of my own stuff on FHO, but I wanted to make mention of a new monograph I authored, now available on AEquitas’ site: Medical Evidence and the Role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Cases Involving Adult Victims (PDF). Keep in mind the intended audience is prosecutors, although I think it’s appropriate for a wider audience.