Too many people either sent this to me directly or posted it to their Facebook pages for me not to include in another edition of Spot the Myths. This once has an added helping of awesomeness because the comments are coming from a judge. Suggestive attire! Flirtatious conduct! How many do you count?
I promised my dear friend Jan Langbein that I would make mention of the upcoming multidisciplinary Conference on Crimes Against Women, March 28-30 in Dallas, TX. We will actually be putting on a forensic healthcare track this year for the 1st time (I’ll be accompanied by the always fabulous Jennifer Pierce-Weeks and Tara Henry), with topics including examining victims of rape homicides and providing expert testimony. Nuirsing CEUs will be provided, and the Honorable Cindy Dyer (former Director of OVW) will be the keynote. Should be a great offering.
My parent organization, PCAR, is offering a webinar April 12th, Sex Tourism and the Victimization of Adolescents and Children. The session will be held 10-12pm ET, and is free. Please note, registration closes April 8th.
Another late addition to the webinar schedule, but you know how I like me a good sustainability session. OJJDP is hosting a free webinar Thursday, February 24th from 1-3pm ET, Building Sustainable Organizations: Developing Capacity from the Ground Up. You can register for the session here, but note that the session has a participation cap, so definitely do it in advance.
A last minute addition to the webinar calendar: Break the Cycle is hosting a webinar February 23rd at 1pm ET, in support of Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month. Know More, Say More: A Conversation About Teen Dating Violence is free, but registration will be limited to 100 participants.
At the same time we have this:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Family Violence Prevention Fund released a report today on birth control sabotage and pregnancy coercion. One in 4, my friends. That’s the number of callers to the National Hotline reporting this as an aspect of the abuse in their relationships. Another reason to think expansively when we screen for violence–particularly sexual violence.
Greetings from Camp Lejeune, and apologies for my absence at the end of last week. Sometimes there’s simply *no* way to keep up. Particularly with the travel schedule I am slogging through right now. But enough of that–let’s talk campus sexual assault.
I get a ton of email and questions at conferences about nursing education. Most of it is from nurses who want to continue their education and aren’t sure where they should head; some are from people who can’t figure out the initials after my name (in the rare instances I use them) or of their own medical experts, and don’t know the difference between all the degrees, certifications and just random initials placed after people’s names (rule of thumb, folks: initials after your name must be earned or awarded).
“Hunker down” is not a vision statement. No organization that aspires to simply survive is going to attract excitement, community buy-in, and donors.
Read the whole post here.
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury is hosting a webinar on compassion fatigue February 24th from 1-4pm ET. They have no info up yet on their site about the specifics of the session, but continue to check here for details, including registration. Should be a good one.
For those of you who work with kids, check out today’s article in the NY Times. You’ll recognize Dr. Cindy Christian’s name in the article if you attended the 2010 Annual Assembly. It’s a very interesting read–I’ll look forward to hearing people’s opinions on it.
I’m off to the 216, and then on to Pittsburgh for the week, but before I go, here’s a cool offering: Facebook DC Live is hosting a session on internet safety and digital citizenship. Cynthia Fraser, Technology Safety Specialist at NNEDV, will be one of the speakers. It will be held February 9th at 2pm, and it’s only 30 minutes, so a very workable session. It’s not specific to our work (it’s meant for a lay audience)–those of you who are parents might also find it very useful.
(Image from That’s Not Cool)
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. In honor of this, NCJRS has a dedicated page on publications and resources specifically on the topic. Also check out Break the Cycle’s site; CDC’s Choose Respect site; and the RWJ initiative, Start Strong’s project site for more specific tools and resources.
Because of my ridiculous schedule and the number of projects I juggle, I get a lot of emails asking for tips and resources for managing time. It seems people are overwhelmed at how much they have to do in their regular workdays, and are floundering a bit trying to get it all done. Not surprising, particularly in this day and age of doing more with less. Whether you are juggling work and school, work and family, or work and more work (honestly, how many of us have just one job anymore?), here are some recent favorites: