Archive: March2011

Mandatory Reporting

Mandatory Reporting

The Protect Our Children Committee, a Pennsylvania-based child abuse prevention coalition, did an interesting survey on mandatory child abuse reporting in the state, and the results are a bit dismaying. It's undoubtedly not unique to Pennsylvania, and may provide some…

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

JWI is offering a webinar April 14th, Sexual Assault on College Campuses. Cost for non-members is $25. You can register here. Session info after the jump. It has been a year since the tragic murder of a UVA student. This…

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Sexting

Sexting

If you haven't read the fascinating article in the Sunday NY Times, I encourage you to check it out. It's an in-depth look at the issue of sexting by minors, and it does a nice job of looking at the…

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Presence of Advocates in Sexual Assault Exams

Presence of Advocates in Sexual Assault Exams

AEquitas worked with NSVRC to create a statutory compilation for the 50 states on the presence of victim advocates in sexual assault exams (PDF). If your jurisdiction has questions about this issue, this should be a most useful document.

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SART Toolkit (Finally)

SART Toolkit (Finally)

The SART Toolkit is (finally) available! This was an OVC-funded project undertaken by NSVRC. It's worth spending some time perusing the sight--lots to see here.

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Plain Language

Plain Language

If you know me, you know stuff like this makes my nerd heart beat faster: the CDC is hosting a webinar that's perfect for those of you trying to hone your writing skills, particularly for the purpose of creating patient…

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Challenges in Investigating Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

Challenges in Investigating Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

I meant to get this up last week when it first came across my desk: RTI International is offering a live, web-based course, Challenges in Investigating DFSA. Marc LeBeau, one of my favorite toxicologists, is teaching it, so it should…

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Elder Abuse: Forensic Markers

Elder Abuse: Forensic Markers

Apologies for being absent this week. I've been pretty mired in the photography symposium these last couple days (time well-spent, I might add). Over at the Government Innovators Network, they're sponsoring a webinar series on elder abuse. The next one…

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Women Who Shake the World

Women Who Shake the World

Congratulations to forensic pediatrician Dr. Sharon Cooper, a well-loved speaker on the national (and really, international) circuit, for her recognition as one of 150 Women Who Shake the World. Some mighty heavy hitters on that list, but I have no…

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Intimate Partner Stalking

Intimate Partner Stalking

Last minute post--sorry! AEquitas will be hosting a webinar March 11th from 2-3:30 pm ET, Intimate Partner Stalking: An Overview. Join my AEQ partner, Jeff Greipp and Michelle Garcia from the Stalking Resource Center for the 1st of 4 sessions…

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Online Discussion Forum on Emergency Contraception

Online Discussion Forum on Emergency Contraception

Over at the SAFEta site, I noticed Kim had posted this link about an online discussion forum on emergency contraception (sponsored by several heavy hitters). So I followed the link, obtained permission to participate (takes a few hours to get…

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Does Paying for Expensive Dates Entitle Men to Sex?

Does Paying for Expensive Dates Entitle Men to Sex?

I am knee-deep in my second consecutive sexual assault prosecution institute, so I've been spending a lot of time listening to conversations about common misconceptions about sexual assault victimization and the frustrating, pervasive rape myths that abound. Not surprisingly, this…

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International Women’s Day

March 8th is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Check out this year's theme here; events here. I especially liked the Reuter's slideshow of women making change around the world. And if you get a chance, check out this bit…

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The Disposable Woman

The Disposable Woman

It's been a long, but very satisfying week of training with the military, so I'm a bit exhausted today. That being said, I leave you to your weekend with a NY Times OpEd piece about our collective devaluing of women in…

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Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

NSVRC is offering a free online course, Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention. Produced by the New England Adolescent Research Institute, Inc., the course was written by Joan Tabachnick (who oversees the NSVRC blog on the same topic) and is…

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Articles of Note: February/March Edition

Articles of Note: February/March Edition

I failed to get one of these done last month, so consider this a dual post: time once again for Articles of Note. All of these are from the late January/February/March/early April issues and electronic previews. As always, please keep…

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When the Batterer is Law Enforcement

When the Batterer is Law Enforcement

JWI's National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse is hosting a webinar, March 10th at 12pm: When the Batterer is Law Enforcement. Jan Russell from the Cook County Sherrif's Office (Chicago) will be the featured speaker. From the site: When the…

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