Archive: June2011

Nurse Expert Witness: The Basics and Beyond

Nurse Expert Witness: The Basics and Beyond

Oh, I do love a good expert witness webinar. And IAFN and AALNC are offering a joint one Auguts 17th at 3pm ET, The Nurse Expert Witness: The Basics and Beyond (plus they're offering CEUs). Registration's not yet open for…

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Child Fatalities

Child Fatalities

I have a lot of respected friends and colleagues who care for pediatric  abusive head trauma and sexual abuse patients. And I have a lot of respected friends and colleagues who prosecute these cases.  So I will be interested in…

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Photo Basics

Photo Basics

I have had quite a few emails from my Photo post the other day, including several questions about how to get stronger on the foundations--simply understanding the way the camera works and how to take a basic shot. In a…

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Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020

In the US, the Department of Health and Human Services provides science-based healthcare objectives for the country in a document called Healthy People. Healthy People 2020 was released at the end of last year, and if you haven't had a chance to…

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New Page

New Page

At the request of several readers, I have added a 10 Things tab to the top nav where you can find all of the lists I've published to date. Thanks for asking!

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10 Things: Photography

10 Things: Photography

When training lawyers, as I was yesterday, one topic we always discuss is photography and the pros and cons of taking photographs. Particularly genital photographs. I have found both prosecutors and defense counsel have some very specific opinions about this, and I…

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What were they thinking?

Clearly, I'm having trouble grasping just what Kia Motors thought was a great marketing nugget in this particular ad: (via HuffPost)Click on image to enlarge.

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Articles of Note: June Edition

Articles of Note: June Edition

Time once again for this month's Articles of Note. These are a selection from peer-reviewed journals that feel particularly relevant to our practice. Remember, it's in no way a comprehensive or exhaustive list, but it's an excellent place to start.…

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Sexual Abuse Behind Bars

Sexual Abuse Behind Bars

SAFEta Source has another webinar coming up in July. Sexual Abuse Behind Bars: Serving Incarcerated Victims will be held July 28th at 2pm ET. As always, SAFEta webinars are free of charge. From the site: Since the 2003 passage of…

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Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator

Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator

For all of our death investigator colleagues, the newly published Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator from the US Department of Justice (PDF).

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Anatomical and Physiological Changes Secondary to PTSD

Anatomical and Physiological Changes Secondary to PTSD

The Defense Centers of Excellence are hosting a webinar June 23rd, from 1-2:30: Anatomical and Physiological Changes Secondary to PTSD. The session is free of charge, but preregistration is required. Even if you can't attend, it's worth checking out the…

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Clinical Guide: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Clinical Guide: Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, conducted by Dr. Vincent Felitti and his colleagues, is one of the most frequently cited bodies of research when it comes to discussing the healthcare impact of violence in its various forms. I talk…

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A Call to Men

A Call to Men

This Father's Day (June 19th), be a part of the solution. Be one of 5,000 men saying no to violence. A Call to Men is looking for men to sign their online petition and make their voices heard. And while…

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This has no bearing on forensics whatsoever…

This has no bearing on forensics whatsoever…

...Except that it's from a prosecutor. When you slog through as many emails as I do, sometimes it's lovely to be surprised. As I was when I more carefully read the disclaimer in this message I received as part of…

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Friday Inspiration: You Can’t Do This Alone

Friday Inspiration: You Can’t Do This Alone

I'm struggling a bit this morning with some feelings of frustration, so I thought I'd share Amy Poehler's recent talk at Harvard. The real message begins around the 9 minute mark.

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Witness Intimidation in Domestic Violence Cases

Witness Intimidation in Domestic Violence Cases

My colleague Jeff Greipp is presenting a webinar for the FJCA, Witness Intimidation in Domestic Violence Cases: Emerging Promising Practices and Coordinated Community Responses. The session will take place June 23rd from 9-10:30 PDT. While this may sound very law…

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Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence

Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence

I'm in the CLE this week enjoying some family time, so apologies for light postings this week. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County & City Health Officials and the Safe States Alliance are co-sponsoring a webcast,…

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Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies

Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies

UPDATE: Archived version and handouts hereI mentioned this session in an earlier post, but the session has been renamed and more fully described on the website, so I thought I would do a quick update. Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies…

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10 Things: Birthday Edition

10 Things: Birthday Edition

Today's my birthday, and I'm going to spend it as I spend so many of my days--working. That's not a complaint, by the way. I am quite blessed to love what I do and to be afforded the opportunity to…

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