Archive: July2011

Violence Against Women and HIV

Violence Against Women and HIV

Don’t forget: FHO’s latest giveaway is going on now through August 3rd! Get all the details here to enter. AIDS Alliance is hosting a webinar Wednesday, August 3rd from 1-2:30 pm ET: Violence Against Women and HIV.  The webinar appears to be…

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Expert Chats @NIJ

Expert Chats @NIJ

Don’t forget: FHO’s latest giveaway is going on now through August 3rd! Get all the details here to enter. Have you seen the Expert Chat series at NIJ? I stumbled upon the archive, and there's some really great stuff just waiting for…

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Am I the Only One Who Thinks Like This?

Am I the Only One Who Thinks Like This?

I love the earnest responses we've seen to the temporary tattoo giveaway question, but come on--doesn't at least one of you want to slap a speculum tattoo on your arm and waltz into your spouse's dreary company cocktail party just…

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Routine Sexual Assault Screening

Routine Sexual Assault Screening

Don’t forget: FHO’s latest giveaway is going on now through August 3rd! Get all the details here to enter. Kudos to ACOG for their recommendation to screen patients routinely for sexual assault. You can see the press release here; or read the…

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Web-Based SAFE Training: UPDATE

Web-Based SAFE Training: UPDATE

Don't forget: FHO's latest giveaway is going on now through August 3rd! Get all the details here to enter. For those of you with an interest in participating in IAFN's free web-based SAFE training and clinical workshop, please note, the application…

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Now available: Forensic tattoos!

Now available: Forensic tattoos!

Now available in the newly opened FHO Store, a series of temporary tattoos for the forensic clinician. See the full series after the jump and find out about our latest giveaway. [cincopa AQLAfq6tW_5J] (Click on any image to enlarge) All…

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Tattoos!

Come back Monday to find out how you can get your own forensic-leaning temporary tattoos, see the full set (yes, there are more!), and learn how one lucky FHO reader will win the whole set for him/herself. Have a great…

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Clinical Preventive Services for Women

Some of you may have been following the release of the Institute of Medicine's report on clinical preventive services for women. This is a big, big deal for a number of reasons, not the least of which is their recommendation…

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Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

The other day I posted on the Newsweek article about prostitution and human trafficking, and judging by the unbelievable number of hits, FHO readers have some significant interest in the topic. So I wanted to follow up with a resource…

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Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

VAWNet has just published a brand new special collection on intimate partner homicide prevention that looks fantastic. It has a lot of the resources we frequently use when teaching on the topic of assessing dangerousness, in particular, that I really…

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The John Next Door

The John Next Door

Crazy busy here at FHO headquarters this morning (and by headquarters, I of course mean my kitchen), so I will leave you with an interesting read, especially for all of you doing anti-trafficking work. Check out Newsweek's article, The John…

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Sobriety and Medical Consent

Sobriety and Medical Consent

Can we all agree on one thing? The BAC threshold of .08 is not a measure of sobriety in general terms. It is a measure of a person's sobriety as it pertains to safely operating a motor vehicle. I would…

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Using Social Media Wisely

Using Social Media Wisely

One of FHO's readers sent me an article this morning on an appellate decision related to the use of Facebook. The decision centered around whether a student at the University of Minnesota could be disciplined because of Facebook posts created off campus…

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10 Things: The FHO Expert Witness Bill of Rights

I am consulting on a couple cases right now, so testimony is on my mind. Today I am going to post my Expert Witness' Bill of Rights. By all means, please do add to this if you come up with…

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Preventing Child Sex Abuse By Health Providers

Preventing Child Sex Abuse By Health Providers

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new policy statement—Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse by Health Care Providers (PDF). Medscape has an overview of the statement, with a CME activity attached (sorry, physicians only). It's an interesting read, and one…

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Workplace Violence 101

Workplace Violence 101

Workplace Violence 101 is being offered by the ePanic Button. It's a good starting place for those of you trying to engage your agencies in looking at policies related to violence in the workplace. The session will be held July…

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Adolescent/Adult Web Based SAFE Training and Clinical Workshop

Adolescent/Adult Web Based SAFE Training and Clinical Workshop

Can I tell you how long I have been waiting to get to post this? It is with great excitement that I can announce IAFN's free adolescent/adult web-based SAFE training and clinical workshop (clinical workshop, people! How amazing is that?). Full…

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Emergency Contraception: Mechanism of Action

Emergency Contraception: Mechanism of Action

Providing emergency contraception (EC) is a standard part of the sexual assault medical-forensic exam. However, I find that a lot of clinicians have a difficult time explaining how EC works so that patients can make a well-informed choice about whether…

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Say No to Violence

Say No to Violence

Have you seen this site? It's a really interesting idea from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It's been live for awhile now, but I have only just come across it (again, thanks Twitter).…

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#DSK

#DSK

With all the press surrounding the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, it's hard not to comment. But quite frankly, there's plenty that's already been said (and in some cases, said really well), so I'll leave it at this: in my 16 years…

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