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Misconduct and Abuse by Faith Leaders

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The FaithTrust Institute has a fascinating webinar September 7th at 11am PT–Misconduct and Abuse by Faith Leaders: An International Conversation. A description of the session after the jump:

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Domestic Violence and the Workplace

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Another workplace-related post for you, this time from the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. They will be offering a session September 23rd from 2-3:30 pm ET–Domestic Violence and the Workplace: 3 Case Studies in Practice.

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Toolkit to Work with Latin@ Children

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Casa de Esperanza has an upcoming webinar, Toolkit to Work with Latin@ Children.  The session will be held September 28th, although they have not posted a time for this offering (hopefully we’ll have an update for you soon). Be aware that registration for this session closes September 19th, in order to give them time to get materials to participants.

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Violence Prevention and OSHA

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Well, folks, I’m heading to Rome for what will be a week of pure vacation. No computer, no blackberry, no cell phone. Posts will continue while I’m away, but I won’t be answering any correspondence until I’m back in the country on the 7th. That being said, there are a bunch of interesting offerings coming up over the next several weeks, including this one. Their description is a tad wordy and hard to follow, but for those of you working on agency anti-violence policies, or for those of you trying to figure out how to incorporate prevention into your practice, this may offer some interesting takeaways:

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DV/IPV Sexual Assault

The NO MORE Project

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Maybe you’ve seen the email, tweets or Facebook page about the NO MORE Project, but just in case, check out this incredible collaboration and the webinar that will introduce you to their work and their mission (which I look forward to hearing about from FHO readers, since I will be out of the country).

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DV/IPV Elder Abuse/Neglect Sexual Assault

Violence/Human Rights in JAMA

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Just a quickie today as I am trying to get ready for a (slightly anxiety-provoking) trip to  South Carolina tomorrow. Assuming Irene gives me a break, I’ll be back in time for the weekend–and my upcoming vacation (but more on that next week). In the meantime, if you have the ability to access it, JAMA devoted an entire issue to Violence and Human Rights earlier this month. See a selection of the available articles after the jump. Find links to all the abstracts here.

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Child Abuse

Book Giveaway: Child Fatality Review

Our friends at STM Learning are back with a new book giveaway for FHO readers. Details on how to enter and what other special offers are available to readers after the jump:

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Online Human Trafficking Training for Healthcare Providers

Polaris Project tweeted this weekend about their online training module for healthcare providers, which I had flagged for posting and then somehow, never actually posted. So without further delay, their module, Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in a Health Care Context (note: this module will not work with Google Chrome).

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Natural Disasters

The Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury has an upcoming webinar: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Natural Disasters. The session will be held August 25th from 1-2:30 pm ET.  Speakers include Dr. Robert Ursano, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress director, and Dr. Valerie Cole, American Red Cross, Disaster Mental Health senior associate.

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10 Things: Indicators A Program Is Lacking a Quality Assurance Process

Unless you’re brand new to the site, you already know I am a big proponent of quality assurance (QA) and peer review. As a part of my job I review a lot of medical records (nurse- and physician-generated), and there are some things in said records that scream “my program has no QA process”. Since every time I come across one of these issues it takes 4 or 5 days off of my life, in the interest of self-preservation I give you my newest 10 Things:

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Sexual Assault

Balancing Patient Care & Law Enforcement Collaboration

IAFN has a webinar coming up September 20th from 2-3pm ET: Balancing Patient Care and Law Enforcement Collaboration. Registration is not open yet, but let me tell you why you should sign up for this one as soon as possible:

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Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

I’m on the road today, and by the looks of the rain and gloom outside, not to mention the chill in my hotel room, I am most certainly not in Hawaii any longer. Nope–welcome to Newport, RI, where I feel like I went from Monday to November. So it’s the perfect day for a little video inspiration from our friends at TED.

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Sexual Assault

Assisting Male Victims of Sexual Assault

OVC has a web forum coming up August 31st: Assisting Male Victims of Sexual Assault. Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC and Ken Followell, board members of Male Survivor, will be the featured presenters. The web forums begin at 2pm ET, but you can email questions for the presenters ahead of time and then tune in to see the live chat in real time. Not available at 2pm? Just come back to the site and review the archived questions and answers.

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Sexual Assault

Just Rural Podcast Series

Yet another item that got buried in the queue of things waiting to get posted: NSVRC has a podcast series available that’s a great resource for those of you working in rural areas. The Just Rural Podcast Series includes 4 interviews with members of different disciplines; transcripts from each of the podcasts are also available.

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Talking to the Media

I had a question from an FHO reader about talking to the media, and I don’t have a tremendous amount of insight on this topic, because I don’t have a lot of experience in this realm. But there seem to be some useful resources on how to do this effectively (and if you have other advice or resources, please let us know in the Comments).

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All Tatt’d Up

Lauren Gueriera, please email me with your contact info–you are the winner of the temporary tattoos. For those of you who want them, but didn’t win, you can find them all in the FHO Store. Thanks to all who posted their comments!

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A Question for the Readers: Smoking and Injury

Can anyone give me the science on smoking and increased skin friability? I am well-aware of the research around wound healing in smokers (see here as an example), but can anyone point me to published articles on tissue actually injuring more easily because of smoking? I heard it mentioned twice in the last week, so my interest is piqued.

Much obliged…

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Back on the Road

Many of you probably don’t know this, but for the 1st time in 5 years I did something really revolutionary (at least in my life): I took an airport sabbatical. For more than 2 months now, I have not engaged in any business travel. With the exception of one quick jaunt to Florida for a funeral, I have not so much as stepped foot on an airplane since returning from SANE-SART(!). I decided that I needed extra mom time, and so I have stayed in DC, concentrated on some writing projects and generally enjoyed quality time with my people. All that comes to an end tomorrow. The travel season is upon us and once again, I will spend the next 3 months on the road some portion of almost every week. First up?

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Twitter (Where are you, people?)

This is a post for the forensic nurses, so the rest of you please look away for a sec…

Okay, now that it’s just us, I need to ask you–where are you guys? I see you all over Facebook, but out there on Twitter, you’re nowhere to be found. Do you know how much amazing information is sent out into the universe via 140 characters? Do you know that our advocate colleagues have a serious presence on Twitter? Collaboration and interdisciplinary education no longer just happen in person. In fact, much of it is happening less and less in person and more through social media than ever before. Some of the best info I get comes from folks like @ORSATF@PreventConnect, and so on. And all the good stuff that so many of you email to tell me you love about FHO? There’s even more of it on Twitter. That’s where I send out information on region-specific trainings, great news articles and much, much more. See that button to the right of this post, just under the Subscribe via Email? That’s all you have to click on to follow @ForensicHealth (that’s me) right now.

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Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Veto Violence

The twittersphere has been awash with Veto Violence posts, so some of you may be familiar with this site already. If you’re not, you should head on over and spend some quality time trolling through the different sections. It’s a source for online violence education tools, but it’s grounded in prevention. Specifically a public health approach, using a social-ecological model.