Archive: January2012

The Story of a Suicide

The Story of a Suicide

The New Yorker's lastest issue has a fascinating article about the death of Tyler Clementi, a Rutger's student who committed suicide last year after being outed as gay. The circumstances leading up to his outing, the actions of his roommate…

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

February 6th is WHO's International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Find information about the day, and fact sheets about FGM at WHO's site. (Hat tip: NSVRC)

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Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes

Somewhere on my list of things I'd like to do some day (and I have a whole section in my notebook for just such a list) is "host a meeting on getting it wrong". When I was a kid, I…

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Multilingual Emergency Contraception Fact Sheets

Multilingual Emergency Contraception Fact Sheets

For those of you looking for quality, concise information on emergency contraception (EC), the Reproductive Health Access Project has some new options. Better yet, they are available in several languages. Their patient EC user guide is available in PDF or Word, in…

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Recent Sexual Assault Articles

Recent Sexual Assault Articles

I'm teaching this week in Houston, so it may end up being a spare week here at FHO (these are some long days, my friends, and sometimes my brain hurts at the end of them). But I wanted to share…

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Rights and Experiences of LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence

Rights and Experiences of LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Northwest Network is offering a webinar on February 14th, Engaging the Legal System: Rights and Experiences of LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence. It'll be held from 12-1:30 pm PT, and you can register here. I'm really looking forward to…

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CDC Injury and Violence Prevention Grand Rounds Webcast

CDC Injury and Violence Prevention Grand Rounds Webcast

For those of you not able to make the live presentation of The Science Base for Prevention of Injury and Violence, it is now available as a webcast on the CDC's site. You can also download a print-friendly PDF of…

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Assessing Elder Abuse Risk

Assessing Elder Abuse Risk

The Ash Center's Government Innovator's Network has a webinar coming up: Building a Risk Assessment Tool for the NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services. It will be held January 31st from 2-4pm ET. The session will specifically look at…

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Defense Secretary Panetta Addresses Sexual Assault in the Military

Defense Secretary Panetta Addresses Sexual Assault in the Military

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Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome by Educating Caregivers

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome by Educating Caregivers

The National Child Protection Training Center has a webinar coming up on abusive head trauma. Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome by Educating Caregivers is being offered on January 30th, 2pm CT. Space is limited to 100, so if you're interested, register…

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“Lives” Column in the Sunday Times

“Lives” Column in the Sunday Times

I'll be honest with you--last week was not my best week. I can muscle my way through almost anything, with good game face, to boot. But last week I succumbed to a migraine, and as I'm sure many of you…

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Injury Grand Rounds from the CDC

Injury Grand Rounds from the CDC

Tuesday, January 17th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering the next in their Grand Rounds series: The Science Base for the Prevention of Injury and Violence. The live webcast will also be archived for 48 hours after…

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Bath Salts

Bath Salts

I had a reader send me a question regarding bath salts, which she reports is increasingly common in her emergency department. She asked if there was any decent info out there to share with colleagues, since most of what's on…

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Happy 3rd Anniversary, FHO

Happy 3rd Anniversary, FHO

In the crazy post-holiday hustle I somehow lost track of the fact that January 6th was the 3rd Anniversary of FHO. Thanks to everyone who helps support this nerdy little hobby that has become a truly integral part of my…

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Articles of Note: January Edition

Articles of Note: January Edition

It’s time once again for Articles of Note. These are a selection from the late December and January peer-reviewed journals that have caught my attention. Remember, it’s in no way a comprehensive or exhaustive list, but it’s an excellent place…

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Revisions to the UCR Definition of Rape

Revisions to the UCR Definition of Rape

I just received this notice, but I'll be on a plane when it's scheduled (on Monday the 9th). Perhaps some of you would like to attend: Friends: The Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced the adoption…

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Combatting Child Trafficking

Combatting Child Trafficking

I missed this offering when it was live, but happily for us, it's been archived: The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation held a webinar in November, Best Practices to Combat Child Trafficking. The archived webinar also includes downloadable slide…

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Consensual Sex Injury Grid UPDATE

Consensual Sex Injury Grid UPDATE

Because it's one of the most popular items here at FHO, just a quick head's up: it's been updated.

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Don’t Be Nice, Be Kind

Don’t Be Nice, Be Kind

I'm not much for resolutions, but this is a piece that used to hang in my old home office (and now still hangs virtually in my Evernote box) that never seems to lose its impact. I don't remember who initially…

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Connection Between DV and Stalking

Connection Between DV and Stalking

January is Stalking Awareness Month, and over at VAWNet, there's a great overview on the connection between domestic violence and stalking. By all means, click on the citations, as well, which will take you to full text documents. Good points…

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