Archive: February2012

The New Face of Abused Drugs

The New Face of Abused Drugs

An interesting and concise overview on newer abused drugs over at Medscape. The slide show gives you a brief run down on what some of the newer substances, such as Spice and Khat, look like, the clinical presentation, drug screen…

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The Hidden Faces of Modern-Day Slavery

The Hidden Faces of Modern-Day Slavery

Don’t forget we have a new giveaway going on! Leave your answer to our question(s) by noon ET on February 29th to be eligible to win a copy of the new Entry-Level Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment workbook. When I ran out to…

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Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities

Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities

Don’t forget we have a new giveaway going on! Leave your answer to our question(s) by noon ET on February 29th to be eligible to win a copy of the new Entry-Level Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment workbook. VAWnet has a new applied…

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Weekend TED: The Danger of a Single Story

Weekend TED: The Danger of a Single Story

Don’t forget we have a new giveaway going on! Leave your answer to our question(s) by noon ET on February 29th to be eligible to win a copy of the new Entry-Level Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment workbook. One of the best things…

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Evidence Based Practices and Working with Children Exposed to Violence

Evidence Based Practices and Working with Children Exposed to Violence

Don't forget we have a new giveaway going on! Leave your answer to our question(s) by noon ET on February 29th to be eligible to win a copy of the new Entry-Level Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment workbook. The National Indigenous…

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A Brand New Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Our friends at STM Learning are back with a new book giveaway for FHO readers. You have until February 29th at 12pm ET to be eligible for the drawing. Click through for details on how to…

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“I wish it were true that sexual violence is being overstated…”

“I wish it were true that sexual violence is being overstated…”

I love that I get to work with the amazing folks at NSVRC. Pieces like this (PDF) make me feel even more warm and fuzzy about the whole Harrisburg crew. Thanks, Karen for a thoughtful and well-articulated reply to Christina…

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Ghosts of Violence

Ghosts of Violence

Usually this site highlights online events, since it wold be difficult to publicize every local event for our more than 500 subscribers from all over the world, not to mention other readers who find their way to FHO everyday. That…

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Teen Dating Violence and Reproductive Coercion

Teen Dating Violence and Reproductive Coercion

The US Department of Health and Human Services and Futures Without Violence are hosting a webinar on teen dating violence and reproductive coercion. The session will be held February 27th from 2-3:30 pm ET. You can register for the session here. Sadly,…

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Articles of Note: February Edition

Articles of Note: February Edition

This month's edition has my inner nerd all aquiver--so much good stuff in the research (particularly if you take care of sexual assault patients). What can I tell you--get on over to your medical library, or fire up your online…

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The Interrupters on PBS

The Interrupters on PBS

I just discovered that PBS is showing The Interrupters in its entirety on their website. It premiered last night on tv; you can check the website to see when it will air again in your area. If you aren't familiar…

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Spot the Myths: Valentine's Day Edition

Spot the Myths: Valentine's Day Edition

Ladies and gentleman, I give you Fox News' Liz Trotta (but if you want a brain cleanse, check out John Stewart's take on her comments after you watch it):

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America’s Most Wanted Trafficking Special

America’s Most Wanted Trafficking Special

Friday, February 24th, you can catch a special edition of America's Most Wanted that will focus on the global problem of sex trafficking. The episode will air from 9-11pm ET on Lifetime Television (read more about the show here). From…

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Teen Dating Violence 2012

Teen Dating Violence 2012

February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. For those of you looking for an introduction to the issue, Break the Cycle is hosting a webinar on February 23rd, at 1pm ET: Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence. If…

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Links Between Bullying and Sexual Violence

Links Between Bullying and Sexual Violence

PreventConnect has a fantastic webinar coming up that I would strongly recommend: Links Between Bullying and Sexual Violence. The webinar will be offered twice, once on February 27th, and again March 2nd. Both sessions begin at 11am PST. The session…

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Assisting Older Victims of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Assisting Older Victims of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Jennifer Long, Director of AEquitas, and I will be guest hosts for the next OVC web forum. Our session, Assisting Older Victims of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, will be on February 15th at 2pm ET. However, as with all of…

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Routine Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

Routine Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

ACOG has released their Committee Opinion on Intimate Partner Violence (abstract only), and Medscape has an overview with accompanying CME (editorial note: Come on, Medscape, no nursing CEUs for this one?). The American Academy of Neurology has also released a position…

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Letting Victims Define Justice

Letting Victims Define Justice

Hat tip to Kim Day, who posted this over at IAFN Community site: from our Canadian colleagues comes this fascinating editorial piece on letting victims define justice (PDF). I'd love to hear people's thoughts...

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The Use of Technology to Stalk

The Use of Technology to Stalk

NCVC's Stalking Resource Center is offering a new online course: The Use of Technology to Stalk. It's free to register and self-paced. You can also request their Use of Technology DVD and Discussion Guide if you're hoping to do some…

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Patient-Clinician Communication: Basic Principles and Expectations

Patient-Clinician Communication: Basic Principles and Expectations

The Institute of Medicine has a 2011 publication that I thought was fascinating-- Patient-Clinician Communication: Basic Principles and Expectations (PDF).  I love the rationale for specifically looking at this issue: "Consistent and effective communication between patient and clinician has been associated in studies…

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