Archive: April2012

10 Things: Testimony

Since the webinar I've had many questions about some of my go-to resources and general tips about testifying. So here are some of the things I think are important about testimony. But keep in mind, these are just *my* 10--I…

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Helping Children and Teens Cope with the Effects of Domestic Violence

Helping Children and Teens Cope with the Effects of Domestic Violence

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health is offering a new webinar: Helping Children and Teens Cope with the Effects of Domestic Violence. The session will be held May 3rd from 2-3:30 CT. It's aimed at both…

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Strengthening VAWA

Strengthening VAWA

UPDATE: VAWA PASSED THE SENATE! If you're in the US (and I suppose even if you're not), you've probably been watching the debate around the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act with some interest. The White House Blog has…

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New ACE Study DVD

New ACE Study DVD

I'm off to teach for a few days in Nebraska, so just a quick post today-- The Academy on Violence and Abuse has a new DVD available on the ACE Study. Although it's not free (it's currently available at an…

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Clinical Guide: Determining the Age of Bruises

Clinical Guide: Determining the Age of Bruises

I receive a lot of questions about determining the age of bruises. Although the research has shown that determining the age of bruising by clinicians based on color provides consistently inaccurate results, with poor interrater reliability, I still find that…

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Supporting Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Supporting Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Making a Difference Canada is hosting a webinar: Supporting Sexual Assault Prosecutions. It will be offered May 2nd from 1-2pm ET. Click through for more information about the session and other archived educational offerings on their site. From the site: This…

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Staying Current

Staying Current

I will probably spend more time talking about the importance of reading and staying current with research and programmatic and clinical developments tomorrow, but for now, let me just say that based on the emails I have been getting, there…

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Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

I know this is not geared toward forensic clinicians, but my understanding is that there's some valuable stuff in here regardless of what type of expert witness you may be. So it's probably worth checking out NIJ's new online course,…

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Older Adults and #Healthy Sexuality

Older Adults and #Healthy Sexuality

So yesterday I participated in NSVRC's #TweetAboutIt Tuesday. The topic was older adults and healthy sexuality. And here's what I love about participating in something like this. Within a minute (literally) of posting a question, I had in my (virtual)…

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Finding Funders for Your Cause

Finding Funders for Your Cause

I get *a lot* of questions about funding. It comes up to one extent or another anytime a group of medical folks are together, and it most definitely comes up when we talk about sustainability (although if we're having that…

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Sex Trafficking in America

Sex Trafficking in America

Melissa Harris-Perry did a story on sex trafficking in America the other day that you might find interesting: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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The Real CSI on Frontline

The Real CSI on Frontline

The PBS series Frontline is airing their program, The Real CSI tonight. If you check out their site, one of the most interesting pieces accompanying the program information is an article about the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute ("No…

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The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability

I'm moving pretty slowly this morning, and maybe I'm not the only one, so here's a little Monday morning inspiration for you from Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability:

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Ethical & Effective Testimony Webinar Recording

Ethical & Effective Testimony Webinar Recording

We presented the Ethical and Effective Testimony webinar the other morning at 3am, Korea time day; it's now archived on the SAFEta site. The handouts are also available. Stay tuned--the next FHO clinical guide will be one on court testimony.

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Roots of Change

Roots of Change

I confess I was a tad jealous when I saw the tweets coming through from last year's Roots of Change conference, sponsored by the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force and Men Can Stop Rape. Fantastic workshops and lots…

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How SART Teams Discuss Sexual Assault Cases

How SART Teams Discuss Sexual Assault Cases

MNCASA, through its Sexual Violence Justice Institute, is hosting a webinar, What Can We Talk About? How SART Teams Discuss Sexual Assault Cases. The session will be held April 23rd from 12-1:30pm CDT. This is a great topic for discussion--see a…

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More Child Abuse Resources

More Child Abuse Resources

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service has a dedicated section on their site for child abuse-specific resources in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. You'll find 4 different topical areas: Prevalence Prevention Response Additional Resources

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Violent Repeat Victimization

Violent Repeat Victimization

I typically don't post live events here, but I want to mention this one for anyone in the DC area: NIJ is hosting a live seminar series, Research for the Real World. The next talk in the series is April…

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Warning: Irregular Posting Ahead

Just wanted to let you know that I am heading to Korea today and am unsure what my connectivity will look like for the foreseeable future. Any time I'm spending quality time in military lodging (and I will have 8 days of…

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Survivor Voices: September Light

Survivor Voices: September Light

I'm a little bit addicted to The Moth podcasts. If you've never listened to them, I encourage you to spend a little time on their site, perusing people's stories. This week's story is by Barbara Wiener (MP3), and it's described on…

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