Archive: June2012

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Minors

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Minors

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is hosting a webinar, The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Minors. The session will be held July 10th from 10-11:30 am CDT.  Participation is limited, so if you're interested in this one, you'll want…

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Articles of Note: June Edition

Articles of Note: June Edition

Here's what I love--1.) this month's Articles of Note is full of amazing stuff to choose from; and 2.) there are many forensic nurses (and subscribers to this site from both the US and Canada) among the authors of the…

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Scenes from a VAWA Rally (Though the Eyes of a 10 Year Old)

 Yesterday I took a couple hours off work and, with my almost 11 year old daughter in tow, headed down to the Capitol for the VAWA rally. (You can see the pictures at the FHO Flickr stream.) I had intended…

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10 Things (Part Two): Staff Role in Program Improvement

[Ed: Again, we welcome back Jen Pierce-Weeks with the 2nd part of her 10 Things guest post. If you didn't get a chance to read Part One, you can find it here.] Ten Things Clinical Forensic Nursing Staff Can Do…

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Giveaway Winner (At Last!)

Giveaway Winner (At Last!)

Remember that giveaway last month?  Took awhile, but I just heard back from STM Learning and they have chosen our winner. Congratulations, Theresa Ressler! You're the recipient of the Sexual Assault 2-Volume Set. Please contact me with your mailing address…

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10 Things (Part One): Program Management

[Ed: This week we forgo our usual Monday column for a 10 Things guest post from our friend Jen Pierce-Weeks. It's actually a two-parter, so be sure to check in again tomorrow for the follow-up, which will assuredly be no less…

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PREA 101

PREA 101

The National PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Resource Center is hosting 2 webinars on June 25th. The 1st will be held from 12-1:30 pm ET--PREA 101 Webinar Series: Adult Prisons. From 2-3:30 pm ET will be Jails and Lockups. Although…

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1 is 2 Many PSA

1 is 2 Many PSA

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Suicide Investigation: Methods, Notes and More

Suicide Investigation: Methods, Notes and More

The 2nd in IAFN's 2012 webinar series will be held July 10th at 11am ET. Suicide Investigation: Methods, Notes and More will be presented by Bobbi Jo O'Neal, a forensic nurse death investigator many of you have probably heard speak…

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Many Who Are Sexually Abused Keep Quiet

Many Who Are Sexually Abused Keep Quiet

Talk of the Nation on NPR had a segment today on the secrecy often surrounding childhood sexual abuse. Among the guests was Dr. David Lisak who many of you know from his work on undetected rapists. Listen to the podcast…

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2012

Trafficking in Persons Report 2012

The US Department of State released the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report yesterday. You can read the full report here.  You can also watch Secretary of State Clinton's remarks on the unveiling of the report.

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Since Last We Spoke 6-18-12

Since Last We Spoke 6-18-12

There's been some interesting stuff in the news since last we spoke (I'm talking to you, Michigan). Click through for links, plus a new video from Half the Sky. Sex Trafficking and the Media: A Conversation with Rachel Lloyd and…

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Breaking the Silence: Public Health’s Role in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Breaking the Silence: Public Health’s Role in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

The CDC's next Public Health Grand Rounds, Breaking the Silence--Public Health's Role in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention, will be held Tuesday, June 19th from 1-2pm EDT. The session will be archived, so if you can't make the live webcast, you'll…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Several activities (of which I am aware) are going on to commemorate the day. Click through for more information. All of these events will be held on June 15th, 2012: The…

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Untested Sexual Assault Kits

Untested Sexual Assault Kits

The National Center for Victims of Crime and the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women are hosting a webinar, Untested Sexual Assault Kits: Improving the Response to Victims Through Research and Technical Assistance Projects. The session will be…

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Sustaining Quality Programs

Sustaining Quality Programs

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is hosting a webinar, Effective Strategies to Help Sustain Your Quality Programs. The session will be held June 27th from 3:30-5 pm ET, but it is limited in size so if…

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Since Last We Spoke 6-11-12

Since Last We Spoke 6-11-12

I am starting a regular Monday morning series here on FHO called Since Last We Spoke. Monday mornings are traditionally a slow time on this site, so I am going to be linking to some of the relevant stuff I…

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2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

Time to release your inner geeks, my friends, because we have data! And you all know how much I do love data --this week in the form of the CDC's 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. The latest MMWR has the…

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Working with Culturally Diverse Communities to Address Sexual Violence

Working with Culturally Diverse Communities to Address Sexual Violence

Making a Difference, a Canadian anti-sexual violence organization, is hosting a webinar: Working with Culturally Diverse Communities to Address Sexual Violence. The session will be on Wednesday, June 20th at 1pm ET. You can register here. From the site: Canada’s…

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Emergency Contraception in the New York Times

Emergency Contraception in the New York Times

An excellent article on how emergency contraception does (and doesn't) work in today's NY Times. For all of us who talk to patients about this option, a worthwhile read for sure.

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