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 to register ASAP.
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 articles listed this month. And one more thing about point #2: not all of those forensic nurses have PhDs. So for those of you who feel like you can’t write because you didn’t go to graduate school, I would like to point out that this isn’t true–the literature needs our PhD’d research colleagues, and *also* the expert clinicians, whatever their educational credentials, contributing to the science (see this editorial for a good example of what you might consider writing). So once again, it’s time for our monthly roundup of articles that have caught my attention. Remember, this is not an exhaustive list of what’s new in the literature, but it should give you a good place to start. Links lead to abstracts unless full-text is noted.
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 to write up my thoughts on the rally, but my daughter had so much to say about it, I figured I’d let you hear it from her. So click through to read about Julia’s impressions, almost entirely unedited (save for some comical spelling errors). I hope you enjoy it.
[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 To Improve Their Programs
Everything regarding program management interestingly enough does not lie with management. Much of a program’s success or failure can be attributed to its staff. With that in mind, the ten things listed below may be able to help staff in evaluating how they can improve their program.
[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 thought provoking. And as always, feel free to add your contributions in the comments suggestion–I’m certain some of you have a few words of wisdom on this topic to share.]
Ten Things to Consider in Managing a Clinical Forensic Nursing Program
I should preface this post with my thoughts prior to writing it. For starters, I personally miss the “Ten Things” section of this web site. So this is my contribution to its return. Second, recently I have found myself fielding phone calls, emails and general questions that all point in the direction of program management. I hope this can be helpful in some way to your own program’s success.
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 the registration form says registration closes today, the advertisement specifically says people can register up until the webinar begins. However, if you are unable to attend, the content of both will be archived and available for later viewing (there are already many there).
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 in the past. Cost is $15/members ($30/non-members) and nets you 1 CEU for your time.
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.
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 have opportunities to view it later on. You can find the archived previous webcasts here (including one last month on the emerging issue of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea).
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.
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 you’re interested, I’d recommend registering ASAP.
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 held June 27th at 3:30 pm ET.
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 have read over the weekend that you may have missed. With the #Sandusky trial starting today, the list is a bit heavy on that coverage, but there was a lot of interesting stuff online over the past several days, particularly related to sexual violence.
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 summary (PDF), which looks at 6 different categories of health-risk behavior in youth grades 9-12, including behaviors that lead to unintentional injuries and violence, as well as sexual behavior.
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.
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.