Archive: August2012

Forensic Nurses in Swaziland

Forensic Nurses in Swaziland

Two of IAFN's members (including Board Secretary Kim Nash) are heading to Swaziland to work with local clinicians caring for pediatric sexual assault patients. It's an amazing opportunity and I am excited to hear about their travels and what they…

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Medical Aspects of Elder Abuse

Medical Aspects of Elder Abuse

I'm such a big fan of science--but of course, you know this. I will always post resources and tools that are grounded in solid science. That is, science that's been shown to be valid and reliable. Science I cite when…

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Drug Endangered Children (Redux)

Drug Endangered Children (Redux)

A reader asked me if I had anything on drug endangered children that could be used for staff training. As it so happens, I do: the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (whose healthcare protocols I've mentioned before here) has many…

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Emergency Contraception Toolkit

Emergency Contraception Toolkit

I feel like a bit of a broken record, but there's yet another available resource on EC. This comes from K4Health (which is a USAID site) and it's a pretty comprehensive (and globally-minded) toolkit. Certainly worth checking out.

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-27-12

Since Last We Spoke, 8-27-12

Did anyone talk about anything else besides Rep. Akin's ludicrous and offensive sexual assault comments last week?  I suppose we did, but it certainly dominated a lot of the conversation (hopefully you had the opportunity to read IAFN"s statement). Fortunately,…

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IAFN Statement on False Claims About Pregnancy and Sexual Assault

IAFN Statement on False Claims About Pregnancy and Sexual Assault

IAFN has released a statement in response to Rep. Akin's claims about pregnancy and sexual assault. Read it in its entirety here (PDF).

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Mental Health & Domestic & Sexual Violence

Mental Health & Domestic & Sexual Violence

The Vera Institute's Accessing Safety Initiative has an upcoming webinar, Mental Health and Domestic and Sexual Violence. The session will be held Tuesday, September 11th at 3pm ET. You can register here. Sadly, I have no further information on this one, so…

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New EC Fact Sheet from WHO

New EC Fact Sheet from WHO

The World Health Organization has a new fact sheet on emergency contraception available on their site. It covers both pills and IUDs.

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Sadly, I am not at #NSAC2012

Sadly, I am not at #NSAC2012

The National Sexual Assault Conference is in Chicago this week and I am not there. Bummer. Many of my favorite people on the planet are there, and I guarantee some great conversations will be taking place. If like me, you wish you…

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Online Learning: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Online Learning: Sexually Transmitted Infections

The California HIV/STD Prevention Training Center has several online offerings that would be useful--particularly for new clinicians who need to shore up on basics, including the CDC Guidelines. There are online courses, archived webinars and podcasts to choose from, so…

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New Canada Posts

New Canada Posts

We have several new things posted in the Canada section for you to check out. Also, FHO has amassed a fair number of Australian readers--outside North America, it's where I'm most likely to see new subscribers. If there are any…

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Emergency Contraception by State and Position Statements by Organization

Emergency Contraception by State and Position Statements by Organization

All this "legitimate rape" conversation has me thinking about access to emergency contraception. I try to make sure we have pretty healthy coverage of the topic here at FHO, since so many of our patients choose to use it post-sexual…

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Since Last We Spoke AND Spot the Myths: Campaign Edition

Since Last We Spoke AND Spot the Myths: Campaign Edition

I'm double-dipping on this one, but let's face it--it's pretty much all I've been reading about since last we spoke and it's a whopper of a topic for a Spot the Myths segment here at FHO. If you've turned on…

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Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation

Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation

For those of you looking for more information on human trafficking and sexual exploitation, a few items of note: OJJDP is hosting a webinar on August 22nd: Promising Practices in Combating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls in Gangs. The…

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Multidisciplinary Strategies for Forensic Compliance

Multidisciplinary Strategies for Forensic Compliance

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute is hosting a webinar on Auguts 27th from 12-1:30 CDT: Multidisciplinary Strategies for Forensic Compliance. The session is limited to 200 so if you're interested, register ASAP. From the site: Are victims of sexual assault…

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Mental Health Sequelae of Extreme Violence

Mental Health Sequelae of Extreme Violence

Harvard Medical School has an online CME course available: Mental Health Sequelae of Extreme Violence. Physicians will earn 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CMEs, but others can earn a certificate of participation. See the website for complete details. (BTW, there's…

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Building Blocks of Prevention

Building Blocks of Prevention

There's still a lot of confusion about how forensic healthcare professionals can get involved in prevention efforts (we wrote this back in 2006, but I think it's still relevant). PreventConnect has a new elearning site that includes an introductory session…

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Since Last We Spoke 8-13-12

Since Last We Spoke 8-13-12

First off, please let me just say thank you to everyone who commented, emailed and sent cards in response to the news about my mother. The sheer volume of communications I received makes it impossible to thank each one of…

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Update to CDC’s STI Guidelines

Update to CDC’s STI Guidelines

This felt too critical to wait on: please make sure you review the CDC's new update to the STI Treatment Guidelines of 2010, specifically on the treatment of gonorrhea. The long and the short of it? Due to resistance issues,…

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FHO Will be Dark This Week

FHO Will be Dark This Week

As some of you know, my mother died on Friday. FHO will be dark this week (as will my Twitter stream) so that I am able to spend a little extra time with my people. For those of you who…

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