Archive: December2012

Women Veterans and Trauma

Women Veterans and Trauma

BWJP is offering a webinar, Women Veterans and Trauma, January 22nd at 3pm Eastern. From the site: Do you serve women veterans? Do you screen for military service, deployment to combat zones, combat and trauma-related conditions? Do you understand the…

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Death Investigation in the Elderly

Death Investigation in the Elderly

For those of you working the death investigation field, RTI has several online courses available, including Death Investigation in the Elderly (PDF). I am particularly interested in this one because it includes a section on the physiology of aging, which I…

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A Big Change

A Big Change

Okay, so it's one of several big changes happening in my world, but I wanted to make sure I let folks know: today is my last day as Medical Advisor at AEquitas. I have spent more than 3 incredible years…

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End of Year Continuing Education Credits, Part II

End of Year Continuing Education Credits, Part II

I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday (or at least enjoyed a few days off if you don't celebrate). Today I want to round out some continuing education sources for those of you in need of finishing the year with…

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A very merry…

A very merry…

I am going to take the next few days off to finish up last-minute wedding details, bake for the holidays and just generally enjoy friends and family. I will be back on the 26th with fresh content and news from…

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Go-To Guide: Bruise Color Bars

Our next valued resource offered up by an FHO reader comes from our colleague Michelle Ortiz, who runs the SANE program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Here's what Michelle tells me about a resource they developed, the bruise color bars:…

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Violence During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Violence During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

I'm having some serious internet issues today, so I will keep this short. A new VAWnet applied research paper is now available: Violence During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (PDF). Perfect for your January staff meeting (because we know at this…

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Since Last We Spoke, Coping After Trauma Edition

Since Last We Spoke, Coping After Trauma Edition

This weekend I talked with my daughter about what happened in Connecticut on Friday, and frankly it wasn't as good a conversation as I would have liked (Facetime is no substitute for being able to reach out and hug your…

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Grief

Grief

Today is my partner's birthday. We applied for our marriage license today. Plenty of reasons for joy. Lots to be grateful for. But I have to tell you--as a parent, a healthcare provider and a citizen of this country I…

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Strengthening Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation

Strengthening Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation

Futures without Violence is hosting a two-part webinar in January: Strengthening Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation. Part One will be held January 8th, 2013 from 1-2:30pm ET; Part Two will be January 31st, 12-1:30pm ET. Both are free, but…

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Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

Here's a read worth your time: From NCJRS: "The Attorney General's Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence has released its final recommendations for a national response to address children's exposure to violence. The report emphasizes prevention and intervention and underscores the importance of…

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End of Year Continuing Education Credits, Part I

End of Year Continuing Education Credits, Part I

If you're looking at your licensure and certification requirements and realizing you need to garner some additional CE hours before the end of the year, here are some ideas for  credits that are $25 or less. All have some forensic…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-10-12

Since Last We Spoke, 12-10-12

A happy Monday morning from rainy and cold Washington, DC. It's a fine day to hunker down with a cup of tea and read. So let's not waste any time, shall we? Here's what I've been reading (and watching) since…

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Go-to Guide and a National Day of Remembrance and Action

Go-to Guide and a National Day of Remembrance and Action

Today (December 6th) is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action To End Violence Against Women. So it's only fitting that our Go-to Guide for the day comes from someone who has been working doggedly to address and enhance the…

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Comparing Survey Findings from Selected National Surveys on Intimate Partner Violence

Comparing Survey Findings from Selected National Surveys on Intimate Partner Violence

Well this is a pretty fantastic resource: a new crib sheet from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence comparing survey findings from some of the national surveys on IPV. (Hint: this would make a great discussion focus for an…

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How Plan B Works

How Plan B Works

Good information, creatively (and simply) delivered: (AsapSCIENCE via Jezebel)

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Victim Notification In An Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits

Victim Notification In An Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits

On December 17th at 1pm ET, the DNA Resource Center is hosting a webinar, Victim Notification in an Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Collection Kits: Lessons Learned from the Michigan 400 Project. From the site: The 400 Project…

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Go-To Guide: Electronic Records

Go-To Guide: Electronic Records

As I mentioned last week, I will be featuring some go-to tools and resources this holiday season for those of you thinking about how to upgrade your team's operations or reward staff for their amazing dedication to this work and…

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