Archive: June2013

A Programming Note (Or Why This Stuff Matters)

A Programming Note (Or Why This Stuff Matters)

Well, folks, there's always someone who has to rain on the parade. In this case it's (naturally) an anonymous commenter whose contribution was deleted immediately (because I have a no nastiness policy for comments on this site) complaining about too…

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Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault

Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault

The National Judicial Education Program is offering a webinar on the intersection of stalking and sexual assault. The session will be held July 17th from 3-4:30 ET. You can register here. From the announcement: The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual…

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UPDATED: Consensual Sex Injury Research Grid

UPDATED: Consensual Sex Injury Research Grid

The single most read item on this site is now the consensual sex injury research grid. I try to be vigilant with maintaining it, because in adult sexual assault cases, there probably isn't a more important body of research (in…

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Testifying to an Opinion: A Flow Chart

I spend a lot of time thinking about expert testimony. I know it can be intimidating, but as with so much in healthcare, it's a skill that can be developed and fine-tuned. However, in order to achieve competence it's important…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-24-13

Since Last We Spoke, 6-24-13

I was all about goofing off this weekend, but that doesn't actually mean I got to ignore the work stuff. The fruits of NOT ignoring the work will be published here soon. But in the meantime, here is some of…

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Two New Reports Now Available

Two New Reports Now Available

In case you haven't seen them yet, there are two new publications worth noting that just came out this week. One is the Trafficking in Persons Report for 2013, released by the US Department of State; the other is the…

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Articles of Note, June 2013 Edition

Articles of Note, June 2013 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, a review of what's new in the peer-reviewed journals. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive overview; it's simply what's caught my eye over the past month. It's kind of a…

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Next Online SANE Sustainability Course

Next Online SANE Sustainability Course

We've just opened up the application process for the next online SANE Sustainability course. If you're interested, the application window is open until June 28th. Find all the details here. Sadly, this is open to US folks only (due to…

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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Research

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Research

Something for the entire multi-disciplinary team: NCPTC is offering a webinar on Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience Research. This research is central to what we know about how violence impacts health, so again, if you're looking for a great opportunity for…

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Sustaining Ourselves in the Work: Trauma-Informed Approaches, Self-awareness, and Self-care

Sustaining Ourselves in the Work: Trauma-Informed Approaches, Self-awareness, and Self-care

Hey--want to know something we suck at? Acknowledging and managing our own trauma from this work we do. Everyone I know in this field (including me) could probably do a better job at the whole self-care thing. And if you're…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-17-13

Since Last We Spoke, 6-17-13

There is *so* much in the news that is pretty fascinating. I tried to unplug this weekend, but when I was awake at 3am this morning there was plenty to keep me occupied, article-wise. What follow is just some of…

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Delayed Charting

Delayed Charting

Medscape has an interesting question in their Legal and Professional Issues for Nurses--Staying Late to Chart: Is it Legal? Read it and let me know what you think about its implications for our own practice.

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Red Flags of Elder Abuse: History and Interview

Red Flags of Elder Abuse: History and Interview

In light of World Elder Abuse Day here's another great clinical resource. This one is a brief (less than 10 minute) slide presentation (narrated), Red Flags of Elder Abuse: History and Interview by Dr. Laura Mosqueda from the National Center…

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Girls at Risk: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Girls at Risk: A Trauma-Informed Approach

OJJDP is offering a webinar June 26th, Girls at Risk: A Trauma-Informed Approach. the session will be held from from 2-4pm ET (please note the 2 hour timeframe) and is free of charge. From the announcement: With the increased awareness of…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-10-13

Since Last We Spoke, 6-10-13

Well, it's hard to believe, but I won't be stepping foot in an airport for 5 weeks. Just one road trip this week to spend some qulity time with the Army in Charlottesville, but aside from that, my work is…

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Addressing Sexual Assault in Later Life

Addressing Sexual Assault in Later Life

Seeing that June 15th is World Elder Abuse Day, I thought I'd get a few posts up on the topic. First up is the Summer 2013 newsletter from the Resource Sharing Project, featuring 2 articles of interest: "Providing Services to People…

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Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress

Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress

I had a comment by a reader recently regarding trauma-informed care and kids, in which she mentioned that trauma and trauma-informed care isn't just limited to abuse and violence. Agreed, and in light of that comment, I figured I'd present…

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Addressing Sex Trafficking of Minors

Addressing Sex Trafficking of Minors

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA is hosting a webinar, Without a Disclosure: One Community's Approach to Addressing Sex Trafficking of Minors. The session will be held June 26th from 12-1:30 pm CT. From the announcement: ...How can local…

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Connection Between Sexting and Sexual Violence

Connection Between Sexting and Sexual Violence

Head over to VAWnet for an excellent new blog post from them on the connection between sexting and sexual violence. Make sure to spend some time clicking thru the links, particularly their special collection, Safety and Privacy in a Digital…

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