Archive: September2013

Since Last We Spoke: The “No” Edition

 I'm pretty bad at saying no in my professional life, but I'm getting better. Many of the people I love in this world are also pretty bad about saying no, so this post is as much for them as it…

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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the US

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the US

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released their report, Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the US this week. There's a research brief to accompany the full report, along with a slide deck for…

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Developmentally Sensitive Interviewing of Children

Developmentally Sensitive Interviewing of Children

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our webinar yesterday. The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project actually offers two webinars a month: one pediatrics, one adult. October's peds webinar is Total Recall or Mission Impossible? Developmentally Sensitive Interviewing of Children. It will…

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Understanding Elder Abuse

Understanding Elder Abuse

Here's a publication that got buried in my inbox--Understanding Elder Abuse (PDF). It's an NIJ research brief that came out this summer, and the emphasis of the article is on theories that help us understand elder abuse and why it occurs.…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9/23/13

Since Last We Spoke, 9/23/13

A Happy Monday to you all (or Tuesday for my subscribers who get this one day late)--I am finally back from Japan after a longer-than-anticipated trial and am thrilled to be home for the next 5 days. Hopefully some of…

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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day is October 9th. Check out the Futures Without Violence dedicated page for great info and resources, including posters, sample social media posts, event organizing ideas and more.

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PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why & How

PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why & How

SAFEta is hosting a webinar, PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why and How. The session will be held October 16th at 2m ET. Participation is free, but registration is a must. From the site: This webinar is designed for…

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Worthwhile Read(s): Full-Text Research

Worthwhile Read(s): Full-Text Research

I received a request for some new research that was available free, full-text, so what follows is some of the recent literature, all full-text PDFs. As with Articles of Note entries, this is not an exhaustive list; just a sampling…

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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the US

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the US

IOM is having another report release event--this one is Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States. It will be held live and via webcast September 25th at 1pm ET. Registration is required for attendance…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9/16/13

Since Last We Spoke, 9/16/13

I awoke in Japan this Tuesday morning (way too early) to news from my spouse that all of our friends are okay and accounted for at the Navy Yard, so I am grateful for that blessing, and also angry and…

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10 Things Extra: Essentials for Travel

10 Things Extra: Essentials for Travel

I had a reader ask me about my essentials for travel, especially for long flights. A fitting question, since I am typing this while I wait to board a flight to Tokyo. That's a 14 hour jaunt from Dulles to…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Peer Review, Quality Assurance/Improvement & Competency

Updated Clinical Guide: Peer Review, Quality Assurance/Improvement & Competency

The students in our sustainability course have been having a fantastic discussion on chart review, which inspired me to update the clinical guide on peer review and competency. I have added a significant amount of content, including specific sections on…

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Drugs of Abuse: What Clinicians Need to Know

Drugs of Abuse: What Clinicians Need to Know

Medscape has a free (very) concise overview on Drugs of Abuse for clinicians that's worth perusing. It's in no way comprehensive, but it is a good way to familiarize yourself with some of the newer drugs you may be seeing…

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New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

The Institute of Medicine is releasing their report, New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research this Thursday, September 12th, at 1pm ET--live and via webcast. If you'd like to participate you can register here.

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Seeking Out Criticism

Seeking Out Criticism

Trust me, I know that I owe you folks some Since Last We Spoke posts, but the fact is, right now I am marathon working so that I can be on the road most of the week and then come…

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Worthwhile Read: Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team

Worthwhile Read: Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team

The intersection of science and sustainability? Be still my nerdy heart. A worthwhile read from Help Scout: 10 Academic Insights on Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team.

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Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey

Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey

New from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey. From the press release: In 2010, the prevalence rate for violent crime was similar for males (20 per 1,000 persons age…

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Child Trafficking, Girls, and Detention

Child Trafficking, Girls, and Detention

Late notice on this one (sorry, that's 2 for the week), but here's another webinar for Tuesday, September 10th from 2-3:30pm ET. OJJDP is offering Child Trafficking, Girls and Detention: A Call to Reform. From the announcement: Domestic child sex…

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Sexual Assault Forensic Protocol Guide for Corrections

Sexual Assault Forensic Protocol Guide for Corrections

First, let me just say this: tonight (Wednesday) begins Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Shanah Tovah to all who are observing the holiday. I will be spending a quiet holiday at home with my spouse (and my shiny new…

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Understanding Youth Violence: Integrating Assessment, Prevention and Intervention in the Clinical Setting

Understanding Youth Violence: Integrating Assessment, Prevention and Intervention in the Clinical Setting

Because so many of our CE posts are for nurses only, here's a little love for our physician readers (don't worry, there are nursing CEs available, as well)--Understanding Youth Violence: Integrating Assessment, Prevention and Intervention in the Clinical Setting, offered by…

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