Archive: November2013

Since Last We Spoke, 11/25/13 (#16Days Edition)

I'll keep this brief, because I have much to do today and intend to take the rest of the week off (surrounded by family and eating my weight in Thanksgiving/Hanukkah treats). Also, we're nursing colds in the FHO household right…

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Worthwhile Read: Human Trafficking Trends in the US

Worthwhile Read: Human Trafficking Trends in the US

Yesterday, Polaris Project released a new report, Human Trafficking Trends in the United States. I know I am bombarding you guys with reading material, but let's face it, I always bombard you guys with reading material, so, you know, consistency. There's…

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Estimating the Incidence of Rape and Sexual Assault

Estimating the Incidence of Rape and Sexual Assault

This week, the National Research Council released its report, Estimating the Incidence of Rape and Sexual Assault. The report looks at existing crime victimization surveys and makes recommendations on how to more accurately capture numbers of rape and sexual assault…

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Medical Forensic Sexual Assault Examinations: What Are They and What Can They Tell the Courts?

Medical Forensic Sexual Assault Examinations: What Are They and What Can They Tell the Courts?

There are so many projects happening at any given time that sometimes you forget some of them actually get completed. So I was pretty happy to see one that is particularly near and dear to my heart come to fruition…

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Provider Resilience App

So this is fascinating: the nice folks at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, one of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, created a mobile app to help gauge and improve clinician resilience…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11/18/13

Since Last We Spoke, 11/18/13

An unexpected week at home means serious immersion into curriculum writing and some work for the military. There really is nothing so amazing as finding out that your week of travel is now being covered by someone else (although I…

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Exploring the Relationship between Domestic Violence and Chronic Health Conditions

Exploring the Relationship between Domestic Violence and Chronic Health Conditions

I mentioned the MORE article in a recent Since Last We Spoke post, but yesterday, the survey they featured exploring the relationship between domestic violence and chronic health conditions was formally discussed at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the…

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Maturing Your Services: Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Later Life

Maturing Your Services: Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Later Life

Piggybacking on the release of this excellent document (at least in my mind--don't know if that's actually the way this was conceived), allow me to link you one of the newer elearning options available through NSVRC, Maturing Your Services: Advocating…

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Trans-Specific Barriers to Accessing Healthcare

Trans-Specific Barriers to Accessing Healthcare

FORGE has a webinar coming up: Trans-Specific Barriers to Accessing Healthcare. It'll be held November 21st from 2-3:30 pm CT. I do not know of a program that doesn't need some additional training on making quality care accessible to *all*…

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On Critics and Criticism

On Critics and Criticism

There's something I want to talk about that follows-up on a post I published prior to going to Anaheim a couple weeks ago. It also ties in nicely with some tough experiences friends around the country are going through right…

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Happy Forensic Nurses Week!

Happy Forensic Nurses Week to all of my friends and colleagues around the world! (It's also National Nurse Practitioner Week, so a shout out to my fellow NPs out there--lots going on this week to celebrate.)

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Since Last We Spoke, Veteran’s Day Edition

Since Last We Spoke, Veteran’s Day Edition

I am currently hopscotching my way back across the country after stealing a weekend with my spouse in Santa Fe (post-awesome week of SANE training in Montana). Plenty of time to catch up on some reading since I did not…

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Child Neglect: A Review

Child Neglect: A Review

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project's pediatric webinar for December is Child Neglect: A Review. The session is being offered on December 2nd from 3-4:30pm ET and has CEUs available at no cost (CMEs have been applied for). Even if you…

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Articles of Note: November 2013

Articles of Note: November 2013

Time once again for this month's Articles of Note, a look at what's new in the peer-reviewed literature. Naturally this isn't a comprehensive overview, but simply the research that has caught my eye recently. What follows is a list of…

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Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Health Care Providers

Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Health Care Providers

Can I just tell you, I have been waiting *so long* for this to come out. I was lucky enough to get to review it, so I have known for some time what you all will now see--NSVRC has published…

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Public Health Cost of Gun Violence

Public Health Cost of Gun Violence

New research was released Monday at the APHA meeting in Boston on the public health cost of gun violence. Add this to our ongoing conversation about the cost of violence. No full report on this research yet, but you can…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11/4/13

Since Last We Spoke, 11/4/13

I'm in Montana this week, teaching a SANE course, so you know it's going to be a busy one. I'll try and keep posts regular, but I'm asking for a bit of leeway on that. You just never know what…

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Children’s Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization

Children’s Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization

OJJDP has a new bulletin out: Children's Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization (PDF). This is the latest in their series on the National Survey of Children Exposed to Violence--find all of them here. And you can…

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