Archive: December2013

2013 Wrap-Up

2013 Wrap-Up

As evidenced from the lack of posts, I am practicing some radical self-care in these 2 last weeks of the year. While it hasn't all been happy playtime, I am trying to spend significantly less amount of time plugged in,…

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Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

A Merry Christmas to all of you celebrating today. Thank yous all around to everyone pulling a shift today. And special wishes of peace and joy to our military members serving around the world.

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Forensic Science in Canada

Forensic Science in Canada

Just received this report from Sheila Early, (about-to-be-in-a-week) President of IAFN and regular supplier of all things Canadian to this site--and wanted to share it with everyone. Forensic Science in Canada: A Report of Multidisciplinary Discussion (PDF) looks at all aspects…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12/23/13

Since Last We Spoke, 12/23/13

After a grueling week in trial, I was able to get back home this weekend to begin the holiday season in earnest. I had the overnight flight home from Honolulu, and thanks to an upgrade, actually slept the whole way…

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Abuse Screening, Intervention & Documentation in the Health Care Setting

Abuse Screening, Intervention & Documentation in the Health Care Setting

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has another webinar coming up: Abuse Screening, Intervention and Documentation in the Health Care Setting. The session will be held January 24th at 3pm ET. CEUs are available; CMEs have been applied for. From the…

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Empathy

Empathy

I have found a favorite new channel on youtube--RSA Shorts. Knowing how much I appreciate Brene Brown, their brand new animated short, The Power of Empathy, is utter perfection on a day when I am beyond weary:  

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Articles of Note, December 2013

Articles of Note, December 2013

Well, my friends, I am heading out the door bright and early tomorrow for a week of work in the Pacific. I will be putting in some guaranteed long hours so posts next week may be spotty. Please note that…

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The Uniform Crime Report Change in Definition of Rape: Updates and New Developments

The Uniform Crime Report Change in Definition of Rape: Updates and New Developments

MNCASA's Sexual Violence Justice Institute is offering a webinar, The Uniform Crime report Change in Definition of Rape: Updates and New Developments. It will be held January 13th from 12-1:30 pm CT. You can register for the session here. From…

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The Science of Neglect

The Science of Neglect

Check out this new (brief) video about the science of neglect from the nice folks at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard. I promise it's worth the 6 minutes: You can see all of their multimedia resources here.…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12/9/13

Since Last We Spoke, 12/9/13

I'm hanging out at the Army JAG school for a few days, teaching and waiting to hear if I will actually be on the road 2 days or 2 weeks (I could get excited about either, but I'm definitely feeling…

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Worthwhile Read: Brain Injury Lingers at Least 4 Months After Concussion

Worthwhile Read: Brain Injury Lingers at Least 4 Months After Concussion

Medscape has an overview of an article (recently published in Neurology), Brain Injury Lingers at Least 4 Months After Concussion, about the length of time it takes to fully heal from mild traumatic brain injury. As professionals caring for assaulted…

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Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

JWI's National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse is hosting a webinar, Vicarious Trauma and Self Care. It's being offered December 19th from noon-1:30pm ET. Since this is a topic we need to talk about much more and there aren't a…

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Leveraging Hospitals to Stop the Cycle of Violence

Leveraging Hospitals to Stop the Cycle of Violence

The Children's Safety Network is hosting a webinar on December 11th: Leveraging Hospitals to Stop the Cycle of Violence. The session will be held from 2-3pm ET and is free of charge. Details after the jump: From the site: Please…

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10 Things: FHO 2013 Gift Guide

10 Things: FHO 2013 Gift Guide

Time for this year's gift guide--some ideas for what to get that special colleague or team member. This year we are going for personality-type rather than the usual generic list. In case you missed them, you can find previous years'…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12/2/13

Since Last We Spoke, 12/2/13

I hope all of you who were celebrating the holiday(s) last week had a lovely time of it; we certainly did. And what a luxury to just take 5 days off, with minimal connectedness for most of that time. But…

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