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Full-Text Friday: Firearms Access and Risk of Homicide and Suicide

This week’s article was just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a meta-analysis looking at access to firearms and risk of homicide and/or suicide. Details after the jump:

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Tips for Testifying in Child Abuse Cases

The Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center is offering a webinar February 12th, Tips for Testifying in Child Abuse Cases. The session will be held from 1-3pm CT and it would appear that CEs are available for this one for both docs and nurses.

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DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Pornography and the Abuse of Women

The Battered Women’s Justice Project is hosting a webinar on February 11th, Pornography and the Abuse of Women. The session will be held from 1-2:30pm CT. One of the featured speakers is Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, who has also done some interesting work on intimate partner violence in rural communities (here and here). Good topic, rarely taught in medical circles, so I’m looking forward to it.

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Using Data to Fight Crime

Been awhile since I posted a video, and you all know how much I like data:

 

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Since Last We Spoke, 1/27/14

With trips to 3 different continents in the next 3 months on the books (along with multiple trips within the US on the calendar) I am not complaining about my time at home. It is, in fact, the exact right time to be at home for an extended stretch, what with major project deadlines looming. I took a little time this weekend to visit friends down in Charlottesville, though, and the drive home (with me in the passenger seat) afforded me a bit of time to pleasure read. So here’s what I was perusing since last we spoke:

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Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Full-Text Friday: Achieving a More Effective Health Response to Trafficking of Women & Girls

This week’s featured article initially appeared in November’s Articles of Note, but at the time it was not available free full-text. Not so now. Since the peer-reviewed literature has far less on this healthcare response to trafficking patients than, say, IPV or sexual assault patients, I will happily highlight what I can find. After the jump, all the details:

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Sexual Assault

Rape & Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action

Yesterday the White House Council on Women and Girls released their report, Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action (PDF). While I love the sense of purpose behind it, I feel pretty lukewarm about how SANEs are characterized–maybe I’m overly sensitive, but I bristle at statements like, “These nurse examiners are trained to provide respectful and supportive care while collecting forensic evidence after a rape or sexual assault”.  All I hear in that sentence is candy-striper*, not  specially educated and experienced clinician who provides targeted, appropriate healthcare to patients who present with a chief complaint of sexual assault. But I digress.

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Child Abuse Sexual Assault

#SCOTUS Today

This morning I bundled Sasha up and sent her out the door to watch arguments at the Supreme Court in Paroline v United States. If you’re not familiar with this case, check out the summary at SCOTUSblog. In the most simplistic terms it’s about restitution and the continued impact images of child sexual abuse and exploitation have on victims.

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Articles of Note: January 2014

So I feel like I say this every month, but holy hell there’s some *awesome* stuff in the literature this month. How can you not get excited by some of the articles being published right now? (Don’t roll your eyes at me, people, I can totally see you.) Even the stuff that’s not 100% relevant to our practice is just fascinating. Add to that the fact that more articles than usual are free full-text and that just leaves me beyond excited. As always, keep in mind this isn’t an exhaustive list; just the articles that caught my eye as I reviewed the new literature. Links lead to PubMed abstracts unless otherwise indicated.

Articles of Note January 2014 (Word)

Articles of Note January 2014 (PDF)

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Role of the Healthcare Provider in Treating Violence

Sorry for the last minute notice on this, but I just came by it myself. Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence will be the featured speaker on a webinar sponsored by AAP’s Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence. The session, The Role of the Healthcare Provider in Treating Violence, will be held January 23rd from noon-1pm. The big question is timezone–they don’t specify so if you’re interested, you’ll need to confirm. My hunch is it’s Central, since AAP is located in Chicago. You can register for the session here. No word if it will be archived online.

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DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke, MLK Day

We slipped away to Philly for a weekend of food and freezing cold. We walked (according to my Fitbit) 10 miles yesterday in said cold, so not surprisingly neither me nor my spouse feel super awesome today. We’re spending the day trying to just take it easy, because tomorrow the weather gods will apparently be unkind to the DC metro area and there’s quite a bit of snow (for us) on the horizon. So while I lounge about eating brownies and watching a marginal John Cusack movie, let me share what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:

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Full-Text Fridays: Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents

Happy Friday! This week’s full-text journal article is Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents. Get more information about this week’s article after the jump:

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Child Abuse DV/IPV

The Impact of Family Violence on Military Families

The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a webinar January 21st from 1-2:30 pm ET, Supporting Our Troops’ Families: The Impact of Family Violence on Military Families. There are CMEs available; nurses you get the bum deal on this one–no CEUs (which I have to say is disappointing considering the chair of the Collaborative is a nurse; there are nursing organizations participating in the Collaborative, including IAFN; one of the speakers is a nurse; and the moderator is a nurse–tough to understand how that happens). Still, it looks like a good session, being familiar with several of the folks presenting. Details after the jump:

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Sexual Assault

PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why & How

SAFEta has a webinar coming up, PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why and How. It will be held on February 13th from 2-3:30pm ET. It’s free, but limited to 500 people so you will want to register well in advance.

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012

New surveillance report from the CDC now available: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2012 (PDF). Medscape has a brief article on the contents of the report that merits a read. Worth noting is the recent jump in syphilis (up 11%), along with a 4% increase in gonorrhea. It may be time to rethink testing for at-risk forensic patients depending on what the numbers look like for your area. The figures are broken down by region, state and county to assist with the decision making. The surveillance data also breaks down by gender, race/ethnicity and age. A few stats after the jump:

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Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 1-13-14

Good morning! Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend–we actually didn’t (I worked through the weekend; my spouse had Reserve duty), but it still had some high points (for instance, an excellent meal here–you should go next time you’re in DC, but if you are a meat eater). The good news is my only trial this month went away, so I am in the clear as far as work travel is concerned for the rest of the month (let us not speak of February just yet). And while I didn’t have a whole lot of time to read this weekend, there were still a couple moments here and there in which I snuck a peak at my Twitter feed. So here’s what I was perusing since last we spoke:

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Anniversary Giveaway Winner!

Random.org has spoken, and the winner of the books and notebooks is Rebecca, who replied:

I use your articles of note to stay current on the newest research that is out there. I love having it all there together for me instead of having to go out and find it. This has been so helpful!

Rebecca, please contact me with your mailing information so I can get your stuff shipped. And thanks to everyone who left comments–I have taken some notes and am making some additions and changes to the site based on your feedback.

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Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Trafficking of Minors on Tribal Lands

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One of my favorite speakers, Dr. Sharon Cooper, will be presenting the pediatric webinar for January on Tribal Forensic Healthcare: Trafficking of Minors on Tribal Lands. The session will be held January 15th from 3-4:30pm ET. As with all offerings through Tribal Forensic Healthcare, CEUs are available and CMEs have been applied for.

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Full-Text Fridays: The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Language Use in Literacy and Health Literacy Screening Instruments

Many of you have expressed that the articles are some of the most useful items on FHO. So in an effort to bring you more, I am pleased to present a new feature: Full-Text Fridays, in which I will highlight one (ok, sometimes more) full-text article(s) from peer-reviewed journals available in the public domain. Enjoy!

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Sexual Assault

Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits

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The DNA Resource Center is offering a webinar next week, Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits. The session will be held January 14th at 11am. You can register here.