Archive: June2014

Since Last We Spoke 6-30-14

Since Last We Spoke 6-30-14

Greetings from Smith Mountain Lake! It's the perfect place for lazing about, on the deck or down at the dock, doing nothing but eating and reading. Coincidentally, that is exactly what my plan is for the week. So here's what…

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Crimes Against Children: Examining Technology’s Impact on Victimization and Witness Intimidation

Crimes Against Children: Examining Technology’s Impact on Victimization and Witness Intimidation

Here's a piece worth your time: the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse at NDAA just published Crimes Against Children: Examining Technology's Impact on Victimization and Witness Intimidation (PDF). Want to better understand how technology is impacting our pediatric…

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Strangulation in the Pediatric Population

Strangulation in the Pediatric Population

Our friend Kim Nash is doing a webinar for the Family Justice Center Alliance on strangulation in the pediatric population. The session will be held July 10th from 10-11:30am PT. Click through for details: From the announcement: Evaluation of strangulation in…

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Articles of Note: June 2014 Edition

Articles of Note: June 2014 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly overview of what's new and noteworthy in the peer-reviewed literature. There's plenty to check out for June--as always, links lead to PubMed abstracts. Contact me if you'd prefer this in a…

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Since Last We Spoke 6-23-14

Since Last We Spoke 6-23-14

I'm having a tough time ramping up for my work week this morning. Could be the impending vacation (no worries, there will be [some] posts while I'm away). Could be that I was so completely productive last week I just…

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Trafficking in Persons Report (2014)

Trafficking in Persons Report (2014)

The US Department of State released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report. You can read the full report here (the link will also link you to Secretary Kerry's remarks). (Check out my wife's awesome vantage point for today's briefing on…

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Worthwhile Read: 2014 Sexual Violence Research Review

Worthwhile Read: 2014 Sexual Violence Research Review

Oh man, I do love me a good research compilation, and CALCASA delivers: the 2014 Sexual Violence Research Review is now available. Read the executive summary here; download the full report here (PDF). Super excited about this one. And speaking of…

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Straddle Injury vs. Sexual Abuse

Straddle Injury vs. Sexual Abuse

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project is hosting a new webinar, Straddle Injury vs. Sexual Abuse: Managing Traumatic Genital Injury in Children. The session will be held July 22nd from 3-4:30 pm ET. Jennifer Pierce-Weeks will be the featured speaker. 1.5…

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Reproductive Coercion

Reproductive Coercion

The Family Justice Center Alliance has another webinar coming up--this one on reproductive coercion. The session will be held June 26th from 10-11:30 am PT. Click through for details: From the announcement: Reproductive Coercion is a relatively new concept in…

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Since Last We Spoke 6-16-14

Since Last We Spoke 6-16-14

Did you have a fantastic weekend? We did for sure--a glorious, not-too-hot one in the DC metro area. And along with that, the awesome news that my spouse was promoted to Major, which meant some small celebrations around here (in…

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Out of the Shadows: A Tool for Identifying Human Trafficking Victims

Out of the Shadows: A Tool for Identifying Human Trafficking Victims

Vera Institute just published a new tool for identifying victims of human trafficking. The tool has been tested and validated and comes in a short and long form. Read the science behind the tool here (PDF); find the actual tool and…

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Crucial Skills for Confronting the Workplace Bully

Crucial Skills for Confronting the Workplace Bully

Sadly, I hear about workplace bullying with some frequency when it comes to discussions about sustainability. Nurses are all too familiar with bullying behavior, but what to do about it is something we don't often discuss. So I was pleased…

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New Guide: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

New Guide: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

OVC has a new online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Bookmark it, share it with your team, use it as the basis for a great inservice discussion--all of it. There are specific implications and actions for…

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Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders

Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders

Over at PreventConnect they published a blog post on a new study out in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. The article, Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders: Implications for Trauma-Informed Care, and the blog…

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Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence

Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence

The Family Justice Center Alliance has a webinar coming up: Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence. The session will be held June 17th from 10-11:30am PT. Click through for details: From the announcement: Stalking—a dangerous and potentially lethal crime—is often misunderstood,…

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Since Last We Spoke 6-9-14

Since Last We Spoke 6-9-14

I spent more time plugged in this weekend than I should have. When you work for yourself it is so easy to let the left and right limits of your work day week bleed into one another. Or disappear altogether. Either…

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Full-Text Friday (on Sunday): Childhood Misfortune as a Threat to Successful Aging

Full-Text Friday (on Sunday): Childhood Misfortune as a Threat to Successful Aging

You know your brain is a tad overloaded when the mere act of hitting the "publish" button is too much. So this post sat languishing in draft purgatory until I noticed this bit of sadness and quickly rectified. Apologies for being…

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Criticizing with Kindness

Well, this is kind of wonderful: over at Brainpickings there's a great post on arguing intelligently. And within it, this lovely bit of wisdom (but do read the whole thing): {Source}  

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Worthwhile Read: Unsafe and Harassed in Public  Spaces

Worthwhile Read: Unsafe and Harassed in Public Spaces

Yesterday, Stop Street Harassment published the largest survey on street harassment of US women. It's certainly worth the read. The results are not surprising, but still vital to have documented: in public spaces almost 2/3rds of all women have been harassed; almost…

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Children and Domestic Violence

Children and Domestic Violence

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health is hosting an upcoming webinar, Children and Domestic Violence. It will be held June 11th from 2-3:30pm CT. Register for the session here. Details after the jump: From the site:…

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