Archive: July2014

New Resource: Recognizing When a Child’s Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse

New Resource: Recognizing When a Child’s Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse

OJJDP just released a new resource: Recognizing When a Child’s Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse (PDF). It's written for law enforcement, so this is really more of a SART or MDT resource, than a clinical text. I was happy to see it addresses…

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Missing & Exploited: Child Sex Trafficking Reporting and Recovery Planning

Missing & Exploited: Child Sex Trafficking Reporting and Recovery Planning

NCMEC has a free webinar coming up, Missing and Exploited: Child Sex Trafficking Reporting and Recovery Planning (PDF). The session will be held August 19th from 2-3:30pm ET. Click through for details: From the announcement (via NCDSV): This webinar is hosted…

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Clinical Guide: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Clinical Guide: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

After yesterday's post I received a request from an FHO reader for more resources on caring for patients who have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting (literature seems to be divided on the proper terminology so I am using both here). Not…

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Since Last We Spoke 7-28-14

Since Last We Spoke 7-28-14

Today is my sweet kid's 13th birthday, so I am officially the parent of a teenager. I have no idea how that happened. A minute ago she was a newborn and now she's this funny, interesting, incredibly smart kid who…

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Full-Text Friday: Best Clinical Practices for Male Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Full-Text Friday: Best Clinical Practices for Male Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This week's full-text offering is from The Permanente Journal and it addresses an issue that certainly doesn't get discussed enough in healthcare circles: male patients who have experienced child sexual abuse. Coincidentally, I just saw that IAFN posted this article on…

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Creating a Fee Schedule for Expert Consultation and Testimony

I frequently get asked about setting fees for expert consultation and testimony. Particularly with nurses, I find that people are unsure of how to determine appropriate rates and are prone to undervaluing their worth. So I figured I'd write something up for those of…

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#STD Surveillance

#STD Surveillance

Surveillance data is extremely useful for us; the CDC guidelines are one resource for making decisions about how we treat our patients, but the actual information about what STDs are being seen in our communities, what problems may exists regarding…

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Worthwhile Read: Futures’ Health E-Bulletin Summer 2014

Worthwhile Read: Futures’ Health E-Bulletin Summer 2014

The newest edition of Futures Without Violence's Health E-Bulletin (PDF) is now available. Particularly useful is the 1st article on why the ACA-mandated domestic violence screening matters and the one on reproductive coercion. Worth your time.

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Since Last We Spoke 7-21-14

Since Last We Spoke 7-21-14

We finally cleared the last of our houseguests yesterday (that's 10 days of people in our tiny place for those of you tracking), so we're back to status quo. I head down to the NAC for the Army this week,…

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Full-Text Friday: Multiple Perpetrator Assaults

Full-Text Friday: Multiple Perpetrator Assaults

This week's Full-Text Friday offering addresses the issue of multiple perpetrator rapes of adolescent girls (sad commentary: I can't combine those words in the title of this post because of the disgusting trolls that come out of the woodwork). I…

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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Somehow I missed this when it was held in May, but thankfully there's an archived presentation: Vera Institute's Center on Victimization and Safety has an archived webinar available on helping patients with disabilities understand the sexual assault medical-forensic exam. A Picture…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Toluidine Blue Dye

Updated Clinical Guide: Toluidine Blue Dye

The TB dye guide is one of the original guides on this site and it hasn't been updated since I posted it first in 2009. So I've remedied that--hopefully you'll find it helpful. Let me know if you think I've…

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Coalition-Sponsored Webinars

Coalition-Sponsored Webinars

If you aren't looking to your state anti-violence coalitions for continuing education, you're missing some great opportunities. State coalitions do a lot of training, and many are putting on webinars and online courses that have relevance far beyond their state's borders.…

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Since Last We Spoke 7-14-14

Since Last We Spoke 7-14-14

This weekend was all about the big promotion, with family descending upon DC and filling every corner of our tiny dollhouse of a home. But it was pretty spectacular, and now almost everyone has gone home, and life should return…

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Trigger Warning: Breakfast

Trigger Warning: Breakfast

This is such a powerful, compelling piece-- everyone should read it. Thanks to all of you who sent it my way.

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Worthwhile Read: Delivery and Evaluation of Sexual Assault  Forensic (SAFE) Training Programs

Worthwhile Read: Delivery and Evaluation of Sexual Assault Forensic (SAFE) Training Programs

I am so excited to sit down with this: Delivery and Evaluation of Sexual Assault Forensic (SAFE) Training Programs (PDF). The report addresses the initial offering of the online SAFE training + 2 day clinical practicum provided by IAFN and evaluated by Debra Patterson and…

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Spotting Bad Science

Spotting Bad Science

Yesterday, NSVRC tweeted this infographic, and it pretty much made my morning (which may be a sad statement to make, I don't know). I have added it to the Evaluating Research clinical guide; the PDF would make an excellent handout for…

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How to Speak so People Want to Listen

How to Speak so People Want to Listen

I haven't posted a TED talk in awhile, but I was interested in this one, in part because of how I make my living and also because my spouse and I will be doing a session at this year's IAFN conference…

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Since Last We Spoke 7-7-14

Since Last We Spoke 7-7-14

Here we go: vacation is behind us and a modified (but still busy) travel season resumes for our household. Happily it's not me on the road this week, but after taking a week off, I can hardly corral my to-do…

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Suicide Risk Assessment: Myths and Realities

Suicide Risk Assessment: Myths and Realities

If you are working with living patients, assessing for suicide risk should be part of your practice. Maybe not for every patient walking through your doors (depending on your practice and specialty), but certainly in some circumstances. This article from…

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