Archive: August2014

Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Town Hall

Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Town Hall

From an email announcement I received today: The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) in collaboration with the NCTSN Culture Consortium, Terrorism and Disaster Program and Policy Taskforce, is sponsoring a Virtual Town Hall meeting to address the recent…

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Violence in Elderly Patients With Dementia: Overlooked?

Violence in Elderly Patients With Dementia: Overlooked?

Medscape has a newly published CE/CME opportunity, Violence in Elderly Patients with Dementia: Overlooked? From the CE description: This article is intended for primary care clinicians, geriatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, nurses, and other clinicians caring for patients with dementia who may…

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Articles of Note: August 2014 Edition

Articles of Note: August 2014 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, my list of the things that have caught my attention in the latest round of peer-reviewed journals. This month has quite a lot to explore, but as always, this list isn't comprehensive (and…

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Since Last We Spoke 8-25-14

Since Last We Spoke 8-25-14

Hey, Toronto readers: I'm coming to your fair city for a wee bit of relaxation this weekend. You all know how much I love a good meal, so feel free to send your food suggestions my way. We'll be there for the…

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Adolescent Consent and Privacy Issues

Adolescent Consent and Privacy Issues

I was just having a discussion this week about the issue of consent with teens, so the timing of this is perfect: one of the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project's September webinars is Adolescent Consent and Privacy Issues. The session will be…

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Worthwhile Read: Till Death Do Us Part (Trigger Warning)

Worthwhile Read: Till Death Do Us Part (Trigger Warning)

Ironically, I am in South Carolina today, teaching at a course focusing in part on investigating and prosecuting domestic violence. I tell you this because the Charleston, SC Post and Courier has just published an expose on domestic violence in…

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Telling Your Story: Marketing and Branding Your Agency

Telling Your Story: Marketing and Branding Your Agency

It's been a while since I posted something in the sustainability vein, and this upcoming webinar from TESSA and CCASA was irresistible. It's really the type of educational offering I love, because it's forward-thinking; that perfect session for those of you…

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Worthwhile Read: Combating Trafficking in Persons

Worthwhile Read: Combating Trafficking in Persons

The newest edition of Global Health: Science and Practice is out and it includes an article by the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca and Jane Sigmon, former Director of OVC, now at the U.S.…

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Since Last We Spoke 8-18-14

Since Last We Spoke 8-18-14

Thank you to everyone who left me comments and sent emails with well wishes. I definitely took advantage of the time off and spent some quality time with my family. But it's a new week, so convalescent time is over…

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Recuperating

Yesterday as I was leaving the last session of our trial ad exercises I managed to hook my foot under the ramp leading out of the courtroom. My arms were full, so when I went down I couldn't brace my…

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Domestic Violence Case Review

Domestic Violence Case Review

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has an upcoming webinar, Domestic Violence Case Review. The session will be held August 28th from 3-4:30 ET. Kim Nash is the featured presenter and CEUs/CMEs are available. Click through for details: From the site:…

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The No A**hole Rule

The No A**hole Rule

The news of Robin Williams' death was received with great sadness in my household--I have been a big fan through the years (I remember listening to his comedy albums in high school, and Good Will Hunting is among my favorite…

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Since Last We Spoke 8-11-14

Since Last We Spoke 8-11-14

I'm with the Navy and Marines in Newport, RI this week, one of my favorite gigs of the year. It's hard to believe it's that time again, because of course the year has flown by. Less than 10 days left…

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Fatality Review: The State of the Art

Fatality Review: The State of the Art

The National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative has a webinar on fatality reviews coming up, August 19 from 11:30-1pm PT. The session will provide an overview of the review process and discuss new developments and emerging issues. You can register…

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Prepping for Court: Adult Sexual Assault

Prepping for Court: Adult Sexual Assault

I'd like to introduce a new series here on the site: Prepping for Court. The purpose is to introduce people to the articles and books that I think are solid, reliable publications that can help inform testimony. Of course I'll start…

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Alcohol and Memory

Alcohol and Memory

RTI has a 2-day drug facilitated sexual assault workshop  coming up August 11th and 12th--it's live in DC and also virtual, so no need to be local to attend. Upon perusing the syllabus (PDF) I noticed that one of the guest speakers is…

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Since Last We Spoke 8-4-14

Since Last We Spoke 8-4-14

I'm on my way to the NAC (for the 2nd of 3 trips down there in a month)--we're kicking off the inaugural run of a fantastic (I hope) interactive testimony course for SANEs and prosecutors. Considering we started working on…

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Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

Intimate Partner Homicide Prevention

VAWnet has updated their special collection on intimate partner homicide prevention. You should range around the site a bit--there's a lot here for clinicians and for the collaborative teams in which we participate.

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