Archive: December2014

This Is Water (And a Few Thoughts for This Final Post of 2014)

This Is Water (And a Few Thoughts for This Final Post of 2014)

I was perusing my blog reader this morning at the uncivilized hour of 4am (because my internal alarm clock is always on east coast time), catching up on some reading since I haven't had a whole lot of down time…

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2013 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

2013 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

The CDC has released the 2013 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Survey. This is pretty much a must-read if you're caring for sexual assault patients and others who need to be screened, tested, and/or prophylaxed for STDs. One size definitely does not…

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A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs

A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs

I know that many of you are evaluating drug-endangered children as a part of your practice (or perhaps hoping to expand your practice to include this population), so here's a brand new resource just out: A Circle of Healing for…

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Since Last We Spoke 12-15-14

Since Last We Spoke 12-15-14

I know it's been quiet here for a few days. The truth is that usually when that happens it's the migraines to blame and not the workload or the travel (although in fairness I've gone from Orlando to Charlottesville to…

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Sustaining SANE Programs: Long-Range Thinking for Program Management and Staff

Sustaining SANE Programs: Long-Range Thinking for Program Management and Staff

The adult webinar for the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project in January will be one presented by Jennifer Pierce-Weeks and me. Sustaining SANE Programs: Long-Range Thinking for Program Management and Staff is scheduled for January 12th from 3-4:30 pm ET. As…

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Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment and Response in the Healthcare Setting

Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment and Response in the Healthcare Setting

Thanks to Sheila Early for this: Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Medical Society have published Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment and Response in the Healthcare Setting (PDF). It was published this fall, and although there are a few sections…

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Since Last We Spoke 12-8-14

Since Last We Spoke 12-8-14

I am racing right now, trying to get everything done, as are many of you, no doubt. I had a great time in New Orleans, and now I'm off to Orlando to spend some quality time with the Army JAGs.…

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Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Strangulation and Domestic Violence

For those of you looking for continuing education on strangulation, there's another session coming up, this one a webinar offered by BWJP. It'll be held on 12 December from 2-3:30pm CT. Dr. Bill Smock will be one of the featured…

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Worthwhile Read: Teen Dating Violence

Worthwhile Read: Teen Dating Violence

There's a new report out from NIJ worth checking out--Teen Dating Violence: How Peers Can Effect Risk and Protective Factors (PDF). I'll be reading it in an airport somewhere over the next few weeks...

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You Might Be A Leader If…

You Might Be A Leader If…

I have a new blog post over on NSVRC's SANE Sustainability page. This one is on leadership and it includes a podcast from the app, for those who haven't had an opportunity to check it out yet.

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10 Things: 2014 Gift Guide

10 Things: 2014 Gift Guide

If you're trying to figure out what to pick up for members of your team this year, allow me to make some suggestions. They're all things I have either given, currently covet, or plan to give myself this season.To make it…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-1-14

Since Last We Spoke, 12-1-14

I hope everyone who was celebrating had an enjoyable holiday--we definitely did. Our week was filled with too much food and lots of time with friends and family, so my battery was recharged a bit. I'm back home now, but…

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