A quick tip from our friend Kim Nash: the American Academy of Pediatrics has published their updated childhood and adolescent immunization schedule (PDF). For those of you caring for pediatric patients, good for your history gathering and anticipatory guidance.
My wife often teases the girl-child that her brain is broken. As a teenager, there is still so much that is unformed; it’s maybe not broken per se, but there’s still much that is in progress. All of that was beautifully clarified listening to today’s episode of Fresh Air, as Terry Gross interviewed Dr. Frances Jensen of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
This is such a fascinating question: How Do Survivors of Domestic Violence Define Success for Themselves? It will be the topic of an upcoming webinar offered by the Battered Women’s Justice Project. The session will be held February 6th from 2-3:30pm CT. Click through for details:
Writing this in anticipation of tomorrow’s massive storm–we’re only supposed to get the tail end of it, but Sasha’s trying to fly to San Diego from Baltimore for the child abuse conference (she’ll be teaching multiple sessions on Tuesday for those of you who are hoping to run into her), so we’re a tad concerned. It was pretty cold and dreary here in DC this weekend, so we spent a lot of time in our kitchen puttering around. But I spent a bit of time online catching up with the rest of the world; here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers has an interesting webinar coming up with Dr. Carole Jenny: Medical Child Abuse and Medical Neglect–A Spectrum of Parent Behavior. The session will be held February 26th from 1-3pm CT. CMEs are available for physicians. Space is limited so register in advance (all webinars are archived, as well). Click through for a description:
There’s been a lot of chatter on the IAFN community site about suspect exams as of late. I plan on weighing in (here, though, not on the community site), but I haven’t finished composing my thoughts on the subject. So until I make that happen, I am going to post this webinar coming up as part of the Tribal Forensic Health project:
I believe in failure in the same way I believe in reading research, being early and drinking jasmine pearl tea every morning. I don’t think success is possible without failure. There’s no way to have huge success without also having huge failure along the way. I was having trouble sleeping the other night, so I (virtually) thumbed through my blog reader where I came across not one, but two different posts on failure.
Apologies for missing December’s edition (along with just about everything else in December), but we’re back with a packed Articles of Note for this month. Some of you probably roll your eyes when I get all geeked out about what’s in the literature, but seriously…there’s some good stuff here (I know–I say this every time). As always, this isn’t an exhaustive list, just what’s caught my attention in the peer-reviewed journals. Take note, there are a few free full-text ones (marked as such).
This weekend was not a play weekend. On the contrary, having a new gig, with older work still in the queue means nights and weekends are work time for now. Not complaining–it just is. And also, perhaps, the reason this column may be a bit short this week. Still, I did manage to read a few things since last we spoke that I think are worthy of passing along:
IOM has released a free Powerpoint presentation about sex trafficking of minors in the US. It’s based on their report published in September, and along with the slide deck are a variety of resources, including guides for several disciplines (healthcare, legal, victim services). Worth a look if you’re doing any training or trying to get up to speed on on this issue.
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The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a webinar, Campus Sexual Assault: What Clinicians Need to Know. The session will be held January 26th from 1-2:30pm ET. CMEs are available for physicians, (but no CEUs for nurses, sadly). It’s an excellent speaker lineup, so I would encourage you to check it out. Click through for details:
Today is the 6th anniversary of FHO, and it’s hard to believe we’ve been plugging away this long. What started out as a place to put stuff I came across has morphed into a true community of professionals, hundreds of whom visit daily (and almost a thousand of you subscribe–not too shabby for such a niche site). It’s still a nerdy little site (in my eyes, at least), but I am hoping to implement a large scale redesign in 2015 that will allow for some expanded content. All of that takes money and time, of course–all I can say is that more will be revealed.
Happy new year to you all–I hope you had a peaceful and fulfilling holiday season. Mine was hectic (surprise), but I had some quality time with my kid and my wife, so although I wouldn’t say it was relaxing, it was a good couple of weeks. Tomorrow I will fill you in on my big change for 2015, but in the meantime I want to mention what’s caught my attention since last we spoke.