Archive: March2015

Time Out

Time Out

Now that I'm a 9-5er, my time off is pretty precious. So you'll excuse me while I engage in a bit of self-care and take a short vacation. I'll be back on April 1st with new content, including the next…

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The Price of Shame

The Price of Shame

"Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop...Online, we have a compassion deficit, an empathy crisis..." This one is a must-watch.

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Since Last We Spoke 3-23-15

Since Last We Spoke 3-23-15

Finally home (for a minute)--I spent the weekend playing. I stayed offline much of it, I was just so happy to be back in DC. But a few wakeful hours early this morning left me with some time to read,…

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Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors

Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors

The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (in partnership with AEquitas and CALCASA) is hosting a webinar, Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Effects Immigrant Survivors. The session will be held April 16th from 2-3:30 pm ET. Details…

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Expert Witness Testimony in Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Expert Witness Testimony in Cases Involving Domestic Violence

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is hosting a webinar, Expert Witness Testimony in Cases Involving Domestic Violence. The session will be held April 13th from 3-4:30pm ET. The featured speakers are Dr. Mary Ann Dutton and…

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Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States

Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States

Sorry--late notice on this one (but it should be archived): OJJDP is hosting a webinar, Keeping Kids Safe: Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States. Again, a topic that we don't see get much airtime, so I figured it…

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Since Last We Spoke 3-16-15

Since Last We Spoke 3-16-15

Well, folks--week 2 of my San Antonio adventure begins. And as much as I like this city (and the lodging on post, which is nicer than a lot of other places), I am ready to sleep in my own bed…

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Worthwhile Read: Mapping Childhood Trauma

Worthwhile Read: Mapping Childhood Trauma

My dear friend Val sent me this article and I thought it was such a fantastic read, I figured it would be of interest to FHO's readers, as well. Enjoy a look at (or a listen to--there's corresponding audio) this…

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Gang Violence and Domestic Violence

Gang Violence and Domestic Violence

I'm always excited to see a topic being taught that doesn't get a lot of airplay. We touch on this issue in the IPV courses I teach, but I rarely see anything available in depth. So I'm happy to post the…

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Clinical Guide: Consensual Sex Injury (Revised)

Clinical Guide: Consensual Sex Injury (Revised)

The original research grid I created on consensual sex injury while writing the book chapter on this topic has been updated many times. It's been refreshed again, as I try to do regularly. If you want the word doc with links…

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Since Last We Spoke 3-9-15

Since Last We Spoke 3-9-15

I'm a bit of a sad panda, I must confess--I'm in San Antonio at JBSA for 2 full weeks, and while I love what I do for a living, it's a pretty long time in a hotel (alone). After a…

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Suicide Safe Launch (A New App)

Suicide Safe Launch (A New App)

SAMHSA is hosting a webinar March 11th at 3:30pm ET to launch their free mobile app, Suicide Safe. It's intended as a suicide prevention tool for behavioral health and primary care providers, but it certainly has relevance for the work we…

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Feel Like Some International Travel?

Feel Like Some International Travel?

I don't typically post jobs, but this is an interesting one, and I can't help but think there might be an FHO reader or 2 interested in the gig: Physicians for Human Rights is looking for an NP or physician…

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Sexual Assault Examiner: Case Study Review

Sexual Assault Examiner: Case Study Review

Late notice on this, but our friend Kim Nash is doing the next webinar for the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project. Register for the Sexual Assault Examiner: Case Study Review, which will be held Monday, March 9th from 3-4:30pm ET. As with all…

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Worthwhile Read: Predatory Publishing

Worthwhile Read: Predatory Publishing

As I frequently mention here, just because something is available online doesn't mean it's quality. As professionals we're obligated to evaluate our sources for scientific information, because in this day and age, there's an abundance of information out there, not…

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Since Last We Spoke 3-2-15

Since Last We Spoke 3-2-15

I am late in getting this posted--usually I have these ready to go 1st thing in the morning or even the night before. But my day got away from me, and then I had the opportunity to spend the evening dining…

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