I know I don’t normally post live trainings, but this is one of my favorite to teach, and the solicitation has just gone out. It’s a course for both sexual assault nurse examiners AND prosecutors, so please spread the word to your colleagues. Please note: this course tends to fill-up, so I encourage you to move on this if you’re interested. Click through for details and the application.
The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a webinar, Elder Abuse: Raising Awareness and Impact on Health. The session will be held May 20th at 12pm ET. Click through for details:
I spent a great few days in New Orleans last week with some of my favorite JAGs. This week is all work, with hard deadlines looming in a big way. Still, I had some play time this weekend; it was pretty gorgeous, but I spent plenty of my evening catching up with my twitter feed. Here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
We had a robust discussion today around false allegations of sexual assault in adult cases, and I figured it was probably time to post a clinical guide on the topic (I get asked for the research often). I’m only posting the published literature from the past 10 years–if you’re looking for something earlier than 2005 let me know.
The National Center for Victims of Crime has another webinar coming up in the neurobiology of trauma series: Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness and How They Are Relevant to Trauma will take place April 29th at 3:30pm ET. Click through for details about this session:
Let me tell you, these last several days have been pretty lousy. I really can’t recommend much about this past weekend, and today wasn’t much better, so ignore me and my black cloud, and check out what I’ve been reading since last we spoke instead. I promise–it’s waaay more interesting:
Loved this brief piece in HuffPost yesterday, What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting from Conferences? A lot of you have had questions about using Twitter at conferences and meetings, so this should give you some pretty straight-forward practice points. Maybe this will up our collective game at some of the events in our future…
There’s a really interesting webinar happening next week from the Missing and Exploited Children’s Program and the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program: The Intersection Between Drug and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities. I encourage you to read through the session description, since it’s one of those topics we don’t see a lot on. Click through for details:
Here’s a truth about FHO readers–you all do love a good STD session. Seriously, aside from the consensual sex injury clinical guide, the STD posts rank highest. So I was happy to see our friend Kim post this session to the IAFN Community site yesterday, and figured I’d pass it along to those of you who didn’t see it there.
It was a gorgeous weekend here, and the cherry trees were in peak bloom, so I spend a great deal of time away from the computer. When I finally plugged in, it was my Twitter feed that really had my attention. It’s not extensive, but here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
Time once again for Articles of Note, my monthly stroll through the peer-reviewed literature. I probably say this every month, but there’s a lot of good stuff here, so make sure you follow links to the abstracts, decide for yourself what’s worth spending time on. Click through for both Word doc (with active links) and the printable PDF (good for staff meetings):
I was introduced to Dr. Abraham Verghese through a couple different venues, but interestingly all at about the same time. Last night, nursing a nasty headache, I put on his TEDMED talk from last year that looks at language and medicine. I found it utterly compelling, and if you click through, I’ve embedded it here. I thought it was such a poetic look at the not just the science, but the art of medicine, and I think you might enjoy it, as well.
I’m super excited about this webinar from SAFEta: who doesn’t love good training evaluation data? Jen Pierce-Weeks and Debra Patterson are presenting Knowing Your Training Is Effective: IAFN’s SAFE Training and Clinical Evaluation Findings. The session will be held April 20th from 2-3:30pm ET. Click through for details:
I hope everyone celebrating holidays over the weekend got their fill of friends, family and food. We certainly did–it was nonstop eating from Friday after work until last night. Thankfully there was a trail run Sunday to break up the feeding frenzy. Pretty quiet around our parts, happily, so while I tried to spend my downtime outside, I managed to catch up on reading last night. Here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
The American College Health Association has a new toolkit available, Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Toolkit. It’s a solid, healthcare focused primary prevention resource that will be a good reference for anyone who is collaborating with colleges and universities. If your program serves a campus population, this is probably a must-download. Get the full toolkit here (PDF).
April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month here in the US. There are several good resources available to commemorate the month, chief among them, DHHS’ 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Resource Guide. Looking for some continuing education on child abuse? Check out the archived offerings at a few of the following:
April, as you know, is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (in the US). There are all kinds of things going on–head over to NSVRC’s SAAM page for details. This year’s theme is Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus. Don’t miss NSVRC’s sexual violence prevention tips for clinicians (PDF).
A few other things:
*Niagara Falls will be teal tomorrow night (April 2nd) starting at 10pm(!)
*The President’s proclamation in honor of SAAM
*DoD’s campaign can be found here