Archive: April2015

Title IX for Forensic Nurses

Title IX for Forensic Nurses

SAFEta is hosting a webinar, Title IX for Forensic Nurses. The session will be held May 21st from 2-3:30pm ET. Click through for details: From the announcement: This 90-minute webinar will introduce participants to Title IX of the 1972 Education…

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LIVE TRAINING: SANE Expert Witness Training

LIVE TRAINING: SANE Expert Witness Training

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…

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Elder Abuse: Raising Awareness and Impact on Health

Elder Abuse: Raising Awareness and Impact on Health

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: From the announcement: Elder abuse is…

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Since Last We Spoke 4-27-15

Since Last We Spoke 4-27-15

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…

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Clinical Guide: False Allegations in Adult Sexual Assault

Clinical Guide: False Allegations in Adult Sexual Assault

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…

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Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country: Services and Support for Victims

Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country: Services and Support for Victims

Lots of familiar faces in this new video from OVC: Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country... Download the video here.

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Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness and How They are Relevant to Trauma

Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness and How They are Relevant to Trauma

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…

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Since Last We Spoke 4-20-15

Since Last We Spoke 4-20-15

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…

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Worthwhile Read: Best Practices for Tweeting from Conferences

Worthwhile Read: Best Practices for Tweeting from Conferences

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…

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The Intersections Between Drug and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities

The Intersections Between Drug and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities

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…

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Update to Gonorrhea Management in the Face of Increasing Resistance

Update to Gonorrhea Management in the Face of Increasing Resistance

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…

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Since Last We Spoke 4-13-15

Since Last We Spoke 4-13-15

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.…

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Articles of Note, April 2015

Articles of Note, April 2015

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…

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Medicine and Metaphors

Medicine and Metaphors

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…

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Knowing Your SAFE Training is Effective

Knowing Your SAFE Training is Effective

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…

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Since Last We Spoke 4-6-15

Since Last We Spoke 4-6-15

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…

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Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention  of Sexual Violence Toolkit

Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Toolkit

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.…

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015

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?…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2015

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…

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