Archive: May2015

Economic Insecurity and Abuse in Later Life

Economic Insecurity and Abuse in Later Life

Wider Opportunities for Women is hosting a webinar, Economic Insecurity and Abuse in Later Life. The session will be held June 18th from 2:30-3:30pm ET. Click through for details: From the announcement: Adults over 60 currently represent 18.5% of the…

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Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Women

Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Women

NSVRC kicks off their xCHANGE Forum Summer Series next month with a moderated online conversation on sexual violence in the lives of African American women (PDF) on June 10th from 1-3pm ET. This is a great opportunity to bring researchers and…

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COMING SOON: New STD Guidelines (and a webinar)

COMING SOON: New STD Guidelines (and a webinar)

The CDC is set to release their updated STD guidelines in June, and in anticipation of that, there is a webinar reviewing some of the changes that may be of interest...The  National Prevention Information Network and the CDC will be holding their…

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Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Functioning and Effectiveness

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Functioning and Effectiveness

NSVRC has released the practitioner report from the NIJ-funded Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) study on operations and efficacy. I'm super-geeked to read it, and not just because I'm an evaluation fan-girl. Okay, mostly because I'm an evaluation fan-girl. You…

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Worthwhile Read: Violence Against Women and Girls

Worthwhile Read: Violence Against Women and Girls

ICYMI: Lancet  published a really interesting series of articles last month that are available free full-text (with registration)--completely worth your time:Prevention of violence against women and girls: what does the evidence say? (PDF)The health-systems response to violence against women (PDF)From…

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Rachel Dissell Discusses Untested #RapeKits on Fresh Air

Rachel Dissell Discusses Untested #RapeKits on Fresh Air

When you work on issues like sexual assault, putting them away and leaving them at work aren't often an option. Much of the work I do rears its head in every facet of my life, and I'm not certain that's a complaint,…

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Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors’ Needs

Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors’ Needs

OVC TTAC has a 5-part webinar series coming up, beginning next week. Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs will take place beginning May 28th at 2:30 pm ET. Click…

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Since Last We Spoke 5-18-15

Since Last We Spoke 5-18-15

Apologies for being absent last week--too many balls in the air, and something had to give. You understand, I know. But it's a brand new week, and maybe this one will be a bit less hectic. I actually tried pretty hard…

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Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid

The National Center for Victims of Crime is offering the webinar, Psychological First Aid, June 3rd at 2pm ET. It sounds like a pretty intriguing session, most certainly relevant no matter what type of forensic practice you have. Click through…

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Since Last We Spoke 5-11-15

Since Last We Spoke 5-11-15

I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day weekend. Mine was pretty mellow--got to see my spouse for about a minute before she jetted off to Seattle, puttered around my garden, sadly didn't have any time with my kiddo this time…

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Pediatric Sexual Assault Case Review

Pediatric Sexual Assault Case Review

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project is offering a pediatric sexual assault case review webinar June 3rd from 3-4:30pm ET. Our friend Shalotta Sharp is the featured speaker. As always, CEUs and CMEs are available and it will be archived for…

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Moments from the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Moments from the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

If, like me, you weren't able to make it to the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, Futures Without Violence recently posted the Top 10 Moments on their blog. It's replete with slide deck and video links (including the full presentation…

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Blame

Blame

You know I love this RSA Short featuring Brene Brown's piece on empathy (I use it in a lot of different things I teach), so I was thrilled to see their new piece featuring Brene Brown on blame. I don't know if…

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Since Last We Spoke 5-4-15

Since Last We Spoke 5-4-15

It was an absolute whirlwind of a weekend. While my wife was off with the Army at Ft. Dix, I drove to Cleveland and back to see my kiddo star in her school musical (she was brilliant, obviously). I got home…

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