Archive: July2015

Sex and Gender Terms Explained

Sex and Gender Terms Explained

NSVRC posted this brief video from Discovery Digital (via GLAAD) on their Facebook page today about sex and gender terms. It's a fantastic teaching tool for helping clinicians understand the distinction among some terms that are often misunderstood, or simply not widely recognized…

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No Safety, No Health: A Conversation about Race, Place and Preventing Violence

No Safety, No Health: A Conversation about Race, Place and Preventing Violence

The American Public Health Association is hosting a webinar, No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence. The session will be held August 4th from 2-3pm ET. Click through for all of the details: From the…

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Thermal Injuries

Thermal Injuries

I teach thermal injuries as a part of IPV training--It's often not part of basic injury assessment and documentation education for forensic nurses for some reason, but it's a not uncommon mechanism of injury in domestic violence (and in child…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-27-15

Since Last We Spoke, 7-27-15

Oh, to be home for 3 full weeks! Just in time to celebrate the girl child's 14th birthday, the spouse's new job (hello, DOJ!), and just generally immerse myself with some quality time amongst my people. Luxury! I have an additional…

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Dr. Rebecca Campbell Discussing Untested Kits on NPR’s On Point

Dr. Rebecca Campbell Discussing Untested Kits on NPR’s On Point

No introduction needed, but pay close attention to the emphasis Dr. Campbell places on the importance of the healthcare component of the medical-forensic exam:

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“You Can Literally Change People’s Brains”

“You Can Literally Change People’s Brains”

{Have you had a chance to take the TB dye poll yet? Help us collect some data about current practice. It'll take just a few seconds to respond. Thanks!}   Don't know if you've seen this yet, but the implications are…

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Neurobiology of Trauma in Pediatric Patients

Neurobiology of Trauma in Pediatric Patients

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has a webinar coming up on the Neurobiology of Trauma in Pediatric Patients. The session will be held August 6th from 2-3:30pm ET. As with all webinars from this project, CEUs and CMEs will be…

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Reader Poll: Toluidine Blue Dye

Reader Poll: Toluidine Blue Dye

Apologies for missing my usual Since Last We Spoke post this week. No good excuse except, you know--busy. I'm running off to Waco Texas to do exactly for the Army JAG Corps what I did for the Air Force JAG…

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Articles of Note: July 2015 Edition

Articles of Note: July 2015 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, my monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. Keep in mind this isn't an exhaustive list, just what looks most relevant to practice through my own lens. All links take you to PubMed, save…

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In Memoriam: Jeff Greipp

In Memoriam: Jeff Greipp

It took the wind out of me, the text that my friend, and former partner at AEquitas, Jeff Greipp, had died of pancreatic cancer last month, way too young, and without most of us knowing he was even sick. Like…

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Worthwhile Read: Trajectory Analysis of the Campus Serial Rapist Assumption

Worthwhile Read: Trajectory Analysis of the Campus Serial Rapist Assumption

This article, or at least the subject of this article, is already blowing up my social media feeds, so chances are good you've read about it, even if you haven't read the actual study yet. JAMA Pediatrics has made Trajectory…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-13-15

Since Last We Spoke, 7-13-15

Heading down to Maxwell AFB this week for some quality time a hot minute with the JAGs. In the thick of major projects here with the Army so probably best I'm not away too long. I came home from the NAC…

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Medical Child Abuse and Medical Neglect: A Spectrum of Parent Behavior

Medical Child Abuse and Medical Neglect: A Spectrum of Parent Behavior

I had a reader request for a foundational child abuse webinar to view with a diverse group of hospital-based healthcare providers. The Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Centers has multiple archived webinars available, including this one, presented by Dr. Carole Jenny earlier in…

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Creating a Curriculum Vitae

We're talking testimony this week and as part of that, curriculum vitaes (CVs). I get asked about formats quite a bit, so here's how I recommend approaching the task (based on a presentation Sasha and I give). Click through for…

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Understanding the Transgender Research

Understanding the Transgender Research

I'm late to this, but I love the links to the research, and it does a great job of tearing down some of the common myths--Five Studies: What You Need to Know About Transgenderism, According to the Research. Consider this…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-6-15

Since Last We Spoke, 7-6-15

I'm heading out later today for one of my favorite courses of the year--our testimony course at the NAC. It'll be a packed week, but it's always great getting to spend such intensive time with colleagues on a topic I…

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More than a Vision: Native American Domestic Violence Fatality Review

More than a Vision: Native American Domestic Violence Fatality Review

The National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative is hosting a webinar--More than a Vision: Native American Domestic Violence Fatality Review. The session will be held on the 16th of July from 11-12:30pm PT. Click through for details about the session:From the…

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