Archive: August2015

Contact Form Not Working

Contact Form Not Working

If you've tried to reach me via the Contact form and received no answer, please email me at forensichealth@gmail.com or use any of the information on the Contact page. The platform for that application seems to be having some issues, so…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-31-15

Since Last We Spoke, 8-31-15

I can hardly wrap my brain around the fact that it's the last day of August, and save for a quick jaunt to Miami with my spouse coming up, this year really has been non-stop. That's not really like us. Travel…

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Surviving the Streets: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex

Surviving the Streets: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex

IAFN has a new online course available for CE, Surviving the Streets: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex. 1.0 ANCC contact hours are available, and the cost is $15 for members, $30, non-members. Click through for…

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Most Valuable Resources: Clinical Guides

A reader asked me if I was able to identify which pages were most heavily trafficked on FHO dating back to the beginning days of the site. I did a quick analysis, and sure enough (after the main page, which is…

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Child Physical Abuse Guidelines CE Offering

Child Physical Abuse Guidelines CE Offering

Medscape has an online CE offering available based on the AAP updated guidelines on child physical abuse (PDF) released last April. As with all Medscape offerings, you must sign in to access (it's free to register for an account).  0.25 credits…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-24-15

Since Last We Spoke, 8-24-15

After a terrific course in San Antonio last week it's good to get back to the office and get my in-box in order, attempt to get a handle on new projects, and geek out on data waiting for review. It…

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Jimmy Carter: Mistreatment of Women is the Number One Human Rights Abuse

Jimmy Carter: Mistreatment of Women is the Number One Human Rights Abuse

Busy day today, so I leave you with Jimmy Carter's TED Talk on why he believes that the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse. It ranges around a bit, but I appreciate the message from this…

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10 Things: Presenting

10 Things: Presenting

I listen to a lot of people present, and obviously I present frequently, as well. Thinking about what works and what doesn’t, here’s my latest 10 Things list. I’m sure I could come up with others, but these rank as…

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Risks and Resiliencies: HIV and STIs Among Gay Men, Other Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Globally

Risks and Resiliencies: HIV and STIs Among Gay Men, Other Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Globally

CDC has an interesting webinar coming up--Risks and Resiliencies: HIV and STIs Among Gay Men, Other Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Globally. The session will be held September 3rd from 11am-12pm ET. Click through for details:…

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New Page: Events

New Page: Events

A reader requested a place to find me when I'm speaking live, so I have added an Events page in the top Nav. I am only including events that are open to the public, so it won't be every talk…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-17-15

Since Last We Spoke, 8-17-15

I'm at Ft Sam Houston this week, so it'll be a long one for me. I'll be packing a lot into my time on the road, but I'll try and keep posts pretty regular. It felt like there was a lot…

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Articles of Note, August 2015 Edition

Articles of Note, August 2015 Edition

Wow, there is a lot to read in the journals right now. If you do any kind of work in the area of interpersonal violence, it's like Christmas (or I suppose purgatory, if you do not love the idea of…

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Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims

Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims

Polaris recently published a report for service providers on improving services for LGBTQ human trafficking victims. You can review the report and an accompanying archived webinar that provides an overview of the report here.

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Trauma and the Brain: Understanding Abuse Survivors’ Responses

Trauma and the Brain: Understanding Abuse Survivors’ Responses

Several folks have posted this video from the UK on the neurobiology of trauma that I thought would be of interest to FHO readers. While there are a few things in it that differ from how we discuss the issues…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-10-15

Since Last We Spoke, 8-10-15

August is such an odd month, full of transition. Getting the kid back to school, thinking about my own transition as I begin wrapping up this gig (what's next? being my very favorite question, and a seriously legit one for…

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Updated SANE Education Guidelines 

Updated SANE Education Guidelines 

In case you haven't yet heard, IAFN has released updates to the SANE Education Guidelines. A summary of those updates can be found here. Download the actual updated guidelines here (PDF). {Add: The webinar to review the changes will take…

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Copper IUD as Emergency Contraception Post-Assault

Copper IUD as Emergency Contraception Post-Assault

A reader sent me a question about using the copper IUD as an emergency contraceptive (PDF) option for sexual assault patients. While I think Plan B and Ella are the more appropriate option for EC in most circumstances, I wouldn't rule…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-3-15

Since Last We Spoke, 8-3-15

How is it August already? Hard to believe my sweet kid heads back to (high) school in less than 2 weeks and the summer is winding down. It was pretty quiet around DC this weekend, and I spent a bit…

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