VAWnet has a new collection available: the Intersections Between Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/AIDS. While this is not a collection geared specifically toward healthcare providers, there’s plenty that is clinically relevant. It’s worth your time to sift through the multitude of resources here.
I confess I’m feeling a little short on happy talk today, so maybe we’ll skip the usual beginning of the week pleasantries and get right into it. Let’s check out what caught my eye since last we spoke:
The Battered Women’s Justice Project is hosting a webinar, The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Action Research Project (ARP). It will be held October 5th from 1:30-3pm CT. Dr. Rebecca Campbell and Kimberly Hurst, Executive Director of the Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program, will be the featured speakers. Click through for details:
With the interesting conversation about toluidine blue dye use going on over at the IAFN community site, a quick reminder, we have a clinical guide on that topic here at FHO. There seems to be some disagreements about where it can be used, however, so click through for excerpts from the peer-reviewed literature that may help provide guidance:
Here’s an intriguing webinar being offered next week for all of you policy people: Effectively Addressing Policy Challenges in Implementing Integrated Care for Child Trauma. It’s being offered by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network on September 29th at 11:30am PT. Click through for the (somewhat vague) description of the session:
If, like me, you didn’t have the opportunity to travel to LA last month for the National Sexual Assault Conference (and I’m beyond excited that in 2016 it will be in DC since I haven’t been in some time), click through for videos of some of the plenary sessions from the conference, including Valerie Jarrett, Senior Policy Advisor to President Obama; Monica Ramirez, Women and Public Policy Fellow of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; and Jackson Katz:
In case you missed it, NIJ released a pretty terrific multimedia site dedicated to the issue of DNA testing, the sexual assault kit backlog, the multidisciplinary response, and a host of interrelated issue. You’ll find some videos (with several familiar faces), case studies, and lots of resources. It’s definitely worth spending some time working your way through it. Enough data to satisfy the nerdy, but plenty for practitioners, I think NIJ has done a good job with this one.
You may have noticed I took some time away from the site last week. I don’t usually disappear like that, but looming deadlines coupled with some time away to celebrate my dad’s accomplishments in the 216 meant that this site got a bit neglected. Frankly I needed the space, so it was good to have it. But now I’m back in the office, refreshed and ready to face the week. It includes the holiest day in my year; an interesting talk Wednesday morning here in town (I’ll be speaking about social media use); and the march toward wrapping up my time with the Army. Hard to believe this year is coming to an end (and how much work we’ve accomplished–if you’re curious we’ll be presenting about it in Orlando). In the meantime, I spent most of my weekend pretty unplugged, although I managed to get a bit of reading done. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
It’s time once again for Articles of Note, your monthly guide to what’s new in the peer-reviewed literature. Keep in mind that this isn’t an exhaustive list, just what’s caught my attention and feels particularly relevant (at least to the work I do). As always, there’s so much more out there, so spend some time on PubMed or Google Scholar if you can (or better yet–at your local medical library). This should at least get you started. Some interesting work on elder abuse in particular this month, although the articles run the gamut of much of the violence we see in our practices. Click through for the sharable PDF and the Word doc with active hyperlinks:
I’m at Maxwell AFB today for a quick lecture before heading back to DC. It was a reserve weekend for Sasha, which meant a work weekend for me (when I wasn’t traveling), so not much in the way of downtime. But when I was in need of some distraction, the interwebs provided plenty of fodder. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
The National Children’s Advocacy Center has an upcoming webinar, Memories Hold Hands: Understanding Historical Trauma and Unresolved Historical Grief in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities. The session will take place September 17th, but it is full. I’m posting this because it will be archived, and the topic is both important and rarely offered–a combination making it worth the space on the site. You can check back with NCAC to download the slides and access the recorded session. Click through for the details:
We’ve had a flurry of new subscribers here at FHO in the last week from all over the world–welcome! Just a reminder that if you want to get updates in your inbox, you must verify your email via the link sent to you by Feedburner (I can see several of you languishing in the unverified column, but sadly, I cannot manually change that status). Don’t see the email? Check your spam filter, where its undoubtedly cooling its heals, just waiting for you to click on that link.
Last month I posted about the JAMA article on rethinking serial perpetration in campus sexual assault; NSVRC has published a document for the field that distills the research from that article into its critical components, authored in part by several authors of the original JAMA article. Key Findings: Rethinking Serial Perpetration (PDF) is available for download, and should be added to your (undoubtedly growing) reading list. Yet another item to pass along to members of your multidisciplinary team.
The American Nurses Association has a new position statement available on incivility, bullying and workplace violence (PDF). Presented without commentary. Because that’s another post entirely, isn’t it?
I’m taking the holiday off (it’s Labor Day in the US), so no Since Last We Spoke this week. Instead I leave you with a new publication from the Population Reference Bureau, Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning: Opportunities for Action (PDF). This is one of those publications that’s as rich for its references as its text (many of them should be available free full-text), so follow the endnotes and see where those take you. Click through for a summary of the publication:
The Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma is hosting a two-day national event, Building a Trauma Informed Nation: Moving the Conversation into Action on September 29th and 30th. While the event will take place live in Washington DC (at the US Department of Labor’s Cesar Chavez Auditorium if you are interested in attending), it will also be broadcast via webcast and be offered virtually via amplifier sites around the country. Click through for details, including some of the impressive speakers in the lineup:
Faith is an important issue for a lot of our patients, so I thought this was an interesting webinar coming up at the end of the month. Power and Control: Understanding How Faith Can Play a Role in Intimate Partner Violence, is being offered by the FaithTrust Institute on September 30th from 11-12pm PT. Click through for details about the session: