Archive: October2015

State Nurse Practice Acts, Diagnosing, & Forensic Nursing Provisons

State Nurse Practice Acts, Diagnosing, & Forensic Nursing Provisons

I'm speaking today at the conference about challenges to forensic nursing testimony, and one of the things we'll talk about is being (very) familiar with your state Nurse Practice Act. A little while back, I went through all of the Nurse Practice…

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Since Last We Spoke 10-26-15 (Conference Edition)

Since Last We Spoke 10-26-15 (Conference Edition)

This week is the IAFN annual conference, and once again, it's an opportunity to network and collaborate with some of the best and the brightest in the field. It's a week I love, and sometimes love to hate, because with…

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Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: From Teen Dating Violence to Trafficking

Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: From Teen Dating Violence to Trafficking

The National Judicial Education Program has a webinar coming up--Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: From Teen Dating Violence to Trafficking. The session will be held November 12th from 3-4:30pm ET. Click through for details about this multidisciplinary session: From the email…

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Everyday Magic: 16 Ways Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma

Everyday Magic: 16 Ways Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma

In our line of work, we often are either caring for traumatized children as our primary patients, or they are accompanying a parent there to see us. Futures Without Violence recently published Everyday Magic: 16 Ways Adults Can Support Children Exposed…

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Since Last We Spoke 10-19-15

Since Last We Spoke 10-19-15

My best friend was in town this weekend, so it was a non-stop food fest, and a chance to play tourist in my own city. I was back online last night, though, after a day working on a rather chewy…

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Medical Care of Child Sex Abuse Victims and Child Forensic Interviewing Best Practices

Medical Care of Child Sex Abuse Victims and Child Forensic Interviewing Best Practices

The Midwest Regional CAC has a multidisciplinary webinar coming up: Medical Care of Child Sex Abuse Victims. The session will be held October 22nd at 1pm CT. This offering comes with 2 hours of CMEs (also POST credits and social…

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Sexually Transmitted Infections in Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

A reader asked for options for educational offerings on sexually transmitted infections in suspected child sexual abuse cases. You're in luck--I have a couple. One is an archived webinar from the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project, and it has CEU/CMEs available (expires…

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Since Last We Spoke 10-12-15

Since Last We Spoke 10-12-15

This weekend was all about the Army 10-Miler. Prepping for, running and then recovering from the race (which truthfully looked a whole lot like eating everything we could get our hands on for a 12-hour period). It was a great…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Determining the Age of Bruising

Updated Clinical Guide: Determining the Age of Bruising

I have updated the clinical guide, Determining the Age of Bruising. It's one of our more popular one (I send a lot of lawyers there, in particular), so I'm glad to have had the opportunity to overhaul this one. There's…

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#BeyondtheBruises

#BeyondtheBruises

I mentioned in Monday's post that the Society for Women's Health Research had a new campaign, #BeyondtheBruises. This is a campaign geared toward raising awareness about the healthcare impact of domestic violence, so it's a great resource for sharing with…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-5-15

Since Last We Spoke, 10-5-15

How many more of these posts can I do that start out with a host of links to the latest round-up of articles on mass shootings? You know what--don't answer that. I don't want to know. Because I know this…

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Friday Extra: House Calls To The Homeless

Friday Extra: House Calls To The Homeless

This site chronicles the vast majority of my professional life in one way or another. It's easy to track my wanderings here, and most of how I spend my time is a pretty open book. However, a couple evenings a month,…

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Elder Abuse Webinar at Tribal Forensic Healthcare

Elder Abuse Webinar at Tribal Forensic Healthcare

The next adult-focused webinar in the series over at the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project is on elder abuse. It'll be held October 7th from 3-4:30pm. As with all of their sessions, CEs are available, and it will be archived, so…

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