Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 11-23-15

Did anyone else watch The Hunting Ground last night on CNN? I had my twitter feed open while we watched, which was at time horrifying (nothing brings out the worst in the twittersphere like the intersection of football and rape reports) and at times deeply comforting, as I saw friends, real and virtual, popping up from all over the country. If you haven’t yet seen it, you can find future showings here. Definitely worth the time, although I felt bone-weary at the end of it; so many of the same stories we hear from patients day after day. Disastrous disclosures, frequent lack of support, and confusion about options. Much work still to do, my friends.

I want to extend a quick welcome to all of FHO’s new subscribers. Last week saw the largest increase in subscribers since we started the site in 2009. Pretty happy to have you join our (much less) small  but mighty band of forensic healthcare providers and associated colleagues from law enforcement and the legal community, victim advocacy, and a variety of other fascinating professions who come together each week at the intersection of healthcare and the law. So pleased you found us.

It’s a short week here in the US with the Thanksgiving holiday, so postings will be light. Look for a more robust schedule next week–perhaps even our annual staff gift guide, who knows? Really anything could happen, hard to tell. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:

A new way to report campus sexual assault

Sometimes I need to double-check and make sure I’m not reading The Onion

Mapping the NYC subway lines by their bacteria (gross)

My friend Niki, a forensic psychologist, talks about niceness as a weapon. Perfect example.

A powerful voice speaking out against child sex trafficking

Women don’t have to be raped for rape to shape our lives

Why does addiction take hold in one sibling, but not another?

Speaking of which… (also this)

Nice coverage for the Pine Ridge clinic

Does your writing need help with empathy and inclusivity? There’s an app for that.

This could also be labeled “My writing process

The stats continue to be horrifying


I’ve been working hard on this in 2015 (and with this app)

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A little levity heading into the week.

One reply on “Since Last We Spoke 11-23-15”

I watch both The Hunting Ground and CNN report after that. I thought it was well done and God bless the two students that were so persistent on the Title 9.
There will always be a discord between what is right for victims and the money and fame football and other sports brings to colleges. I plan to purchase the DVD for teaching Sane

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