OVC TTAC has a webinar coming up on April 4th from 1:30-3pm ET. The session, Title IX and Clery Act Intersections, will review how the two federal laws influencing campus prevention and response to sexual assault intersect regarding requirements, resources, and options available to campus survivors. Register here.
Futures Without Violence has a webinar coming up next week, Beyond Screening: A Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence. The session will be held April 4th from 2-3pm PT. Click through for details:
I’m in Colorado this week, my happy place, so I can’t guarantee that I will be posting every day. But the lovely thing about vacation is that there’s ample time to surf the interwebs. Plenty caught my attention–here are the highlights since last we spoke:
Vera Institute has a new online guide, Partnering with Community Sexual Assault Response Teams: A Guide for Community Confinement and Juvenile Detention Facilities. The guide has 4 phases: gathering information and planning; working with the community SART; incorporating a SART approach into facility policy; and training facility staff. This is a good resource for those of you in corrections, as well as those of you whose communities have the aforementioned facilities (what a great opportunity for expanding collaboration). You can download the full guide if you’d prefer (PDF). I haven’t worked my way through the whole thing yet, so I can’t provide much feedback, but one way or another, it’s worth a look.
If you haven’t yet seen Samantha Bee’s spectacular (and definitely NSFW) take on kit backlogs and the obstacles to getting them tested, please–enjoy. And if you aren’t somewhere where you can watch the video, there are some great media mentions, Vox being my favorite.
[Apologies for not being able to embed the video–having some difficulties with WordPress.]
Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up: Sentinel Injuries in Child Physical Abuse. I know this is late notice, as the session is being held March 24th at 1pm CT, however, it will be archived, as all of their webinars are. CMEs are available (but not, apparently, CEUs). Click through for details:
I will be heading on vacation soon, so this week is all about tying up loose ends so I can go away without the weight of not-yet-completed work looking over my shoulder. EVAWI is in town this week, so many of you will be here in DC; while multiple scheduling conflicts prohibit me from attending, I’m going to stop over tomorrow to catch up with some folks. Perhaps I will run into you there:) Sasha just got back in town; she and I hadn’t had a weekend together in a month, so it was a pretty chill couple of days in our house. Much cooking and feeding of people, my favorite way to spend down time. I caught up on my social media feeds in the evening when jet lag was hitting my spouse hard; here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
CDC just released a new publication, Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision to Connect the Dots. From the site: The different forms of violence—child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, elder abuse and suicidal behavior—are interconnected and often share the same root causes. Understanding the overlapping causes of violence and the things that can protect people and communities can help us better prevent violence in all its forms. CDC’s Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots (PDF) describes the Division of Violence Prevention’s 5-year vision and areas of strategic focus to help us understand, respond to, and ultimately prevent violence across the lifespan.
When I was running an errand yesterday I heard the tail end of this discussion on extending the statutes of limitations on sex crimes on the Diane Rehm Show. It’s obviously a timely topic, and I very much appreciated the fact that a defense attorney was one of the 4 guests participating, since it added greater depth to this discussion. If you have a chance, it’s a good listen.
Another week that looks like it could go off the rails at any moment–it will be pretty much hour-by-hour at least through Thursday, and I’ve been prepping since this weekend, so today’s reading list is a bit light. Also, lately I find myself reading a lot less violence-centric things, more things that energize and inspire me; I don’t know how anyone else is feeling, but I just feel overwhelmed by how much is out there. Perhaps it’s the current political climate here in the US; perhaps I’m just tired. Either way, here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
I don’t typically post live educational opportunities, but this is a really fantastic one: an internship for forensic nurses who would like to pursue criminal defense work. Click through for all of the details:
As if you something else to add to your pile of articles…the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health has a recently published applied research paper available: The Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use (PDF). A summary of the paper (and more) after the jump.
Bear with me, FHO readers, because these next couple weeks are rather hectic, so I will do what I can to keep things regular here on the site. An editing meeting for a project today, and then a brand new course starting Tuesday (a 3-day workshop on honing presentation skills) mean this week is pretty full. I worked most of the weekend in preparation for what’s coming up, so I didn’t spend much time just surfing. But there were still a few things that caught my here–here’s the run down of what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
Well, this is welcome news: the new IAFN published SANE Exam Prep Guide is now available. It’s a single guide for both the SANE-A and SANE-P exams, so while it’s a bit spendy, it’s two in one. I haven’t seen one yet, but according to the site, it has:
- Exam Essentials
- Exam Content
- Study Strategies and Tips
- Practice Items, Answer Keys, References, and Rationales
Just in time for the April certification exams…
Two upcoming webinars from Futures Without Violence this month. The 1st is March 7th, from 5-6:30 ET: Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use Coercion. The 2nd is March 14th from 4-5:30pm ET: Addressing and Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in Campus Health Centers. Click through for details about both: