Archive: March2016

Title IX & Clery Act Intersections

Title IX & Clery Act Intersections

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…

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Privacy Considerations in Sexual Assault

Privacy Considerations in Sexual Assault

SAFEta has one other webinar this spring: Privacy Considerations in Sexual Assault. The session will be an update of the popular webinar offered in 2010. The webinar will be held May 11th at 1pm ET. Jessica Mindlin from the Victim…

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Beyond Screening: A Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence

Beyond Screening: A Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence

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:From the site:Description: With the screening and brief counseling…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-28-16

Since Last We Spoke, 3-28-16

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…

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Partnering with Community Sexual Assault Response Teams A Guide for Community Confinement & Juvenile Detention Facilities

Partnering with Community Sexual Assault Response Teams A Guide for Community Confinement & Juvenile Detention Facilities

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…

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Samantha Bee and The Rape Kit Backlog

Samantha Bee and The Rape Kit Backlog

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…

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Sentinel Injuries in Child Physical Abuse

Sentinel Injuries in Child Physical Abuse

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…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-21-16

Since Last We Spoke, 3-21-16

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…

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Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots

Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots

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…

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New Efforts To Extend Statutes Of Limitations For Sexual Crimes

New Efforts To Extend Statutes Of Limitations For Sexual Crimes

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…

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Virtual Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Virtual Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault

SAFEta has a webinar coming up next month, Virtual Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault. The session will be held April 18th from 1-2:30pm ET. Click through for all the details: From the site: There are so many ways nurses…

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Since Last We Spoke, Pi Day

Since Last We Spoke, Pi Day

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…

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Forensic Nurse Internship Opportunity

Forensic Nurse Internship Opportunity

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: Delaware Office of Defense Services (ODS)…

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The Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use

The Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use

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…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-7-16

Since Last We Spoke, 3-7-16

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…

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SAAM Coloring Pages

We're just under a month away from Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and our friends at NSVRC have, among their SAAM graphics, some lovely coloring pages (in English and Spanish). Perfect for relieving a moment or two of stress. Consider it a small measure…

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Virginity and Hymen Testing: No Factual, Scientific or Medical Basis

Virginity and Hymen Testing: No Factual, Scientific or Medical Basis

I'm not sure how I missed this, but the Physicians for Human Rights published a forensic brief on virginity and hymen testing (PDF) last year that is most certainly worth your time. The references alone... {PS: This document is available in…

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SANE Exam Prep Guides Now Available

SANE Exam Prep Guides Now Available

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…

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Upcoming Domestic and Sexual Violence Webinars from Futures Without Violence

Upcoming Domestic and Sexual Violence Webinars from Futures Without Violence

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…

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