Archive: April2016

A National Protocol for Pediatric Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations

A National Protocol for Pediatric Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations

Man, I don't even know how long we've been waiting for this: just released, the National Protocol for Pediatric Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations. You can download the full document here (PDF); IAFN press release here; OVW press release here. See…

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#MoreThanMean

#MoreThanMean

I considered saving this for next Monday, but I thought it was so compelling I figured it deserved its own post. This isn't just about harassment, as the hashtag implies. Check it out for yourself:

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Sexually Explicit Media and Communication: Research Findings and Practice Implications

Sexually Explicit Media and Communication: Research Findings and Practice Implications

The Battered Women's Justice Project is hosting a webinar, Sexually Explicit Media and Communication: Select Research Findings and Practice Implications. The session will be held May 13th at 1pm. Click through for details: From the site: PRESENTERS Jeff R. Temple,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-25-16

Since Last We Spoke, 4-25-16

Wow, I totally fell off the grid last week. I had no intention of disappearing, but clearly I needed the time away. I got back to CLE this weekend to spend time with my kiddo, and Passover began Friday night…

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The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure

The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure

I'm in the process of mapping out an overhaul of FHO, and have been thinking about short- and long-term professional goals in conjunction with this exercise. Makes me think about failure, which is a topic I love. Here's another compelling…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-18-16

Since Last We Spoke, 4-18-16

If we are going to be totally honest with one another, last week was a crap one. I was glad for it all to be done, and my hope is that this week brings good better news (I won't be greedy).…

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New GAO Report on Forensic Nurse Examiners

The GAO released a report yesterday detailing their review of forensic nursing training, funding and availability availability in the US. It's a fascinating read, and the findings are none too surprising. Take the time to go through this one. Click through for highlights:…

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Language Matters from Reporting to Healing

Language Matters from Reporting to Healing

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault has an upcoming webinar: Language Matters from Reporting to Healing. The session will be held April 26th from 10-11:30 am CT. Click through for details: From the site: From the beginning of the reporting…

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Human Trafficking Assessment for Medical Professionals (UPDATED)

Human Trafficking Assessment for Medical Professionals (UPDATED)

In 2010 the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (a project of Polaris) published tools to assist clinicians in assessing human trafficking victims. In February of this year, they updated these resources. Aside from the algorithm, there are also several other docs that…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-11-16

Since Last We Spoke, 4-11-16

We were focused on the social this weekend--catching up with friends and planning a get-together for Tuesday evening (not to mention planning the menu for our first Seder later this month). Yesterday had its lazy moments, though, and for the first time in…

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Navigating Notification: A Guide to Re-engaging Sexual Assault Survivors Affected by the Untested Rape Kit Backlog

Navigating Notification: A Guide to Re-engaging Sexual Assault Survivors Affected by the Untested Rape Kit Backlog

New from the Joyful Heart Foundation--Navigating Notification: A Guide to Re-engaging Sexual Assault Survivors Affected by the Untested Rape Kit Backlog (PDF). It's the latest in a string of docs and webinars focused on this topic. Worth checking out.

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Articles of Note, March/April 2016 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, your (almost) monthly guide to what's new in the peer-reviewed literature. Keep in mind this is an overview of what's piqued my interest, not a comprehensive list of everything relevant, so I encourage you…

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Reimbursement & Payment Strategies in DV Health Partnerships

Reimbursement & Payment Strategies in DV Health Partnerships

Well, now here is a subject near and dear to many of our hearts: Reimbursement and Payment Strategies in DV Health Partnerships is an upcoming webinar being offered by Futures Without Violence. It will be held April 14th from 2-3:30pm…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-4-16

Since Last We Spoke, 4-4-16

After a lovely week in the mountains with my kid, I am back at home for a startling 3 weeks(ish), finding all of the travel scheduled for this month either postponed or otherwise resolved. No complaints because it is full-on…

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