Archive: August2016

SANE Program Development and Operation Guide

So excited for this--the SANE Program Development and Operation Guide is now available. Funded by the Office of Victims of Crime, the update of this document was spearheaded by Susan Chasson, and is a fantastic resource for everyone working to…

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Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner (Web-Based)

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project is offering the pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner course online. Registration is free to providers from IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities. Providers from referral facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-29-16

Greetings from Minot, ND, where it is a lovely and very civilized 73 degrees outside. I traveled and worked all weekend, so I haven't had much time to read as of late, but a few things caught my eye as I…

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Impact of Domestic Violence on Healthy Births

I love when I find offerings that I don't frequently see. The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has a 2-part series coming up on DV and pregnancy, the first of which is Impact of Domestic Violence on Healthy Births.…

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Evidence-Based Practice

We need to have a talk about evidence-based practice. This is a term that gets tossed around frequently, but understanding exactly what constitutes evidence-based practice (EBP) may leave folks feeling a bit hazy. This becomes a problem for both patient care (e.g. changing practice based…

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Sexual Violence Data: New GAO Report

Sexual Violence Data: New GAO Report

Have you read the new GAO report that was released a few weeks ago about sexual violence data? It's a pretty interesting read, looking at some of the limitations of and/or problems with data collection efforts. I'll be working my way…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-22-16

Since Last We Spoke, 8-22-16

Wow, I've missed you guys. Apologies for disappearing, but trial weeks are like that, where a short day is only 12 hours. I'm heading to Maxwell AFB tomorrow for a few days, then on to Minot AFB (after 2 weeks…

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We Briefly Interrupt My Unintended Hiatus…

We Briefly Interrupt My Unintended Hiatus…

I've been unintentionally absent from FHO this week, and that trend probably won't let up before the weekend, but I couldn't resist giving everyone something to ponder. So how about this amazing tweet in response to the news that 4 American…

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IAFN Has a New CEO

IAFN Has a New CEO

I'm excited to report that IAFN has a new CEO. You can read the press release here. A very good choice for the organization.

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Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement

Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement

BWJP has a webinar coming up, Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement. It looks fascinating and if I weren't in trial that day, I would definitely register (hopefully it'll be archived). It will be held August 18th at 1pm CT. There…

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Since Last We Spoke 8-8-16

Since Last We Spoke 8-8-16

Just returned from teaching in Newport, RI, and I'm now happily home for 2 whole weeks. Of course, I have a trial next week, and my kiddo heads back to CLE for school this weekend, but between now and then my…

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Public Comment: Draft of “National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach”

Public Comment: Draft of “National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach”

The draft of the document, National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach is now open for a 30-day public comment period. This is a project many of us have worked on, within forensic nursing and collaborating disciplines.…

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Key Findings on Sexual Violence from the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014

Key Findings on Sexual Violence from the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014

More reading for everyone this morning: NSVRC has just published their latest research translation, Key Findings on Sexual Violence from the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014 (PDF). They describe it as "a summary of key findings on sexual…

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Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees’ Risks of Gender-Based Violence

Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees’ Risks of Gender-Based Violence

Sorry I missed you all yesterday, but it simply got away from me. I'm heading to Ft. Drum tomorrow, so it should be a fun week. One of the things I will be reading on the plane is a new…

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