Archive: January2017

#100ForensicRNs (Leadership Training and Lobby Day)

I don't typically post live events on my site, but I will certainly promote the 2017 Leadership and Lobby Days, what with the current political climate and all (and also, full disclosure, I helped plan this event). I'm particularly excited…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-30-17

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the advanced topics for testimony--I received a lot of interesting suggestions and general feedback, so I think I have a good idea of where I'm headed with it. Also, does anyone else feel…

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Feedback Needed: Advanced Topics in Courtroom Testimony

So like many of you, I am in the process of putting together my abstracts for IAFN, but I could use some input here. I'm trying to identify content that people think is advanced when it comes to courtroom testimony.…

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SOAR Human Trafficking Training for Healthcare Providers

The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Trafficking in Persons has been offering their SOAR to Health and Wellness training to clinicians, social workers and public health professionals, and the next healthcare provider session will be on…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-23-17

I have to tell you, Saturday was really something else. I attended the March here in DC with my wife, my stepmom, my wife's aunt and a few additional friends, and it was an experience I will never forget. As…

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Thank You, Mr. President

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day. But today--well, today was a day spent with a diverse group of professionals committed to being better. Serving our patients better, responding better. It was the very first meeting in what undoubtedly will be quite a journey…

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A Few New LGBTQ Resources

A couple newer resources available for (and about) LGBTQ patients: CDC has some infographics about sexual minority youth and violence--in schools, in relationships, etc. Trans- youth aren't specified in this data, so be mindful of that omission, but if you're…

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Since Last We Spoke, MLK Day 2017

It's a bit surreal in DC this week, so in the name of self-care, Sasha and I played hooky for a bit today. We hit the National Geographic museum to check out their Instagram exhibit (it was amazing), ran into…

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Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (and Related Article)

OJJDP is hosting a webinar, Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, January 30th from 2-3:30pm ET. From the announcement: In support of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January 2017, OJJDP, in conjunction with MANY and the Wichita State University Center…

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Social Media and Privacy Issues for Multidisciplinary Team Members

Social media use is always one of my favorite topics, so I love that there is an upcoming webinar on the topic: Social Media and Privacy Issues for Multidisciplinary Team Members. The session is being held on January 18th at…

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We’re 8! (Happy Anniversary FHO!)

Friday was FHO's 8th anniversary--hard to believe it, but here we are. Want to know what was of most interest to readers in the past year (exempting the About page, the Clinical Guide landing page, and Conference Handouts, which always…

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Certificate vs Certification

An issue that comes up repeatedly is confusion between receiving a certificate of completion and being certified. I notice it when listening to people discuss their qualifications, and while it may seem like semantics, it's a pretty critical point. In order…

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Upcoming Webinars from the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has 2 free, upcoming webinars: Funding for Forensic Exams--VAWA 2013 Requirements and VOCA (2/13); and Evidence Integrity--Keeping It Safe (3/14). They will both be archived if you aren't available on those dates. CEUs/CMEs are available…

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Articles of Note: December 2016-January 2017 Edition

It's time for Articles of Note, our regular walk through the peer reviewed literature. Keep in mind, this isn't an exhaustive review-- simply some of the articles that have captured my attention as of late (I apologize for being tardy…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-2-17

Happy new year, everyone--hope your holidays were peaceful and filled with good food, friends, and family. Mine were pretty terrific until I was felled by a nasty case of vertigo New Year's Eve. It's *just* starting to dissipate this evening,…

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