Archive: July2017

Since Last We Spoke, 7-31-17

I'm working from CLE for the next couple weeks, so lots of family/kid time. It also means (ideally) plenty of time for writing projects that keep being pushed back. If I can focus. And stay off the interwebs. Traveling back…

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SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction

OVC TTAC has a webinar coming up as part of their SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series, SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction. Not surprisingly, it's based on the document of essentially the same name. The session will…

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence

The CDC looked at the issue of homicides in adult women in last week's MMWR: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence--United States, 2003-2014. I don't think it requires any explanation, nor…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-24-17

So we had a super lively discussion today with our friends over at DCFNE, which made for one of the better Mondays I've had in a while. Tomorrow it's off to Portland (OR) for some quality time with the Army…

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Updated Clinical Guide: ALS for Subclinical Bruising

Just an alert that the clinical guide that addresses alternate light source use and subclinical bruising has been updated with additional research. So here's your periodic reminder that ALS to identify subclinical bruising in strangulation patients does not have the evidence…

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Clinical Guide: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

So I recently received a comment that my concern about forensic nurses' social media use is "overblown", which I confess, made me giggle. It's not, of course, and my own experiences doing this work have only made it clearer as social…

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What Do Schools Need To End Sexual Assault On Campus?

If you didn't listen to the NPR program 1A on Monday, you missed a good conversation on campus sexual assault. While it had its eye rolling moments, in general, it was a worthwhile listen. If it's a topical interest of…

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Working with Older Survivors of Abuse

NCALL has published an impressive multimedia toolkit, Working with Older Survivors of Abuse: A Framework for Advocates. DO NOT let the 2nd half of that title keep you from doing the deep dive into this resource--1.) there's healthcare-specific information (although it's…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-17-17

So about last week--what a fantastic crew we had at the NAC for our testimony workshop. I had a great time meeting so many new colleagues, and participants were really on point. A very impressive group (and thanks for all…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-10-17

I'll be at the NAC most of the week, so postings may be spotty. Hopefully, you caught the updates to a couple clinical guides (and I'm taking suggestions for new ones). We had a pretty social weekend here, so I…

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Updated Clinical Guides: Testimony and Peer Review

As we head into one of my favorite weeks of the year (the testimony course at the NAC--can't wait to see some of my FHO readers there!), I've updated a couple of the most popular clinical guides: Testimony and Peer…

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Legislative Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations

As the Chair of IAFN's Government Affairs Committee, one of my favorite opportunities is being on the Hill, talking with legislators and staffers about the issues important to clinicians, our patients, and the profession in general. This year's Lobby Day…

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Addressing the Impact of Trauma When a Mass Violence Incident Occurs

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center has a webinar coming up, Addressing the Impact of Trauma When a Mass Violence Incident Occurs. The session will be held July 26th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: Incidents of mass…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-3-17

Hope all of my Canadian readers had a lovely Canada Day; and a happy 4th to US FHO readers! We will be eating (and drinking) with our Army friends and possibly finishing the evening watching fireworks on the docks where…

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