Archive: October2018

Be A Demanding and Conscientious Consumer of Education

At the IAFN conference last week you probably heard me say this several times: be a demanding and conscientious consumers of education. This might just be my mantra for 2019. If I've learned anything from listening to as much testimony as…

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Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

Greetings from San Diego, where I am teaching for the Army this week. I hope everyone had a good conference! This year's was incredibly successful from my vantage point, although I had to leave a day early--I know my sessions…

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Issues With the Contact Form Are Fixed!

Thanks to everyone who alerted me about the issues with the FHO Contact form. It took me a while to troubleshoot the issue (since I am FHO's tech support, too), but at long last, the problem is solved. Feel free to…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-22-18

This week is our annual IAFN conference, so I have no idea whether any other posts will happen. Hard to say, based on the level of historical (good) chaos that is this event. I am debuting brand new content, and…

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Medicolegal Death Investigation: Interview with Bobbi Jo O’Neal

When I was posting Tuesday's content I happened to notice that FCoE had an interview with the fabulous Bobbi Jo O'Neal that just went live, so as a bonus, today I am featuring her interview. I haven't had a chance…

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Medical-Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: Legal Framework for Immigrant Victims & Introduction to the Istanbul Protocol

IAFN is offering a special 5-part series for members only on medical-forensic evaluation of asylum seekers (such a great topic). The 1st part of the series will be held on November 15th at 1pm: Legal Framework for Immigrant Victims & Introduction…

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Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic

Forensic Technology Center of Excellence has an upcoming webinar: Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic. The session will be held on November 1st at 1pm ET. From the website: Trafficking in persons is a multi-faceted global epidemic…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-15-18

I'm on my way to Ft. Bragg this morning. Not going to lie--getting on a plane was not easy today. Last week was a slog of straight 15+ hour days and this month and next, I am on the road…

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Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW)

Futures Without Violence has launched a new project, the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW). The aim of the center is to "test an approach to improve how child welfare agencies and their partners work collaboratively…

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Victim Notification: Safety and Privacy Planning

The SAKI project has a webinar coming up, Victim Notification: Safety and Privacy Planning. It's an issue we probably don't give enough consideration, so although it leans a bit more advocacy, I think it's a great one for any member…

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Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health has a webinar coming up, Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches. The session will be held October 23rd at 2pm CT. This is part of their…

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Allowed To Be Angry: Women, Rage And The Way Forward

There's no way to ignore the amount of rage that women are feeling at this pivotal time in US history. So I was really pleased to hear 3 authors I admire tremendously featured on 1A this morning (all of whom…

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Why Don’t They Tell? Teens and Sexual Assault Disclosure

Since this seems pretty timely, I figured I'd go ahead and post the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's recently published fact sheet, Why Don't They Tell? Teens and Sexual Assault Disclosure.  Obviously, it's bigger than this moment in history, but…

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Evolution of the Danger Assessment

Over at the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project they are offering a great webinar in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Evolution of the Danger Assessment. Kim Nash will be leading the session, offered on October 18th at 11am ET. From…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-1-18

An FHO reader sent me an email asking where the regular Monday posts have been, and here's the thing--I don't have much to tell you about what I've been looking at since last we spoke because it's all kind of…

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