Articles of Note: December 2019 Edition (See You in 2020)

This will be the last post of the year--I am closing up shop for the remainder of the year to prep a couple of large projects and spend some time with family and friends (not to mention, celebrate a milestone…

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Best Longreads of 2019

I'm off to Jacksonville today to teach for the Navy & Marine Corps JAGs, but I leave you with a truly excellent list: Longreads' Best of for 2019. It is surprising how many of these are relevant to the work…

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Building an Effective Intimate Partner Violence Examiner Program

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Program has an upcoming webinar: Building an Effective Intimate Partner Violence Examiner Program. The session will be held January 27th at 1pm ET. As with all of their offerings, it will be archived and CEs will…

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Best Practice Guidelines for Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, and Intimate Partner Violence (& a Short Rant)

I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago when it showed up in my inbox and then it got buried, so I am a bit late in getting this up. The American College of Surgeons recently published its…

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Prevention Beyond the Binary: From Inclusive Language to Inclusive Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention for LGBTQ+ Communities

PreventConnect has an excellent webinar coming up, in part because the presenter lineup is stellar--Prevention Beyond the Binary: From Inclusive Language to Inclusive Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention for LGBTQ+ Communities. The session will be held December 17th from…

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2019 FHO Gift Guide

I try and publish a gift guide because our team members deserve to be celebrated. There's not a lot that's celebratory in the work we do, but one thing we learned in the National SANE Sustainability project was that recognition…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-25-19

It's Thanksgiving Week here in the US, and I will be taking most of it off to spend quality time with my people. A continued case next week means no travel on the backend, so I am coming off the…

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VAWA Confidentiality: Empowering Survivors, Protecting Information

Victim Rights Law Center has a webinar coming up on the critical topic of confidentiality, and since my general experience is that people/programs are not as good at this one as we would all hope, I encourage you to check…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-18-19

Happy Monday to you all. I am off to teach in San Diego for the Army, at one of my favorite legal courses of the year. I'll be there just a few days, but it'll be hectic enough that posts…

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Articles of Note: November 2019 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. Plenty to read, plenty to consider this month (as always). Links lead to PubMed abstracts--please don't stop there. Sift through the abstracts to decide what's worth…

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Free Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course for the New MSU SANE Program

As some of you know, I have spent the last year working with Michigan State University to build a SANE program on campus. Next spring, the program will open its doors; in anticipation of its opening, we will be holding…

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Since Last We Spoke, Forensic Nurses Week 2019

A very happy Forensic Nurses Week to all of us! We are so very fortunate to be able to do this good work. And to all of the FHO readers who are veterans, including my own spouse, a happy Veterans…

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Providing Forensic Healthcare and Support to Native Communities

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence has a webinar coming up, Providing Forensic Healthcare and Support to Native Communities. The session will be held November 21st at 1pm ET. Their sessions are archived if you aren't able to attend live.…

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Navigating Difficult Situations: Common Issues SARTs Face

I"m out in Flagstaff this week (and then I'm headed to Korea next week), so posting may be somewhat light over the next several weeks. But here's a webinar coming up at the end of the month for those of…

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How to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Children — 7 Days of Ideas

Here's a cool-looking offering: Apolitical is offering a micro-course called How to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Children — 7 Days of Ideas. I know nothing about it beyond what's on their site, but I am thoroughly intrigued: On November 20,…

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How State/Territory, Tribal, and Federal Health Policies Can Promote Survivor Health, Preserve Autonomy, and Protect Confidentiality

This is a very last minute post, but, it's worth it for two reasons--so please keep reading. Futures Without Violence has a webinar tomorrow, October 30th at 1pm ET, How State/Territory, Tribal, and Federal Health Policies Can Promote Survivor Health,…

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Medical-Forensic Exam Payment Webinar Series from IAFN

A very excellent webinar series is coming up, courtesy of IAFN's new medical-forensic exam billing and payment project. There are three, the first of which will be November 26, 2019 at 12pm ET: When Things Don't Go Right: Sexual Assault…

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Strangulation and Imaging–New Research

Last Week's Articles of Note contained a new study that I want to highlight: Evaluation of Nonfatal Strangulation in Alert Adults. Along with CT angiograms of the neck in strangulation victims: Incidence of positive findings at a level one trauma…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-21-19

Good morning from Michigan State University, where I am working for most of the week. Happily, I am home the remainder of the month after this trip, so a bit of a travel reprieve, although not a work one (not…

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Articles of Note: October 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. There is *a lot* of choice material to sort through this month, so I hope you will spend some quality time with the…

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