Succession Planning within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations, Part 2

Futures Without Violence has a great management session coming up, a follow-on to its original session on this topic last year. Succession Planning within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations, Part 2 will be held October 3rd at 2pm ET.…

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Virtual Journal Club?

I have had many requests for a virtual journal club. I am happy to host one. We tried to do one via Twitter several years ago with *very* limited participation, so I am hesitant to jump back in again. That…

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Children in Detention: Critical Clinical, Legal, Policy, and Human Rights Issues for Health Professionals

The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA) is hosting a webinar, Children in Detention: Critical Clinical, Legal, Policy, and Human Rights Issues for Health Professionals. It will be held on September 25th at 2pm ET. From the website:…

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Welcome New Subscribers!

Welcome to all of you (wow!) that have subscribed to FHO following the IAFN conference. Just a reminder that you need to verify your email via the Feedburner link that went to the email you used in order to activate…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-16-19

It was so good to see so many of you in New Orleans last week. We had lively, packed sessions, which makes my heart happy. Lots of great discussions. I look forward to keeping that going here. If you're playing…

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IAFN Handouts: Words Matter

Leslie and I tweaked our session, Words Matter: The Art and Science of Trial Testimony at the 11th hour, so the handout on the conference app is not as robust as the session ended up being. An improved handout can…

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Working for the Defense

I'll be talking quite a bit this week about expert consulting and testimony, so the topic of what it means to be an ethical defense expert is on my mind. But the truth is that lately, I have been thinking…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-9-19

I'm off to New Orleans for what is one of my favorite weeks of the year, the IAFN annual conference. I hope to see many FHO readers in person (please stop me and say hi!), plus I am looking forward…

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Articles of Note: September 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. Nothing free this month, but plenty worth tracking down, so I encourage you to spend some time with the list. It's particularly fitting that I…

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Human Trafficking: Shooting Our Wounded and How to Stop

IPSCAN has its lasted webinar posted for viewing, Human Trafficking: Shooting Our Wounded and How to Stop. From the website: Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and the human rights issue of our lifetime, affecting the vulnerable, poor, and oppressed around…

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Virginity Testing: A Mini Clinical Guide For a Thing That Doesn’t Exist

(Clearly, this week got away from me--apologies for the lack of posts, but you know how it is. I'm heading to Ft. Hood next week. Expect more of the same.) This post on Reddit's Relationship Advice forum from a young…

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Going Beyond Rape Kits

I am in Hawaii this week and while I will try and get posts up with some regularity, it will be a long week and the hours here are not my own. So, we'll see how it goes. In the…

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Five Lies We Tell Ourselves About Trauma

Jason Kander and his wife Diana published an excellent article over at Crooked Media today, Five Lies We Tell Ourselves About Trauma. It's 100% relevant to the work we all do because it applies equally to the issue of secondary…

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STI Update

After testimony, FHO readers like a good STI update best, and that's what we have today. The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers is offering a one-hour webinar providing an update of the info presented at this summer's…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-19-19

I'm home with the girlchild this week for her last few days before she starts college. She'll move in this weekend and I'm off to Hawaii for work (and as of right now, I'm on the road every week until…

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Burns in Pediatric Abuse

An FHO reader sent me a request looking for an educational session focused on burns in child abuse. I got you--the National Children's Advocacy Center has an archived webinar, Burns in Pediatric Abuse. Dr. Jonathan Thackeray is the featured speaker.…

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Collaborative Strategies and Tools to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Futures Without Violence has a good SART/MDT/CCR* flavored webinar coming up for those of you looking for something for your local teams: Collaborative Strategies to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking. The session will take place on August…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-12-19

I'm up at Michigan State University for a good part of this week, and happily, I am spending much of it writing with my dear friend Kim Day. This should result in some innovative and creative work since Kim is…

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New Clinical Guide: Caring for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary Patients in the Forensic Setting

In doing some writing this week for one of my projects I realized I had a decent collection of resources for a much-needed clinical guide: Caring for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary Patients in the Forensic Setting. It's long overdue,…

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Articles of Note: August 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our regular romp through the peer-reviewed science. Check it: we have not one, but two scientific papers this month on physicians committing misconduct, so that's fascinating. We also get a look at…

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