Neurobiology of Trauma Series

The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative has an archived webinar series from last week on the neurobiology of trauma. Dr. Rebecca Campbell was the presenter, and you can register to listen to all 3 parts: Part I:  In part one of the…

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Abused and Betrayed

In case you missed any of it, NPR has been airing a series on adults with intellectual disabilities and sexual violence: Abused and Betrayed. They've been a great listen, with the longest being just 12 minutes; too easy to fit into…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-15-18

I'm down at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC for a couple days working on a new project, so while many of you are off today for the MLK Day observance, it was a travel day for me. After…

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From Margins to Center: A Video Dialogue & Report

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is hosting a really compelling webinar (that I wish I could attend--hopefully it'll be archived)--From Margins to Center: A Video Dialogue and Report. The session will be held January 18th at 1pm ET.…

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Linking Health and Criminal Justice Violence Data Provides More Complete Understanding of the Problem

Let's just keep going with the research article theme for the week: new research published out of the UK that caught my attention. A shared data approach more accurately represents the rates and patterns of violence with injury assaults was recently…

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New issue of JFN Available

Greetings from an airplane somewhere between Houston and Portland, where I'll be teaching the next few days. As part of my current reading list, I have several articles from the latest edition of the Journal of Forensic Nursing, which I…

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Happy Birthday FHO! (We’re 9!)

via GIPHY Well, we are celebrating 9 years here at FHO. Not too shabby for a nerdy little site that began as a place for me to refer folks for a few resources here and there. In 2017 we were…

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. NCJRS has a special collection now available with a variety of resources for service providers. They include both NIJ-funded research and DOJ publications, so there's a lot to wade through. Worth the…

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Project Connect: Improved Care for Sexual Assault Patients

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has a webinar coming up, Project Connect: Improved Care for Sexual Assault Patients. The session will be held February 5th at 11am ET. As with all offerings from this project, CEUs and CMEs are available.…

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Child Interviewing 2018: Update on Research and Practice

Happy New Year, all! Hope everyone had a relaxing and peaceful holiday. I really needed the downtime, but I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. The road beckons next week, so this is my week to organize…

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New Resource Library from Alliance for Hope (and Signing Off for 2017)

You know how I do love a good library. Alliance for Hope just announced their new online library has launched, and it's worth bookmarking as a source for a multitude of professional materials, including strangulation resources. There is a section…

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Building and Empowering Your Staff to Increase Your Agency’s Organizational Capacity

WCSAP has a great sustainability webinar coming up, for all of you program managers (or aspiring program managers): Building and Empowering Your Staff to Increase Your Agency's Organizational Capacity. The session will be held January 24th at 1:30pm PT. As…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-11-17

Well, another morning, another harasser named (by multiple sources, and admitting to the conduct in a released statement). This continues to be something to behold, and not surprisingly, much of what is catching my attention on social media relates to…

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Articles of Note: December 2017 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, the last one of 2017. As always, this is a review of the recent peer-reviewed literature, but is not exhaustive in nature. It's meant to be used as a way to enhance…

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Righteous.

The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/mLgNTveY9z pic.twitter.com/GBo9z57RVG— TIME (@TIME) December 6, 2017

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Updates from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

Can I confess something? I went to put together my list of articles for the weekly Since Last We Spoke post yesterday and--I just. Couldn't. I'm so tired of reading the catalog of sexual misconduct that is coming out every…

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Global Human Trafficking and Child Victimization

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released their policy statement, Global Human Trafficking and Child Victimization. The statement is available full text from their journal site; if you haven't yet, check out their related Call to Action, as well as the…

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Surviving in the Shadows: Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men

Vera Institute is hosting a webinar next month, Surviving in the Shadows: Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men. The session will be held December 12th at 1pm ET. From the website: Male survivors face unique obstacles when…

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Key Findings of the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace

What could be more timely than this? NSVRC has released the Key Findings of the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace (PDF). The study brief covers the major findings from a year-long look into harassment…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-27-17

Good morning from LGA, the 1st of 2 layovers for me today (ah, government travel). I wouldn't say I am complaining per se, but I promise you it has not escaped me that it will take longer for me to…

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