Since Last We Spoke, 7-22-19

I'm in Pensacola, FL this week and my time will definitely not belong to me, so posts may be sparse. I worked a good portion of the weekend, but travel left me a bit of time to surf (and the…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Toluidine Blue Dye

Our 2nd update for the week is now available: the updated clinical guide on the use of toluidine blue dye in the examination of sexual assault patients. New research articles, new books, and links to the National Protocols all can…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

In our course last week we naturally discussed social media use (as we do), and it made me realize that it is high time I went through the clinical guides and gave them all a facelift. So one by one,…

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Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Victim Services

There aren't too many topics out there that we haven't covered here at FHO, but this is one of them. OVC TTAC is hosting an Expert Q&A next month, Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Victim Services. The session…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-15-19

We had a fantastic class at the NAC last week. A diverse and talented group of clinicians and prosecutors spent several days with us, and I am pretty sure the faculty left just as energized as the students. It continues…

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Articles of Note: July 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. This month there's quite a bit that's freely downloadable, so look for the FREE FULL TEXT notations for immediate gratification. Otherwise, links lead to PubMed…

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Using Expert Eyes and Ears to Document What We See and Hear

SAFEta has a webinar coming up, On Looking and Writing: A Guide to Using Expert Eyes and Ears to Document What We See and Hear. The session will be held August 15th at 2pm ET. From the registration: This webinar…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-8-19

It's going to be a pretty busy week at FHO headquarters as we head to Columbia, SC and the National Advocacy Center for what is my very favorite course to teach. I'll try to keep posts regular, but things may…

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Sexual Violence and Opioids Annotated Bibliography

I wanted to point your attention to a recently published annotated bibliography by NSVRC on sexual violence and opioids (PDF). I'm such a huge fan of these types of compilations (obviously), and this is a topic that hasn't been well…

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Pediatric Sexually Transmitted Infection Update

SAFEta has a webinar coming up featuring Dr. Lori Frasier, Pediatric Sexually Transmitted Infection Update. The session will be held July 25th at 2pm ET. It will be archived so no worries if you can't attend live. From the announcement:…

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And…We’re Back! Plus, Pediatric Case Studies

I hope everyone had a wonderful June. Our family had an amazing time in Japan, and now I am down in Charlottesville with the girlchild for college orientation for a few days. The vacation was a wonderful reset, and I…

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A Meta-Analysis of the Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure in Forensic Settings

IPSCAN (in conjunction with APSAC) has a video journal club now available for viewing. A Meta-Analysis of the Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure in Forensic Settings (FULL TEXT) was APSAC's outstanding research article of the year and is the…

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Bisexual Crime Victims: Least Visible, Most at Risk

Vera Institute's National Resource Center for Reaching Victims has a webinar coming up, Bisexual Crime Victims: Least Visible, Most at Risk. This is a great topic that I've never seen covered as the primary focus of an educational session. The…

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Articles of Note: May/June 2019 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (almost) monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature in search of all things new and/or useful to clinical practice, public policy, and testimony. As you may have noticed, I didn't make one happen…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-3-19

A few things happening over here--one, it's Pride month, y'all, so that's always a fun time here in DC. Also, I had a milestone birthday this weekend, so much of my time was spent enjoying both the wife and best…

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Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony: Table of Contents

I have to tell you, I am overwhelmed at the response to the new research compilation, Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony. The response has been--unexpected. But a very smart attorney to whom I am married casually mentioned it…

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Abortion Resources for Patients

I saw a great abortion resource come across my Twitter feed this morning from the Abortion Care Network that would be an excellent part of discharge resources in the US for patients who might want/need it: Don't be deterred by…

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Applying the Strangulation Research To Expert Testimony

It's here, folks: Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony is now available for purchase in the store. A couple of things I'd like to mention--first of all it's more expensive than the previous ones ($9.99) because it's almost three…

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Coming soon: Strangulation Research Compilation

One week from today I will release the 3rd FHO research compilation: Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony in Cases with Adult Victims. It's the biggest one to date, but it's also the most needed. So I am spending…

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Friday Extra: Sex Ed for Senators

Let's keep this party going, shall we? Courtesy of Samantha Bee, it's Sex Ed for Senators, and I think it caps the week off nicely. Obviously not suitable for many workplaces (sadly): _____________________________________ Have you checked out the FHO store…

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