New Research in Elder Abuse: Developing a Geriatric Injury Documentation Tool

Sometimes with as much content contained on this site, things get lost. So I wanted to make sure I took a minute to highlight an article that has recently been published that might otherwise get missed in my usual roundup…

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New HIV Data from CDC

A few things of which to be aware from CDC on HIV in the US that may impact your forensic practice: Understanding the Impact of HIV: Diagnoses, Incidence and Prevalence (PDF) HIV Among Women Fact Sheet (PDF) HIV Infection Risk,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-18-19

I'm heading to ATL in the morning to teach for a few days, but before I head out, it's worth mentioning a couple things. One, it's spring here in the District, which is a gift. Every damn year this city…

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DNA Evidence Collection in Groping Sexual Assault Cases: Practice Implications for SANEs

If you missed Julie Valentine's webinar last month on DNA in groping cases, you're in luck--aside from listening to the archived version of *that* presentation, Dr. Valentine is presenting a SANE-specific talk for SAFEta. The webinar will be held April…

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Buried Abuse

Last week, Latino USA (in conjunction with Rewire. News) reported on this story of sexual abuse in US immigration detention centers. It is powerful and raw, and much of what you'll hear is sadly familiar: "There’s a long and extensive…

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Medical-Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: Physical Exam & Utilizing the Istanbul Protocol

IAFN is hosting the continuation of their series,  Medical Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers; part 3 of 5 will take place next month, Physical Exam and Utilizing the Istanbul Protocol. The session will be held April 17th at 1pm ET.…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-11-19

Well, I'm heading off to Michigan State University for a few days, kicking off the next major travel cycle. March has me bouncing all over this country, ending in the Seattle area, with some ATL and Ft Bragg in between.…

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Articles of Note, March 2019 Edition

Since we're in a research frame of mind, I figured I might as well go ahead with this month's Articles of Note, and there's a lot to work through. I don't want to completely nerd out on everyone, but man,…

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Radiologic Findings in Intimate Partner Violence (and also, a few words about research)

Folks, I am happy to share a new study recently published in the journal, Radiology. But before I go there, let me remind readers of a couple things--the research I share is to help inform clinical practice and the opinions…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-4-19

Here's the thing--this is the last week I am home before I am on the road for some or all of the next 16 consecutive weeks (I feel somewhat lightheaded just typing that). That's not to say some things couldn't…

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Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault

Futures Without Violence has a webinar coming up--Addressing Alcohol's Role in Campus Sexual Assault. The session will be held March 25th at 3pm ET. IT will be recorded and archived. From the website: Alcohol use plays a role in 50…

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Drugs and the Forensic Patient

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has an upcoming webinar, Drugs and the Forensic Patient. The session will be held March 28th at 1pm ET. Like all of their sessions, free CEs are available for physicians and nurses. And yes, it…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-25-19

Well, the hiatus at home was lovely, but it's back to airports for me. It won't be the constant frenzy for the next few weeks, but we're definitely headed in that direction by the end of March, so I am…

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Relationship Dynamics And Teen Dating Violence

A newly published research brief from NIJ: Relationship Dynamics And Teen Dating Violence (PDF). It addresses the following research questions: Which relationship dynamics increase the risk for TDV or protect against abuse?How does the experience of TDV in one relationship…

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Inquiry and Response to Recent and Past Trauma in Adult Health Care

A newly published article (hooray for Open Access) that's worth your attention (do mind, it's currently in press)--From Treatment to Healing: Inquiry and Response to Recent and Past Trauma in Adult Health Care. With as much conversation as we have…

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Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams

EVAWI's Kris Rose and Kim Day from IAFN will be hosting a webinar, Thinking Outside the Kit: Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams. The session will be held March 7th at 1pm ET. From the…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-18-19

The girlchild was in town this weekend, so there was a lot of parenting time, and less hanging out and surfing. We entertained at the house, Sasha baked, and we ate, and we just generally enjoyed having the kid home.…

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Since Parkland

Today marks one year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This past summer, 200 teen journalists began the work of telling the stories of youth gun deaths in the US--spanning the year between the day of the…

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Interpretation of Medical Findings in Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

An email from a defense attorney recently made me realize that I had not ever posted the most recent update from Adams, et al. (published in June). Most of you who do this work probably already have the article, and…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-11-19

I have a confession: Sasha was at Ft Bragg all weekend doing soldier things, so I did nothing. Seriously, nothing. No work of any variety. I barely got myself fed if we're going to be honest. I had a weekend…

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