Better Presentations

I am regularly asked about tips for putting together better (read: engaging) presentations. IAFN is just around the corner, and many of you are undoubtedly thinking about the talks you will be giving, so I was especially happy to run across…

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Articles of Note: July 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Noite, our monthly romp through the new peer-reviewed literature. As usual, it's not exhaustive--just the articles that have caught my attention and feel relevant to our practice. It feels like there's a lot of…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-16-18

I'm headed to Houston for a few days and then off to Germany for the better part of a week, so I will keep this brief. Lots going on in the world, honestly, it's hard to keep track of it…

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Case File Review

The folks over at SVJI's Rural Realities project have a new blog post on case file review that has a good chart differentiating review models that SARTs might find helpful. For those of you looking for more in-depth info, SVJI also…

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What’s Your Agenda? How to Craft Meaningful Agendas

I'm pretty sure everyone knows meetings are the worst. I am not a fan--I find them more often than not to be a colossal waste of time. Most meeting items could be accomplished in a few well-crafted emails or phone calls;…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-9-18

No surprise, my work in AZ originally scheduled for this week will now be taking place in September, so I find myself suddenly at home. Not complaining. I was solo all weekend, which gave me plenty of time to do…

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Community Informed Risk Assessment: Intimate Partner Violence, Including Sexual Assault

EVAW has a webinar coming up that should be of interest to many of you--Community Informed Risk Assessment: Intimate Partner Violence, Including Sexual Assault.  The session will be held July 25th at 12pm ET. From the announcement: Course Description This…

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Clinical Guide Update

Summer can be kind of slow in the webinar department, so I am trying to take advantage of the lull and get the clinical guides updated. As that happens, I will date them so it's easy to tell. First up:…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7/2/18

Hard to believe it's July, and yet here we are. I am sad to tell you my summer basically ends this week, with my girlchild heading back to the 216 for work and school obligations (and just generally being a…

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FHO Readers Are the Best

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased the new research brief. Your response to yesterday's post has been really incredible (about quadruple the usual traffic). Please keep trying if you have had any problems purchasing either item from the…

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Aging Bruises Based On Color: A Brief Review

I'm so pleased to announce the newest review article is now available for sale in the FHO store: Aging Bruises Based on Color. Like its predecessor, Injury Following Consensual Sex, it is a digital download, available for $4.99. When you…

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Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Letting the Published Evidence Speak for Itself

In response to the crisis at our southern border, the American Academy of Pediatrics has opened up access to all of the articles they have published on the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences: "We hope that by opening…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-25-18 (and Some News)

Yesterday, I dropped the girlchild off at Georgetown for a summer program in international diplomacy (my child's do-gooder heart has designs on the larger world, so off she goes to work on issues of human conflict and whatnot)--this meant lots…

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Articles of Note: June 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. I found it to be a particularly fruitful review--there was a lot I bookmarked to read, much for upcoming work I have. Pay attention to…

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The SART Toolkit Update Webinar

NSVRC and IAFN are co-hosting a webinar on the newly updated SART toolkit, to be released in August. The session will be held July 12th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: The collaborative team approach to sexual assault is a…

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2019 ICD-10-CM Codes for Human Trafficking

Perhaps with all of the horror swirling about in the news, you missed this information: the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC added new codes for patients experiencing sexual and labor trafficking to be used beginning October 1st,…

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Since Last We Spoke, Crisis Edition

Friends, it seems like everything I'm reading right now is about the crisis at our borders. And not the garbage, build-a-wall crisis that the president would like us to focus on, but the real crisis of children and parents being…

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Human Trafficking and Toxicology

IAFN is hosting an upcoming webinar, Human Trafficking and Toxicology. The session will be held July 10th at 2pm ET. It is limited to 200 people, but will be archived (f0r IAFN members)--if you want to attend the live session…

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Cochrane Review of the HPV Vaccine

If your sexual assault medical-forensic exam does not include offering the HPV vaccine to eligible patients, perhaps it's worth considering. And if you're looking for the evidence base to support its inclusion in your comprehensive exam, last month the nice…

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Trials and Social Media…

...Don't mix. Resist the urge to post anything* about trials in which you are involved. Before, during or after. Particularly commenting on the results of trials. I love social media, and I use it all the time; there's a lot about…

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