Articles of Notes: January 2019 Edition

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I hope you've made room on your nightstands and your e-readers, my friends, because there's…

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What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Futures Without Violence has a webinar coming up at the end of the month, What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking. The session will be held…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-14-19

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Well, I have to tell you, 2019 has started out with a bang. Last week was Hawaii, this week is Tacoma, and I still have E. Lansing, Cleveland and Ft. Bragg before…

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Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Late last year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime published the Global Study on Violence: Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls (PDF). It's taken me a bit to work my…

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Resolution: Read More

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Yesterday a reader reminded me that for all of my discussion about reading research on FHO, I never really talk about the best way to make it *easier* to identify…

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FHO Is 10! (So We’ve Got a Giveaway to Celebrate!)

Happy birthday to us! I started FHO 10 years ago as a way to make sure there was a way to bring accessible and affordable continuing education to my fellow forensic colleagues. A lot has changed in the profession and…

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Happy New Year! A Look Back at 2018

We all were pretty busy in 2018, and even here at our little site, it turns out a bunch of you stopped by. So if you're curious, scroll through to see who showed up and what you all were reading…

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Happy Holidays! (Signing Off for the Year)

This is the last post of the year, my friends. I'm signing off to finish up some work here in Italy and then go on to Reykjavik where I will meet Sasha for a spot of vacation before we meet…

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Articles of Note: December 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed science. There's a lot to work through here, but that's a good thing, right? I have a ridiculously long reading list myself. So in the spirit…

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Rape-Related Pregnancy and Reproductive Coercion

One of the featured articles in this month's Articles of Note will be from the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Rape-Related Pregnancy and Association With Reproductive Coercion in the U.S. (PDF). It's currently available free online,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-10-18

I'm writing this from my parents' kitchen table as I sneak in a bit of family time before I head to Italy this week. I have bold plans for productivity before I strap into my long haul flight, but ultimately…

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myPlan App for IPV Safety Planning and Webinar

I'm curious if any FHO readers have used the myPlan app with patients as part of the safety planning process. I confess I had not heard about it (and I'm pretty surprised I hadn't), but Futures Without Violence has a…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-3-18

As things currently stand, I won't be home again (save for 18 hours) until 26 December, so things over here may be pretty spotty. I'll try to keep up as I bounce between the US and Europe over the next…

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2018 Team Gift Guide

Time for one of my favorite posts of the year, the annual team gift guide. This year's has a little something for everyone, and I kept it all under $50 bucks, which will hopefully make it pretty manageable. And since…

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Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

New from VetoViolence, a project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: online training modules on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The initial introductory modules are now available--module 1 is an overview of ACEs; module 2 focuses on public…

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How Testing Sexual Assault Kits Can Link Criminal Cases

For our final post of the week, a webinar from the SAKI TA project-- Understanding Case Connectivity: How Testing Sexual Assault Kits Can Link Criminal Cases. The webinar (which will be archived, so don't sweat the short notice) will be…

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Medical-Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: Clinical Interview & Considerations for Vulnerable Populations

IAFN's 5-part series for members only on medical-forensic evaluation of asylum seekers continues next month with the 2nd session, Clinical Interview and Considerations for Vulnerable Populations. It will be held December 11th at 1pm ET. Registration is limited to 200, so don't…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-19-18

It'll be an abbreviated week here at FHO with the Thanksgiving holiday and all. Honestly, I spent most of the weekend trying to compensate for the days off, and it didn't hurt that the wife was off with the Army…

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How to Get a Rape Kit

Perhaps you've already listened to the Unladylike podcast featuring Trisha Sheridan's interview on the episode, How to Get a Rape Kit. If not, you should. Overall, I found it to be pretty delightful to listen to, not just because of Trisha's…

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UPDATED: Case Cleared

UPDATED: The Center for Investigative Reporting's podcast, Reveal, has a recent episode on sexual assault investigations and exceptional clearance: Case Cleared (Part 1). I present it here without comment. This is lengthy, but a worthwhile use of time. I look forward to…

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