Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit: 2018 Edition

NSVRC has just published the 2018 edition of the SART Toolkit, and while I haven't had a chance to peruse it in its entirety, what I have seen looks great. There's a lot of content for your healthcare team and…

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Experts

Something to consider when it comes to evaluating experts: One can be an expert in treating the injuries caused by a mechanism of injury... ...and not necessarily be an expert in the mechanism of injury itself. We probably don't talk…

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Articles of Note: September 2018 Edition

I had planned to post this yesterday, but I seem to have a gremlin in my Adobe Pro software right now, so apologies for the delay. I'm finally back in DC for a couple days before I head cross country to…

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Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a two-part webinar series coming up next month, Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families. Part one will be held October 11th at 1pm CT; part two will be held October 25th at at…

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Since Last We Spoke, Rosh Hashanah Edition

Heading to Orlando tomorrow to teach with the Army, and like many of you, I'll be keeping an eye on Florence (because like many of you we are in her projected path at this point--re-upped on a few hurricane supplies yesterday just…

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The Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Prevention

I'm heading out to the National Advocacy Center down in South Carolina for a couple days, but before I go, an excellent educational opportunity. PreventConnect has a webinar coming up, the Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Prevention.…

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New Edition of SANE Education Guidelines Now Available

Not to be confused with the new SAMFE National Training Standards published by the Department of Justice, IAFN has just released the new edition of the SANE Education Guidelines. Keep in mind, these are two completely separate and distinct documents. If…

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Policies and Procedures for Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Kim Day posted this on the IAFN community site last week, so some of you may have already seen it, but in case you didn't, the national nPEP toolkit project continues to add resources to their site (I posted about the…

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Just Released: National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (2nd Edition)

I am thrilled this is now available, as I was fortunate to work on this project--the 2nd edition of the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (PDF) is now available. Published by OVW, it updates the original training standards,…

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Rising STD Rates in US

CDC is reporting rising rates of STDs in the US, which is of concern for many of our practices. Now is a good time to be touching base with your local health departments to see what the clinical picture is…

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New Issue of Journal of Forensic Nursing

Don't know if you saw, but the new issue of the Journal of Forensic Nursing is out and there is a lot in this edition that caught my attention. I was particularly interested in the HPV prevention article and the…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-27-18

I thought I would be heading straight from Camp Pendleton to Ft Drum, but as these things do, that work went away, so I am unexpectedly home for a few days before I head to the CLE for a family…

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Looking for Volunteers to Help Facilitate at My Workshop

If you are planning on attending the IAFN conference this year in Reno AND you are not committed to teaching or meetings on that Wednesday the 24th, please consider the following request--I am looking for volunteer facilitators for a new…

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Domestic Violence Related Mass and Spree Killings

Battered Women's Justice Project is hosting an upcoming webinar, Domestic Violence Related Mass and Spree Killings. The session will be held September 17th at 2pm CT. From the website: Dr. Neil Websdale will define mass and spree killing and explain…

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Research Article Review Template

Oh hey--I made you a thing! Actually, I built you a thing out of some solid, already crafted parts and few original ideas, so let's not get carried away here. An FHO reader asked if I had a concrete way…

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Articles of Note: August 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our mostly monthly romp through the peer-reviewed research. As always, this is not an exhaustive list; simply what has caught my attention upon reviewing what's new and noteworthy--and relevant to practice. All…

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The National TeleNursing Center: Transforming Care for Sexual Assault Patients, Providers and Communities

IAFN has a webinar coming up, The National TeleNursing Center: Transforming Care for Sexual Assault Patients, Providers, and Communities. The session will be held September 5th at 1pm ET. It's free for IAFN members and includes 1.5 CEUs ($35 non-members).  From…

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Handling Strangulation Cases at the Front Lines

The Strangulation Prevention Institute has a webinar coming up with Drs. Ralph Riviello and Jacquelyn Campbell, Handling Strangulation Cases at the Front Lines (Part I). The session will be held August 28th at 10am PT. Note: this is a two-hour…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-13-18

Home this week, with my father-in-law visiting, before I head to Camp Pendleton Saturday. Amazing how much you can pack into a week at home, especially during the summer. It felt like we never quit this weekend, although we took…

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The Tale (A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse)

Did you see the HBO film, The Tale? I haven't, but I was fascinated by this Fresh Air interview with the filmmaker, Jennifer Fox. It's a pretty thorough examination of many facets of child sexual abuse (for a radio interview),…

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