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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F*ck Yeah, Nurses! Part II

With the really chilling stories of the fires in California, I give you this uplifting twitter thread about one particularly heroic nurse in Paradise: Here's the crazy story of just one of the many heroes in Paradise, the town destroyed…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-12-18

Today is a mellow day here at FHO headquarters, as we observe Veterans Day in the US, and I spend it with my very favorite veteran. We are making blueberry ricotta pancakes, just FYI. Thank you, veterans, for your service…

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F*ck Yeah, Nurses!

Hey, how about that election the other night! While it was not perfect (Florida, what happened? And the Texas senate race? And please do not get me started on what's still going on in Georgia...), there were some really incredible…

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Effective Telenursing Response to Sexual Assault

OVC is hosting an Expert Q&A session, Effective Telenursing Response to Sexual Assault. It will be held live on November 14th from 2-3pm, but will be posted on their website afterward for review. Susan Chasson, M.S.N., J.D., SANE–A, and Dr. Sheridan…

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Writing Grants: Show Me the Money

Sorry about the late notice on this one: IAFN is hosting a webinar this week, Writing Grants: Show Me the Money. The session will be held on November 8th at 2pm ET.  CE is available. The session (free for members,…

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Since Last We Spoke, Forensic Nurses Week 2018 and Midterm Elections

Happy Forensic Nurses Week to everyone! It's a fine time to take a moment and celebrate the excellent work we all do, although I hope it's not only appreciated this one week each year. This week is also important here…

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Articles of Note: October/November 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our mostly-monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. This edition is a whopper. Almost six pages of science for you to peruse, and it's worth going through the whole list because there's…

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Be A Demanding and Conscientious Consumer of Education

At the IAFN conference last week you probably heard me say this several times: be a demanding and conscientious consumers of education. This might just be my mantra for 2019. If I've learned anything from listening to as much testimony as…

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Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

Greetings from San Diego, where I am teaching for the Army this week. I hope everyone had a good conference! This year's was incredibly successful from my vantage point, although I had to leave a day early--I know my sessions…

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Issues With the Contact Form Are Fixed!

Thanks to everyone who alerted me about the issues with the FHO Contact form. It took me a while to troubleshoot the issue (since I am FHO's tech support, too), but at long last, the problem is solved. Feel free to…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-22-18

This week is our annual IAFN conference, so I have no idea whether any other posts will happen. Hard to say, based on the level of historical (good) chaos that is this event. I am debuting brand new content, and…

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Medicolegal Death Investigation: Interview with Bobbi Jo O’Neal

When I was posting Tuesday's content I happened to notice that FCoE had an interview with the fabulous Bobbi Jo O'Neal that just went live, so as a bonus, today I am featuring her interview. I haven't had a chance…

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Medical-Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: Legal Framework for Immigrant Victims & Introduction to the Istanbul Protocol

IAFN is offering a special 5-part series for members only on medical-forensic evaluation of asylum seekers (such a great topic). The 1st part of the series will be held on November 15th at 1pm: Legal Framework for Immigrant Victims & Introduction…

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Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic

Forensic Technology Center of Excellence has an upcoming webinar: Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic. The session will be held on November 1st at 1pm ET. From the website: Trafficking in persons is a multi-faceted global epidemic…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-15-18

I'm on my way to Ft. Bragg this morning. Not going to lie--getting on a plane was not easy today. Last week was a slog of straight 15+ hour days and this month and next, I am on the road…

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