Insights from the NCVS Data for the Victim Assistance Field: Who Might We Be Missing?

The Center for Victim Research is hosting a webinar, Insights from the NCVS Data for the Victim Assistance Field: Who Might We Be Missing? The session will be held May 30th at 2pm. From the announcement: A major goal of…

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10 Things: Ethiopia

Last week, Sasha and I were fortunate enough to have been invited to teach for several days on responses to gender-based violence for the US embassy in Ethiopia (Russ Strand was the 3rd member of our party, and taught on…

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National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 Data Brief

Before I head out of the country for the week, I leave you with newly published data from the CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 Data Brief. There's a lot of information to sort through, but a…

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Differential Diagnosis in Pediatric Sexual Assault: Looking for the Zebra

SAFEta and KIDSta have a webinar coming up next month, Differential Diagnosis in Pediatric Sexual Assault: Looking for the Zebra. The session will be held June 19th at 2pm ET. The session will be archived if you cannot attend live.…

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Articles of Note: May 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our (almost) monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. Somehow I missed April--sorry about that. Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive overview; simply a list of what is particularly interesting and…

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Since Last We Spoke, 5-7-18

Friends, I am getting ready to embark on a really amazing professional adventure on Saturday, so it'll be business as usual at FHO this week, and then it'll be quiet here next week. I can't share too many details until…

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Normal Variants in Pediatric Exams

More peds webinars coming up: the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project is presenting Normal Variants in Pediatric Exams. The session will be held June 27th at 2pm ET. Diane Daiber and Kim Nash, both IAFN staff, will present the content. As…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-30-18

Greetings to you all--as I write this I am sitting in a United Club getting ready to board a flight to Miami where I will be teaching most of the week with the Army. I've been looking forward to this…

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Highlighting the Work of Underrepresented Members of the Forensic Healthcare Community

One of the biggest weaknesses of forensic healthcare is that it is overwhelmingly straight and white, specifically in forensic nursing (I can't speak to our physician counterparts, but I have suspicions). It is an issue, one we have discussed for…

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It Really Is “Normal to be Normal” in Child Sexual Abuse

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming in June, It Really Is "Normal to be Normal" in Child Sexual Abuse. The session will be held June 28th at 1pm CT. I'm posting this pretty early, so hopefully, people…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-23-18

Greetings, dear readers. Always best intentions when I'm on the road, but some jobs are simply not conducive to posting. Sorry to have missed everyone these last couple weeks. I'm back in the office this week, though, and hope to…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-9-18

Good morning from Ft Hood, Texas. For the next two weeks, postings will be somewhat light--I leave here and head straight to Italy for more work, and then on to Cleveland (for the kid's spring musical), so please bear with…

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Navigating the Ethical Maze: Storytelling for Organizations Working With Vulnerable Populations

In the latest issue of Free Range Thinking (PDF), Andy Goodman references a recent issue brief from the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership, Navigating the Ethical Maze: Storytelling for Organizations Working with Vulnerable Populations (PDF). I post about it here because…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-2-18

Happy Easter and Passover to all of you who celebrate--we hosted a lovely seder last night filled with great food and lots of laughter and love. We were 11 in my little house; crowded, but wonderful. A note for this…

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Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

IAFN is offering a free webinar next month, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault. the session will be held April 25th at 2pm ET. From the website: This webinar will define DFSA. It will review the drugs used, their signs and symptoms…

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Developing a SART in Indian Country

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has a webinar coming up, Developing a SART in Indian Country. It'll be held April 18th at 3pm ET. All of their webinars are archived; CEUs/CMEs are available. From the site: American Indian and Alaska Native…

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Since Last We Spoke, March for Our Lives Edition

Saturday was the remarkable March for Our Lives, and I am so grateful I could be a part of it. My daughter (plus a bestie), her dad, and his wife all came into town to participate. Truly, it was an epic…

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Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender Youth

It's rare that I post a single research article, but when the subject is one that rarely appears in the literature, it's worth highlighting. So it is with this one, Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender Youth: Associations with Intrapersonal and…

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Promising Strategies and Practices in Medical Forensic Compliance

(Apologies for the delayed notice on this one, but it just came across my desk) Battered Women's Justice Project has an upcoming webinar, Promising Strategies and Practices in Medical Forensic Compliance. The session will be held March 29th at 2pm…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-19-18

Let's see how this week will go, shall we? It's started off on the crappier side, what with the immunization-induced malaise I'm currently rocking in anticipation of some overseas travel coming up in May. But I will be on the…

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