Mandated Reporting Obligations When a Survivor Has a Disability

Vera's Center on Victimization and Safety has a webinar coming up, Mandated Reporting Obligations When a Survivor Has a Disability. The session will be held October 17th at 2pm ET. Unfortunately, I cannot find any additional info on this one,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-18-17

It was a very social, and productive weekend at home after being out west for most of the week. Friday I head to Germany for the better part of a week (or more--who knows?), so while I have 4 days…

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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Assessing CAC Partnerships

The Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up on a topic I hear people stress over frequently: CAC collaboration. Their session, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Assessing CAC Partnerships will be held October 12th at…

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Engaging and Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through a Forensic Medical Examination

IAFN has a webinar coming up, Engaging and Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Through a Forensic Medical Exam. The session will be held October 17th at 2pm ET. From the site: Research has shown that individuals with Autism Spectrum…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-11-17

This week begins the wild ride that is my fall travel calendar. I'm heading to Joint Base Lewis-McChord 1st thing in the morning so I will have plenty of time to catch up on reading. Most of the weekend was spent…

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Deleting Blurry and Unusable Photographs

As is often the case, I like to discuss hot topics from the IAFN community site over here, as well. In part, because FHO reaches a different audience to an extent, and in part because I have a little more…

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New Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse

Battered Women's Justice Project has a webinar coming up, New Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse. The session will be held September 20th at 2pm CT. Note: the registration is capped, so sign up sooner rather than later. From…

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Introduction to a Public Health Framework for Human Trafficking

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting a webinar on September 14th at 2pm ET: Introduction to a Public Health Framework for Human Trafficking. From the announcement: This webinar will introduce you to a public health…

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Upcoming Webinars from the Elder Justice Initiative

The Department of Justice's Elder Justice Initiative is a treasure trove of resources on all things elder abuse, including a host of webinars, so many that I haven't been able to keep up here. What follows is a selection of…

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Conducting Community Inventories to Support Victims of Human Trafficking

There's been a fair amount of attention focused on human trafficking on several of the community listservs to which I subscribe, so I am trying to post more related resources. This one is geared toward the community response: Conducting Community…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-28-17

Our thoughts here at FHO HQ (aka, my house) are with our friends and colleagues in Houston and the other affected areas. Hope everyone is safe, and big love to all of you working as (or otherwise supporting) 1st responders…

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Articles of Note: August 2017

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. You'll notice many articles from the same source--the Journal of Clinical Nursing has a special issue on abuse and violence this month, so you might…

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The Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

If you've been reading FHO for awhile, you know I am hugely interested in the economics of the work we do. So I was pleased to see this new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research, The Economic Cost of…

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Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities

OVC TTAC has a webinar coming up next month as part of the SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series, Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities. The session will be held September 29th at 2pm ET. As with most…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-21-17

Well, much as a nasty bout of vertigo attempted to derail my travel plans, I'm currently sitting at DCA, awaiting my flight to Providence, RI, where I'll pick up a car and head to Newport. One of my favorite places…

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Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Let's highlight some prevention today, since we spend so much time on response. That's Not Cool, in conjunction with Break the Cycle, has an upcoming webinar, Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention. The session will be…

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Organizational-Level Response and Planning for Staff Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma

Office for Victims of Crime has an upcoming webinar, Organizational-Level Response and Planning for Staff Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma. The session will be held August 23rd at 2pm ET. From the site: It takes courage to help child and adult victims of…

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Trafficking in Native Communities

Late notice, so apologies, but hopefully, this will be archived: the National Latin@ Network has a webinar coming up on August 17th, Trafficking in Native Communities. The session will be held from 12:30-2pm CT. From the site: This webinar will address…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-14-17

Well, on the one hand, I'm back in DC after 2 long weeks away from my wife, so that's wonderful. On the other hand, let's face it--this weekend was a dumpster fire, as far as current events go. What we…

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National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach

I'm pleased to announce that the National Best Practice for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach is now available from NIJ. This is a project many of us worked on and should provide excellent guidance related to all things sexual…

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