The Risk of Remaining Silent: Addressing the Current Threats to Women’s Health

In this current political climate, with many threats to individual health and well-being essentially sanctioned as national policy, it seems appropriate to post this newly published article in Women's Health Issues, The Risk of Remaining Silent: Addressing the Current Threats…

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Working with Your Prosecutor in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up, Working With Your Prosecutor in Child Sexual Abuse Cases. The session will be held December 14th at 2pm ET. I have zero information on the webinar, except what I've already told you here,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-13-17

Good morning friends--I am back from France and after 9 glorious hours in my house, I am back at the airport. For those of you playing along at home, this makes 6 full weeks on the road since Labor Day.…

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Articles of Note, November 2017 Edition

Before I depart for France, one more post for the week. I'll be back next week with a few goodies, including my annual gift guide. In the meantime, enjoy this month's Articles of Note, our regular romp through the peer-reviewed…

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Forensic Nurses Week: Strengthening Practice

Last year for Forensic Nurses Week I wrote a series of posts about how we can do better by our patients. Reading through them, they're still relevant. Enjoy! This Forensic Nurses Week, Ask Yourself: How Do We Do Better? Strive…

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Since Last We Spoke, Forensic Nurses Week 2017

It's Forensic Nurses Week, and I want so much to keep this celebratory, but of course, Texas is in all our minds, and that can't be ignored. I'm home for a quick minute, but I'll be heading to France on…

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IAFN Pediatric Strangulation Case Review & Assessment

Our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex is now available. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here.  I wanted to bring to your attention the new IAFN Pediatric Strangulation Case Review and Assessment. I…

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Trauma-Informed Care

Our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex is now available. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here.  I received a request from an FHO reader looking for research about sexual assault and trauma-informed care.…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-30-17

Our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex is now available. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here.  I'm in Texas this week, and my schedule is unknown, so we'll see how posting goes. Airport…

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Supporting Survivor Access To Health Care

Our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex is now available. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here.  As is always the case with their webinars, sorry about the late notice: Futures Without Violence is…

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Responding to Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused

Our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex is now available. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here.  The World Health Organization has released new clinical guidelines, Responding to Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused.…

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Legal Protections and Forensic Considerations for Immigrant and Refugee Child Victims

I am so thrilled about the response to our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here. For those of you outside the US, I have fixed the glitch…

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A Team Approach: Child Life’s Role in Pediatric Sexual Abuse Cases

I am so thrilled about the response to our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here. For those of you outside the US, I have fixed the glitch…

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Human Trafficking: Inside the Survivor’s Mind

I am so thrilled about the response to our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here. For those of you outside the US, I have fixed the…

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An MDT Response to Child Abuse-Burn Cases

Seriously, folks–I am so thrilled about the response to our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can find it here.  Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-16-17

Seriously folks--I am so thrilled about the response to our first offering in the FHO store, Injury Following Consensual Sex. If you haven't ordered a copy yet, you can find it here.  Congratulations, Katrina L--you are the winner of the…

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New at the FHO Store: Injury Following Consensual Sex

I'm so excited to be able to announce that the FHO store is now live, and the 1st offering over there is the document, Injury Following Consensual Sex. Some of you may recognize a piece of it--the research grid--which used…

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Elder Abuse Research Review

The National Center on Elder Abuse has a new research review out, spanning the past 3 years. You can download the PDF here. While the review doesn't provide more than just the citations, it does break them down into categories,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-9-17

Like many of you, I'm getting ready to head to Toronto (incredibly early) tomorrow, so posting will be relatively light this week as I have my hands full with the annual IAFN conference. I can't wait to see everyone--I'll be…

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Evaluation 101: Prep, Analyze, Visualize Your Data

First, let me say, you guys are the best--you flooded my inbox with your thoughts about a fee-based research overview (and peppered the site with a couple comments, too :) ). BTW, there's still time to provide some feedback and…

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