The Spectrum of Prevention is a tool developed by the Prevention Institute to help develop strategies to prevent violence against women. It has been featured frequently as a way to mobilize communities to develop solutions to prevent sexual violence, as well as a tool for educating individuals and communities about engaging in the prevention process.
On February 9th, Jewish Women International’s National Alliance to End Domestic Violence is hosting a teleconference entitled, The Impact of Our Economic Downturn on Domestic Violence and Homelessness. Featured speakers include Lynn Rosenthal from the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Mary Lauby from Jane Doe, Inc.
The US Department of Health and Human Services created the Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking, and with it, an online toolkit for several different disciplines. The Toolkit for Healthcare Providers includes an annotated Powerpoint presentation that focuses on our role in identifying and assisting victims.
1. Describe secondary traumatization to care providers.
2. Describe the signs of stress and anxiety disorders associated with secondary traumatization.
3. Discuss interventions which assist the victim to deal with the sequelae of secondary traumatization.
4. Discuss prevention strategies.
In the 2 weeks this site has been up and running, almost a thousand hits have been recorded and many of you now subscribe. Looking at the site stats, it’s clear that vicarious trauma, bioterrorism and sexual assault are the most popular topics so far. If there is information you are looking for, please feel free to post a comment asking for it. I have a wide variety of sources I cull from and receive many email updates that feed this site. I’m happy to search for special requests. However, your fellow readers may also know where to find some of that information, so it’s always worth a post. Additionally, if you have information you think would be appropriate, please send it on to me (email@example.com) and I will get it up on the site.
In the coming weeks, I will be adding information to the site in a new series that focuses on creating your own online offerings. Stay tuned!
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is hosting a webinar January 28th at 12pm ET, entitled Treating the Addicted Survivor of Trauma. Cost of the webinar is $95 ($65 for ISSTD members); it’s scheduled to last 90 minutes.
Many of you are looking to grants to help support and grow your programs. For my money, the Foundation Center is one of the best resources out there for grant seekers, with an online library, information about a large number of funders, and brick and mortar locations in 5 cities around the US. And now, they are offering webinars on key topics like basic proposal writing, which used to only be available in the form of live classes.
Nurses can earn 5 CEs for completing Western Schools’ Bioterrorism and the Nurse’s Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction. This is in a text-posttest format; however it is much longer than your typical article-based CE offering, running 65 pages (so pace yourself). It’s currently available at the sale price of $19.95 (you save $5).
The Headington Institute (“psychological and spiritual support for humanitarian relief and development workers“) has a self-study module available on their website, Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma. The module is text-based and requires registration to access–it’s free of charge once you are registered.
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is providing 1.0 CEUs for their offering: Violence Against Women: Identification, Screening and Management of Intimate Partner Violence. Of note is the fact that this one is co-authored by Dr. Jacqueline Campbell (creator of the frequently used Danger Assessment tool) and is well-resourced, with downloads that include the Abuse Assessment Screening Tool.
ReachMD did a segment in their series on Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness entitled, Finding Your Niche in Disaster Planning and Response. Because so may of my forensic colleagues are either currently working on disaster response teams or have expressed an interest in doing so, this is a great, brief overview of how each of us can play a role in disaster planning and response.
Just a reminder to those of you wanting to participate in the webinar on domestic violence and sexual assault in tribal communities January 22nd. You can read the full posting here for registration and participation details.
In honor of Stalking Awareness Month, one more post on the subject. Stalking: Real Fear, Real Crime is a fantastic collaboration between Lifetime Television, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and LMNO Productions. Although it was originally produced for law enforcement, I think it’s incredibly useful for healthcare providers and other disciplines, as well (I use it as part of several courses I teach). Total run time is 18 minutes and it’s free to access.
The issue of mandatory reporting for nurses is an interesting one and parameters for reporting are dependent upon the state in which you practice. Medscape is offering 1 CEU for completing this online offering, Dilemmas in Mandatory Reporting for Nurses. The article examines crime reporting (such as child abuse and domestic violence), as well as reporting of colleagues for misconduct or lapses in professionalism.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials has amassed a large archive of previously offered webinars. These are available for free and require only a minimal amount of registration information. It’s Tough Being a Teen: Prevention Strategies Addressing Leading Causes of Injury and Death is a 90 minute webcast featuring presentations from national, state and local public health professionals.
The Office of Victims of Crime is sponsoring a guest hosted web forum session on addressing technology and stalking. The forum will be January 21st at 2pm and no preregistration is required. From the OVC website: Join , Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, and , Founder and Director of Safety Net: The National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, for a discussion on best practices for addressing technology and stalking.
Participants can submit questions ahead of time and view answers online in real time (although it requires repeatedly refreshing the page to see updated responses), or submit questions during the hour long session, which may or may not get answered during the period of the web forum session (but may still get answered within several days of the event). There is no fee to participate in this event.
The International Association of Forensic Nursing is offering 4.25 CEUs for their Topics in Forensic Nursing Practice webcast. This is a session originally held in Annapolis, MD July, 2008. By purchasing the session, participants will be able to access 3 tracks: Human Trafficking, Courtroom Testimony and Ethics in Forensic Nursing.