DNA Evidence in Groping Sexual Assault Cases

Here's a topic rarely discussed in webinars: DNA Evidence in Groping Sexual Assault Cases. The always excellent Dr. Julie Valentine will be presenting the session on February 27th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: Improving the overall response to sexual…

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Articles of Note: February 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly waltz through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I have to tell you, it's a pretty glorious selection this month. Links lead to PubMed abstracts except where indicated. Thinking about having…

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Improve the Care of Pediatric Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

CDC has a new online course available on improving the care of pediatric patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). CEs/CMEs are available upon completion (NAPNAP/AAP), so for those of you in need of continuing education credits, this is worth…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-4-19

I cannot describe how happy I am to look at my calendar and see no travel for 3 weeks. I'm delirious at the prospect of being home that long. I spent most of the weekend doing mundane things like grocery…

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And the Winner Is…

Drumroll please... Our winner is #33 Aimee Falkenberg you are our winner! I am super pleased to offer you one registration to this year's IAFN conference in New Orleans. And your resolution: My professional goal for 2019 is to push…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-28-18

First, thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. I randomized the responses and had the generator choose a winner for me. Come back tomorrow for the big announcement. I'm at Ft. Bragg this week and then [carefully looks around…

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Child Physical Abuse: A Guide to the CAC Response

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center is offering a webinar next month, Child Physical Abuse: A Guide to the CAC Response. The session will be held February 7th at 1pm CT. Like all…

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How to Get Started in Quality Improvement

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) BMJ has a new full-text article available, How to get started in quality improvement. If you've spent any time on this site you know I'm a big fan of any type of…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-21-19

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) The windchill in the DC area is -3, but it's better than the ground temp of -14 in E Lansing where I'm headed later today. I finally made it home after 15…

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Shining Light on the Response to Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Out of the shadows: Shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation is a 40-country benchmarking index examining how countries are responding to the threat of sexual violence against children.…

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Articles of Notes: January 2019 Edition

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I hope you've made room on your nightstands and your e-readers, my friends, because there's…

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What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Futures Without Violence has a webinar coming up at the end of the month, What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking. The session will be held…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-14-19

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Well, I have to tell you, 2019 has started out with a bang. Last week was Hawaii, this week is Tacoma, and I still have E. Lansing, Cleveland and Ft. Bragg before…

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Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Late last year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime published the Global Study on Violence: Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls (PDF). It's taken me a bit to work my…

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Resolution: Read More

(Have you entered our giveaway yet for IAFN conference registration?) Yesterday a reader reminded me that for all of my discussion about reading research on FHO, I never really talk about the best way to make it *easier* to identify…

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FHO Is 10! (So We’ve Got a Giveaway to Celebrate!)

Happy birthday to us! I started FHO 10 years ago as a way to make sure there was a way to bring accessible and affordable continuing education to my fellow forensic colleagues. A lot has changed in the profession and…

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Happy New Year! A Look Back at 2018

We all were pretty busy in 2018, and even here at our little site, it turns out a bunch of you stopped by. So if you're curious, scroll through to see who showed up and what you all were reading…

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Happy Holidays! (Signing Off for the Year)

This is the last post of the year, my friends. I'm signing off to finish up some work here in Italy and then go on to Reykjavik where I will meet Sasha for a spot of vacation before we meet…

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Articles of Note: December 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed science. There's a lot to work through here, but that's a good thing, right? I have a ridiculously long reading list myself. So in the spirit…

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Rape-Related Pregnancy and Reproductive Coercion

One of the featured articles in this month's Articles of Note will be from the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Rape-Related Pregnancy and Association With Reproductive Coercion in the U.S. (PDF). It's currently available free online,…

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