F*ck Yeah, Nurses! Part II

With the really chilling stories of the fires in California, I give you this uplifting twitter thread about one particularly heroic nurse in Paradise: Here's the crazy story of just one of the many heroes in Paradise, the town destroyed…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-12-18

Today is a mellow day here at FHO headquarters, as we observe Veterans Day in the US, and I spend it with my very favorite veteran. We are making blueberry ricotta pancakes, just FYI. Thank you, veterans, for your service…

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F*ck Yeah, Nurses!

Hey, how about that election the other night! While it was not perfect (Florida, what happened? And the Texas senate race? And please do not get me started on what's still going on in Georgia...), there were some really incredible…

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Effective Telenursing Response to Sexual Assault

OVC is hosting an Expert Q&A session, Effective Telenursing Response to Sexual Assault. It will be held live on November 14th from 2-3pm, but will be posted on their website afterward for review. Susan Chasson, M.S.N., J.D., SANE–A, and Dr. Sheridan…

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Writing Grants: Show Me the Money

Sorry about the late notice on this one: IAFN is hosting a webinar this week, Writing Grants: Show Me the Money. The session will be held on November 8th at 2pm ET.  CE is available. The session (free for members,…

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Since Last We Spoke, Forensic Nurses Week 2018 and Midterm Elections

Happy Forensic Nurses Week to everyone! It's a fine time to take a moment and celebrate the excellent work we all do, although I hope it's not only appreciated this one week each year. This week is also important here…

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Articles of Note: October/November 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our mostly-monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. This edition is a whopper. Almost six pages of science for you to peruse, and it's worth going through the whole list because there's…

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Be A Demanding and Conscientious Consumer of Education

At the IAFN conference last week you probably heard me say this several times: be a demanding and conscientious consumers of education. This might just be my mantra for 2019. If I've learned anything from listening to as much testimony as…

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Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

Greetings from San Diego, where I am teaching for the Army this week. I hope everyone had a good conference! This year's was incredibly successful from my vantage point, although I had to leave a day early--I know my sessions…

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Issues With the Contact Form Are Fixed!

Thanks to everyone who alerted me about the issues with the FHO Contact form. It took me a while to troubleshoot the issue (since I am FHO's tech support, too), but at long last, the problem is solved. Feel free to…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-22-18

This week is our annual IAFN conference, so I have no idea whether any other posts will happen. Hard to say, based on the level of historical (good) chaos that is this event. I am debuting brand new content, and…

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Medicolegal Death Investigation: Interview with Bobbi Jo O’Neal

When I was posting Tuesday's content I happened to notice that FCoE had an interview with the fabulous Bobbi Jo O'Neal that just went live, so as a bonus, today I am featuring her interview. I haven't had a chance…

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Medical-Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: Legal Framework for Immigrant Victims & Introduction to the Istanbul Protocol

IAFN is offering a special 5-part series for members only on medical-forensic evaluation of asylum seekers (such a great topic). The 1st part of the series will be held on November 15th at 1pm: Legal Framework for Immigrant Victims & Introduction…

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Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic

Forensic Technology Center of Excellence has an upcoming webinar: Advancing Research Initiatives and Combatting the Human Trafficking Epidemic. The session will be held on November 1st at 1pm ET. From the website: Trafficking in persons is a multi-faceted global epidemic…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-15-18

I'm on my way to Ft. Bragg this morning. Not going to lie--getting on a plane was not easy today. Last week was a slog of straight 15+ hour days and this month and next, I am on the road…

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Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW)

Futures Without Violence has launched a new project, the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW). The aim of the center is to "test an approach to improve how child welfare agencies and their partners work collaboratively…

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Victim Notification: Safety and Privacy Planning

The SAKI project has a webinar coming up, Victim Notification: Safety and Privacy Planning. It's an issue we probably don't give enough consideration, so although it leans a bit more advocacy, I think it's a great one for any member…

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Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health has a webinar coming up, Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches. The session will be held October 23rd at 2pm CT. This is part of their…

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Allowed To Be Angry: Women, Rage And The Way Forward

There's no way to ignore the amount of rage that women are feeling at this pivotal time in US history. So I was really pleased to hear 3 authors I admire tremendously featured on 1A this morning (all of whom…

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Why Don’t They Tell? Teens and Sexual Assault Disclosure

Since this seems pretty timely, I figured I'd go ahead and post the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's recently published fact sheet, Why Don't They Tell? Teens and Sexual Assault Disclosure.  Obviously, it's bigger than this moment in history, but…

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