New ACOG Opinion on Sexual Assault

Ahead of this month's Articles of Note, I wanted to highlight the newly published American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) committee opinion on sexual assault. You can read the full text here for free. However, the bottom line for…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-8-19

After a fantastic weekend back in the 216, I'm in my writing chair and staring down deadlines, so we'll make this quick. I'm back in the office this week, and then--well, I don't really know, because the travel calendar has…

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How Can the Internet of Things Be Misused?

Here's a really interesting session for those of you working with patients experiencing intimate partner violence and/or stalking: the National Network to End Domestic Violence has a webinar coming up April 25th--How Can the Internet of Things Be Misused? It…

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Child Sex Trafficking Webinar Series

Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta has a webinar series on child sex trafficking available for professionals looking for more education on the topic. The fundamentals webinar will be held April 9th at 1pm ET. It looks like they archive, so if…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-1-19

Well, I was supposed to be working on the west coast this week, and suddenly--I am not. That's just how this goes, and that's okay, because I have *projects*, so this week at home is a gift. I head to…

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National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative Healthcare Training Module

Last year I posted about the toolkit published by the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, and mentioned that they anticipated publishing a module for healthcare providers. I finally revisited their site, and the module is now live. It does a…

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SANE Expert Witness Training Course

First off, sorry for being absent this week. It's an involved week, and you know how it is sometimes. Secondly, I know that normally I only post online events, but this is our (almost always) annual testimony course at the…

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New Research in Elder Abuse: Developing a Geriatric Injury Documentation Tool

Sometimes with as much content contained on this site, things get lost. So I wanted to make sure I took a minute to highlight an article that has recently been published that might otherwise get missed in my usual roundup…

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New HIV Data from CDC

A few things of which to be aware from CDC on HIV in the US that may impact your forensic practice: Understanding the Impact of HIV: Diagnoses, Incidence and Prevalence (PDF) HIV Among Women Fact Sheet (PDF) HIV Infection Risk,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-18-19

I'm heading to ATL in the morning to teach for a few days, but before I head out, it's worth mentioning a couple things. One, it's spring here in the District, which is a gift. Every damn year this city…

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DNA Evidence Collection in Groping Sexual Assault Cases: Practice Implications for SANEs

If you missed Julie Valentine's webinar last month on DNA in groping cases, you're in luck--aside from listening to the archived version of *that* presentation, Dr. Valentine is presenting a SANE-specific talk for SAFEta. The webinar will be held April…

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Buried Abuse

Last week, Latino USA (in conjunction with Rewire. News) reported on this story of sexual abuse in US immigration detention centers. It is powerful and raw, and much of what you'll hear is sadly familiar: "There’s a long and extensive…

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Medical-Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: Physical Exam & Utilizing the Istanbul Protocol

IAFN is hosting the continuation of their series,  Medical Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers; part 3 of 5 will take place next month, Physical Exam and Utilizing the Istanbul Protocol. The session will be held April 17th at 1pm ET.…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-11-19

Well, I'm heading off to Michigan State University for a few days, kicking off the next major travel cycle. March has me bouncing all over this country, ending in the Seattle area, with some ATL and Ft Bragg in between.…

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Articles of Note, March 2019 Edition

Since we're in a research frame of mind, I figured I might as well go ahead with this month's Articles of Note, and there's a lot to work through. I don't want to completely nerd out on everyone, but man,…

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Radiologic Findings in Intimate Partner Violence (and also, a few words about research)

Folks, I am happy to share a new study recently published in the journal, Radiology. But before I go there, let me remind readers of a couple things--the research I share is to help inform clinical practice and the opinions…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-4-19

Here's the thing--this is the last week I am home before I am on the road for some or all of the next 16 consecutive weeks (I feel somewhat lightheaded just typing that). That's not to say some things couldn't…

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Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault

Futures Without Violence has a webinar coming up--Addressing Alcohol's Role in Campus Sexual Assault. The session will be held March 25th at 3pm ET. IT will be recorded and archived. From the website: Alcohol use plays a role in 50…

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Drugs and the Forensic Patient

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project has an upcoming webinar, Drugs and the Forensic Patient. The session will be held March 28th at 1pm ET. Like all of their sessions, free CEs are available for physicians and nurses. And yes, it…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-25-19

Well, the hiatus at home was lovely, but it's back to airports for me. It won't be the constant frenzy for the next few weeks, but we're definitely headed in that direction by the end of March, so I am…

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