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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Relationship Dynamics And Teen Dating Violence

A newly published research brief from NIJ: Relationship Dynamics And Teen Dating Violence (PDF). It addresses the following research questions: Which relationship dynamics increase the risk for TDV or protect against abuse?How does the experience of TDV in one relationship…

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Inquiry and Response to Recent and Past Trauma in Adult Health Care

A newly published article (hooray for Open Access) that's worth your attention (do mind, it's currently in press)--From Treatment to Healing: Inquiry and Response to Recent and Past Trauma in Adult Health Care. With as much conversation as we have…

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Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams

EVAWI's Kris Rose and Kim Day from IAFN will be hosting a webinar, Thinking Outside the Kit: Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams. The session will be held March 7th at 1pm ET. From the…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-18-19

The girlchild was in town this weekend, so there was a lot of parenting time, and less hanging out and surfing. We entertained at the house, Sasha baked, and we ate, and we just generally enjoyed having the kid home.…

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Since Parkland

Today marks one year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This past summer, 200 teen journalists began the work of telling the stories of youth gun deaths in the US--spanning the year between the day of the…

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Interpretation of Medical Findings in Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

An email from a defense attorney recently made me realize that I had not ever posted the most recent update from Adams, et al. (published in June). Most of you who do this work probably already have the article, and…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-11-19

I have a confession: Sasha was at Ft Bragg all weekend doing soldier things, so I did nothing. Seriously, nothing. No work of any variety. I barely got myself fed if we're going to be honest. I had a weekend…

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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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