Articles of Note: May/June 2019 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (almost) monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature in search of all things new and/or useful to clinical practice, public policy, and testimony. As you may have noticed, I didn't make one happen…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-3-19

A few things happening over here--one, it's Pride month, y'all, so that's always a fun time here in DC. Also, I had a milestone birthday this weekend, so much of my time was spent enjoying both the wife and best…

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Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony: Table of Contents

I have to tell you, I am overwhelmed at the response to the new research compilation, Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony. The response has been--unexpected. But a very smart attorney to whom I am married casually mentioned it…

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Abortion Resources for Patients

I saw a great abortion resource come across my Twitter feed this morning from the Abortion Care Network that would be an excellent part of discharge resources in the US for patients who might want/need it: Don't be deterred by…

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Applying the Strangulation Research To Expert Testimony

It's here, folks: Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony is now available for purchase in the store. A couple of things I'd like to mention--first of all it's more expensive than the previous ones ($9.99) because it's almost three…

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Coming soon: Strangulation Research Compilation

One week from today I will release the 3rd FHO research compilation: Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony in Cases with Adult Victims. It's the biggest one to date, but it's also the most needed. So I am spending…

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Friday Extra: Sex Ed for Senators

Let's keep this party going, shall we? Courtesy of Samantha Bee, it's Sex Ed for Senators, and I think it caps the week off nicely. Obviously not suitable for many workplaces (sadly): _____________________________________ Have you checked out the FHO store…

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Accessing Emergency Contraception After Sexual Assault

Not surprisingly, I have heard from many of you in the last 24 hours about your worries and concerns--there is a lot of angst about how many of you either work in facilities where patients are denied access to emergency…

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Sexual Assault Patients and Access to Abortion

Well, the news isn't great. Alabama has become the latest state to pass a near abortion ban, and it's time we talk about what this means for our patients in the US, because it's certainly not something we can ignore.…

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Is Your Agency Ready to Serve Transgender and Non-Binary Clients?

I just discovered that FORGE has recently published a self-assessment, Is Your Agency Ready to Serve Transgender and Non-Binary Clients, and before you are all, of course, we are, we already do, may I suggest you take a good long…

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Since Last We Spoke, 5-13-19

Greetings from cold and rainy DC. I was super privileged to spend a very satisfying day with the NY state IAFN chapter last Friday talking testimony. A lot of great conversation, many insightful questions, and just such good people. So…

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No Visible Bruises

I am about a third of the way through the newly published book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. It is extremely well-written, and although this is my area of expertise, I still…

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Teen Sex Trafficking: Recognizing the Signs and Creating a Safe Space for Disclosure

Evidentia Publishing (publishers of the IAFN Pediatric Strangulation Case Review and Assessment) and MobileODT are co-hosting a webinar May 14th at 2pm ET, Teen Sex Trafficking: Recognizing the Signs and Creating a Safe Space for Disclosure. I haven't attended any…

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Thank You!

Because of the volume of offers to review the latest research compilation, I cannot respond individually to everyone. I have reached out to those who I have asked to review at this point. So allow me to say thank you…

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Demystifying Care of Patients with Mental Illness Following a Sexual Assault

SAFEta has a webinar coming up next month, Demystifying Care of Patients with Mental Illness Following a Sexual Assault. The session will be held June 10th at 2pm ET. As with all of their offerings, it will be archived in…

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Since Last We Spoke, National Nurses Week 2019 Edition

A happy National Nurses Week this week! Here's hoping you are feeling the love wherever you are working this week--I will have the good fortunate of spending part of it with my friends and colleagues in New York where I…

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Peer Reviewers Needed

Looking for a few folks who are interested in being peer reviewers for the next research compilation on strangulation. This compilation is much lengthier (it's clocking in at about 25 pages, so it's monograph-length), so you have been warned. If…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Use of ALS to Identify Fluids on the Body

We can't update Part II and not update Part I, so here's the updated clinical guide, Use of ALS to Identify Fluids on the Body. There's much less new here, but it's nice to be complete. Let me know if…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Use of ALS to Identify Bruising

In anticipation of the next research compilation, I have updated one of the most popular clinical guides on the site, Use of ALS to Identify Bruising. There have been a number of research articles published since the guide was last…

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Late Notice: Webinars from IAFN and NIWRC

Starting this week off with a couple of late notice webinars for you, rather than our usual Monday offering, since both are good ones that simply ended up on my radar after last week's posts: First up: IAFN's continuing webinar…

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