Evolution of the Danger Assessment

Over at the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project they are offering a great webinar in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Evolution of the Danger Assessment. Kim Nash will be leading the session, offered on October 18th at 11am ET. From…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-1-18

An FHO reader sent me an email asking where the regular Monday posts have been, and here's the thing--I don't have much to tell you about what I've been looking at since last we spoke because it's all kind of…

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Healthcare Needs of Trafficking Victims

An FHO reader asked if I would do a review of the literature on the healthcare needs of trafficking victims and the answer is no, because it's already out there. Allow me to point your attention to the library over…

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A National Training Standard for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners 2nd Edition: A Training Blueprint

SAFEta has a webinar coming up on the new edition of the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners. The session will be held October 3rd at 3:30pm ET (and it will be archived). Obviously, it is in…

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Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

As I was waiting for my flight Monday I happened to catch this story about the fact that (not a surprise) childhood trauma and its health effects were more prevalent among minorities. And I received the research alert in my…

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Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit: 2018 Edition

NSVRC has just published the 2018 edition of the SART Toolkit, and while I haven't had a chance to peruse it in its entirety, what I have seen looks great. There's a lot of content for your healthcare team and…

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Experts

Something to consider when it comes to evaluating experts: One can be an expert in treating the injuries caused by a mechanism of injury... ...and not necessarily be an expert in the mechanism of injury itself. We probably don't talk…

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Articles of Note: September 2018 Edition

I had planned to post this yesterday, but I seem to have a gremlin in my Adobe Pro software right now, so apologies for the delay. I'm finally back in DC for a couple days before I head cross country to…

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Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a two-part webinar series coming up next month, Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families. Part one will be held October 11th at 1pm CT; part two will be held October 25th at at…

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Since Last We Spoke, Rosh Hashanah Edition

Heading to Orlando tomorrow to teach with the Army, and like many of you, I'll be keeping an eye on Florence (because like many of you we are in her projected path at this point--re-upped on a few hurricane supplies yesterday just…

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The Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Prevention

I'm heading out to the National Advocacy Center down in South Carolina for a couple days, but before I go, an excellent educational opportunity. PreventConnect has a webinar coming up, the Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Prevention.…

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New Edition of SANE Education Guidelines Now Available

Not to be confused with the new SAMFE National Training Standards published by the Department of Justice, IAFN has just released the new edition of the SANE Education Guidelines. Keep in mind, these are two completely separate and distinct documents. If…

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Policies and Procedures for Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Kim Day posted this on the IAFN community site last week, so some of you may have already seen it, but in case you didn't, the national nPEP toolkit project continues to add resources to their site (I posted about the…

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Just Released: National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (2nd Edition)

I am thrilled this is now available, as I was fortunate to work on this project--the 2nd edition of the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (PDF) is now available. Published by OVW, it updates the original training standards,…

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Rising STD Rates in US

CDC is reporting rising rates of STDs in the US, which is of concern for many of our practices. Now is a good time to be touching base with your local health departments to see what the clinical picture is…

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New Issue of Journal of Forensic Nursing

Don't know if you saw, but the new issue of the Journal of Forensic Nursing is out and there is a lot in this edition that caught my attention. I was particularly interested in the HPV prevention article and the…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-27-18

I thought I would be heading straight from Camp Pendleton to Ft Drum, but as these things do, that work went away, so I am unexpectedly home for a few days before I head to the CLE for a family…

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Looking for Volunteers to Help Facilitate at My Workshop

If you are planning on attending the IAFN conference this year in Reno AND you are not committed to teaching or meetings on that Wednesday the 24th, please consider the following request--I am looking for volunteer facilitators for a new…

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Domestic Violence Related Mass and Spree Killings

Battered Women's Justice Project is hosting an upcoming webinar, Domestic Violence Related Mass and Spree Killings. The session will be held September 17th at 2pm CT. From the website: Dr. Neil Websdale will define mass and spree killing and explain…

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Research Article Review Template

Oh hey--I made you a thing! Actually, I built you a thing out of some solid, already crafted parts and few original ideas, so let's not get carried away here. An FHO reader asked if I had a concrete way…

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