I’m heading to Phoenix for the IAFN annual conference. I’m hoping to catch up with a good many of you this year: I’ll be at both the IAFN “Lucy” booth and the NSVRC table talking about the new SANE Sustainability app (have you downloaded it yet?). Please stop by and say hello; you know how I love to meet FHO readers. If you can’t make it (sad panda face), follow along at #4N6RN. And if you are there, consider tweeting about some of your sessions with the designated hashtag so your colleagues who are staying home to cover the call schedule don’t miss out completely!
I am so excited to sit down with this: Delivery and Evaluation of Sexual Assault Forensic (SAFE) Training Programs (PDF). The report addresses the initial offering of the online SAFE training + 2 day clinical practicum provided by IAFN and evaluated by Debra Patterson and her team. There’s some really promising results here and it gives us some direction for rethinking how we deliver both didactic and clinical education. Definitely a worthwhile read, especially for those of you conducting SAFE training or debating ways in which to get new clinicians educated.
I haven’t posted a TED talk in awhile, but I was interested in this one, in part because of how I make my living and also because my spouse and I will be doing a session at this year’s IAFN conference on being an effective public speaker (p. 19: The Art and Science (and Law) of Public Speaking). While I didn’t find the vocal exercises section at the end to be all that useful for my purposes, I found his breakdown about the mechanics of effective speaking to really resonate: