The newest edition of Futures Without Violence‘s Health E-Bulletin (PDF) is now available. Particularly useful is the 1st article on why the ACA-mandated domestic violence screening matters and the one on reproductive coercion. Worth your time.
If you aren’t looking to your state anti-violence coalitions for continuing education, you’re missing some great opportunities. State coalitions do a lot of training, and many are putting on webinars and online courses that have relevance far beyond their state’s borders. Click through for some of the upcoming events, and feel free to add others in the comments (I’ll take those outside the US, too, please):
Here we go: vacation is behind us and a modified (but still busy) travel season resumes for our household. Happily it’s not me on the road this week, but after taking a week off, I can hardly corral my to-do list. Always a trade-off, that whole taking time off thing. Hopefully US readers enjoyed a happy and relaxing 4th–we certainly did (and it was a far more social one than I am used to). But all in all, there was plenty of downtime and a good amount of reading therein. Here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
Oh man, I do love me a good research compilation, and CALCASA delivers: the 2014 Sexual Violence Research Review is now available. Read the executive summary here; download the full report here (PDF). Super excited about this one.
And speaking of excited, come back tomorrow for the 2014 TIP Report, being released tomorrow by the State Department. It’s like nerd paradise up in here.
The Family Justice Center Alliance has another webinar coming up–this one on reproductive coercion. The session will be held June 26th from 10-11:30 am PT. Click through for details:
Over at PreventConnect they published a blog post on a new study out in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. The article, Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders: Implications for Trauma-Informed Care, and the blog post, are both worth perusing. I’ve also added them to the ACEs Clinical Guide, along with our most recent Full-Text Friday offering and a couple other notable links. We rarely talk about offenders here (it’s not my area of specialty, but if there’s someone who would like to guest post on the topic, I am always happy to have that conversation), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t relevance in understanding the myriad impacts of adverse childhood experiences in the lives of offenders, as well as victims.
Yesterday was my birthday, which means that basically the whole weekend was my birthday (and also the wedding reception for our good friends AND the arrival of the girl child for the summer). Lots of celebrating around here; much less reading. But when I finally did manage to crawl into bed last night, it took awhile to sleep, and just like that, I was caught up in some of the world’s goings-on. So here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
Apologies for the absence yesterday–I am battling a migraine that is getting the best of me and it was just not a good day. But I am trying to muscle through it (as I post from ORD on my way to MCI), and this webinar is worthy of notice. SAMHSA has been hosting a Girls Matter webinar series and the next offering in the series is one called Digital Girls: Confession, Connection and Disconnection.It will be held May 20th from 3-4:30 pm ET. Rachel Simmons is one of the featured speakers (perhaps you’ve read Odd Girl Out?). It should be a good session, particularly for those of you who work with adolescents frequently. Details after the jump:
I’m getting ready to head to Kansas City for the Forensic Investigations Conference–if you’re going to be there please come by and say hello. It was a pretty lovely weekend in our household, but by Sunday I was putting all of my people on planes, so last night I spent the evening dividing my time between perusing my Twitter feed and binge watching The Newsroom (damn you, HBO To Go!). Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
Who schedules the start of a brand new off-site project with a steep learning curve the day after she returns from vacation? This girl. So no prolonged post today. Just want to make sure you’ve seen some of the latest on campus sexual assault, including the White House Task Force report published last week, the associated resources at the NotAlone.gov site, and the substantial NY Times article in this Sunday’s paper, Fight Against Sexual Assault Holds Colleges to Account. Google campus sexual assault and you’ll find plenty that’s been written in the past week (including this Slate article, bookmarked for my metro ride tomorrow), but this is what I’ve been working my way through since last we spoke…still catching up post-Argentina.
Lots of reading this weekend, so it’s a good list. But before I put it up, a quick reminder (again), since I got a nastygram from a reader who disliked one of the articles I posted last week: just because I read it doesn’t mean I agree with it. Everything on this site, be it articles in posts like this or webinar offerings or full-length reports, should be read with the understanding that, unless it is accompanied by a clear endorsement from me, is not actually an endorsement. This site is for information sharing. FHO readers are a smart bunch–you guys will decide what is relevant and what is valid for your own practices. That being said, here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
April is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month: two issues central to many of our practices, both of which can take a serious toll on clinicians. It seems like compassion fatigue (and its sisters, vicarious trauma and burnout) don’t get nearly enough attention in our professional circles. But really, they should–a recent study found that 85% of emergency department nurses surveyed reported moderate to high levels of compassion fatigue. I’d be interested in what the results would look like if they surveyed a group of forensic clinicians.
I’m hustling today, big time. The weekend was a busy one, with my kiddo heading back to school and deadlines closing in. So a short list for you today, but still interesting. Here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
The Children’s Safety Network is hosting a webinar March 20th from 2-3:30 pm MT, Recognizing and Responding to Trauma: The ACE Study and Trauma-Informed Care. The session is part of their 2014 webinar series, Improving the Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Communities Through the National Prevention Strategy.
I’m in court this week AND trying to finish off a brand new curriculum (a project I can’t wait to talk more about–just not yet), so it was a busy weekend prepping and writing. There were a few things, though, that caught my eye in moments of downtime. So here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
Just released is the CDC’s report Intimate Partner Violence in the United States 2010. You can read the full report, along with an executive summary and FAQs here. It’s by far a more in-depth look at the issue than what we’ve seen published by DOJ, and includes implications for prevention, as well as a look at the intersections of IPV, sexual violence and stalking. Healthcare providers, pay close attention to Chapter 7: Services and Disclosure Related to Intimate Partner Violence Victimization. Excellent information there for funding proposals and arguments for service expansion.
So yesterday I participated in NSVRC’s #TweetAboutIt Tuesday. The topic was older adults and healthy sexuality. And here’s what I love about participating in something like this. Within a minute (literally) of posting a question, I had in my (virtual) hands this fabulous document– Exploring the Sexual Rights of Older Adults: Toward Healthy Sexuality and Freedom From Victimization in Later Life (PDF). Hat tip to Benje Douglas at NSVRC who sent it my way.
I confess I was a tad jealous when I saw the tweets coming through from last year’s Roots of Change conference, sponsored by the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force and Men Can Stop Rape. Fantastic workshops and lots of great people getting to share the same space. While it doesn’t give me the feeling of networking with so many amazing colleagues, I was thrilled to at least get a chance to listen to the keynote presentations from the conference, thanks to PreventConnect.