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Sexual Assault

New Guide: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

OVC has a new online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Bookmark it, share it with your team, use it as the basis for a great inservice discussion–all of it. There are specific implications and actions for different service providers, including medical, throughout. Much needed and I can’t wait to make my way through it.

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Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders

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.

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DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 6-9-14

I spent more time plugged in this weekend than I should have. When you work for yourself it is so easy to let the left and right limits of your work day week bleed into one another. Or disappear altogether. Either way, too much time looking at a screen. Gotta work on that whole self-care thing. Either way, here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:

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Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Full-Text Friday (on Sunday): Childhood Misfortune as a Threat to Successful Aging

You know your brain is a tad overloaded when the mere act of hitting the “publish” button is too much. So this post sat languishing in draft purgatory until I noticed this bit of sadness and quickly rectified. Apologies for being absent from Full-Text Fridays for awhile. The truth is that it’s fairly time-consuming and everyone knows, this is my nerdy hobby. So sometimes things don’t happen.

I’m including this article for your perusal because I never stop talking to people about the impact of violence on health. This full-text piece examines adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on aging, the relevance of which I hope is immediately apparent. Details after the jump:

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DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 6-2-14

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:

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Elder Abuse/Neglect Sexual Assault

Sexual Violence in Later Life: Strategies for Healthcare Providers

One of my main co-conspirators collaborators, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, is the featured speaker in an upcoming webinar hosted by NSVRC,  Sexual Violence in Later Life: Strategies for Healthcare Providers. The session will be held twice: 11 and 12 June, 2-3:30pm ET. Please note–the audience will be limited to 30 participants for each session so register ASAP. Details after the jump:

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Sexual Assault

Untested Rape Kits: the Issue, the Impact, and the Response

The DNA Resource Center at NCVC is hosting a webinar, Untested Rape Kits: the Issue, the Impact and the Response. The session will be held June 10th from 1-2:30pm ET. Details after the jump:

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Articles of Note Child Abuse DV/IPV Elder Abuse/Neglect Sexual Assault Testimony

Articles of Note: May 2014

Man, am I tardy on this. Finally–once again here’s this (and last) month’s Articles of Note, a look at what has caught my eye from the recently published, peer-reviewed literature. There’s a lot of good stuff in this round up, so I would encourage you to peruse the abstracts. Keep in mind this isn’t a comprehensive list, just the things that interested me. Click through for the link:

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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment Practices, Successes, and Directions for the Future

IAFN and NSVRC are hosting a webinar June 10th from 2-3:30pm ET, Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment, Practices, Successes and Directions for the Future. The session will focus on research conducted by Urban Institute on exam payment. Interested in the topic? Check out this related article over at Vox that should stir up some discussion for sure.

{The Urban Institute’s full report can be found here. (PDF)}

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Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 5/12/14

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:

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Sexual Assault

Emergency Contraception After Rape

I had this article bookmarked to post when I returned, and coincidentally, my friend Linda Reimer just sent it out to the IAFN community today, so glad we’re all on the same page today. Medscape published an article last week, Emergency Contraception After Rape. It’s available for free, but registration for the site is required (also free). A good one to print and share with members of your team.

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Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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.

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Sexual Assault

Happy Nurses Week 2014

In my haste to get my life back to normal, I almost forgot it’s Nurses Week, so a happy one to all of my nursing colleagues out there. This week marks a year since three women (and the child of one of the women) escaped from the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland after a decade in captivity, and the local Fox affiliate interviewed the nurses involved in their care at MetroHealth that night when they were brought in.

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Testimony

Full-Text Friday: Nursing Is Not a Lesser Included Profession

I am on my way to Argentina, but wanted to leave you with a new full-text post before I jet off. This week’s offering is actually a law review article, and I post it because it’s an important perspective from the legal profession about a conversation we should be having more of (or really, just having since I don’t know that I’ve ever heard the topic mentioned in any formal way). Click through for details:

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Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 4/21/14

I have had a lot of emails asking if I will be at the EVAW Conference this week in Seattle–many good friends are out there, but I will not be. I am heading to Indianapolis on Wednesday to teach some of the advanced SANE sessions at the INCASA Conference,  so I am looking forward to seeing many FHO readers there (and if we have never met, please come introduce yourself–I love meeting readers). And then I am heading to Argentina for a week of food and wine with my best friend. I will not be working (it’s 100% vacation), but I will be rerunning some of FHO’s greatest hits the week I’m gone, so the site won’t be dark. However, I *was* working a bit this weekend, and managed to do a decent amount of reading–here’s what caught my interest since last we spoke:

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Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Full-Text Friday: Normalizing Sexual Violence

Many articles, tweets and Facebook posts have focused on this article, but it still seems important enough to highlight for this week’s full-text offering. So click through to read more about our featured article:

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DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 4-14-14

This is my last full week in the office before vacation, save some work with the Army JAGs here in town, so I am glued to my to-do list. That being said I did manage to get some reading done this weekend (although the pull of 70+ degree weather and sunshine was irresistible), but much of it had to do with the terrible tragedy in Kansas yesterday. I know it will be part of our conversation around the Seder table tonight as we celebrate Passover, keeping the victims and their families and community in our prayers. A happy Pesach to all of you who observe. Click tghrough to check out what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:

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Sexual Assault

Rural SART’s: What the Research Tells Us

NSVRC is hosting a webinar with featured speaker, Dr. Megan Greeson on April 15th from 3-4:30 pm ET. The topic will be Rural SARTs: What the Research Tells Us. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Dr. Greeson in the past–I highly encourage attending. More details after the jump:

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Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 4/7/14

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:

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Sexual Assault

Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence: Considerations for Advocates & Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners

The Northwest Network is hosting a webinar, Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence: Considerations for Advocates and Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners. It’s being held April 22nd from 12-1:30 PT.  Register for the session here.