Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

See the Signs

There’s a new website, See the Signs that focuses on recognizing and responding to domestic and sexual violence. There are three online courses offered on the site: one about intervening to prevent domestic and sexual violence (created by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence); one about having conversations with teens about healthy dating relationships (created by Jewish Women International); and one on protecting children from domestic violence (created by the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). I haven’t worked my way through the site or the courses yet, but I hope to at least spend some time with it over the holiday. I’ll be interested to hear what you think.

(h/t VAWnet)

Sexual Assault

Guidelines for Screening for Nonviral STIs in Teens

Medscape has a new CME/CEU opportunity available that should be of interest to many of you: Guidelines Address Screening for Nonviral STIs in Teens. As with all Medscape offerings, the CEs are free, but (free) registration is required on the site to access any content.

“Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screening guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening those at risk based on epidemiologic and clinical outcomes data. This American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement regarding these curable, nonviral STIs summarizes the evidence for nonviral STI screening in adolescents, discusses the value of screening, and offers recommendations for routine screening of adolescents for nonviral STIs.”

You can also check out the full-text policy statement from AAP here (PDF).


Digital Girls

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: