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:
BWJP is offering a webinar, Military-Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions. The session will be held April 17th from 2-3:30pm CT. Registration is required by April 16th to participate.
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:
VAWNet has an updated collection now available: Violence in the Lives of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Medical folks, we generally get very little training on this issue, so it is absolutely worth your while to peruse the collection and consider what materials you may be able to use for future capacity-building.
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.
Sorry to have been absent so much last week–the one-two punch of a difficult trial and an epic migraine made the latter half of last week challenging (I have a string of four-letter expletives that’s probably more accurate and descriptive, but we’ll stick with challenging for now). However, my kid is in town and we are heading to my happy place this week (Eagle, CO) for some family time. Posts should be regular–I’m stacking them in advance, and I’ll periodically check emails if you’re looking for me. But don’t expect responses during prime ski hours. I’ll be busy:)
Speaking of vacations, in an unprecedented move I am taking time off during two consecutive months, and need some input from my well-traveled readers. Next month, my best friend and I are heading to Argentina–Buenos Aires and Mendoza specifically. If anyone has some ideas for must-see/eat/stay places, please do let me know. Off the beaten path is particularly appealing. This will be my 1st trip to South America, so I’m pretty stoked.
Anyway, let’s get back to the matter at hand–a little taste of what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:
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:
Time once again for Articles of Note, a look at some of the newest literature published in the peer-reviewed journals with the last 30(ish) days. There’s a lot to look at this month, although most of it requires a subscription or library access, sadly. It’s a pretty diverse lot this month, so you’ll want to wade through the list and see what catches your eye.
I typically don’t post live events here, but I want to mention this one for anyone in the DC area: NIJ is hosting a live seminar series, Research for the Real World. The next talk in the series is April 12th from 10-11:30 am: Violent Repeat Victimization: Prospects and Challenges for Research and Practice. Dr. Janet Lauritsen will be the speaker. You can find details about location here. And if you can’t attend the live session?
For those of you not able to make the live presentation of The Science Base for Prevention of Injury and Violence, it is now available as a webcast on the CDC’s site. You can also download a print-friendly PDF of the slides.
Tuesday, January 17th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering the next in their Grand Rounds series: The Science Base for the Prevention of Injury and Violence. The live webcast will also be archived for 48 hours after the event. And if you’re interested in CEs, you can register for them here.