Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category
IAFN is offering an online virtual tour, Monday, November 16th from 2-3pm ET. This webinar “will help you fully access your membership benefits. Let us connect you to the tools and resources that will enhance your career. You’ll also gain insight into the array of programs, services and resources that are available to you through your relationship with IAFN.”
Late getting to this post today–I’ve been wandering the state engaging in some pretty interesting conversations, which means a long night trying to catch up (I confess I took time out for homemade Chinese dumplings, made with great love, if not great skill by my husband). What does this have to do with the sustainability site? Not a thing–so I suppose I should get to it:
- A reminder about some of the great online courses offered by the Foundation Center–this one on finding funders [Pam B.: this may be a good resource in response to your question]
- More conversation about rehiring former employees
- Info about using Facebook Causes to potentially support your program
A word about next week–Tuesday I will be heading to the ATL for the IAFN Annual Assembly. While my good intentions are to keep regular posts going throughout the week, there’s an excellent chance I may miss a day or two. Posts that go up (with the exception of Monday’s) will be special posts from the conference–I hope to recap the best of what I see and hear. For those of you who will be there, please come by and say hello–you’ll find me at the NSVRC booth in the exhibit hall or at a couple of the sessions (including one I’m doing on using technology for education). Looking forward to seeing people there, chaotic as it will be.
To those heading to the Assembly, safe travels. And to all our readers–have a great (warm and dry) weekend!
The Prevention Institute has created a new resource on their website: Preventing Violence: Quick Links. It’s a “web-based compilation of practical, solution-oriented resources for communities working to prevent violence before it occurs“. You’ll find some great tools for community-wide planning and engagement. Best of all, if this is an area of interest for you, you can sign up for email alerts, so that you’re informed as additional resources are added to the page.
I love when readers (especially readers abroad) send me links I never would have run across otherwise: this summer in London, the UK hosted their inaugural digital safety conference, which “brought together thought leaders, policy makers, legal professionals, law enforcement agencies, government representatives, educators, industry leaders and those committed to protecting civil liberties to consider the health, reputation and environment of the digital world”.
An interesting coincidence (if you believe in those sorts of things) happened yesterday. I received an email from a reader asking about resources to engage men in ending violence against women; and I checked my Facebook page last night and saw that EVAW had posted some info about one of Canada’s latest campaigns to engage men in ending violence, It Starts With You. So I’ve taken that as a sign from the Internet gods, and am doing a post today on the topic. It’s in no means comprehensive (in fact, consider it more of a jumping off point)–if you have more to add, please do so in the comments section so readers around the globe can benefit from our collective knowledge. My resources are, for the most part, US and Canadian. I would love (love, love) to hear about campaigns in other countries, as well.
With all of the news focusing on Roman Polanski, it seems like a good time to post this:
GEMS, the organization featured in the documentary Very Young Girls (previous post here), has a new initiative: The Council of Daughters. It’s a campaign “to strengthen laws that protect victims, encourage Americans to support girls empowerment initiatives at the local level, increase support for recovery services, and bring this urgent issue into schools, offices, dorms, places of worship and other community spaces.”
VAWNet has a new resource available focusing on culturally competent care of LGBT survivors of sexual violence. Aside from the comprehensive article by Sabrina Gentlewarrior (printable version here), you can also access a variety of linked resources over on the summary page. This is a topic that is sorely underrepresented in the literature, so we may have to do a full clinical guide sometime soon, if you think it would be of interest…
I had a colleague ask me for some resources for training healthcare providers on child sexual abuse, and while this wasn’t a resource specific to her needs, it made me realize I’ve never posted it before. The American Academy of Pediatrics published a web-based sexual violence prevention program last year. There’s quite a bit of information contained in it, so it’s probably worth trolling through the different sections. They break it up into age groups, too, so you can review based on interest (e.g. if you only see adolescents and adults in your practice, there are tabs for younger and older adolescents).
Monday, pharmaceutical companies can start marketing a generic version of Plan B. I hope this will increase access to emergency contraception (EC), but I am skeptical. Part of the problem is a fundamental misunderstanding of how Plan B works (or doesn’t work, for that matter). Part of the problem is the regulatory issues which won’t change just because there’s a generic version.
I’d like to think that clinicians are better informed about EC today, but I’m not sure that’s true everywhere. However, I stumbled across a pretty cool tool that can assist you in putting together a high quality presentation on this topic, should you care to provide some training to staff or colleagues.
I know this is a site dedicated to online education and resources, but I just want to take a minute to point out a few talks I’m giving at some of the upcoming fall conferences that might be of interest. The biggie for me is the IAFN Annual Scientific Assembly, October 21-24 in Atlanta. I’m doing 2 sessions there: Using Today’s Technologies to Deliver Clinical Education: A Guide for Technophobes will be on Friday, October 23rd. That session will examine the variety of opportunities to participate in and create clinical education and should be a great opportunity to hear from participants about what’s being done around the world. And the one I’m even more excited about, the full-day leadership workshop (technically called NSVRC Leadership, though I’m not sure why), is on October 24th.
It was a busy week at the sustainability site. I’m happy to return with a new Friday Q&A, this time from IAFN Past-President, Stacey Mitchell. You can read her fantastic responses to the questionnaire here. Also this week:
- A resource many of you know from this site, The Ultimate Educator and tools for creating courses for adult learners
- One of those simple, but amazing tools that can distill down the overwhelming into the doable: Performance Vistas’s Decision Selection Matrix
- A webinar (free!) over at the Goodman Center focusing on their recent survey on using online technologies instead of in-person meetings and conferences–they’ll be discussing the good, the bad, and I’m sure, the ugly during the 1-hour event (love their stuff, BTW).
That’s it for me–I’m knocking off early to spend time with my kiddo after being gone all week. Enjoy your weekend!
I was asked to do a post on literature searches, and since I’m always harping on the importance of keeping up with the science, I think it’s a good idea. There are many ways to access current literature, so I’ll outline a few here. But before we get to where, let’s take a minute to look at how.
Yesterday we talked about Facebook and privacy settings. Today, I want to mention a few other sites people may want to think about as more and more of our lives ends up in the public domain. Being proactive about managing your online presence can protect you down the road when you end up testifying in court, so while some of this may seem over the top, you can never fully anticipate what might come up down the road.
A couple highlights from day 1 of the SANE-SART meeting: John Clune‘s stellar talk on high profile media cases; Tara Henry and Andre Rosay’s research on unconscious victims (PDF) (I only got to stay for half–such good stuff, though); and Dr. Sharon Cooper’s examination of child exploitation.
Many of us in this profession spend time in court and are used to the challenges of expert testimony. But as people have more and more of a presence online, careless posts, profiles and pics (alliteration! at 5:30 AM!) are surfacing as an issue with increasing frequency. In the talk I’m giving today in Seattle, we’ll be discussing surviving cross examination, and in doing so, discussing the issue of online presence, including the use of social networking sites like Facebook.