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Some Weekend Inspiration

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I’m a big fan of ideas. I love hearing about the creative ways people view the world; I love hearing about people’s successes (and failures, from which I learn quite a bit). I keep a notebook with my own ideas, many of which have meade their way into the world in one fashion or another. And  I am always impressed when people do things others said were impossible. So for your weekend inspiration, here is a video of Bill Strickland’s talk at TED in 2002. I won’t introduce him, because I can’t possibly do the intro justice. Suffice it to say: he’s inspirational and he provides a great example of how to give a presentation that gets the job done. Enjoy.

Written by Jenifer

February 28, 2009 at 9:02 am

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Child Trauma Academy Spring Series

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The Child Trauma Academy in Houston, TX is now accepting registrations for their Spring Clinical Teaching Series. The series offers 10 online sessions on a variety of topics related to working with high-risk children using the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. All courses take place on Fridays from 11:30-1pm, Central Time.

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Written by Jenifer

February 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Lateral Violence

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The American Nurses Association is offering 1.91 CEUs for their online course, Lateral Violence: Nurse Against Nurse. Cost is $20 ($15 if you’re an ANA member) and is in traditional article-posttest format. CEUs are available for this course only through the end of 2009.

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Written by Jenifer

February 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Trauma-Informed Ethics

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Trauma-Informed Ethics: Promoting Hope and Embracing Healing, is an online forum hosted by Witness Justice for domestic violence service providers. “This forum is designed as an interactive tool for discussion and learning amongst a virtual community on how ethical standards can be used to integrate a trauma-informed approach across systems. Areas for discussion include the ways trauma-informed ethics provides a vehicle for sustaining health care reform across systems that is responsive to the needs of trauma survivors and that can be applied to any setting, system and level of practice.” Participation is free, but registration is required.

Written by Jenifer

February 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Working with Victims of Stalking

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Lewis and Clark Law School (NCVLI), has an archived podcast (from Jan 2007) on working with victims of stalking. Although it is geared toward advocates, it looks specifically at safety planning and threat assessments, both of which can be useful skills for forensic healthcare professionals, as well. The speaker, Sandy Bromley,  from the National Center for Victims of Crime, provides a national overview of, as well as Oregon-specific information about, the issue.

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Family Justice Center Webinar

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The Family Justice Center Alliance is hosting a webinar March 5th, 9am Pacific Time: An Informational Webinar Featuring the Family Violence Project (FVP) of Waterloo Region. FVP is the only center of its kind in Canada; the webinar will highlight their development, implementation, challenges and successes.

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Written by Jenifer

February 26, 2009 at 10:04 am

Adolescent Injury and Violence

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The CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) has a slide presentation on injury and violence in schools, available for use by the public. It addresses intentional and unintentional injury; suicide/violent deaths; and prevention and response strategies. The stats are a bit old, so it would probably be beneficial to update them if you were to use them for more than just self-education. You might also want to run spell-check on the slides before using them in any formal way (because someone at CDC didn’t).

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Written by Jenifer

February 25, 2009 at 9:34 am