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Archive for May 2009

June 1=40 (A Completely Self-Indulgent Post)

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Although you wouldn’t know it if you’d been in Seattle with me, today is my actual birthday.

But, hey–I figure 40 deserves a full week.

Thanks to all of you who’ve made it a killer celebration…

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May 31, 2009 at 11:10 pm

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Guide: Literature Searches

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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.

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May 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog (& from SANE-SART)

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It’s been a fantastic week here in Seattle. If you saw me, though, it probably wasn’t while I was sitting down–so busy out here! As with many conferences I attend, much of the highlights happened behind the scenes and after hours as I had the opportunity to network with colleagues and see good friends. That being said, there have also been some standout sessions, several of which I have mentioned previously. And today? Without question, Dr. Rebecca Campbell’s presentation of her research on the impact of SANE programs on prosecution. Although the study findings haven’t been published yet, you can find some of her evaluation resources at the sustainability site this week. Also over at the site (and forgive me for the light postings–long days we’ve been having in Seattle):

It was great seeing so many of you out here. Thanks to everyone who stopped and introduced themselves or passed along lovely comments. Back in the CLE next week. Have a great weekend!

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May 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Management of Domestic Violence

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Physicians: The Virtual Lecture Hall has the mother of all online DV continuing education courses: Current Management of Domestic Violence–Responding to IPV. For $20 a credit, you can earn up to 16 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits (or up to 16 AAFP prescribed credits). The course is case-based, with video and narration (check out a sample clip here). CMEs valid through April 2010. Although it was initially crafted in 2004, the site reports updates as recently as summer of ’08.

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May 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Protecting Your Online Presence, Pt. II

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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.

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Written by Jenifer

May 28, 2009 at 9:16 am

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Online Predators

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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.

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May 28, 2009 at 1:59 am

Protecting Your Online Presence, Pt. I

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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.

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Written by Jenifer

May 27, 2009 at 8:49 am