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Archive for September 2009

Have You Heard Anything?

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I don’t normally post personal issues here at FHO, but I am pretty worried about our friends and colleagues in American Samoa and the affected region. If you have news, could you please pass it along? And if you are so inclined, please consider donating to the Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims, established to collect donations that will aid affected sexual assault victims and advocacy programs in areas coping with disasters. You can read more about the Relief Fund and efforts to prevent sexual violence in disasters here.

Thanks.

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Written by Jenifer

September 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Culturally Competent Care for GLBT Survivors

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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…

Written by Jenifer

September 30, 2009 at 8:26 am

Bullying’s Impact on Girls

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Medscape has a new CE offering on the impact of bullying on girls. Seems that a new study indicates that girls have far more long-term psychological sequelae from bullying than boys, a finding particularly interesting to me as the mother of a girl-child. If you’d like to get better acquainted with the study (or at least a brief synopsis of the study), you can check it out and get 0.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit (or for my nursing friends, .50 contact hours) for your efforts. As always, these offerings are free, but require site registration to participate.

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Written by Jenifer

September 29, 2009 at 6:34 am

Forensic Compliance: UPDATED

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For those of you out there struggling with issues around VAWA 2005 forensic compliance, technical assistance is now available through EVAW International. Additionally, they have a variety of materials available on the topic, as well as a couple webinars coming up. The first webinar will be October 15th at 2pm ET: Medical Forensic Exams Conducted without a Report Being Made to Law Enforcement.

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Written by Jenifer

September 28, 2009 at 6:34 am

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

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Just back from a terrific trip to CO Springs/Alamosa (where, among other things, I got a tour of the gorgeous Memorial program and also ate my weight in Mexican food). We were also busy over at the Sustainability site this week:

It may have been snowing in Colorado this week, but it’s gorgeous and sunny in the 216, and I’m actually home for a sustained period of time (3 weeks!). So I’m very much looking forward to my weekend. Hope yours is a good one, too!

Early Brain Development in Children

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The Missouri Children’s Trust has an archived podcast on their site from Dr. Linda Chamberlain on the early brain development of children. In the podcast, she discusses how witnessing domestic and other violence impacts developing brains. Access is free: listen to it online or download it to your iPod for future use.

Written by Jenifer

September 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Professional Boundaries

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The Family Justice Center Alliance is hosting a webinar on maintaining professional boundaries, October 1st from 9-10 am Pacific. The session is free, but preregistration is required.

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Written by Jenifer

September 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm