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Organ Trafficking & Transplant Tourism

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A subset of human trafficking, organ trafficking and transplant tourism are significant concerns around the globe. And while they’re not discussed to the same extent as sexual exploitation and forced child labor, quite a bit’s available on the subject. It initially caught my eye when I noticed Harvard’s Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking had an archived webcast available on their site addressing the issue. You can link to it, along with podcasts, articles, and other resources after the jump.

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Written by Jenifer

November 18, 2009 at 9:28 am

Working With Jewish & Muslim Women

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The FaithTrust Institute is hosting a webinar for domestic violence advocates in shelters, community‐based programs, social services, legal aid, and medical and mental health services: Working with Women from Jewish & Muslim Communities (PDF). The webinar will be held November 30th from 1-2 PM, ET. Cost to participate is $10. Please note: the registration deadline is November 25th.

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Written by Jenifer

November 16, 2009 at 10:40 am

Physicians & Executions

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ReachMD has a roundtable discussion on physicians and executions, facilitated by Dr. Atul Gawande. He is joined by Deborah Denno, professor of law at Fordham University; Dr. Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesiology, and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; and Dr. David Waisel, associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, in a conversation about lethal injection, the current protocol, possible alternatives, and the role of health care professionals in putting convicted criminals to death.

As with all ReachMD programs, they’re free of charge, but require site registration to access.

Written by Jenifer

October 27, 2009 at 7:30 am

Violence Against Sexually Exploited Women

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I am thrilled to announce that AEquitas is offering our first webinar October 21st, 11:30-1pm ET: Prosecutorial Response to Violence Against Prostituted Women. This webinar will help prosecutors and allied professionals understand, identify, and respond to violence against sexually exploited women, i.e., women used in prostitution.  It will discuss the dynamics of sexual exploitation, including the frequency and type of violence sexually exploited women experience.  It will also explore issues, strategies, and defenses relevant to the prosecution of violence against sexually exploited women.

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Written by Jenifer

October 15, 2009 at 6:39 am

This Week in Webinars

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Just a reminder that there are two fantastic (and free!) webinars coming up this week that most of the regular FHO readership should find interesting: Victim Privacy, Tuesday, October 13th, 2-3:30 pm ET (read the original post here) and Medical Forensic Exams Conducted Without a Report Being Made to Law Enforcement, Thursday, October 15th, 2-3:30 pm ET (read the original post here). This is a great opportunity to get you and your team (and your SART or MDT or CCR) some continuing ed!

Written by Jenifer

October 12, 2009 at 8:10 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!

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