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Forensic Review of Knee Injuries

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Just a quick reminder: you still have a couple more days before the Sexual Assault Quick Reference giveaway. Head over to the post and leave your comment to be eligible!

Sometimes it’s a relief to just get back to basic clinical assessment skills. Anytime I see an offering that reinforces exam techniques, I’m all over it. I noticed that the American College of Forensic Examiners has an online course available that appears to be along this vein: Types of Knee Injuries and How They Occur–A Forensic Review.

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Written by Jenifer

November 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

IAFN Virtual Tour

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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.”

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Written by Jenifer

November 10, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Preventing Violence

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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.

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October 14, 2009 at 7:23 am

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

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Much of the content on the sustainability site this week was pretty self-centered, I must say. But hopefully it’s useful, so, if you’ll indulge me:

I’m off to the wilds of Colorado this weekend and will be working from there most of next week. I’ll try and keep posts pretty regular, assuming my connectivity is reasonable. Have a great weekend!

Clinical Guide: Strangulation and DV

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This summer, over at the DOVE program, where I still maintain a clinical practice (albeit a sporadic one), we’ve been working on some strangulation research. With a pretty sizeable number of cases in our domestic violence program available for review, we were blessed to have a fantastic young woman (and future physician) named Michelle join our merry band for the summer to collect descriptive data. Michelle whipped through the data collection process in a matter of weeks, and we’re eagerly awaiting the analysis (which she’s sadly not in charge of, or we probably would have had those numbers within about 24 hours of her finishing data collection).

As part of her work this summer, Michelle also did a pretty comprehensive lit search on strangulation. She’s generously agreed to share it with FHO readers, so I thought I would fold it into a clinical guide on the topic. Please note that this clinical guide is specific to strangulation in domestic violence cases, and doesn’t address strangulation in all of it’s other contexts.

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Written by Jenifer

August 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

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There’s been a lot of activity over at the Sustainability site this week, in large part due to the release of our 1st project bulletin, Sustainability 101: Long Range Thinking for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Managers. Thanks to everyone who’s sent me lovely comments about the report. Stay tuned, because our 2nd one, on writing business plans for SANE programs, will be released in a few weeks. Other happenings this week:

  • A fantastic (and brief) blog post on a few easy ways to make your employees happy
  • More publicity for the IAFN management/leadership session we’re doing in the ATL
  • And we’re back with a new Friday Q&A, this week with Shalotta Sharp from Cuba, AL (BTW, if you’d like to be featured–and bring some nice publicity to your program–please contact me)

Next week, I’ll have some good stuff for you: our monthly Articles of Note, where we look at what’s recently published in the peer-reviewed literature; and a new clinical guide on, well, I’m not giving it away just yet. Let’s say for those of you doing DV/IPV clinical work in particular, this one should pique your interest.

I’m happy to report I’m heading to Colorado tomorrow for a week of decompression. I’ll still be working, of course (although I’m taking a couple days off), but I will be at altitude, surrounded by mountains in the high country, which chills me out like nothing else can. Hope you’ll be finding a similar source of serenity yourselves–MW, I’m talking to you, my friend.

Enjoy your weekend!

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July 31, 2009 at 9:15 am

Cultural Competency & Disaster Response

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The Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Minority Health has a new curriculum available: Cultural Competency for Disaster Preparedness & Crisis Response. The curriculum consists of 4 courses that “are designed to equip disaster and crisis volunteers and personnel with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse communities during all phases of disaster. The curriculum is grounded in the Office of Minority Health’s CLAS Standards, which are grouped into three themes: Culturally Competent Care, Language Access Services, and Organizational Supports.”

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