The NSVRC is excited about our new adventures in blogging. Watch for several new Staff Blogs that will be launched during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Reblogged from Forensic Healthcare Online

{This post originally appeared on Forensic Healthcare Online, which I also author, and was reprinted with my permission. See the original post.}

 

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Anyone who knows me knows that I have not always been a fan of evaluation.  A few years ago, the very word would have sent me running for the door.  Why?  Because my limited experience with evaluation left a very bad taste in my mouth – it was something we HAD to do for funders, it consisted of badly worded pre and post surveys, and the data was never used…the surveys just got shoved in a filing cabinet drawer, never to be seen again.

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I have learned throughout my life how to handle stress in various capacities. For example, devouring anything consisting of chocolate and peanut butter, which might be one of my favorite (don’t judge, I’m sure there are health benefits somewhere) ways of dealing with my own stress. However, more often for me running or being with my dog are actually probably my favorite ways to deal with stress.

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This blog post is a guest post from Kim Day from the International Association of Forensic Nurses highlighting the upcoming International Conference about ideas on how to invigorate your SANE program.

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Because running a nursing service may not have been a part of most program managers’ formal education, we understand that even the language of business can be somewhat foreign. Grappling with financial lingo, differentiating between quality indicators, trying to translate grant-speak into real world terms—these are some of the challenges with which program managers may be confronted.

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I have to say that the library community seems to get a few things right in terms of creating a place and a space that’s accessible and inviting to everyone. Yes, I am biased, but I believe it’s true; libraries do a wonderful job at celebrating all people.

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An image of an older adult gardening with message to stand against older abuseJune 15 is the heart of the year. It’s half-way through the calendar year, at the very mid-point of the month.

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Many of you have likely seen this headline in the news today: College Rape Prevention Proves a Rare Success.  The New York Times article features a Canadian research study about a risk reduction and self-defense program implemented at three Canadian college campuses. The study found that the program lowered participants’ risk of being sexually assaulted.   

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For part 2 of our discussion of program expansion we wanted to focus on a more general program expansion worksheet that organizes basic information about your program and how it relates to the capacity of the larger parent organization.

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