Tomorrow, Dr. Rebecca Campbell will be in Seattle to talk about the impact of SANE programs on case prosecution. Evaluating program efficacy is a tricky issue. And while I encourage programs to define success in healthcare terms and not criminal justice terms (patient-centered, not prosecution-centered), there's certainly worth in considering how one discipline impacts another. I'm eagerly awaiting the publication of some of her latest research on the topic.

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Over at the Forensic Healthcare site, Jennifer Pierce Weeks, current IAFN president, has a great guest post on evaluating SANE trainers. If you are responsible for finding someone to train your staff or are contemplating hosting a training in the future, Jen has some great tips on what to consider to make sure you get quality training without necessarily bankrupting your program in the process.

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Good morning from sunny Anaheim! This morning, I just wanted to put up a quick post on some financial management resources developed by the Nonprofits Assistance Fund. Their site has a couple great tools that might be helpful for some of you looking at your current budgets and shaking your heads--or looking at next year's budget predictions and worrying. Among the items you'll find are:

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Its only 9:15 am and I have already fielded two questions this morning on SANE/SART funding, so I am going to take that as a sign from the blogging gods and get a post up on finding funders.
 

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Last week, in a comment on my post on the STI Clinical Guide, Kim mentioned the live courses taught by the CDC through the National Network of HIV/STD Prevention Training Centers. Aside from the 5-day course, there is also a 3-day course (which still includes clinical) available. You can check course availability and scheduling here.

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Over at the FHO site, I've posted some information on a forensic compliance self-assessment from EVAW. EVAW is the technical assistance provider on this issue, and they've put out some great information on their site. If you have questions about your own program's compliance, definitely check it out.

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It's always nice to see the work we do get some good press, particularly in a national publication. Check out this article from last week's USA Today, including IAFN President & project consultant Jennifer Pierce-Weeks. Fantastic!

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OVC is holding a free evaluation overview webinar this Friday, August 21st from 1-5pm ET. Apologies for the late notice, but I just found out about it myself. Preregistration is required. Sadly, I have no other information, but I registered for it this morning.
 
BTW, the site says to register by 8/14--I was able to successfully register anyway. I wouldn't wait too long, though.

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My love of blogs is no secret. My Google Reader is filled with hundreds of entries every day. Some of them are related to my professional work--many of them are not. Much of what I read I do so for pure pleasure. Cooking and design blogs fall into that category. So imagine my surprise to find that in my Reader today, from one of my favorite design blogs, there's a great post on free software for business owners.

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TechSoup is offering a free webinar March 16th, 11am PT on using Twitter. This session is geared toward libraries and non-profits. "This webinar will survey the Twitter landscape, explaining core concepts, enumerating best practices, and describing the tools and tactics that exist to leverage Twitter's strengths.
 

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