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NAO UPDATE | Provided as a Member Benefit August 17, 2015

From the CEO's Office

I'm away on vacation this week and won't be around much, although I will be back in the office next Monday August 24th.

Tuesdays with Trachtenberg:

A Tool for Connecting with Colleagues AND catching up on all things NAO

The next "Tuesdays with Trachtenberg" call will be Tuesday August 25th from 12:30--1:30pm EST. We'll have much to discuss, I am sure! Please join us to see where the dialogue goes.​

Dial in at:1-605-475-3220: Passcode: 245171#

HPV in the blogosphere

This blog, “HPV vaccines: Additional call-to-action by healthcare providers needed,” calls for the vaccine to be made as the required package of teen immunizations. The writer, Brandon Brown, is an assistant professor at the UC Riverside School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities, and the blog appears on the Immunize Nevada website.

Let’s bust some myths

Our partners at the American Cancer Society shared with us their HPV Vaccine Myths document that dispels 11 common myths related to the HPV vaccine. Not only does the ACS relay facts to debunk the myth but provides additional talking points about each.

A telling map

The CDC recently released the latest figures on HPV vaccination coverage in these state comparison maps. See how your state fares with the comparison of coverage of females (top map) and coverage of males (bottom map).

Psychological Health Webinar

The Impact of Sexual Assault and Treatment Options

August 27, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

According to a Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau fiscal year 2012 report, U.S. state and local child protective services received an estimated 3.4 million referrals of children being abused or neglected.  Of these child victims, 9 percent were victims of sexual abuse. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010 Summary Report identified that one in two women (44.6 percent) and one in five men (22.2 percent) experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime. Victims of sexual assault often experience a range of psychological and emotional disorders including rape trauma syndrome, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.  The psychological and emotional trauma these victims experience can also manifest itself in physical reactions such as stomach aches, headaches, and back problems. Well researched trauma-informed treatment approaches and applicable prevention methods have proven to show positive outcomes for reducing the impact of the abuse.

Webinar participants will:

  • Illustrate the acute and long-term consequences of sexual abuse and assault relevant to providers

  • Describe treatment considerations for both the child and adult victim

  • Identify prevention initiatives


Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Education Director

International Association of Forensic Nurses

Elkridge, Maryland


Vladimir Nacev, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Senior Program Manager

Deployment Health Clinical Center

Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG).  You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) August 27, 2015, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.  

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.


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