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Don't forget about our 2012 Member-Get-A-Member campaign! Every current member of the IAFN who recruits a new, first-time paid member through the MGM campaign will receive one month's free membership added to their own term. More

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State vs. Federal Health Insurance Exchanges by 2014
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Federal regulators in charge of health insurance exchanges and other health care reforms says federal exchanges will be ready to operate by 2014 in states that do not create their own by that date. More

CMS Provides Up to $200 Million To Help Hospitals Train More Nurses
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On July 30, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will give five hospitals in five states up to $200 million over four years under a demonstration project designed to help train more advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). More

Access to Preventive Health Services for Women
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As of August 1, 2012, about 47 million American women will have access to free preventive health services as part of a new provision in President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Comprehensive preventive care coverage will now be provided for insured women enrolling in new health care plans or renewing their existing policies. More

 Spotlight News

20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
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Saturday workshops are included in the price of registration! On the final day of the Assembly, Saturday, October 13, registrants may select two half-day workshops. One of the eight workshops is highlighted below:
    An Introduction to Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI) and B.R.A.I.N.
    Presented by Rick Bradshaw
    Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI) is a new psychotherapy for psychological trauma and dissociation. It involves alternately covering and uncovering the eyes, and tracking visual stimuli. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will see video demonstrations of these techniques. MORE
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2012 IAFN Membership Survey in Summary
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Each year, IAFN conducts a general membership survey as a report card for the Association. In addition, we seek input from our members to ensure future decisions and projects align with the needs identified by our members. For the first time in IAFN's history we have had a response rate of over 30%!

Here is a summary of the survey, highlighting those questions most pertinent in our work to shape our program for the future.

 Industry News

NIJ has just released the online version of the DNA Initiative Report to Congress FY 2011
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The annual report details the solicitations for proposals, the grantees who are competitively selected to receive awards, the amount of each award, and abstracts for each grantee project. More

Report on well-being of nation's children released
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The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released its annual report, "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being." Among the findings from this year's assessment, both adolescent births and violent crime victimization declined. The report also reveals that the number of children living in poverty increased. More

Sexual abuse survivor Kayla Harrison wins 1st US Olympic gold medal in judo
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America finally has an Olympic judo champion, a 22-year-old from Ohio who was sexually abused by a former coach as a child, became a self-described "teenage punk" who hated everything about her sport and then found a way to turn everything around. More

Study: Child abuse disrupts brain, may cause depression
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Children who suffer or witness physical abuse undergo changes to their brain structure that may predispose them to depression and substance abuse later in life, a study said. The finding holds promise for early detection and pre-emptive counseling already in adolescence — a crucial phase of physical and emotional development and brain maturation, say researchers in the United States. More

FGM: Police stand accused of failing to protect girls from child abuse as fresh evidence emerges
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British police are facing questions over why there have been no convictions for female genital mutilation in the U.K., after it emerged senior officers have not discussed how to enforce the law and protect children over the past year. More

Sex abuse haunts former Olympic swim hopeful
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Amid the excitement of the Olympic games, one former Olympic hopeful is speaking out on the darker side of youth sports. Kelley Currin says she was molested as a teen by Rick Curl, her former swim coach and founder of the prominent Curl-Burke Swim Club in the Washington, D.C. area. Currin tells Michel Martin how the abuse began and ended, why the family did not pursue criminal charges, and her advice for parents of young athletes to spot potential predators. More

Child abuse might alter onset of menstruation in girls
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Girls who are sexually or physically abused may start menstruating earlier or later than average, according to a new study. After analyzing information on nearly 69,000 women, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found those sexually abused during their childhood were 49 percent more likely to have their first period before age 11 than women who were not abused. Women who suffered severe physical abuse had a 50 percent increased risk for starting their menstrual cycles late, or after age 15. More


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