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Next IAFN Webinar: Ethical Communication
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Ethical Communication
October 2, 2012 from 2-3:15 pm EDT
$15 Member/$30 Non-Member

What Is Ethical Communication? What is the best way to address conflict in the work place, whether personal, philosophical or professional? Presented by Grace Mattern, this webinar provides an overview of ethical communication principles and explains how adherence to these principles promotes organizational health and supportive work environments. Also covered are strategies for respectfully addressing conflict and holding others accountable for upholding ethical communication.

 IAFN Updates

Deadline Approaches for Application for SANE-A® and/or SANE-P® Certification Renewal
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If your certification expires this year — and you plan to renew — act now. Sunday, September 30, 2012, is the deadline to submit your application and supporting documents. In the event that you are unable to submit your application for renewal by September 30, 2012, do not fear. The late filing deadline (with an additional $75 fee) is October 12, 2012. To review the requirements for renewal and for directions on how to submit your renewal please visit the IAFN Certification section. More

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20th Annual Scientific Assembly
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NEW this year, LOOK for the TA BOOTH at the Assembly
Onsite technical assistance — for your program, for your practice — Technical Assistance providers will be standing by for you!

Technical Assistance booth hours:
Wednesday 3pm-5pm
Thursday 5pm-7pm
Friday 7am-8am
Appointments can be made if needed

Silent Auction Update
Chances to bid on a stay for two at the Westin Canal place in New Orleans for Jazz fest 2013, a "Vacation Basket" from the Colorado chapter of IAFN, textbooks and MORE. Be sure to stop by often to make your winning BID!

The Registration rate from September 25th through onsite is $630 USD for Members and $759 USD for Non-members. There is still time to Register Today.

 Industry News

Violence Against Women Act stalled by congressional bickering
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VideoBrief The Violence Against Women Act, which was originally passed 18 years ago this month, set aside money to help prosecute those who committed violence against women, but due to political bickering about the terms of the law, it expired in September 2011. More

Highway of Tears murder may be work of US serial killer
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British Columbia RCMP says there has been a "significant development" in the ongoing investigation into 18 girls and women who disappeared or were found murdered along major highways in northern B.C. over the past several decades including BC Highway 16, the so-called "Highway of Tears." More

Nations pledge effort to halt rape as weapon in conflict
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Ministers and activists say nations must do more to end the use of rape as a weapon in conflicts, including Syria's civil war. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said at a sideline event at the United Nations that the international community must demolish the "notion that people who use rape as a weapon of war can get away with it." More

Israel's ultra-Orthodox community confronts child sex abuse with new book
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The ultra-Orthodox community in Israel, known as Haredim, has a closed and secluded way of life. They look at the secular population with a degree of suspicion and try to manage their own affairs. To that end, rabbis try to deal with cases of violence and sexual misconduct internally — without alerting outside authorities. More

Study: Fewer US children are found exposed to violent crime
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Exposure to violence has a profound effect on children, making them more prone to emotional problems like depression and anxiety and increasing the chances that they will either become victims of violence themselves or commit crimes in later life. But a new government report suggests that the number of children in the United States who are exposed to violent crime has dropped precipitously in the last two decades, a decline that one expert termed "breathtaking." More

Group: Sex assault victims need more privacy
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An interim policy promising more privacy to military sexual assault victims applying for security clearances is not enough to make victims comfortable about seeing mental health counseling, says an official with the Service Woman's Action Network. More

Pregnant rape victims: Quit assuming we want an abortion    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A group called the Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant by Sexual Assault is responding to the national debate about rape and abortion. The debate re-started thanks to controversial comments Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin made about "forcible rape." Heather Wilson, Deana Schroeder and other members of The Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant By Sexual Assault have penned a column in response. They are demanding that their voices be heard and upset that many assume women who became pregnant after rape want an abortion. More


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