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 IAFN Updates

Late filing deadline approaches for SANE certification renewal
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The late filing deadline for SANE-A® and/or SANE-P® certification renewal is October 12, 2012. To review the requirements for renewal, including the cost and how to submit your renewal, please visit the Certification section of IAFN's website. More

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20th Annual Scientific Assembly
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Still Time to Register Onsite — We welcome onsite registrations at the Assembly. The Onsite registration rate is $630 USD for Members and $759 USD for Nonmembers. Click here for assembly details.

Presenter Handouts for the Scientific Assembly — Registered attendees can access the session handouts by logging into the IAFN Member community, and clicking on the 20th Annual Scientific Assembly Community Library. Handouts are organized by the day of the week that the session will take place at the Assembly and then under the title of the actual session.
    For example:
    The handouts for Sexual Assault According to Who? are in the Wednesday folder. Handouts posted online will not be distributed in hard copy at the Assembly, so attendees that wish to have a paper copy should print them out prior to their arrival in Puerto Rico. Additional handouts will be added as they become available. Click here for more information.

 Industry News

Presidential proclamation: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012
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For far too long, domestic violence was ignored or treated as a private matter where victims were left to suffer in silence without hope of intervention. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we stand with all those who have been affected by this terrible crime, recognize the individuals and groups who have stepped forward to break the cycle of violence, and recommit to putting an end to domestic violence in America. More

National Girls Institute releases findings of Listening Sessions on Needs
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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has partnered with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Center for Girls and Young Women to create the National Girls Institute. The purpose of the NGI is to provide training and technical assistance to prevention, intervention, treatment, and aftercare programs for at-risk and delinquent girls across the nation. In addition to training and technical assistance, the institute will disseminate information; collaborate with researchers and program developers; form partnerships with federal, state, tribal, and local agencies; and develop policy. More

One year ago, the Violence Against Women Act expired
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Since 1994, this landmark legislation has been funding clinics, shelters, and hotlines for victims in crisis across the country, and provided tremendously important tools for law enforcement to crack down on abusers and rapists. More

Official guidance puts child abuse victims at serious risk of having their evidence contested, credibility questioned
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In a new article published in the Scots Law Times, researchers at the University of Abertay Dundee point out that aspects of the newly published guidance on how best to interview victims of child abuse will make it harder for one of society's most vulnerable groups to get justice. More

What drastic cuts would mean for domestic-violence groups
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Those of us immersed in the fight against domestic violence know how critical political decisions are in protecting women. When the Violence Against Women Act was passed in 1994, on the heels of the O.J. Simpson trial, women across this country won a major victory that shifted the tide toward prevention and signaled that domestic violence was everyone's fight, not just one for victims, survivors, and the organizations struggling to help them. More

Child abuse injuries on the rise
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A national study found that serious injuries from child abuse appear to have risen modestly over the past decade or so, and suggested that downward trends in other studies of abuse may reflect reporting changes rather than real improvement. More

US women lawmakers call for tough measures to combat sex abuse in military
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Three female Democratic members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on called for broad changes to end what they say is an epidemic of sexual assault in the military that goes beyond the sex-with-recruits scandal at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. More


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