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 IAFN on the Hill

VAWA Outlook and IAFN Grassroots Plan
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It is clear that after the November elections the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will be on a short list of legislation the House and Senate will attempt to complete. Challenges exist for its enactment however. Both Republican and Democratic leaders say they want to renew the law during the post-election session, but it appears that will only happen if both chambers are willing to make difficult trade-offs. More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. Please click on the following link to see the statement from the Office of Violence Against Women and the Proclamation from the President of the United States. More

 IAFN Updates

Take Charge of Your Nursing Career
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In response to requests from our members for information, tools and resources for career management, IAFN is pleased to announce a new series of FREE webinars that can help you take charge of your nursing career. Offered through the National Healthcare Career Network, the series will offer career advice from top leaders in Nursing. The first webinar, How You Can Capitalize on Nursing's Amazingly Bright Future, will be held Oct. 30, 2012 and will be available on-demand for 24 hours. More

 Industry News

MCASA and UMBC to host training on neurobiology of trauma
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MCASA is thrilled to announce that national expert and licensed psychologist Janine D'Anniballe is coming to Maryland to present 3 training sessions on the neurobiology of trauma and its implications for criminal justice and victim service professionals on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The training will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. More

UN set to ban female genital cutting
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An estimated 140 million girls and women have undergone FGM, which can cause serious physical and emotional damage. Campaigners liken the psychological effects of FGM to those of rape. More

Assessing for racial disparity in your community's response to domestic violence
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Join Praxis International for an interview with Kristen Weber, Center for Family Policy and Practice, Coordinator of the Institutional Analysis Project on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. CST. More

Study reveals the many ways sexual assault harms women
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The mental and social effects of sexual assault are far greater than previously suspected, a new study reveals. More

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Light gang rape penalties provoke outcry in France
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A French jury handed down light sentences and acquittals in a closely watched gang-rape case, prompting outrage from women's advocacy groups and consternation from government ministers. More

PFSA boosts number of 'mandated reporters' trained to spot child abuse
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The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) provided training to 9,400 mandated reporters in how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect during its 2011-12 program year, an increase of 16 percent over the previous year. More

Haitians living in fear 'under the tent'
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Haiti's terror didn't end when the ground stopped shaking. Reports of rape and sexual violence have been all too common after the January 2010 earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people and displaced almost 25 percent of the entire population. More

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