September 18, 2012 | In This Issue:
Background Check Bill | Head Injuries Webinar | Award Nominations | Student Camp Leadership Academy

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Criminal Background Check Bill Finally Passes Out of the Senate Judiciary Committee!
Criminal Background Check Bill After nearly nine years, the Child Protection Improvements Act will finally be considered by the U.S. Senate (it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 412–4 in 2011)! The bill addresses the gaping hole in federal law that bars youth-serving organizations in the majority of states from accessing the FBI's criminal records database when screening potential staff and volunteers who will be working with children.
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Register Now: Traumatic Head Injuries Webinar
Traumatic Head Injuries Webinar Next Thursday, September 27, join Tracey C. Gaslin, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPNP (Medical Director, The Center for Courageous Kids) as she provides an overview of concussion management in camp settings, including steps for recognition, evaluation, and prevention. Resources from the CDC will also be shared.
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Nominate an Outstanding Program or Colleague
National Recognition Award Here’s your opportunity to recognize the amazing programs and individuals that contribute to camp! ACA is actively seeking award nominations for our National Recognition Awards (to be presented at the 2013 ACA National Conference). Deadline for nominations is October 26, 2012.
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Know a Future Camp Professional?
Student Camp Leadership Academy Do you know staff members who would make great camp professionals someday? Make sure they know about ACA’s Student Camp Leadership Academy (SCLA), which gives students an in-depth look at options for a profession in the camp industry.
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