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Mandated Reporting:CPCs Must Be Above "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

April 2009
By: Rita Williams
As a consultant for pregnancy centers, I've learned that one of the greatest fears in this work is the mandated reporting issue. In conversing with volunteers and peer counselors, I have heard that they would rather not know if a minor client is pregnant by an adult male so that they can avoid calli...
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The Phone Call

October 2008
By: Rita Williams
The answer to 'Can I get an appointment for an abortion?' is never no.The scariest phone call anyone working at a pregnancy center can receive is the one inquiring about an abortion. You know the person on the other end has only one intent and that is to find a way to get an abortion. Many pregnancy...
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What Is She Leaving With?

April 2008
By: Rita Williams
Twenty years ago as I was about to enter Planned Parenthood, a man approached me and asked me not to go in there. At first, I was taken aback and offended that he was in my "bubble." However, the more he talked, the more I listened. Eventually I followed him to a crisis pregnancy center not far from...
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Where Are All the Clients?

October 2007
By: Rita Williams
I was recently hired as a temporary consultant at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Reno, Nevada. Steve Wren, Executive Director, thought it would be a good idea to put together a marketing plan to reach our community. Steve felt that although many people knew there is a crisis pregnancy center in Reno...
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Community Involvement with Networking

January 2007
By: Rita Williams
As a director of a center, opening the mail is always interesting. It is amazing to see the many businesses that cater to pregnancy centers. But this day, one request was different. This letter was asking me to join a businessmen's referral group. I read the letter to my assistant director and asked...
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