April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Again this year, The Resource Center joined with advocates locally and throughout the world to shine a light on these causes.
As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, The Resource Center planted “Pinwheels of Prevention” at some of our locations to encourage people to act to prevent child abuse and neglect. Pictured with the pinwheel display outside of our TRC Community Health Center In Jamestown are, from left, Thad Lund, Health Home Program Manager; Kait Curtis, Director of Behavioral Health and Care Coordination; Rita Ferraloro, Integrated Site Manager; and Cindy Neu, Behavioral Health Program Manager.
In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the “Silent Witness Exhibit” was on display at our TRC Community Health Center in Jamestown for one week. Each silhouette in the display shares a story of a sexual assault that occurred in Chautauqua County. Checking out the exhibit are, from left, Patient Access Representatives Merrie Smith, Ashley Eckstrom and Cassie Teft. The exhibit is sponsored annually by the Chautauqua County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Staff donned denim April 27 to protest sexual assault in conjunction with International Denim Day. In the photo at left, pictured clockwise from lower left at The Resource Center’s administrative offices are TRC employees Donna Trusso, Jon DeSantis, Jessica Main, Marcia Restivo, Mackenzie Kyomukama, Amie Norton, and Denise Luce. In the photo at right, pictured from bottom at the Felice Corporate Center are several employees of the Filling the Gap network: Cindy Thompson, Theresa Butts, Liz DeRosa, and Sherry Johnson.