BALTIMORE CHILD ABUSE CENTER 2014 Recipient

BALTIMORE CHILD ABUSE CENTER 2014 Recipient

 

BALTIMORE CHILD ABUSE CENTER

 

               MCBF awarded $1,500 to this non-profit for its DIVAS program.  The DIVAS program is a psycho- educational group program developed for teenage girls who have been exposed to child sexual abuse or other types of trauma.  The program participants are lead through curriculum on a variety of topics such as communication skills, self-esteem, personal safety awareness and conflict resolution.  The young women are given workshops demonstrating positive body language and communication, as well as professional development activities.  The program spans 8 to 12 weeks and is modeled around the school calendar.  DIVAS also encourages involvement of the participants’ parents or caregivers who can attend program orientation to learn the goals of the program, as well as learn how to reinforce the lessons presented through the DIVAS program in their households.  In addition, there is a closing ceremony to which caregivers and parents are invited.  For more information on DIVAS or on the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, go to www.baltimorechildabusecenter.org.

 

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