Local News Archive
Print Issue: December 5, 1996
Project Aware Holds Workshop
ATLANTA--A group of 70 religious educators and school counselors attended a Project Aware sexual abuse prevention program at Holy Cross Church Nov. 15-16.
Sponsored by Catholic Social Services, the workshop entitled "Together We Can Make A Difference: Education As The Beginning of Prevention" described sexual abuse and its impact on an individual and family.
The program included workshops and a panel presentation in which three sexual abuse survivors shared their personal struggles and healing.
Workshop presenters included Jim Kantner, director of counseling services for Catholic Social Services, Mary Ann Powell of the Fulton County Department of Family and Children's Services, and Cynthia Davis and Patty Sarmiento from the Georgia Council On Child Abuse. Presenters discussed the pastoral response to a disclosure of sexual abuse while explaining the legal reporting requirements.
For information about Project Aware or for information about future workshops call Merrine McDonald, Project Aware coordinator, at (404) 885-7459.