MONTVILLE, NJ -- Montville Township Women’s Club is sponsoring a presentation called “Enough Abuse Campaign” on April 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Montville Township Senior House at 356 Main Road, Montville. The Enough Abuse Campaign offers educational information to professionals working with children, parents, teens, and concerned adults to prevent people from sexually abusing children today and to prevent children from developing abusive behaviors in the future.
The “Enough Abuse Campaign” starts with a single word – ENOUGH.
Its symbol, a hand raised outward indicating our unwillingness to let the problem go unchallenged any longer.
Its hope, that by being united we can end the secrets, shame, hurt, confusion, and denial that for too long have allowed child sexual abuse to operate, and even thrive, in our homes and communities.
Its commitment, to bring together parents, professionals, adult survivors, concerned citizens, elected leaders, policymakers, and funders to engage them in this historic movement.
The speakers for the event will be:
Eva Szmutko works as a Home Visitation Program Coordinator with Prevent Child Abuse–New Jersey, where she began in October 2012. She is a Parents as Teachers National Trainer and has a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University. Previously she worked to provide out-of-school-time programming for elementary school students throughout Trenton, NJ. Her goal is to ensure that all children and families have the opportunity to meet their full potential.
Elizabeth Paterno has been working as a Home Visitation Program Specialist for Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey since June 2015. She graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Family Services. She is a Domestic Violence Response Team Advocate and a Sexual Assault Response Team Advocate. Previously, she worked at Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center in Newark, NJ as a Program Specialist, where she worked with children who were abused and/or neglected.
The presentation is free and refreshments will be served. If you have questions, call Marguerite at 973-335-7350.