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Pinwheel Project Series: What Happens after a Child Abuse Report is made?

Pinwheel Project Series: What Happens after a Child Abuse Report is made?

Part 2 of 4 in Pinwheel Series Ver este artículo en español.  Many community members have been asking some critical questions in response to recent news about child abuse and neglect cases in Lebanon County. Any community member can ACT in response to suspected child abuse. In 2015, there were some crucial updates made to Child Protective Services Law that created a safety net system for…
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Pinwheel Project Series: Child Abuse Awareness

Pinwheel Project Series: Child Abuse Awareness

Ver este artículo en español. (Part 1 of 4) Children are our most precious resource. They are the future. They are fun-loving, curious, engaging, silly, stubborn, kind, and growing all the time. For all these reasons, it is hard for most adults to wrap their minds around child abuse. As CEO of one of several organizations working with children who have experienced abuse every day, I…
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Pinwheel Project Series: Concientización sobre el abuso infantil

Pinwheel Project Series: Concientización sobre el abuso infantil

(Part 1 of 4) Los niños son nuestro recurso más preciado. Ellos son el futuro. Son amantes de la diversión, curiosos, atractivos, tontos, tercos, amables y están creciendo todo el tiempo. Por todas estas razones, es difícil para la mayoría de los adultos pensar en el abuso infantil. Como directora ejecutiva de una de las varias organizaciones que trabajan con niños que han sufrido abuso todos…
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Connected Together Announces Phase 2:  EMDR Certification Scholarship Application

Connected Together Announces Phase 2: EMDR Certification Scholarship Application

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Alissa Perrotto, SARCC CEO, aperrotto@sarcclebanon.org , 717-270-6972 OR Nicole Maurer, Executive Director, Community Health Council of Lebanon County, nmaurer@wellspan.org  (Lebanon, PA) – The Community Health Council of Lebanon County is now accepting scholarship applications for training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. The application is open to licensed mental health service providers based in Lebanon county. This opportunity is the second part of the Council’s Connected Together Initiative designed to address and mitigate risk factors which contribute to violence in our communities.   Successful applicants will…
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Lebanon County Provides Free Mobile Trauma Therapy

Lebanon County Provides Free Mobile Trauma Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Alissa Perrotto, SARCC CEO, aperrotto@sarcclebanon.org , 717-270-6972 OR Nicole Maurer, Executive Director, Community Health Council of Lebanon County, nmaurer@wellspan.org (Lebanon, PA) – Community Health Council of Lebanon County is pleased to announce the availability of completely free, no-strings-attached, Mobile Trauma Therapy to county residents. The Council’s Connected Together Initiative is working to relieve the impact of trauma on our communities and has received…
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Five northside locations to host informative health popups this week

Five northside locations to host informative health popups this week

https://lebtown.com/2020/06/30/five-northside-locations-to-host-informative-health-popups-this-week/ A three-day pop-up event will be held this week to address the healthcare needs of the county’s Latino population. With a focus on the northside of Lebanon city, specifically in the 17046 ZIP code, the Healthy You pop-up series will take place at five locations over three consecutive days, from Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 3, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 2…
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Researchers, advocates tackle COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on Latino community

Researchers, advocates tackle COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on Latino community

https://lebtown.com/2020/05/07/researchers-advocates-tackle-covid-19s-disproportionate-toll-on-latino-community/ COVID-19 could have been a death sentence for Gisele Fetterman and her family, if the virus had struck when she was a child. “If this pandemic had happened while I was growing up, my family wouldn’t have made it. I lose sleep over that,” Fetterman told LebTown. Fetterman’s mother fled a strife-torn Brazil in 1990 to raise her children in the United States. “My mother…
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