Western Counseling Center Participates with Stewards of Children Training

Staff and interns of WCU’s Counseling Center recently participated in the Stewards of Children Training designed to teach adults how to protect children and youth from sexual abuse. The training, developed by Darkness to Light, Inc., a non profit in Charleston, SC, is now being offered by trained facilitators throughout Jackson County and the Qualla Boundary. Any adult interested in the well being of children is encouraged to attend the free training sessions. To schedule a training for your staff, club, or organization, contact Margie Allison at Mountain Youth Resources 586-8958 ex. 312.

Pictured, from left to right, David Karuru, Dr. Lisa Briggs (Dept. of Criminology), Dr. John Ritchie, Arika Shafer, Anna Bauguess, Michelle Cooper, Sara Epperson, Michelle Hutton, Lauren May, Kaitlin O’Halloran and Margie Allison. Participants not pictured: Michael McIntosh and Patti Tiberi.