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DOH-Putnam Provides Violence Intervention Training to Putnam County School District Counseling Program

April 14, 2021

Pam Hope, Senior Human Services Program Specialist

For the past 10 years Pamela Hope, DOH-Putnam’s Senior Human Services Program Specialist has worked with the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (VIPP). She provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and therapy services to victims of trauma and crime. She also provides outreach and educational services in the community.

Pam recently forged a new and important relationship with the Putnam County School District counseling program. Pam has been invited to train the teachers in the elementary schools to provide body safety/sexual abuse prevention lessons to their students. The purpose of the short lesson is to teach recognition of unsafe touches, identify safe people to tell, and facilitate disclosure. This is the first time that VIPP has been allowed the opportunity to present a sexual violence prevention activity in the schools!