Tag Archives: Centre County YMCA

Kane report sheds light on the need for child sexual abuse prevention

Edited excerpt from report by WJACTV It’s been a week since Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane released her report on the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse investigation, and while it generated a lot of debate, one section of the report has gone virtually unnoticed. The section, 10 pages long, details recommendations on what law enforcement, human service agencies and others can do to better protect children against abuse. Andrea Boyles of the Centre County Youth Service Bureau has been on the front lines of child abuse …

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Four school districts to participate in the Stewards of Children program

Article By Chip Minemyer Pennsylvania — The Stewards of Children program soon will take a giant leap toward the goal of educating 5,000 Centre County residents to recognize and report child abuse. Howard Long, president and CEO of the YMCA of Centre County, said four local school districts will train their entire staffs through the program during the 2013-14 school year. The YMCA is offering the training in collaboration with the county’s Youth Service Bureau, Women’s Resource Center and United Way office. The Bald Eagle …

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Together we are one – moving forward in Centre County

We support a new effort launched by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County in response to the NCAA sanctions levied on Penn State — provided the whole message is communicated and embraced. Posters are popping up around the county, each bearing the open-ended phrase “Together we are one — moving forward.” The campaign plays off the traditional Beaver Stadium cheer: “We are … Penn State.” It also proclaims that as members of this community we should work together to respond to our …

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State College – It’s time to become more aware!

STATE COLLEGE — It’s time to become more aware, Centre County. On the heels of the Freeh report, advocates for children say it’s clear that a change needs to take place. According to Cameron Frantz, director of community outreach for the Centre County YMCA, people need to start talking — now. “Child sex abuse is such a taboo topic,” Frantz said. “But it’s an epidemic. By the time children are 18, one in four boys will be abused and one in six girls will be …

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