Bradenton, Fla.—Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, announces its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Day event to be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sutton Park in Palmetto, Fla. This year’s theme, Stronger Together Engaging Communities, underscores the importance of community acknowledgement, support, and encouragement of sharing and talking through trauma to start the healing process.
The event program will feature Jennifer L. Dritt, LCSW, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Executive Director as well as a community art competition display. Survivor testimonies and artwork exhibit, agency resources and vendor booths, door prizes, music and more will also be part of the festivities.
“Sexual assault can occur in any setting, to persons of any age or gender. The resulting trauma can be devastating, whether the assault was recent or in years past,” notes Charles Whitfield, Vice President of Community Care. “Centerstone hosts the Sexual Assault Awareness Day in support of and to empower survivors to speak out, raise awareness, and rally support around this important issue.”
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Centerstone Resource & Recovery Center Sexual Assault and Trauma Services is the certified rape crisis center for Manatee County and has been providing support to the region for 41 years. In addition to a 24/7 helpline and crisis response, the Resource & Recovery Center offers individual and group therapy, child play therapy, safety awareness and planning, specialized support groups, court and hospital advocacy, community awareness and education. Program advocates are available to coordinate legal, medical, victim’s rights compensation and family matters. 24/7 Helpline: 941-708-6059.
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.