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VTC Receives $30,000 Grant to Combat Child Sexual Assault Trauma

January 29, 2014

Executive Director accepting the grantValley Trauma Center has received a new $30,000 grant from the Northridge Hospital Community Board! These funds will be used to develop a child trauma curriculum and play activities for children who are brought to the center immediately following the disclosure of sexual abuse. These children often arrive at the center with their siblings and caregivers in the midst of a crisis. The curriculum and activities will assist advocates, forensic nurse examiners and law enforcement in mediating psychological trauma through the use of structured play known to facilitate emotional self regulation, while also developing a sense of safety and trust between the child and members of the response team.

Here, VTC Executive Director Kim Goldberg-Roth (center) accepts the grant from Northridge Hospital representatives. Northridge Hospital Community Board President Rosanne Silberling is pictured on the left and Northridge Hospital President/CEO Saliba H. Salo is on the right.