‘Handle With Care’ Model Being Presented Through Concord University Class In Beckley

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 13 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu



After 4 p.m.


Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405





ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s Violence in Society class, offered within the Criminology Emphasis Sociology degree, has invited the Director of the Center for Children’s Justice in Charleston, W.Va., Andrea Darr, to present the “Handle With Care” model on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in Room E-10


 The public is invited to attend to learn about The West Virginia Defending Childhood Initiative, commonly referred to as “Handle With Care,” which is tailored to reflect the needs and issues affecting children in West Virginia


 The Initiative, a result of a collaborative effort of key stakeholders and partners, builds upon the success of proven programs throughout the country. The goal of the Initiative is to prevent children’s exposure to trauma and violence, mitigate negative affects experienced by children’s exposure to trauma, and to increase knowledge and awareness of this issue. First piloted at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School in Charleston, W.Va. in 2013, the program is occurring at varying levels statewide


 Law Enforcement, educators, parents, advocates, and members of the community are encouraged to attend this unique opportunity to learn more about “Handle With Care” alongside Criminology Instructor Lori Pace’s students


 Email lpace@concord.edu for more information. No registration or notice required to attend.




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