June 21, 2012
-- Recently the Palm Beach Flagler Rotary provided a generous grant of $1,500 to launch the Teddy Bear Project for The Center for Family Service’s SAFE Kids Program. Providing an Aroma Therapy Teddy Bear to children who have been sexually abused helps the process of healing. Last year The Center's SAFE Kids Program served 320 children in Palm Beach County.
The Teddy Bear has been around since the early 1900’s and has become known as the cute, soft and cuddly companion that children all over the world have been drawn to for generations. Aroma therapy was also introduced in the 1900’s as a way of treating ailments “naturally”
using scents, oils, and plants. The Teddy Bear Project combines these two elements and hopes to give every child who has been a victim of sexual abuse a teddy bear scented with lavender or jasmine, the two natural floral scents known to reduce stress and anxiety and produce a sense of calm.
Your donation of $25 to the Teddy Bear Project will provide a child with a Therapeutic Teddy Bear. For more information please call Stanton Collemer at (561) 616-1257 or email: email@example.com or visit www.ctrfam.org.
About the SAFE Kids Program:
Established in 1998, and newly designated in July 2006, SAFE Kids is THE ONLY program in Palm Beach County recognized by the Florida Department of Health Children’s Medical Services as an official Sexual Abuse Treatment Provider (SATP). SAFE Kids specializes in treating victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and child witness to domestic violence. In addition, they provide treatment for sexually abused reactive children (SARC), victims of rape / sexual assault, adults molested as children (AMAC), and victims of other types of crimes.
Nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, The Center for Family Services is a 51-year-old non-profit social services organization whose mission is strengthening families through counseling, education and homeless intervention. The agency provides a full spectrum of services for homeless families with children and families at risk for homelessness;
substance abuse treatment programs; as well as specialized therapy for children who are victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. For more information, please call Stanton Collemer at 561-616-1257 or email: SCollemer@ctrfam.org or visit www.ctrfam.org.