“Abuse, Violence, and Being Unloved are Some of the Challenges Facing Our Youth Today” – SHINE 2017

Community mental health provider, Park Center, Inc. invites you to its second annual recovery-focused SHINE art exhibit. The exhibit will feature testimonials from abuse survivors and their artwork.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and also Month of the Young Child. SHINE is an advocacy event to bring awareness to these important topics and to encourage healing through the use of art.

Trauma can have negative implications on the physical and mental health of individuals with a history of sexual assault or physical abuse. Statistics show before the age of 18, one in three girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted. Eighty percent of those assaults will be by someone close to the victim, like a parent or family member. Additionally, every day five children die from abuse and neglect.

It’s time to shine, Fort Wayne. Experience the stories from survivors. See their art. Reignite hope. Be part of the conversation. Join us Thursday, April 20 from 3-5 p.m. at the C2G Music Hall in downtown Fort Wayne.

This event was featured in the News-Sentinel — read the article here.

 

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