University of Rochester

Mt. Hope Family Center Showcases Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs During Visit by Maggie Brooks

July 15, 2013

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, at the University of Rochester's Mt. Hope Family Center, 187 Edinburgh Street, Rochester

WHAT: In conjunction with a visit by Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, psychologists and therapists will showcase the research and clinical therapies that have made Mt. Hope Family Center a national leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse. For example, the Center has developed one of the most promising treatments known for child abuse, reducing the number of children placed in foster care or with relatives and attracting attention from child trauma prevention and treatment centers nationwide.

Below is the agenda for the afternoon's sessions:

1:30 1:45 Sheree Toth, executive director, and Jody Todd Manly, clinical director, present an overview of the history and current services provided by Center.

1:45 2:00 Tasia Verno, coordinator of the PATHS program, leads a visit with children attending the therapeutic afterschool program.

2:05 2:20 Mothers in the Building Healthy Children program will discuss their participation and program coordinator Robin Sturm will give an overview of the support program.

2:20 2:30 Sheree Toth and Jody Todd Manly conclude and answer questions.

Deborah Rosen, director, child and family services of Monroe County, will join Brooks on the tour of the research institute. Monroe County is a major funder of outreach services provided by Center.