Monthly E-newsletter                                                   February 2014
Welcome to our February 2014 E-newsletter! Thank you for your ongoing support of PEI Kids. This E-newsletter highlights PEI Kids happenings made possible by your support!
Support Group for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse Helps Heal Families 

PEI Kids' Crisis Intervention for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse program offers a bi-monthly support group for child victims of sexual assault and non-offending, supportive family members. As a special program for this group, there is a monthly Mother/Daughter workshop. During these sessions, stronger bonds between the child victims and their family members are built. After recent program analysis for the Mother/Daughter program, we found that 100% of female caregivers report a better understanding of the impact of sexual abuse on behavior, and 85% of girls report having more positive body awareness and acceptance of themselves. During these sessions, bonding activities take place, such as a movie night last September, which attracted 26 participants; and an Arbonne beauty and pampering session that took place in July, which attracted 60 participants! Attendance has doubled over the last few years, and participants comment that the group is a highlight of their counseling experience at PEI Kids.

To learn more about the Crisis Intervention program and its support group, please click here or contact Dr. Juanita Brooks at or 609-695-3739. 

Recent Grants Will Help PEI Kids Serve Hundreds of Mercer County At-Risk Youth in 2014 and Beyond

We are please to report that grants totaling more than $72,000 have recently been awarded to PEI Kids in support of our Comprehensive Juvenile Offenders Outreach Services (CJOOS) and Managing Aggression and Violence (MAV) programs. These grants were awarded by the County of Mercer, Department of Human Services; the Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI), a Division of Programs in the Department of State; Jannsen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and the Church and Dwight Employee Giving Fund with additional support from the City of Trenton Community Development Block Grant. Serving 120 at-risk youth last year, these programs are crucial to the anti-gang initiative in our area. To read the press release written about this news, click here


To learn more about our CJOOS and MAV Programs, please click here or contact Rob Fiorello at or 609-695-3739.

Get Involved: Become an Enough Abuse Trainer! 
PEI Kids is currently recruiting volunteer trainers for our Enough Abuse Campaign. Those interested will attend a two-day training, where they will learn the curricula and history of the Campaign. After the training, volunteers will help PEI Kids educate the Mercer County community on the prevention and warning signs of child sexual abuse. To date, our trainers have educated over 500 adults in the Greater Mercer area and plan to educate an additional 300 adults in the coming months.
To learn more about this program and how you can participate, click here or contact Communication and Volunteer Management Coordinator Stephanie Holcomb at or 609-695-3739.
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