Jessica Bell, Sexual Assault Program Director at Beyond Abuse, recently participated in and completed Project BEST. Project BEST is a state-wide collaborative effort to use innovative community-based dissemination, training, and implementation methods to dramatically increase the capacity of every community in South Carolina to deliver evidence-supported mental health treatments (ESTs) to every abused and traumatized child who needs them. Project BEST is coordinated by the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center in Charleston, SC and the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Bell completed a nine month training program to become qualified to provide Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She is also now qualified to supervise other clinicians who provide TFCBT and is listed on a roster of professionals across the state of SC that are trained in providing TFCBT. Mrs. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Lander University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with Beyond Abuse.
The weather was perfect and the turnout was overwhelming at our Re-dedication on Aug13, 2014. A special thanks to Mayor Adams, Rep. Riley, and Senator Nicholson for taking an active part in the ceremony.
Countybank Foundation Donates to Beyond Abuse
Greenwood, SC – The Countybank Foundation recently presented Beyond Abuse with a donation of $10,000.00.
Beyond Abuse is a non-profit organization that serves Abbeville, Greenwood and Laurens counties. The mission of the organization is to lead the community beyond sexual violence and child abuse through awareness, advocacy and action.
Countybank’s David Tompkins presents a check to Beyond Abuse Staff, Charlotte Ehney, Director of Children’s Advocacy; Elizabeth Wise, Victim Advocate; Cathy Miller, Executive Director
MEMBERS’ CONTRIBUTION, GO TOWARD BEYOND ABUSE
Each year GMFCU does a skip-a-payment program through the months of November, December, and January. This program gives their members the opportunity to skip one of their monthly loan payments. The funds collected through these months are split into different categories for donations to charities selected by the Board of Directors. GMFCU members benefit from this program as well as our community. Pictured left to right: Samantha Byrd, Marketing Specialist (GMFCU), Jessica Bell, Director of Sexual Assault Programs, Cathy Miller, Executive Director, and Laura Kazee, Director of Finance/HR.