April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
As part of our efforts with the Idaho Resilience Project and Optum Idaho to raise community awareness about child abuse prevention, Idaho Public Television is hosting an online event that will include a presentation of the documentary Resilient Idaho: Hope Lives Here.
Following the film, there will be a live discussion on child abuse awareness and prevention. The evening will be hosted by Nicole Sanchez, writer, narrator and one of the producers of Resilient Idaho: Hope Lives Here. She will be joined by special guests Roger Sherman, executive director for Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, and Holly Whitworth, program manager for Eastern Idaho Public Health.
The event is free and open to the public.
DATE: Tuesday, April 6
TIME: 6:00 PM Mountain time / 5:00 PM Pacific time
About Our Guests
Roger Sherman is the Executive Director of the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, which is also the state affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America. Under Roger’s leadership, the Trust has greatly expanded its efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, introduced new ways of preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome, and engaged educators and others around trauma informed care and strengthening families. He has worked with schools and other organizations statewide in his current role and previously as a community organizer from 1979-2007 when he started at the Children’s Trust.
Holly Whitworth has worked with families and young children for 25 years. She is a program manager at Eastern Idaho Public Health where she works to provide evidence based home visiting services to families with children 0-5 years of age. Her work focuses on helping families receive support and build healthy relationships through parent education, family support, preventative health care, infant mental health and preventing child abuse and neglect. Holly currently sits on the AIM Early Idaho Board of Directors and is active across the state facilitating home visiting and programs that strengthen families.
Nicole Sanchez is a television host, reporter and producer in the Boise and Seattle markets. She is passionate about telling stories that help to improve people’s lives. Nicole is one of the producers and is the writer/narrator for Resilient Idaho: Hope Lives Here on Idaho Public Television. She is also the host of the Idaho News 6 award segment “Shine a Light” and is a host/reporter for the news magazine show CityStream, which airs on the Seattle Channel. Nicole is honored to serve as the President of the NW Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which produces the regional Emmys in Seattle.