Ann Bryant

 Ann Bryant

When did you begin working at CALM?

I began at CALM in 1999 as a Home Visitor in the Great Beginnings Program.

What is your role at CALM?

I have several roles at CALM; I run and teach the School Safety Program for grades Pre-K through 6th grade, to teach child abuse prevention to the children.  I teach parenting classes. I run our Volunteer Program and Community Outreach. I also serve on the Marketing Committee.

Please share one of your best CALM experiences (a time you felt like you really made a difference).

One family I worked with several years ago due to familial abuse were the recipients of presents at Christmas through the Adopt A Family Program. A couple of years after they had finished treatment at CALM they decided to donate gifts to other families through Adopt A Family. The mom and children arrived with bags of gifts to donate, and the child said to me ‘ You saved my family and we wanted to pay it forward to all the other kids that are hurting.‘

Finish the sentence, “If I could do one thing to make kids’ lives better, I would….”

If I could do one thing to  make kids’ lives better I would educate every grade level about child abuse and bullying.

What is one thing you wish people knew about CALM?

I wish people knew how committed we are to our mission of healing  trauma in families, and all the ways we are working to prevent abuse from ever occurring.

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