'Our Kids: Our Business' - luncheon at the Elks Club!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 4-H and many other agencies and organizations in Jefferson County support this project!

On March 27 Dr. Claudia Black shared her insights at a kickoff luncheon for the initiative at our local Elks Club, along with Laura Wells from the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids program. (Click on photos to open larger format.)

Shown in the photo from l. to r. are: Halie Dengler (4-H Network News), Jesaint Baril (4-H Network News), Claudia Black (author and family systems specialist), Lysander Dusseljee (4-H Network News), Hannah Tipton (4-H Network News), and Pat Perreault (Port Townsend TV).

Claudia Black is interviewed by a team of 4-H Network News reporters, from l.: Hannah Tipton, Halie Dengler, Jesaint Baril and Lysander Dusseljee.

Laura Wells of the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids program shares statistics related to the positive impact of support programs for families.

Shown in the photo l. to r. are: Kelly Matlock (Jefferson County Health Department - and one of the main organizers), Claudia Black (author and family systems specialist), TBD, Anne Winegar (Jefferson County Community Network), Port Townsend Police Chief Conner Daily, Laura Wells (Fight Crime: Invest in Kids), Jefferson County Commissioner David Sullivan.

Commissioner David Sullivan accepts an award from Laura Wells for the positive work being done throughout Jefferson County related to child abuse prevention.

Jesaint Baril films Halie Dengler interviewing Laura Wells of the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids organization.

Pamela Roberts (Jefferson County 4-H coordinator) and Halie Dengler (4-H Network News reporter), watch as Lysander Dusseljee interviews Claudia Black. Jesaint Baril, camera.