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Danielle McGurrin, Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty, was interviewed by Sarah Creedican, the communications and marketing director for The Children's Center, on Oct. 17 for her organization’s newsletter. The purpose of the interview was to showcas
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Posted: November 5, 2018

Danielle McGurrin, Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty, was interviewed by Sarah Creedican, the communications and marketing director for The Children's Center, on Oct. 17 for her organization’s newsletter. The purpose of the interview was to showcase TCC's community partnerships with PSU and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. During the spring of 2018, Sara Taggart, director of prevention, education and partnerships for The Children's, facilitated a certificate-granting training in McGurrin’s Domestic Violence class at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility on the topic of child sexual abuse. TCC's training was created by Darkness to Light, a nonprofit whose mission is "empowering adults to prevent child abuse.” Since many of the inside students are both trauma survivors of family violence and mothers parenting from afar, the knowledge, prevention, intervention and remediation strategies and skills learned in this workshop have very personal and practical applications for the students and their families. For the PSU students in the DV course, many are CCJ majors with an interest in trauma-informed care and working with at-risk youth. The workshop provided invaluable educational and professional training experience for students who plan to work with children in their CCJ careers while providing a context for understanding potential consequences of adverse childhood experiences and gendered pathways to incarceration.