Prevail names new child advocate

Laura Pettygrove has been named child advocate at Prevail Inc., a Hamilton County-based non-profit organization advocating for victims of crime and abuse.

Pettygrove graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in December 2011. She spent her undergraduate career studying human services and working for Purdue’s Children’s Lab School due to her passion for helping others and connecting people to available resources in the community. After spending the fall 2011 semester interning with Prevail Inc., she has been promoted to full-time status.

“I’m thrilled to be part of Prevail’s team,” said Pettygrove. “I’m looking forward to providing support and hope to children and families facing challenging times.”

Pettygrove’s position includes facilitating two evening groups for children. These 12-week sessions explore topics related to domestic violence. Children are educated on the subject and learn healthy coping methods. Parent groups meet during the same time, and both are encouraged to use their new knowledge and tools in their home environments. In addition to educating and supporting children, Pettygrove will also be part of the team rotation for Prevail’s 24-hour, on-call crisis line.

For more information on any of the children’s programs or other victim-related issues, contact Prevail at 773-6942.

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