Steph Trilling, director of BARCC's Community Awareness and Prevention Services, appeared yesterday on Boston Neighborhood Network News, talking about our work in local middle and high schools as well as on college campuses. With a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation, we are gearing up to expand that work.
Excerpt: "It is so important to start young. What we know is that many middle school and high school aged young people experience sexual harassment and sexual violence in their schools. So to be able to go in and provide education around healthy relationships, boundaries, and consent can really be preventative."
As BARCC’s first staffer solely dedicated to communications, Jessica L. Atcheson leads strategies to advance BARCC’s mission and raise its organizational profile. She develops, implements, and evaluates strategic communications initiatives in a variety of online and offline channels.
Prior to joining BARCC, Jessica served as the writer and editor at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international human rights nonprofit. She began her career in nonprofit communications at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she worked as associate editor. She has also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Hamilton College, studied at Oxford University, and served as a survivor advocate through the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program. She volunteers at the Network/La Red, which works to end partner abuse and support LGBQ/T survivors.