– Florida Tech’s Family Learning Program has named new staff members. Concentrating in the area of violence against women and children, new staff members
have come here to study from South Carolina, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Iowa and West Virginia, as well as Israel. All are working toward their doctoral
degrees in clinical psychology.
New therapists are Yolanda Brannon, Whitney Hendrickson, Julie Ramirez and Anja Kroll. Ramirez is a 1997 graduate of Palm Bay High School.
New teachers of child abuse prevention for siblings are Joe Afanador, Scott Muhs, Harel Papikian and Amy Cocheran Rowe. Muhs and Papikian are also members
of the program’s research team.
The Family Learning Program is an outpatient program for psychological treatment and support to children and teens who have suffered the trauma of sexual
abuse, and for their families. Complete services are provided for all members affected by incest or sexual abuse, including both spouses, other relatives
and victims of the abuse. The program is sponsored by Florida Tech and the State of Florida, Children’s Medical Services. All clients in need may obtain
services by calling (321) 727-9956.