National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect honors first recipient of Louder than Silence Award
Denver (April 30, 2020) – The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect named the recipient of the J.E. Henningsen Louder Than Silence Award at its inaugural No-Dinner Dinner held on April 30, 2020.
Heather Robinson Ross is a screenwriter who decades after her abuse is speaking publicly about it for the first time. She was inspired after watching EndCAN executive director and co-founder Lori Poland share her experience on national television nearly two years ago when Poland, along with nationally recognized child abuse expert Richard Krugman, MD, launched the foundation.
“Heather is a woman who in this last year, took her own experiences with abuse, spoke out about them, empowered others, has written a screenplay and has truly become a voice for so many of us,” said Lori Poland, executive director and co-founder of EndCAN. “Heather is a symbol of the united voice and being Louder Than Silence. She has modeled courage, grace, integrity, spirit and strength”
The national nonprofit chose to host the online event as a way to connect with supporters throughout the country in a fun and informative way. Poland and Krugman announced the Louder than Silence award as part of an educational hour aimed to raise awareness about the health, mental health and public health impacts of abuse while inviting survivors to unite and build a movement that will drive change and end child abuse and neglect.
EndCAN works to change the way child abuse and neglect is addressed by focusing on the health, mental health and public health issues of abuse. EndCAN helps survivors, thrivers and transcenders of abuse by uniting voices. The Foundation works with others to expand funding for research, training, prevention and advocacy.
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