KIDS Center Announces Newest Board Member


Local Therapist, Speaker and Author Molly Carroll Launches Second Book on October 16 – Portion of Proceeds Donated to KIDS Center

KIDS Center, Central Oregon’s only child abuse intervention center, dedicated to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of child abuse, is pleased to announce the addition of Molly Carroll to the Board of Directors of KIDS Center. Carroll, an educator, author, artist, public speaker and therapist, is “a valuable addition to the decision-making team at KIDS Center who brings a unique, intuition-oriented skill set to our organization” says Shelly Smith, Executive Director of KIDS Center.

Carroll holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and comes to KIDS Center with over
20 years of experience in education and mental health. Also a non-fiction author, Carroll is
launching her second book, Trust Within on Monday, October 16 from 5-7pm at the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd. Trust Within
“explores the fascinating, multifaceted, and mysterious nature of intuition and the ways it can be
harnessed to inspire better life decisions” explains Carroll. A portion of the proceeds from the
sales of Trust Within on October 16 will be donated to KIDS Center.

“Intuition can play a key role in an adult’s ability to recognize potential abuse and help end it,
decreasing the long-term impacts of abuse for a child. You can learn how to recognize signs of
abuse and listen to your instincts at one of our trainings.” says Smith.

KIDS Center offers three, separate, specialty classes to the public, all aimed toward the
prevention of child abuse and education about child development. Darkness to Light: Stewards
of Children , Let’s Talk About It, and Internet Safety are held by KIDS Center at various
locations throughout Central Oregon . The next Darkness to Light class, an interactive training
that provides adults tools for recognizing signs of child sexual abuse and responding to
suspicious behavior, is held on October 16 from 1PM-4PM at KIDS Center. The same class will
be held in Spanish on October 17 from 5PM-8PM, also at KIDS Center. The next Internet Safety
class is on October 23. Registration for all classes can be done via

About KIDS Center:
Built by the community and for the community, KIDS Center is dedicated to the prevention,
evaluation and treatment of all forms of child abuse. In a child-friendly environment, KIDS
Center provides comprehensive medical evaluations to children who may have been abused,
seeking to find out what has happened and to provide a path to healing through family support
and therapeutic services. KIDS Center served 2,666 children and families in Deschutes, Crook,
and Jefferson counties, at zero cost to them, in 2016. Information about KIDS Center, including
services provided and annual reports, can be found at


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