Klingberg Family Centers receives $8,000 donation from Petit Family Foundation

Published on Thursday, 1 July 2021 13:44
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – Klingberg Family Centers received an $8,000 donation from the Petit Family Foundation to support the Klingberg Children’s Advocacy Center (KCAC).

Dr. William Petit, President of the Petit Family Foundation presented Klingberg the check.

“Klingberg is a valuable asset to the community, healing children and helping them towards a bright future,” said Dr. Petit.

KCAC offers forensic interviews and family advocacy support to help children and youth who have allegedly been victims of abuse or exploitation become survivors.

In the past the child/youth has had to answer questions and tell the same horrible facts repeatedly to different professionals-teachers, DCF workers, therapists, guidance counselors, school nurses, lawyers, prosecutors, etc. The CAC model provides the resources for a one-time telling, with Forensic Interviewers who are specifically trained in conducting these interviews effectively, allowing for accurate details for all those who need them and the least trauma for the child. The Klingberg CAC also follows the child and family throughout the length of legal proceedings.

The Petit Family Foundation continues to support Klingberg and the funds donated are given to foster and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence. With these donations the Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit, and Michaela Rose Petit by continuing the kindness, idealism, and activism that defined their lives.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Thursday, 1 July 2021 13:44. Updated: Thursday, 1 July 2021 13:46.