Freimuth Led Expansion of Prevention and Education Programs
Ogden, Utah August 2011 – Anne Freimuth, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Utah (PCAU) has announced her retirement, effective December 31, 2011.
Freimuth served as the organization’s leader for nearly a decade and oversaw the growth of many statewide child abuse prevention programs, including internet safety, teen dating violence and bullying prevention as well as in-home support for at-risk families.
Prior to her tenure at PCAU, she was the Executive Director at the Weber-Morgan Children’s Justice Center and the Educator Coordinator at Your Community Connection in Ogden. Freimuth also worked for Army Community Services in Germany and Maryland.
When asked about her retirement, Freimuth said, “I am very sincere when I say this has been the best job. The mission of preventing child abuse could not be more important or compelling. I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most awe-inspiring people and I thank everyone, from my talented staff, to law enforcement, judicial and medical professionals to the everyday volunteer who donates their money or time to make this a better community for children.”
Under Freimuth’s leadership, PCAU has grown to be one of the most respected non-profits in the state. Her guidance and support helped PCAU reach up to 73,000 children and adults throughout Utah. “She is deeply committed to her work with child abuse prevention and . . . we hope to continue her legacy of working diligently with Utah communities to join in PCAU’s efforts of preventing child abuse in all its forms. On behalf of the Board, we want to express our sincere appreciation to Anne for her many years of dedicated service.” said Erni Armstrong, Chairman of PCAU’s Board of Directors.
Robert Hunter, President, United Way of Northern Utah commented that “…working in social services and dealing with some of the most heart-wrenching family issues imaginable takes a person with great strength and compassion. Anne’s leadership has been of inestimable value to the families of Utah and beyond. All of her partner agencies will miss her and wish her the best.”
Added Trina Taylor, Associate Director, Prevent Child Abuse Utah. "Anne's leadership has meant so much to our staff and agency over the year. She taught us the importance of collaboration and working together with other agencies to protect Utah kids. We will miss her very much."
Freimuth's future plans include continuing her efforts of preventing child abuse wherever and whenever it occurs.
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Prevent Child Abuse Utah (PCAU) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to break the cycle of abuse through education and training at a statewide level. PCAU educated more than 50,000 children and adults last year with its abuse and neglect prevention programs. For more information, contact PCAU at 1-800-CHILDREN or visit www.preventchildabuseutah.org.
About Prevent Child Abuse Utah
Prevent Child Abuse Utah (PCAU) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to break the cycle of abuse through education and training at a statewide level. Programs include classroom discussion, visual aids as well as videos and other interactive activities. PCAU also offers in-service training for school personnel in Utah schools. Training focuses on helping teachers recognize the signs of child abuse, making sure teachers know where to report the abuse and also what community resources are available for students and families. PCAU educated more nearly 70,000 children and adults last year with its abuse and neglect prevention programs. For more information, contact PCAU at 1-800-CHILDREN or visit www.preventchildabuseutah.org.