Healthy Masculinity Project

Healthy Masculinity:
Changing the Conversation


When Don McPherson, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, came to Easton to speak in November 2018, people in the audience engaged in the topic of gender-based violence like never before.  The presentation, titled “You Throw Like a Girl: A Conversation to End Sexual Violence,” encouraged those in attendance to get comfortable with an uncomfortable conversation.  As a result, Don is now working with Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Seasons to create a dialogue across the Mid Shore regarding the culture of unhealthy masculinity at the core of all forms of men’s violence against women.

Don observed, “When I was here in November, I saw the willingness for the community to have that conversation.  Beth Anne and I were on the same wavelength on how to make that happen.”

For more than 34 years, Don has used the power and appeal of sports to address complex social justice issues. He has created innovative programs, supported community service providers and has provided educational seminars and lectures throughout North America addressing men’s violence again women.

According to Don, the #MeToo movement presents a seminal moment in American culture that requires a collective community response commensurate with the overwhelming and pervasive nature of gender-based violence.  He wants to engage boys and men in the prevention of men’s violence against women by creating a cutting edge, community-wide and gender transformative approach that meets the broad challenges posed by the #MeToo movement.

He states, “Beth Anne’s leadership has created an ideal environment for a comprehensive community initiative to be successful.”  This was evident in the response to Don’s November visit.  He adds, “Remedies must be sustainable and replicable; engaging communities and individuals previously left out of the discussion to promote healthy relationships and proactively engage boys and men.” 

The partnership between Don and For All Seasons will deliver proactive education that permeates the entire community, emanating from four primary engagement areas; 1) local businesses 2) community partners 3) schools (K-12) and, 4) higher education.  Training and educational materials and curricula are currently under development which will introduce “aspirational masculinity,” healthy relationships and bystander leadership with several integrated touchpoints in the communities served by For All Seasons.  The impact is three-fold; to engage those previously missed by outreach programs, coordinate common messaging throughout the community and establish sustainable, inter-generational dialog about healthy masculinity, relationships, and community.

Future outreach and engagement include providing sexual harassment training to employees who are also parents, neighbors, and members of youth activity organizations and faith communities, as well as community partners such as mentoring groups, youth sports groups and the faith community. For All Seasons staff has already begun training with Don, to deliver bystander behavior and leadership programs in schools (K-12) in conjunction with its role to provide support for “trauma-informed” classrooms. Finally, For All Seasons has a federally mandated MOU to provide services and resources to Chesapeake and Washington College. This relationship positions For All Seasons to serve as an educational provider for Title IX compliance which has been the focus of Don McPherson’s work for more than 25 years.

Don explains that because of the work women have done in raising awareness recently around the #MeToo Movement, there has been more progress toward promoting healthy relationships. He adds, “There needs to be discussion about masculinity, separate from the issue of men’s violence against women. The goal is to advance our understanding of masculinity beyond the narrow, and often destructive ways it’s currently defined. The blind spot of masculinity is rooted in the nobility associated with ignoring our pain and vulnerabilities and the silence of men that limits the true and whole understanding of masculinity for boys.”

A challenge facing communities today, according to Don, is that we have no central place where people can come together and have these conversations about gender. He states, “We are starting to share it one-on-one with community leaders and identifying people who want to make a difference. We intend to create a sustainable model that seizes upon that opportunity and can be replicated elsewhere.”

Since November, more men are asking ‘What can I do in the #MeToo movement that doesn’t perpetuate the problem and how can I be part of the solution?’

Derek L. Simmons, Ed.D., Director, Student Services, Caroline County Public Schools, comments, “I had the pleasure of meeting with Don to learn more about the work he is doing in partnership with For All Seasons. As a man, who also is blessed to be the father of two daughters, I engaged in deep conversation around the male social construct and issues of toxic masculinity. That dialogue opened my eyes to the realization that the women in my life navigate the world much differently than I, and that I have been preparing my daughters to do the same. This does not empower them but supports the current construct.”

He adds, “Don’s work along with For All Seasons has the opportunity to create a shift in our community that can raise the standard for gender equity. If we can adjust the accepted notion of masculinity, our daughters will not live in a world that attaches their value to objectification.”

For further information about For All Seasons’ Healthy Masculinity Project, contact Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director at For All Seasons at 410-822-1018.

Caption: Pictured left to right are Gerson Martinez, Executive Director of Talbot Mentors, with Don McPherson, a consultant who is working with Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Seasons to create a dialogue across the Mid Shore to address the culture of unhealthy masculinity at the core of all forms of men’s violence against women.

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For All Seasons’ Survivor Quilt Project

For All Seasons’ Survivor Quilt Project

Conversations about sexual assault should be a part of our everyday interactions with our colleagues, family, and community.  It is a message to be continued beyond April, recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  During For All Seasons’ Denim Day Event in April, staff presented the agency’s “Survivor’s Quilt” project. The quilts are to be included as part of the “Comfort Kits” given to survivors of rape and sexual assault.  The “Survivor’s Quilt” was signed by residents of the community and the Board of Director’s and staff of For All Seasons with messages of support. The vision was to include inspirational messages and pictures as a symbol of wrapping the survivor with support during the healing process.  Stella Lee Coulbourne, Director of Sexual Assault Programming at For All Seasons and Denae Spiering, For All Seasons’ Event Coordinator donated time for this cause by sewing the quilts together. Many thanks go to Erica Batson, Executive Assistant at For All Seasons, for ensuring we had all the supplies needed to have this project come to reality for For All Seasons’ clients.

Staff will continue this project throughout the year by having the “Survivor Quilt” available during For All Seasons’ outreach events for people to write inspirational messages or drawings.  If you are interested in having your agency make a “Survivor Quilt” in support of the survivor’s healing process, please email Stella Lee Coulbourne at scoulbourne@forallseasonsinc.org.

Pictured are completed Survivor’s Quilts completed by For All Season staff.

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Trauma-Informed Schools

Trauma-Informed Schools

The For All Seasons clinical team began serving Mid Shore schools in a new capacity this spring by offering specialized training for teachers and administrative staff on the topic of Trauma-Informed Schools. Trauma impacts the lives of many students from all backgrounds and all grade levels. Research shows that two-thirds of children reported at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. 

Students impacted by trauma may display symptoms, including an inability to focus, poor social skills, depression, anxiety, and withdrawal. Effective support for someone who has experienced trauma means approaching children from the lens of, “What happened to you?” rather than, “What is wrong with you?”  This perspective helps to foster understanding and trust between the child and the adult.

Pictured left to right are: Mace’s Lane Assistant Principal, Mrs. Stephanie Brohawn; Katie Pittsinger, LCSW-C, Director of Education and Trauma-Informed Services at For All Seasons, Mr. Jymil Thompson, Principal of Mace’s Lane Middle School; and Lesa Lee, LCSW-C, For All Seasons Clinical Director.

Another key component of being a trauma-informed is ensuring support for school staff by increasing an understanding of self-care, reflective supervision for teachers, and developing support teachers need throughout their school day.  According to Director of Education and Trauma-Informed Services, Katie Pittsinger, “We need to keep in mind that many children impacted by trauma require help learning how to build relationships and address lagging skills associated with problem-solving and affect regulation. These skills will help them to counteract toxic stress and build resilience.”

Administrators and teachers from Queen Anne’s, Dorchester, and Talbot have participated in Trauma-Informed School training. In the coming months, the For All Seasons clinical team looks forward to providing training to additional schools across the Mid Shore. For more information about Trauma-Informed Trainings contact Katie Pittsinger (410) 822-1018 or kpittsinger@forallseasonsinc.org

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Governor Hogan Signs HB 829 to Benefit Mental Health Billing

Governor Hogan Signs HB 829 to Benefit Mental Health Billing

On Tuesday, May 14, Governor Hogan signed House Bill 829, which will change the way that mental health services are provided in the state of Maryland. The bill prohibits private insurance carriers from rejecting an accredited community-based health care provider solely because the provider is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Public assistance has long been recognizing LGSWs and LMSWs as billable providers. Now, under HB 829, private carriers must follow suit.

For All Seasons Executive Director, Beth Anne Langrell, Delegate Jeff Ghrist (Caroline County), and the Mid Shore Behavioral Health Consortium worked on the bill for over two years. Langrell testified before the Senate, the House of Delegates Committees, and the Eastern Shore Delegation to help others understand the insurance billing challenges and how they affect individuals and families who need services.

According to Langrell, “People in need of care should not have to worry about whether they carry public or private insurance when scheduling a visit. HB 829 eliminates a long-standing discrepancy and simplifies getting more individuals the mental health services they need.”

Delegate Jeff Ghrist comments, “For so long private insurance holders have not received equal treatment in the ways their mental health services are billed. This bill helps to streamline access for people who need care, rather than complicate the process.”

The bill will go into effect on October 1, 2019.

For All Seasons offers individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, Rape Crisis Response, Rape Crisis Counseling and Support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. For further information about For All Seasons or to donate, call 410-822-1018 or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

Captions: (Back row, from left)  Caroline County Delegate Jeff Ghrist, For All Seasons Executive Director, Beth Anne Langrell, and Legislative Assistant, Lois Dustin look on as Governor Hogan signs HB829.

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For All Seasons Has Large Turnout for First Community Denim Day

For All Seasons Has Large Turnout for First Community Denim Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD – APRIL 30, 2019)

CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

For All Seasons hosted its first community Denim Day event at the Talbot County Court House in Easton, MD. Denim Day was created 20 years ago after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Participants wore denim with a purpose on this day to show their support in ending sexual violence and to protest the misconceptions and victim-blaming around sexual violence.

Proclamations were read by Senator Addie Eckardt and Mayor Bob Willey for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. They are pictured with For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center and Hotline staff.  Pictured back row left to right are Katharine Petzold, Alberto Ardaya, Melissa Cardoso, Royshonda Boulden, and Lauren Kirby. Pictured front row left to right are Dawn Wilson, Fabiola Marquez, Michely Valentin, Yeslee Olivo-Martinez, Senator Addie Eckardt, Beth Anne Langrell, Ivy Garcia, Stella Lee Coulbourne, and Mayor Bob Willey. (Photo courtesy of Amy Blades Steward)

Senator Addie Eckardt and Mayor Bob Willey presented proclamations and Don McPherson, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, activist and feminist spoke about the importance of ending sexual violence.  “Today we have the opportunity to start a conversation that is essential to the community.  Denim Day isn’t just about a day, it’s about bringing awareness to an issue and using that awareness to make the commitment to continue the conversation and to join For All Seasons and its partners in ending sexual violence.”  For All Seasons’ 2019 sexual assault campaign focuses on the message “#metoo. We believe you.” The campaign is targeted at helping both men and women talk about this issue and to not be afraid to tell their stories about sexual assault. 

Pictured left to right are Stella Lee Coulbourne, Beth Anne Langrell, Don McPherson, Ivy Garcia, Michely Valentin, Alberto Ardaya, and Yeslee Olivo-Martinez. (Photo courtesy of Randy Bachand Photography)

Participants enjoyed a special teal-colored ice for Sexual Assault Awareness Month provided by Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard in Easton as they signed denim quilts to be given to victims of sexual assault.

Pictured are participants signing denim quilts which will be given to sexual assault survivors. (Photo courtesy of Randy Bachand Photography)

For All Seasons serves Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, and Talbot counties. For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center offers certified sexual assault victim advocates; counseling and support groups, free and confidential services in English and Spanish, support in the hospital, police department, and court, and referrals to social and legal services. For All Seasons English Hotline is 1-800-310-RAPE (7273) and Spanish Hotline is 410-829-61#

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Thomas’s Fine Jewelry Donates to For All Seasons Kits

Thomas’s Fine Jewelry Donates to For All Seasons Kits  

Thomas’s Fine Jewelry in Cambridge is donating sterling silver Hope Hearts necklaces to be included in For All Seasons “Comfort Kits” for victims of rape, sexual assault, abuse, or a traumatic experience as part of the agency’s Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign in April. “Comfort Kits” enable For All Seasons Victim Advocates to bring comfort on every call to the hospital to support these survivors. Each “Comfort Kit” includes a nice travel bag, basic clothing, footwear, and undergarments, personal hygiene items, a journal, and other items to return dignity, provide comfort, and let them know someone cares.

Thomas’s Fine Jewelry is owned by brother and sister, Thomas and Amanda Robinson. The shop opened in 2016 and features custom-made and handcrafted jewelry with unique designs. Amanda helps design the jewelry that Thomas creates. The two relocated to Cambridge after spending summers in Dorchester County with their family.

Thomas comments about the project, “We are donating 25 necklaces to For All Seasons for the ‘Comfort Kits.’ We were excited that we could find a necklace like this with an uplifting message of hope on it.”

Amanda adds, “This is our first community project. It is something we can stand behind and support and we are thrilled to be involved.”

 Pictured left to right are Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Seasons; Thomas and Amanda Robinson, owners of Thomas’s Fine Jewelry in Cambridge; Stella Lee Coulbourne, Director of Sexual Assault Programming of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Programs; and Ivy Garcia, Director of Victim Services of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Programs. Thomas’s Fine Jewelry in Cambridge is donating sterling silver Hope Hearts necklaces to be included in For All Seasons “Comfort Kits” for victims of rape, sexual assault, abuse, or a traumatic experience as part of the agency’s Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign in April.
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Victim Advocates Hired for Rape Crisis Center

Victim Advocates Hired for Rape Crisis Center

Melissa Cardoso of Ridgely has been hired as a Bilingual Victim Advocate. Cardoso previously worked as a community outreach worker at the State of Maryland Department of Health in Caroline County. Prior positions have included working as an information specialist at Suburban Hospital and as a lead health unit coordinator at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.

Royshonda Boulden of Easton has been hired as a Victim Advocate. Boulden has worked at the Chesapeake Center as a house counselor and as a safety companion at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Prior to that, she worked as a family support worker for Dorchester County Health Department. She holds an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences from Chesapeake College.

According to Stella Lee Coulbourne, Director of Sexual Assault Programming at For All Seasons, “We are thrilled to have these new staff members on board to help us address the increased volume of cases we are serving in the Rape Crisis Center. They bring important community service experience and will enable us to continue to grow our services on the Mid Shore.”

For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center offers certified sexual assault victim advocates; counseling and support groups, free and confidential services in English and Spanish, support in the hospital, police department, and court, and referrals to social and legal services. The For All Seasons English Hotline is 1-800-310-RAPE (7273) and Spanish Hotline is 410-829-6143.

For further information about the For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center, call 410-822-1018.

Pictured back row, left to right are For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center staff Ivy Garcia, Director of Victim Services of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Programs; Alberto Ardaya, Interpreter; Stella Lee Coulbourne, Director of Sexual Assault Programming of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Programs, and Katharine Petzold, For All Seasons Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator. Pictured front row, left to right are For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center staff Melissa Cardoso, Bilingual Victim Advocate; Mayra Torres, Bilingual Victim Advocate; and Royshonda Boulden, Victim Advocate.

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For All Seasons Holds Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

For All Seasons Holds Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD – APRIL 1, 2019)

CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

For All Seasons, which is the only Rape Crisis Center on the Mid Shore, is holding several events in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual violence happens in all communities. The month-long awareness activities will include exhibits and proclamations in all five counties on the Mid Shore and a community-wide Denim Day event on April 24.

The Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons will be hosting exhibits at the following locations which will include information about how to responds to sexual assault and how the public can support rape survivors in our community through their project, “Comfort Kits.” The exhibits will be on display at the MRDC Head Start/Caroline County Library in Denton, Dorchester Public Library in Cambridge, Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Washington College in Chestertown, the Kent Family Support Center in Chestertown, Haven Ministries in Centreville, Queen Anne County Public Schools/Judy Center in Centreville, and the Talbot County Free Library in Easton.

“Comfort Kits,” a project of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center, is a way for For All Seasons Victim Advocates to bring comfort on every call to the hospital to support a victim of rape, sexual assault, abuse, or a traumatic experience. Because a victim’s clothing often needs to be left behind as evidence, each “Comfort Kit” includes a nice travel bag, basic clothing, footwear, and undergarments, personal hygiene items, a journal, and other items to return dignity, provide comfort and let them know someone cares. A special addition to the “Comfort Kits” is a sterling silver Hope Heart necklace, provided by Thomas’s Fine Jewelry in Cambridge, MD. Trade Whims in Easton is partnering with For All Seasons to provide the travel bags for the “Comfort Kits.” Any business that wishes to support the “Comfort Kits” should contact Stella Lee Coulbourne, For All Seasons Director of Sexual Assault Programming, at 410-822-1018.

Coulbourne comments, “Without this kit, the victim of a sexual assault would leave in a hospital gown. Our staff decided to prepare these kits to help return dignity, provide comfort, and let survivors know that someone cares.”

On Wednesday, April 24, at 12 noon at the Talbot County Court House Green, on Washington Street in Easton, For All Seasons will host its first community Denim Day event. Participants are encouraged to wear denim with a purpose on this day to show their support in ending sexual violence. Denim Day is an international day created 20 years ago after an Italian court overruled a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans. Wearing denim with a purpose on this day is way to protest the misconceptions and victim-blaming around sexual violence. A special treat from Rita’s will be served and a group photo taken. To register for this event, call 443-258-2130, visit forallseasonsinc.org or register at https://denimday2019-forallseasons.eventbrite.com.

For All Seasons’ 2019 sexual assault campaign focuses on the message “#metoo. We believe you.” The campaign is targeted at helping both men and women talk about this issue and to not be afraid to tell their stories about sexual assault.  For All Seasons serves Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, and Talbot counties. For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center offers certified sexual assault victim advocates; counseling and support groups, free and confidential services in English and Spanish, support in the hospital, police department, and court, and referrals to social and legal services. For All Seasons English Hotline is 1-800-310-RAPE (7273) and Spanish Hotline is 410-829-6143.

For All Seasons offers individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, Rape Crisis Response, Rape Crisis Counseling and Support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. For further information about For All Seasons or make a donation, call 410-822-1018 or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

Caption: Pictured is For All Seasons “Comfort Kits” is a project of For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center to bring comfort on every call to the hospital to support a victim of rape, sexual assault, abuse, or a traumatic experience.

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VOCA Grant Expands For All Seasons Staff

VOCA Grant Expands For All Seasons Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD – MARCH 25, 2019)
CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

For All Seasons has received a significant grant from Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to provide support, advocacy, and mental health services to primary and secondary victims of violent crime at no charge. This includes victims of rape, sexual assault, adults molested as children, child and adult victims of domestic violence and child victims of physical abuse and neglect. The grant will enable For All Seasons to provide timely response to the emotional needs of victims;  provide primary and secondary victim assistance to bring stability and safety to their immediate circumstances; educate victims about their rights under the criminal justice system; provide access to mental health treatment for victims and their families as appropriate and ensure that all victims wanting civil legal assistance get an attorney through partnership through Mid-Shore Pro Bono.

According to Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director, “The VOCA grant will enable our agency to expand our services and have a greater presence in the Mid Shore counties we serve.  By providing professional development for our staff and trauma certifying all staff who work with clients and victims of trauma, we can tailor these services to meet specific mental health needs.” She adds that the grant will also provide for trainings for community members, expanded mental health and rape crisis services, and allow the agency to bring awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the schools.

Several staff positions have been added through the grant, including Director of Education and Community Programs which has been filled by For All Seasons staff member Katie Pittsinger of Easton.  Previously, Pittsinger was Assistant Clinical Director at For All Seasons. Prior to working at For All Seasons, she was a Social Worker, Advanced Criminal Justice with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services in Easton. She completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from the University of Maryland, College of Health and Human Performance at College Park. She holds The Ferentz Institute Trauma Certificate Level I and is a Certified Instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid. In her new position, Pittsinger will be working on developing For All Seasons’ Training Academy, including training for school systems on Trauma-Informed Schools and providing consultation to school systems on becoming trauma-informed.  Pittsinger will be working on bringing continuing education to the community and mental health professionals to the Eastern Shore and will work to ensure that people throughout the five-county region have an awareness and understanding of services provided by For All Seasons.

Katie Pittsinger of Easton was appointed as For All Seasons Director of Education and Community Programs.

In response to the growth of the Rape Crisis Program at For All Seasons, which has tripled in three years, two additional staff members have been hired to new positions in the Rape Crisis Center. Stella Lee Coulbourne of Preston was recently hired as the For All Seasons Director of Rape Crisis Programs and Katharine Petzold of Easton was recently hired as For All Seasons Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator.

Stella Lee Coulbourne of Preston was recently hired as the For All Seasons Director of Rape Crisis Programs.

Coulbourne previously worked as Deputy Director of Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers, Program Administrator for Early Head Start, and Site Coordinator for the Federalsburg Judy Center. She holds a Master of Science in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. She also completed an Associate’s of Arts in Liberal Studies and Business Management from Chesapeake College and an Early Childhood Mental Health Certification from John Hopkin’s University. She serves as a Maryland State Department of Education State Validator to Accredit Early Childhood Programs. In her new role, Coulbourne will work as a team member with other staff members and volunteers in order to achieve the mission of the Center, including providing direct client services, community outreach programs and/or professional training when needed. She will also develop, implement and monitor short-and long-term goals through a strategic planning process, including Anti-Human Trafficking.

Katharine Petzold of Easton was recently hired as For All Seasons Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator

In addition to her role as Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, Petzold also works as a psychotherapist for For All Seasons. She has worked at the Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools in Baltimore and at the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in Washington, DC. She was a member of the Court Appointed Special Advocates Association in Caroline County and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Previously, she worked on the Human Trafficking Resource Project and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking both in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Theater from Northwestern University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work. In her role as Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, Katharine will be expanding For All Seasons’ anti-trafficking programs which provide services to survivors and outreach and education to our Eastern Shore community.

For All Seasons offers individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, Rape Crisis Response, Rape Crisis Counseling and Support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. For further information about For All Seasons or make a donation, call 410-822-1018 or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

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For All Seasons Wraps Up Successful 9th Annual Heart & Music

For All Seasons Wraps Up Successful 9th Annual Heart & Music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD – MARCH 15, 2019)

CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

For All Seasons recently presented its 9th Annual Heart & Music at the Oxford Community Center to large crowds for its Gala and all three show performances.  This year, Director Ed Langrell and Music Director Ellen Barry Grunden returned with “Songs from the Stage” from Broadway and Beyond with selections by Carole King, Sara Bareilles, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, as well as special guests from Crashbox Theatre Troupe. Producers for the show were Beth Anne Langrell and Lisa Roth.

This year’s Heart & Music cast included Gail Aveson, Jane Copple, Matt Folker, Marcia Gilliam, Bill Gross, Malley Hester, Beth Anne Langrell, Ed Langrell, Lisa Roth, Zack Schlag, Heather Scott, Mike Sousa, Shelby Swann, Joe Tyler, Becca Van Aken, and Richard Vitanovec.  Crashbox Theatre Troupe members included Sarah Anthony, Sara Chapple, Logan Herron, Aiden Loeser, Sophie McGee, Jaylen Nixon, and Seth Wagner.

A special thank you to the Heart & Music Angels, Dock Street Foundation, Laurie and Michael Frame, Price Rentals and Events, and What’s Up Media.

Heart & Music benefits For All Seasons, the only non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center serving the five counties of Maryland’s Mid-Shore.  For All Seasons offers individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, Rape Crisis Response, Rape Crisis Counseling and Support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. For further information about For All Seasons or make a donation, call 410-822-1018 or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

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Pictured are attendees at this year’s 9th Annual Heart & Music Gala. (Photos by Randy Bachand)

Pictured left to right are Delia Denny, Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Seasons, and Diane Flagler, Heart & Music Committee Chair.
Pictured left to right are Jenny Stanley, Tom and Cathy Hill, and Crashbox Theatre Troupe members Jaylen Nixon, Sophie McGee, and Sarah Anthony.
Pictured left to right are Ted and Annette Bautz and Jim and Cindy Reed.
Pictured left to right are Tim and Sally Kagan and Sue and Mike Newnam
Pictured left to right are Christina Morris, Nancy James, Bonnie Thomas, Cathy Mendenhall, Tom Mendenhall, and Beth Anne Langrell.
Pictured left to right are Liz LaCorte, John Marrah, Robin Marrah, and Beth Anne Langrell.
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