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25 Women in Leadership: Laura Kowalske

August 12, 2021
Laura Kowalske
Laura Kowalske(25 News)
Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 11:44 AM CDT
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Laura Kowalske is the Director of Prevention Education at the Center for Prevention of Abuse.

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is essentially school-based prevention programming. The team created a book that they are exceptionally proud of called “Sis and Me Down by the Sea.” It is a book that teaches about boundaries, consent, and safe and unsafe touches.

Throughout the pandemic, they really had to change the way we did what we did normally which is educate those students in the Tri-County area. And so, thinking of creative ways to do that, that were still age-appropriate and evidence-based and engaging in the vertical format.

“The book certainly helped us with that,” she said. “We were able to educate over 30,000 students over the course of the school year which is not far off what we would normally educate during a regular school year.”

“I am just very thankful that I was nominated, and I am really appreciative and gratefully accept the nomination.”

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