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Bridge of Courage

Celebrate our Bridge of Courage Award Recipients and the new Carole Johnson Humanitarian Award recipient.  WOAR’s Bridge of Courage event honors people committed to our mission of eliminating sexual violence in our community.

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This years Carole Johnson Humanitarian Award recipient:

Dr Edna Foa

Edna B. Foa, PhD, a professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University and director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, is an internationally renowned authority on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety. Her commitment to delineating etiological frameworks and targeted treatment has been highly influential. She is one of the leading experts in the areas of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias.

Dr. Foa developed a therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Prolonged exposure therapy involves recounting the trauma and is for adult victims of sexual assault. The program she developed for rape victims is considered the most effective therapy for post-trauma sequelae.

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This years Bridge of Courage recipients:

Yasmine Mustafa and Anthony Gold

Yasmine and Anthony from ROAR for Good, created Athena, a personal alarm for women—or anyone who wants some extra piece of mind—can alert friends and loved ones of your location. It is fashionable safety jewelry to help reduce assaults against people. Athena is part of ROAR’s mission to help make the world a safer place, one where anyone can live their life boldly.


Shea Rhodes

Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is the statewide legal expert on Pennsylvania laws related to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Ms. Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.


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