Therapy Room Honors Abuse Treatment Director

Published 08/06 2014 04:23PM

Updated 08/06 2014 05:17PM

The Family and Children's Society has honored a longtime employee who dedicated her career to treating victims of sexual abuse.

The recently renovated play therapy room at the agency's headquarters in Binghamton has been dedicated to Ronee Brimberg Clark.

She worked for Family and Children's for close to three decades and was the director of its sexual abuse treatment program.

Clark, who died of cancer in June, had created the room as a safe environment for children to work through their trauma and build rapport with their therapist.

Her successor, Jenny Almanzar, said Clark continued to mentor her through her final days.

Director of Sexual Abuse Treatment Program Jenny Almanzar says, "It was very important to her that there were people who could carry on this job. She basically primed me to take over for her. And I think all of the therapists who have ever been trained by her, know how important it is to carry on working with traumatized children," said Almanzar.

A memorial scholarship in Clark's name has been established.

You can send contributions to Vestal Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 959, Vestal, New York 13851. Include Clark's name with the donation.

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