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Social Worker’s Child Abuse Workshop Helps Juror Convict Man

Feather Berkower

A National Association of Social Workers member’s workshop on children and sexual predators helped a juror decide to convict a Colorado high school teacher of sexual assault, according to this article in the Broomfield Enterprise.

Feather Berkower, MSW, LCSW, has trained more than 100,000 parents and children on how to prevent child sex abuse. Broomfield resident Ann Johnnides attended Berkower’s “Parenting Safe Children” workshop.

Johnnides said what she learned at the workshop came to mind when she was on the jury that recently convicted Travis Masse, a Broomfield High coach who was found guilty of having repeated sexual relations with an underage student in 2008 and 2009.

“I think I saw that there was a pattern and I followed along with the testimony of the victim and… I saw that pattern,” Johnnides said.

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