Sister Jean Abbott Honored

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The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy and the department of counseling and family therapy awarded Jean Abbott, C.S.J., L.C.S.W., clinical director of the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma in Saint Louis the 2009 Michael J. Garanzini Award, which is given to a person who demonstrates faith in God through service to others, promotes justice in meeting people where they are, encourages people to grow as whole persons and provides service which improves the quality of life for others with particular attention to the marginalized.

Abbott was honored for her more than 20 years of work in Saint Louis and abroad serving refugees, victims of torture, war trauma and trauma associated with forced relocation.

Read about Abbott's work in our Connections magazine.

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