A letter of Thanks to Katherine Raynor, Coordinator of Domestic Violence Services of Dutchess County
November 15, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to present to the Introduction to Human Services students at SUNY New Paltz!! Your presentation on October 26, 2012, was so well received! It reflected the confidence with which you conduct yourself and the vast knowledge and experience you have on the topic of domestic violence!
The students really enjoyed the presentation and their feedback included the following comments: “Kat was so approachable”; “She answered all our questions!”; and “It was incredibly informative!”
I was especially impressed with the ease with which you conducted the class and the pedagogical approaches you used to engage the students! The way you presented the survivor’s sense of control and empowerment along with the concept of harm reduction was phenomenal! I am definitely going to “steal” your illustration for future classes! So, thank you, Kat, for also being my teacher :-) Your contributions to this class and your CHS ambassadorship are invaluable!
Thank you very, very much!
Mette Christiansen, LMSW
Director, Concentration in Human Services, Department of Sociology
"I love the support group meetings they just pull me together when I'm falling apart."
"So, so, so grateful! Oh my God! I am getting stronger all the time something comes up and I handle it as being a strong woman and not a "nice girl". Thank you!"
"I am so grateful and I wouldn't have had the courage without this help. Thank you so much!"
"Please don't stop this program. I owe my and my son's life to this program. The help I have received has been so helpful to me to accept the truth about the danger I was in and how to get out of it and stay out."