Wrecked Panel Discussion
Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Teens
The Teen and Health libraries of PPL invite teens and adults to join us for the capstone event of our Sexual Assault Awareness Week programming. Maine young adult author Maria Padian will be here to discuss her new and critically acclaimed novel Wrecked with a diverse panel of local experts. The epidemic of campus sexual assault will be the primary focus. We will also discuss societal messages given to children and teens about sexuality and consent. Panelist include:
- Matthew Perry (Moderator), Family Crisis Services
- Sam Eley, Maine Boys to Men
- Kaylee Wolfe, Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP)
- Shane Diamond, Speak About It
- Lauren Grousd, Licensed Clinical Professional Councilor and Staff Trainer for MVP Strategies
Information about these organizations will be available during and after the discussion.
About the Series » Wrecked Book Discussion Group for Teens
The Portland Public Teen Library is partnering with the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP) to read and discuss author Marie Padian’s new YA novel Wrecked. This month-long book group coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and will conclude with a visit with the author and a panel discussion about the book.
We will meet each Saturday in April at the Teen Library to discuss a sequential section of the book with YAAPP facilitators and Teen staff. Please see the meeting schedule below. We welcome any teen who has read/is reading the book to attend a meeting and you do not have to attend all the meetings in order to participate, though we strongly encourage interested teens to attend the first meeting on Saturday, April 1.
Our final meeting will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 12 PM. We will have pizza and discuss the end of the book with the author herself in advance of her panel discussion at the library later in the afternoon.
About YAAPP: The Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP) is the prevention team at Family Crisis Services. YAAPP delivers education, services, and advocacy that enable youth to make choices within their dating relationships that are safe, healthy, and informed. YAAPP’s offerings are free to all schools and organizations in Cumberland County, Maine.
To find out more visit http://www.yaapp.org or call 207.767.4952.