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Be Strong, Be Wise: A Young Adult’s Guide to Sexual Assault Awareness and Personal Safety

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, AT 6:00 PM

The Library will host Amy Carpenter for an online presentation about the Be Strong, Be Wise program related to her bestselling book by the same name. This talk will be held via the Zoom platform. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend.

A psychotherapist, former youth worker, writer, and life coach, Carpenter draws on 25 years of experience. She designed the safety education program using the methods described in her book, along with wisdom gained from her own life as a parent and survivor. Carpenter has always been an advocate for self-awareness as a means to personal empowerment. Never is this more important than in the arena of sexual safety. Her classes empower youth to develop a deeper understanding of oneself in relation to dominant culture. Be Strong, Be Wise is now being offered to schools, youth organizations and families as a way to equip young people with the internal tools that increase confidence, and support healthy relationships on all levels. 

Carpenter has two previously-written books, Glen Stone, a middle-grade novel and Channel Crossing, a parenting book. Her articles have appeared in PsychCentral, the Asana International Yoga Journal, and 3HO.org, where she’s a contributing blogger. In 2018, Carpenter was named the Maine Writers and Publisher’s Alliance Ilgenfritz Scholar for writers of non-fiction. She lives in Rockport, Maine, with her husband and daughter. Find her at: amycarpenter.net or bestrongbewise.com.