March 2, 2019. The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women
Christine Andersen was the 2019 recipient of the Soropitimist International of Willimantic, CT Ruby Award for founding the trauma fund and bringing Leslie Matlen on board to create the Matlen-Andersen Trauma Training Fund.
Since trauma adversely affects the lives of so many women and girls, the organization elected to honor Christine and the fund for outstanding work in improving the lives of women. A certificate was presented at the annual Soroptimist Heart to Heart Ball, along with a generous donation to support the ongoing work of transforming lives through enhanced trauma training.
We are sincerely grateful for the community recognition of the important work that this fund has accomplished, and will continue to provide.
After #MeToo, We Must Help with Pain: Hartford Courant
Psychology fund helps graduate students receive trauma training: The Daily Campus
Learning to Treat Complex Trauma: UConn Foundation