LIBERTY — On Feb. 17, the Pickens County Advocacy Center hosted “Beards and Braids,” a fun event for fathers to learn how to style their daughter’s hair and learn healthy communication skills with their child.
The Pickens County Career and Technology Center provided their Cosmetology School space for the event and the Director of Cosmetology taught the fathers how to care for and style the girls hair.
Many of the girls had their fingernails painted by their father and some of the fathers even had their nails painted!
After the session, Pickens County Advocacy Center (PCAC) provided lunch and discussed the importance of healthy communications skills and provided conversation cards to assist in learning more about each other.
This event was free to all participants and open to all make caregivers (fathers, foster fathers, uncles, grandparents).
PCAC was established in 1985 as the Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County to provide 24hr crisis intervention and advocacy services for victims of sexual violence.
In 2015, the agency adopted the name “Pickens County Advocacy Center” to highlight the comprehensive services that the agency offers Pickens County.
In 2017, the agency provided services to over 100 victims of sexual assault through crisis management, personal advocacy and individual counseling.
PCAC provided sexual assault awareness education to over 2,638 students in the Pickens County Community.
For more information about the services Pickens County Advocacy Center offers, volunteer opportunities, or donations, contact Shannon Lambert, executive director, at 864-442-5500.