Steamboat briefs: Advocates to host a free presentation on Thursday

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Advocates Building Peaceful Communities invites the public to a free presentation by Marilyn Van Derbur and Larry Adler at 7 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Springs High School. Van Derbur will discuss her experiences as a victim and survivor of childhood incest and sexual abuse. Atler will talk about his supportive role as Marilyn went through her intense healing process. 

After being crowned Miss America — and graduating from the University of Colorado with Phi Beta Kappa honors — Van Derbur’s life imploded as long-buried memories of sexual abuse perpetrated by her father began to surface. After years of therapy and psychiatric hospitalization, she began conquering her grief and despair and has been determined to make the recovery process easier for others ever since. Through her presentations and lectures, she has educated thousands about the long-term trauma that occurs in those who are sexually violated as children and given victims a roadmap for recovery. 

The presentation is appropriate for ages 15 and older. Free child care will be available. Call Advocates at 970-879-2034 for more information and to schedule baby-sitting.

Beginner tennis camps for youths are this weekend

A free beginner tennis camps for youths is Saturday and Sunday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Youths ages 6 to 10 are welcome from noon to 1 p.m. each day, and youths ages 11 to 18 are welcome from 1 to 2 p.m. Register for the camp by contacting 970-879-8400 or info@10s.com.

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