Oil Painting Brightens Waiting Room

On January 11, children at Joseph J. Peters Institute (JJPI), a PHMC affiliate, received a welcomed addition to their waiting room--an oil painting courtesy of local artist Lori Glackman.

JJPI seeks to reduce the causes and overall results of sexually abusive behaviors through research, training, prevention, and treatment. JJPI's Child and Adolescent Program (CAP) often works with children and youth who are victims of sexual abuse.

The painting features a clothesline in an urban setting and includes inspirational messages that director Ted Glackman, whose daughter-in-law Lori, donated her time to create the painting, hopes will speak to the families that enter JJPI.

"This was a way to make our waiting room appealing and to provide optimistic healing messages for clients, most of whom have suffered from trauma," says Glackman.

"There's a lot of healing in art," says Margaret White, coordinator of clinic services in the child and adolescent program. "The staff and clients have enjoyed seeing the painting." JJPI has a number of ongoing arts projects involving both clients and their families.

For more information about JJPI, visit their website or contact Ted Glackman at 215.701.1560 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..