Joe Biden will speak at Proctors on November 20 about the loss of his son Beau at age 46 to brain cancer and the profound personal grief that followed, preventing him from seeking the presidency in 2016.
WARMINSTER More than 27,000 adults in DE have already been trained in the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children program, which is created to teach adults how to recognize signs of, react responsibly to and prevent child sexual abuse.
The program is important to store owner Joe Cowhey as the father of three girls, two of whom were in the DE foster care system until he and his wife adopted them. "Home base", Biden said in an audio recording of him that quotes what his son Beau Biden told him before a big event.
Brexler said Doylestown Health is excited to be part of the new partnership.
Dr. Scott Levy, chief medical officer and vice president of Doylestown Health, said the training is important because child sexual abuse causes immediate harm, and also can lead to lifelong psychological and physical health problems.
Members of the audience listen as former Vice President Joe Biden talks about a new partnership between the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children and Doylestown Health on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Ann's Choice in Warminster. The Darkness to Light program is not required for mandated reporters, it's a great way to educate adults about child sexual abuse, said Kristen Houser, spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
Two of his children were adopted after having been foster children, he said.
"While we were able to bring them into our family, there are countless others that need help", Cowhey said, adding that the program is one small way he feels he can do more.
Funding for the partnership comes from ShopRite of Warminster.
He said it's important that people learn how to react to signs of child abuse. "It's the lifelong impact of that abuse and it's real", Biden said. "The cardinal sin was for a man to use his power to abuse a woman or a child".
"What he was saying was: remember who you are".
"We want child predators to know Bucks County will not be safe for them", Biden said.
Those who have followed Biden's life and career know that he's no stranger to tragedy.