Barri Rosenbluth, MSSW 1990, has been selected as one of the six distinguished finalists for the Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award. This award is given by the Austin Child Guidance Center, an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of children and their families.

Barri serves as the director and co-founder of SafePlace’s Expect Respect program. Over the past 24 years, her vision and persistence have been instrumental in building an innovative, effective and nationally-recognized model for preventing interpersonal violence among youth. Expect Respect provides professional training and in-school counseling and support groups in the Austin area for K-12 youth hurt by violence.