Thank you for visiting my site and exploring how we can prevent dating violence. I’m honored that you’re here. Before we dive into difficult conversations about a sensitive topic, I’d like to share a bit about myself.
For past decade, I’ve been on a mission to educate and empower communities to become more active bystanders. Some call me an expert, because I’ve advocated prevention education in middle and high schools, taught and evaluated a national dating violence curriculum (Love is Not Abuse College Edition), counseled victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence and trained mental health professionals, youth service providers and educators how to respond to incidents of dating violence through my signature e-training Dating Violence 101.
At the end of the day, I’m a compassionate advocate who has been on all sides of the equation – from the young scared girl in an abusive relationship to the consultant working with communities to implement proven strategies and creative approaches that increase awareness and eliminate the recurrence of dating violence.
I could continue with a litany of my past accomplishments and resume fillers, but we are running out of time.
1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. — Love is Respect
The sooner we get to work, the safer the world is for our youth. I’d love to talk with you about the challenges you are facing and how I can leverage my skills and expertise to help. Together we can create a personalized plan that truly supports your community.
I promise I’ll bring the best of my education, my skills, and my heart to our work together. And once we sit down to form a plan, you’ll quickly realize that I’m a Country CalifornianBorn and raised in Hanford, California, with a persistent drive, who knows that kindness can solve some of our largest challenges.