I have committed my career to ending sexual assault and domestic violence – and supporting and inspiring everyone who responds to survivors every day. I believe in doing things differently – to keeping my events fun, motivational, and empowering. I promise you won’t leave a training feeling deflated – you’ll feel inspired to go out and change the world. I want you to love what you do, and I want you to have all the tools you need to make a difference. To make that happen, I provide:
- Workshops and trainings for any size audience
- Speeches and keynote addresses
- Consulting and technical assistance
- Individual Empowerment Sessions
- Online classes
I truly believe everyone wants to help. Everyone wants to end sexual assault and domestic violence — they just need to know how. They need to feel inspired and empowered. And that’s exactly what I’m here to do.
Training Topics Include:
Motivation and Inspiration
As an attorney, advocate, and survivor of sexual assault, I can speak to your professional, community, or faith group about the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence on survivors and communities, how to effectively respond, and how to prevent these crimes from occurring. I can also help you and your colleagues feel empowered and excited about your work again. I am dedicated to making my presentations dynamic, interesting, and engaging, to help motivate and inspire audiences to take a stand against violence in their homes, schools, and communities.
The past decade of combat has created unique struggles for our service members and their families, as well as for service providers. As an advocate with over a decade of experience working with military service members and command staff, and as an Army spouse, I understand the unique needs of military survivors. I offer interactive trainings that foster discussion and enhance collaborative efforts, resulting in improved services for military service members and their families.
Legal and Judicial Trainings
The legal response to survivors and perpetrators is critical. I frequently work with and train attorneys, prosecutors, and judges on how to appropriately respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. My interactive trainings address issues such as ethical representation, victim-centered representation, enhancing the response to survivors, and current legal issues impacting survivors.
Workplace Violence Prevention
Domestic violence and sexual assault have tremendous impacts on the workplace. Over 70% of abused women report being harassed by their partner at work, and homicide is the second leading cause of injury to women in the workplace. These realities create safety and legal ramifications for employers. I can work with your organization or corporation to develop policies and provide training to address and prevent violence in the workplace.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention Trainings
As an advocate, attorney, and survivor, I have a unique perspective on the response to sexual assault. I frequently work with systems and professionals to identify strategies to prevent sexual assault of adults and children. These trainings cover issues such as understanding rape culture, and how it impacts men, women, and children. Participants will examine how our language choices can help combat rape culture, and the harmful effects of victim blaming. Participants will then discover effective strategies for responding to sexual assault and innovative ways to prevent it from occurring.
A New Lens: Rethinking Our Response to Domestic Violence
I have developed an interactive exercise, demonstrating the gradual and often subtle tactics utilized by perpetrators, and the impact of these tactics on victims and children. This activity walks through the victim’s experiences–from dating to marriage and children. As the relationship advances, and the perpetrator’s tactics escalate, the audience will witness as hobbies, friends, family members, and coping strategies are stripped away—as the perpetrator’s power grows, and the victim’s options fade. We are then left to answer the question so many victims are forced to ponder: What should I do?