I provide trainings for national, state, and local community based organizations. These trainings are geared toward providing organizations and community members with the necessary information and skills to better understand the dynamics of Domestic/Dating Violence. Breathing Space Sexual Assault, domestic violence, systematic oppression and other forms of trauma can take a toll on the body, mind and spirit. Additionally, navigating the courts, criminal justice system and even the medical profession can leave survivors, advocates and other healing professionals feeling stressed out and revictimized. Survivors and advocates alike need time to breathe, relax and re-orient themselves with theThis interactive workshop is designed to provide participants with techniques to slow down and reconnect to the their strength, creativity and spirit.

List (a) goals and objectives of your program and (b) expected outcomes for participants. 

To provide participants with information about the effects of vicarious trauma and the various healing modalities used to reduce its impact.

Major content areas:

Intentional breathing, visualization, drumming, acting techniques and journaling are some of the modalities used to increase awareness, reduce stress, promote relaxation and creativity in this session. Resources for preventing burnout and creating a personal burnout plan will be provided at the end of this workshop.

Intended Audience:

  • Advocates for Children and Youth
  • Healthcare Providers/First Responders
  • Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Survivors and Advocates
  • Community Educators/Organizers

Domestic Violence 101 This workshop will explore the complex issues of domestic violence. This discussion will include dispelling myths, and exploring the tactics used by men who choose to use violence.     

Domestic Violence in the African American Community This workshop will explore the issues of dv and African Americans. We will also highlight barriers faced by African American trying to stay safe, the role of the church and historic the influence in the community.

FX of DV on Children This workshop will provide attendees with information on the effects witnessing violence.

Providing Culturally Relevant Services What are the components of a culturally relevant program??? This workshop will explore with your organization ways to create supportive environments that foster mutual education and understanding as we move toward creating programs that are both inclusive and meaningful.

Sankofa “Sankofa” is an Akan word that means, “We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; in order to enable us to understand why and how we came to be who we are today. This workshop focuses on the Herstory of the Battered Women’s Movement.

Screening In This training looks at what it means to serve all all survivors. Included in this workshop are strategies for working with women who are living with substance abuse, mental illness etc.