In 2010, Survivor, Preventionist & Speaker, Marcella Maggio was introduced to the CDC’s ACE study & discovered she had no awareness that her childhood trauma contributed to adulthood drama: victim mentality, blaming others & shaming herself. Through prevention education & support from her community, she learned how to set boundaries & be clear about consent!
Today she helps others heal from hurt by sharing how to mentor YOUth & model resilience by being a Trusted Adult.
Marcella is a trained & skilled prevention expert on the experiences of ACEs, Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence and their impact of trauma on children and adults. She is a member of CPEDV’s (California Partnership to End Domestic Violence) Survivor Advisory Committee and a key trainer on their Building Change Together training (an essentials of prevention training for advocates & staff). Marcella is also a graduate of Mid-City CAN’s (Community Advocacy Network) Resident Leadership Academy & a member on the California Department of Public Health’s Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative.