have you ever snapped at youth?

nagged without knowing why they said or did something?

been too frustrated, stressed or lost to talk with them?

You're not alone.

Being an “adult” can be exhausting, especially with youth. Their behaviors can trigger us to shout demands and commands instead of being silent to listen and learn. Which is why only 1 in 4 youth know an adult they can trust. Without one, they risk developing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences); childhood trauma that leads to adulthood drama.

Be the Trusted Adult YOU needed and youth need!

Learn tips & talks for trusted adults to create Safe spaces & normalizE conversations with youth about their relationships, Resiliency & resources.


Mentoring Sessions, Speaking Engagements & Workshops


The Hell that was Home.


Light shed on the CDC’s darkest study.

In 2010, Survivor, Preventionist & Speaker, Marcella Maggio started researching the CDC’s ACE study and discovered the link between childhood trauma & physical/social/emotional problems in adulthood.

Driven to help people heal from hurt & reach their highest potential, she shares how to mentor YOUth & model resiliency by being a Trusted Adult.

Marcella is an award-winning activist, graduate of Mid-City CAN’s (Community Advocacy Network) Resident Leadership Academy & currently serves on CPEDV’s (California Partnership to End Domestic Violence) Survivor Advisory Committee.

Youth are often surrounded by adults who are afraid for them to grow up. But silence only hinders them from having healthy relationships, first and foremost with themselves.
— Marcella Maggio