is awareness key in your relationships?

How are boundaries set & respected?

What does consent look like, sound like & feel like?

When bad things happen in our childhood homes & neighborhoods, ABCs (Awareness-Boundaries-Consent) can feel nonexistent causing us to develop ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). But exposure to trauma & having it excused as love leads to generations who ignore red flags & repeat unhealthy relationships.

Face ACEs &

Be the Trusted Adult YOU needed & youth need!

normalize conversations about ACEs & #abcs🚸

strengthen RELATIONSHIPS with tailor-made Trusted Adult Mentorship Programs

Host Community Resource NighTs & bring the hood back to the child


Childhood trauma — abuse, neglect, domestic violence, mental illness — doesn’t come and go. It stays. If left unaddressed it can cause problems that affect youth. Later, it can affect the adults that youth become.

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Mentorship, Real Talks & Workshops

Blog

The Hell that was Home.

Podcast

Light shed on the CDC’s darkest study.


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.


“Next time, I’ll see the red flags.”

“Only if you’re looking in a mirror.”