Why is awareness vital in relationships?

How can boundaries be practiced & 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 &

Create safe spaces &

normalize #abcs🚸 in all relationships! 

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 youth will be a victim of ACEs. These children all have one thing in common – they eventually become adults.


Mentorship, Real Talks & Workshops


The Hell that was Home.


Light shed on the CDC’s darkest study.

In 2010, Survivor, Preventionist & Speaker, Marcella Maggio was introduced to the CDC’s ACE study & discovered the link between childhood trauma & adulthood drama (physical/social/emotional problems) in her own life.

Tired of the results that her victim mentality provided, she decided to take accountability & thrive. 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, trainer 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.”