“Youth grow to be, what they see. The patterns, the cycles, the learned behaviors.”
One-on-One & Groups
Survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are offered in-depth problem-solving solutions to Identify their Identity, thereby building empathy and trust, strengthening bonds, and feeling supported to end relationships that are no longer healthy.
It’s not about blaming or shaming guardians, but about acknowledging the past to shape a balanced future, starting with the present. Individualized plans are created, with resources and ongoing support provided.
Every talk is real & interactive. Where we dig beneath the surface, asking questions & uncovering answers, because every ACE has the potential to help or hinder our future... victim mentality, survivor or Thriver?
Passionate about advocating for change in prevention education, Marcella Maggio shares stories about thriving after victimization and re-victimization, filtering every speech with Tips & Talks for Trusted Adults (informative tips and real talks).
Her friendly yet straightforward message and delivery has made her a sought-after speaker, educating both youth and those who serve them about: ABCs in Relationships, Bystander Intervention, Identity, Mentorship, Resiliency and Social Justice.
1 Hour - Half Day; development, facilitation & evaluation, plus materials. Rates vary.
A Trusted Adult: Bring the Hood Back to the Child
Inspired by Mister Rogers Neighborhood, which understood the importance of community, this workshop defines the role of a Trusted Adult and how rallying together to educate and raise a child not only promotes the youth's safety and wellness, but the neighborhoods. While adults may attempt to help individually, when done collectively, neighborhood youth receive the message that adults care and community matters.
Designed for adults, parents/guardians, professionals who work with youth and families, including educators and administrators, childcare providers, law enforcement, youth-serving organizations, health and human service providers, faith-based organizations, healthcare, and victim advocates.