Your professional training didn't teach you how to respond to abuse survivors

but you likely see 2-8 female survivors every day.

You worry about saying the right thing, the wrong thing and resources to offer. Maybe you avoid doing or saying anything because you're not a mental health professional. The bad news is that indecision, avoidance or guessing can cause you to lose clients & patients.

The good news is that you can work better and with greater confidence. Here's how:

I offer trauma-informed trainings customized for audience and need. Programs range from a 60 minute keynote or Lunch and Learn to a full-day program. Training topics can include:

Loved it! Elizabeth opened my eyes to the depth and variability of what we call abuse. I feel better able to help those who may need anything, from a listening ear to a plan of care.
— Valda Ford RN, MPH, Owner "Sex Is Not For Sissies"
  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding how child sexual abuse and rape can affect women in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum;

  • Beyond "Intimacy Issues": How past sexual abuse in women can affect emotional & physical health across a lifetime;

  • Active Listening 200: How to Elicit a Trauma-Informed History including what to say; what not to say & best questions for better outcomes;

  • The Pain May Go Away But The Impact Can Linger A Lifetime: How and Why Providers MUST ask About Past Sexual Abuse;

  • What’s Done is Done: Using Trauma as a Lens to More Effectively Address Teen Pregnancy

Clients include:


Granville Vance District Health Department

Mountain AHEC

Southern Regional AHEC

Carolina Birth Junkies

North Carolina Perinatal Association


Safe Alliance

Contact me to learn how my programs can help you and your team today.