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They never told

 Book Cover Design by Lee's Publishing

Book Cover Design by Lee's Publishing

We all have secrets that we choose to keep inside.  Sometimes those secrets are used as a form of self-protection from what may happen if someone knew.  Other times, those secrets can hurt much more.  An expected 1/3 of children have been victims (survivors) of childhood sexual assault.  In reality, those numbers are much higher, because many cases never go reported.  Which means, perpetrators remain free without consequence. 

They Never Told is a Non-fiction novel based on true stories of childhood sexual assault.  It follows the journey of four adults (two men and two women) and details how they found healing in their truth.  You have an opportunity to get connected to each character and see the world from their eyes, all while learning ways to build stronger ties with the youth in your life.  

Although our children are not telling... they still need us to see them... and it is our duty to protect them.  Subscribe now to stay updated on giveaways and news! 

 

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Research and Presentations

Bester, Monica, "African American Grandparents Residing In A Nursing Facility: Perceptions Of Influence With Their Grandchildren, Family, And Community" (2015). Wayne State University Theses. 405.

Trauma Informed Care: A presentation on the framework of understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma in youth and adults.

EDUCATION

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS - MEMPHIS, TN

Doctor of Education: August 2018-present

  • CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY - MEMPHIS, TN

Masters of Education: Graduated May 2018

  • WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY - DETROIT, MI

Masters of Social Work: Community, Leadership, and Policy- Graduated May 2015

  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY- EAST LANSING, MI

Bachelor of Social Work: Graduated August 2011

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