TEDx Westover Hills
A Locket Full of Hope
Hi! I'm Toni and I am loving life! I am blessed to do what I love and that is helping those who have been trafficked heal from their trauma. Every week I work side by side women who are doing the hard work to recover from trafficking trauma so they can live a life of freedom. My personal lived experience of trafficking, education and certifications, and the work I have done for over 8 years, has led me to be where I am today. I am honored and grateful to be able to be here at such a time as this.
Toni's dynamic speaking skills will draw you in. She is widely read and experienced. Her passion will make you wanting more. She is well versed in many topics and can connect with a variety of audiences. Her experience ranges from faith based organizations, businesses, and government entities. She speaks on advocacy, emotional regulation, prevention, and much more.
Toni is a (TBRI) Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner, (LPC) Licensed Professional Counselor, trained in (DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and (MI) Motivational Interviewing. She also is trained in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. Her trainings and experience makes for a fascinating engagement.
Whether it is training for advocates, case managers, or correctional facilities, Toni trains from an evidence-based trauma-informed approach that combines her personal experience from trafficking trauma along with her knowledge learned from her studies. You will learn about what what happens to the brain when a person is experiencing trauma, which helps develop empathy along with the structure needed when working with those who have been trafficked. She is an expert in helping others understand the survivor in layman's terms so you will be able to implement it in your area of expertise.
Want to keep your practice up to date? Toni is doing boots on the ground work with those who have been trafficked. She provides consulting services to government agencies, corporations fighting the fight, judges, law enforcement, advocates, and organizations who are engaged in solving the problem and developing programs to prevent and provide services to those who have been trafficked. Toni has also aided in the development of therapeutic programs for adults and minors. She understands the challenges and identifies clear paths to success for those she consults for. She can assist with the pressing matters of training, best practices, and survivor advocacy. She has up to the minuet knowledge and sound advice.
What People Say About Toni
"Toni was unbelievable!"
"Toni was entertaining and moving."
"I would love to hear Toni speak more."
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"Toni's expertise helped us develop an amazing program for our youth."
"Please have Toni speak again. Her knowledge is valuable."
"I learned a lot today and feel more confidant working with survivors."