Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023

April 6, 2023 @ 11:30AM — 1:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Hope & Healing's Annual Luncheon

Join us at Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center's Annual Luncheon featuring our Keynote Speaker Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent.

Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist, trainer, and author. Her primary areas of interests are sexual violence prevention and intervention on the continuum, the role of intersectionality in the lives of Black and Brown girls/women, racial trauma & radical healing, social justice work within the mental health profession, culturally informed work with those within the juvenile justice and Child Welfare systems, and diversity, equity, inclusion practices within nonprofit organizations. She has been featured on local and national news programs addressing the importance of emotional wellness in Black communities, mental health in times of national crisis, and the school-to-prison pipeline’s impact on Black Girls. She is a former recipient of the Visionary Voice Award by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, has been recognized by Who’s Who In Black Cleveland twice, is a 2022 Career Mastered Emerging Leader Honoree, as well as being deemed a Radical Truthteller by the Truth Telling Project in Ferguson, Missouri.

Dr. Dent is the author of four books: Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-discovery & Healing, Black Girl: Unapologetically, Reclaiming Me: Beginning My Journey to Overcoming Human Trafficking, and You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up and the co-author of two others: Becoming Who I Want to Be: A Good Lives Workbook for Young Women and its accompanying Counselor’s Edition. In addition, she has developed two curricula focused on the needs of Black women survivors of sexual assault, both available from the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence: Safe Space: Support Group Curriculum for Black Women Survivors of Sexual Assault, and Sisters of Tamar Support Circle Guide.

Dr. Dent is the Owner of Monford Dent Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC through which she provides ongoing mental health consultation, trainings, and assessments. In 2020, she co-founded Centering Sisters, LLC, an organization dedicated to projects that center the needs of Black Women, Girls, and Femmes.

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