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Our guest, Marissa Presley, is Bilingual Prevention Education Specialist for Laura’s House (a shelter for battered women which is named for a teenage girl who was killed by her boyfriend). Marissa develops outreach events and manages the H.E.A.R.T. Program: Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships for Teens. Through this program Marissa has the opportunity to provide dating violence prevention workshops in public/private schools; youth service organizations, detention centers, and congregations. She has experience mentoring at-risk youth and developing relationships with the community in diverse, multicultural contexts.
It's good to talk.