Lynn Fairweather, MSW is an abuse survivor who has worked in the domestic violence response and prevention field for the past 22 years. As president of Presage Consulting and Training, Lynn is responsible for providing expert guidance and education to professionals across the country in both the public and private sector. Her trainings are engaging and interactive, with a focus on practical skills for evaluating and managing domestic violence threats. Lynn also provides on-call case consultations and creates customized domestic violence programs for organizations wishing to address the issue internally. Additionally, she serves as a subject matter expert on a variety of domestic violence related projects and cases.
Before founding Presage in 2008, Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Social Work. Her skills in domestic violence threat assessment were developed by working on thousands of cases through positions in social service, law enforcement/corrections, university and shelter systems. Lynn has served on several interpersonal violence task forces and has facilitated many victim support groups and batterer’s intervention programs.
Lynn is currently the President of Oregon VAWPAC, America’s only political action committee focused on violence against women. She is an active member of the National Speaker's Association, and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Lynn holds training certifications from institutions such as Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy. Locally, she donates her time to train domestic violence programs as a way of giving back to the advocacy field where she began her career. Lynn also writes professionally on the subject of domestic violence, releasing her first book in 2012 (Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships” - Seal Press) and more recently, appearing as a contributing author in the compilation book Tales of Women Survivors (Asta Publishing 2015)