Survival is a process. Many find themselves lost after surviving some of life's most devastating and challenging events. After they endure, after they live through it, they find themselves lost. "What do I do now?" Or, they shout, "I can't handle this. I can't live through this." This session is created to remind attendees of their strength. After all, they did survive. Using personal stories and anecdotes along with research and theory, Dr. Pinckney confronts domestic violence and sexual assault victimization and offending head-on. Sessions are tailored to the target audience (ages 10-99). Sub-topics include: ~Police law enforcement response to partner violence ~Officer-initated social support to adult and child victims on the scene ~Race, Domestic Violence, and Police ~I was Raped... ~Childhood victimization ~Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence ~Woman are not the only victims - Addressing male victimization ~Taking back your power and control ~Why did they stay? ~I am an offender, what can I do? ~Restorative Justice ~many more! No one can tell you how to feel. No one can give you control over your life. No one can tell you how long it should take to heal. This session is designed to educate, empower, equip, and excite attendees. Life is worth living. There is life after survival.