As a Child Protection Specialist, the work of the agency that I co-founded and direct, www.sweetwaterfoundation.ca, has the singular objective to end Child Sexual Abuse. With a full team of international consultants, we design and implement preventive and treatment protocols in this area. As a Consultant, I work equivalently with Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/AIDS prevention. Since 2006, I have worked extensively with numerous international agencies in these fields, including UNwomen, UNICEF, PAHO, WHO, CVC/COIN and others.
Sweet Water Foundation, founded by my very dear friend Linda J. Butler and myself, in Toronto, represents our intentions to promote compassion, good emotional health, and wisdom to those seeking it. Our focus is particularly on children, and on helping to create a world in which no children are harmed; in which adults who were harmed as children can find respite, understanding, and healing. Although the foundation works on many levels – policy, research, education, law, writing and publication – the Sweet Water ‘flag’ is meant unfailingly to symbolise the intention of its founders to represent equality, reciprocity, sound mental health, insight, non-violence (of thought, word or deed) and compassion.
In Private Practice, I work with children, youth, adults, couples, and groups. The issues I work with include: