Public Speaker/
Educator/
Consultant

I plan to continue to use my experiences, education, and music in my
social work career to help victims of abuse and to educate society
about the realities of domestic violence, and its effects on
communities, families, and victims, especially children.  In addition to
singing about such issues, I share my own experiences as a survivor
of domestic violence, as well as provide  techniques to help battered
women and victims of abuse.  
To schedule a speaking or singing engagement
contact me at:               
314-307-1117 or e-mail me at
jbenz6@hotmail.com
Past presentations, workshops and/or singing
engagements at:

  • Lake of the Ozarks NASW Annual Symposium

  • Missouri Victims of Crime Annual Meeting

  • Anaheim, Cal.

  • Atlanta, GA

  • Nashville, TN

  • Fairfax, VA

  • Baltimore, MD

  • MO Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • University Classes

  • Washington University Workshops

  • "Take Back the Night" rallies.

  • Women's Support and Community Services

  • Church Groups

  • Various other venues

              WORKSHOPS

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT

  • Ethical Considerations When Working with Children

  • Working with Adolescents

  • Anger Management

  • DSM-5

  • Treatment Planning

  • Working with GLBTQ Populations

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome  (PTSD)

  • Dissertation:  Life Experiences of Adults Who Witnessed  
    Domestic Violence as Children

  • Navigating Difficult Parents

  • Domestic Violence: Strategies to Stop the Cycle and
   Heal the Pain