Be sure to mark your calendar now! In Room 6 on Friday morning, January 18th @ 9:00 am (right after the outdoor assembly) the Special Ed Group of the Franklin PTA will present a fantastic Parent Education opportunity on a very important topic! Danielle Matthew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose lifelong mission is to treat and support bully victims and their families, aid schools and health and wellness professionals, and educate others about the bullying epidemic.
Danielle has worked as a clinician in the field for over 20 years with children and adolescents in various environments including day treatment programs, residential facilities, and outpatient services. She has supervised a therapeutic one-on-one behavioral program, facilitated therapy groups and conducted clinical authorizations for an insurance provider. Danielle has additionally conducted group and individual therapy with adults.
In 2014 as Danielle became concerned by an increase in patients suffering from bullying, she conducted research which concluded that while there are many bullying prevention programs, there are few programs in Los Angeles that address the crisis point of bullying to help children and adolescents heal. In response, Danielle developed The Empowerment Space Bullying Therapy Program to ensure that there is crucial support available to empower children and their parents with skills to address bullying and create stronger, more positive support systems for children.
To further increase bullying awareness and action, Danielle provides numerous presentations to community organizations and schools as well as medical, health and wellness professionals. Danielle has made morning show guest appearances on FOX and ABC, Good Day Sacramento, Good Morning Arizona, Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo, Mom Talk Radio, LA Mom Magazine, The Family Couch, WiseInside, We Heart Therapy and Kids In The House.com and. Danielle routinely presents bully awareness education to Pepperdine University graduate students and to faculty at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, among other organizations.
Her book THE EMPOWERED CHILD is your go-to guide for helping your child overcome bullying. Learn to use simple, effective steps to start a healthy dialogue with your child, create an action plan to stop the bullying, engage your school for support and stay centered through the process. Whether your child is facing physical, verbal, relational or cyber bullying, this book provides a framework for creating a safe support system for your child to find self-confidence, comfort at school and thrive with your loving support.