Zero Abuse Project
Alison Feigh, MS, is the Director of Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, a program of Zero Abuse Project. In her role as a subject matter expert on child and teen safety, she works with students, parents, youth workers, faith leaders, law enforcement and the media to help prevent childhood abuse and abductions. Alison’s work also includes writing curriculum for youth-serving organizations, training professionals about online challenges kids face and advocating for families of the missing.
Alison has been working in the abuse prevention field for more than 18 years. As a classmate of Jacob Wetterling, she learned early on how important it is to protect children and youth from exploitation. She is especially drawn to prevention in faith-based communities and youth-serving organizations, collaborating with teens regarding technology and helping empower parents to talk with their kids about personal and online safety. She firmly believes that personal and online safety messages can be positive, empowering and accessible. Her safety messages are highlighted in her children’s books, “On Those Runaway Days” and “I Can Play It Safe.” Both titles were released nationally in 2008 by Free Spirit Publishing and have recently been translated into Chinese.
Feedback about Alison:
“Phenomenal speaker and trainer; wonderful trainer – could have listened to her for hours.” – Professional
“I think kids can relate to you and are hearing this important information in a different, relatable way.” – Junior high school teacher
“She was a really good speaker and made it more enjoyable by injecting humor to the subject.” – 10th grader
“Interactive, great information, hands-down favorite, interesting, engaging and passionate.” – Professional
Download session presentation Self-care should be an individual priority, but it can not be achieved without support from your professional and personal communities. True self-care requires support and resources from leadership. This workshop provides an overview of the research on the vicarious trauma of working with families impacted by trauma. There will be opportunities to […]
Download session description Social media is not going away. As social media adapts and changes, young people are either creating the adaptations or adapting right along with it. Professionals can face a steep learning curve as they attempt to respond to new risks in the lives of the young people they serve. This presentation provides […]