Episode Description

In this week’s episode, I am thrilled to welcome the very astute Dr. Lisa Smith to the podcast, where she joins me from her office in Fort Lauderdale, United States.

Dr. Lisa is an author, advocate, and professor who provides an honest perspective about solutions for mental health issues regarding the sexual assault and rape of children and teens, which is rarely addressed. She is a psychology, criminal justice, and human services professor with over 20 years of experience as a counselor, hypnotherapist, and advocate for the masses suffering from trauma and abuse.

Dr. Lisa Smith is also the founder of Right2Consent.com, a sex crime reporting site. Her mission is to raise awareness, help prevent, and reduce sexual victimization (1:5 are targeted online, 1:4 girls, 1:6 boys under 18 are groomed) in America. She questions why we blame and shame vulnerable groups when they tell their stories about sexual victimization. Many are ill-prepared to fend off a sex offender when approached and don’t often report the crime to parents or law enforcement. More important, these vulnerable children and teens grow up and become adults with distorted sexual identities.

Most children, teens, and young adults may not know how to deter a sex offender. To help, she writes books that teach students about sexual violence. I write children’s books to teach parents and children about the grooming process, give deterrence tips, and help them identify the signs of sexual violence. With her books, children are taught to be superheroes that learn to help each other bring an undetected sex offender into the light.

It has been my pleasure to have Dr. Lisa join me, and I know, my listeners, that you will enjoy the episode.

Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey.

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About The Host

Marlene McConnell

Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book and podcast was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.