End Abuse Long Beach

The Long Beach Area Child Trauma Council was founded in 1975—the first such Council in California and the second in the United States. We spearheaded the creation of the California Consortium of Child Abuse Councils and earned a strong reputation as a leading voice in child abuse prevention.

In July 1996, The Child Trauma Council merged with the local Domestic Violence Council to become The Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention Council. The Council was incorporated in 1993.

In June, 2005, the Council renamed itself, End Abuse Long Beach.

Past Projects & Trainings

December 10, 2015 End Abuse Long Beach Annual Awards
Click for videoStephanie Dowds, Esq.
Deputy City Prosecutor, City of Long Beach

Tracy Colunga, M.S.W.
Neighborhood Relations Officer, City of Long Beach

November 12, 2015 Mieko Failey, Esq., Staff Attorney and Manager, Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Legal Services Department
Anny Hsu, Training and coaching instructor, RISE (Recognize, Intervene, Support and Empower) Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center
“LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care and Domestic Violence”

CEU’s: 1
October 8, 2015 Marie Pletka, MFT, trained and certified EMDR therapist for 22 years
“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)”

CEU’s: 1  Click for video
September 10, 2015 Michael Lyde, Ph.D., Interval House Crisis Shelters & Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence, Lyde & Associates
“Seats at the Table: Chronicles of Male Engagement in the Domestic Violence Field”

CEU’s: 1  Click for video
August 13, 2015 Mandy Mount, Ph.D., Counseling Psychologist and Director of the UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) office
“Campus Sexual Violence”

CEU’s: 1  Click for video
July 9, 2015 Jorja Leap, Ph.D., MSW, Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA
“Project Fatherhood”

CEU’s: 1  Click for video
June 11, 2015 Paula Savage Cohen, Esq., Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
“DV and Family Law Basics”

NOTE change
CEU’s: 1
May 14, 2015 Wayne Munchel, LCSW, TAY Services Director, Stars Behavioral Health Group
CEU’s: 1  Click for video.
April 9, 2015
Note: 2-hr prgm
Tiombe Wallace, MFT, Feminist therapist, educator, and activist working to empower survivors and communities.
“The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse: Survivors’ Experiences of Abuse, Trauma, and Oppression”

CEUs: 2  Click for video.
March 12, 2015
Note: 2-hr prgm
Harvey Karp, MD, Pediatrician, child developmentalist and assistant professor at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine
“Happiest Toddler on the Block”

CEUs: 2
February 12, 2015 Deborah Johnson Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH
Chair of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative – Families and Children Work Group
“Military Connected Families – Risk and Resiliency”

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
January 8, 2015 Shari Farmer, District Attorney Field Deputy,
LA County District Attorney’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program
“Helping Victims Become Survivors and Survivors Become Thrivers!”

CEUs: 1

Program Schedule

Each Speaker presents at our General Meeting held on the second Thursday of each month
from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (except as noted in the programs) at Alpert Jewish Community Center.

Press Releases

Annual Awards – 2012
Honoring Bryan Littlefield and Giovanna Martinez
December 13, 2012

Father Boyle
April 14, 2011

Marion Solovei
Bonnie Lowenthal co-hosts annual Holocaust Memorial, featuring our Board Member
May 2, 2011

Harvey Karp
January 11, 2011

July 21, 2009

Annual Awards
Honoring Peggie Reyna and The Long Beach Police Department – Domestic Violence Unit
December 9, 2010

John Briere
April 16, 2009

Annual Awards – 2009
Honoring Maria Acuna and Tiombe Preston, MFT
December 10, 2009

Annual Awards – 2008
Honoring Mary Van Valkenburgh, MFT and The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
December 11, 2008

Paula Cohen Savage
“Woman of the Year Award”
March 20, 2006

Child abuse is a fact of life even for Miss America
By Shirley Wild
Staff columnist Long Beach Press Telegram
March 16, 2005

Contact Information

Vicki Doolittle, Chair

End Abuse Board Secretary, Executive Director, Su Casa ~ Ending Domestic Violence




3801 East Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815