Amanda has over 20 years’ experience in the community services sector in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has undertaken significant work in community based and prison based therapeutic interventions for youth and adult offenders who have committed serious, violent and sex offences. Amanda has also worked in both the government and not-for-profit sectors to support children and families who were deemed at risk due to exposure to trauma and violence, homelessness, and mental health issues. She has significant experience supporting children, young people and adults who were survivors of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Her interest has always been in providing therapeutic and educational groups sessions, including Protective Behaviours programs, of which Amanda has had significant experience in delivering. Amanda’s professional experience has given her valuable insight into the experiences of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse and violence. She is passionate about utilising this knowledge to empower children and families to stay safe and develop positive relationships.