Jessica Yaffa is a domestic violence advocate and motivational speaker who has used her story as a beacon of hope and light in assisting both men and women to move through issues of shame, guilt, and hopelessness as a result of relationship violence. Ms. Yaffa is one of the country’s leading female motivational speakers for large organizations, non- profit service providers, schools, military bases, treatment centers, and at community forums. She uses multiple platforms to share her testimony of triumph, resiliency, and restoration as a means of eliminating stigma, providing education, and changing the way we address issues surrounding intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
“If you would have told me several years ago that I would experience daily gratitude for all I endured, and actually rejoice in my testimony, I would have called you crazy. As a teenage girl, turned young wife/young mother, and survivor of abuse, it was all I could do to wake up and face each day without giving up. To now have the opportunity to reach thousands of young men and women by sharing my lessons, creating safe spaces for tough conversations, affirming the value and worth we each have, and ultimately changing the way we show-up in relationships is nothing short of a miracle.
It is my life’s purpose to support those who are struggling, while eliminating stigma, shining a light on how to move out of trauma and into freedom, and changing the way our communities respond to the epidemic of domestic violence and relationship abuse. I applaud each of you for your willingness to explore this tough issue and encourage you to stand with us as we walk this movement forward…one survivor at a time.”
– Jessica Yaffa; CEO, Jessica Yaffa, LLC & President, NoSilence NoViolence, Inc.
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“My experience working with Jessica Yaffa and her team is priceless. Whenever there is domestic violence involved in a crisis oriented situation like an intervention or any other case where someone needs treatment, my highest recommendation is to partner with them, you will experience a process like none other.”
“I HIGHLY recommend attending. It was more than training- it was healing and connecting and impacted the way I work with women. It would help any therapist work with the population we do, and it is as powerful as it gets!”
"This training offers a compassionate, skillful, trauma-informed approach to working with relationship violence. They combine sound clinical information with profound, deeply moving real-life case histories to offer a cutting edge perspective for working respectfully and effectively with survivors and abusers."
"Jessica and Karolyn provide a safe space for a vulnerable, authentic, and real conversation about a difficult topic in a way that is much needed throughout our healthcare, legal, and educational systems."
"I heard about this training through my job at an eating disorder treatment center. I chose to attend for my clients but had no idea how much unfinished business I had regarding my relationship history. Jessica's story is powerful, heartbreaking, and most importantly inspirational. I strongly recommend this training to any clinician."
"This course should be mandatory in all graduate and undergraduate psychology programs, as well as for all first responders. Excellent! The best I've attended on DV."
"I have had the opportunity to hear Jessica Yaffa speak on more than one occasion, and have found her to be an engaging and compelling speaker! She is well prepared and has the ability to share her experiences in a way that draws you into the subject. I highly recommend her as a speaker!"
"Jessica delivers her message with sincerity, compassion, and honesty. Her dynamic presentation brings the audience full circle; from tragedy to a place of hope & joy."