C. Danette Wilson Gonzalez

Columbia University School of Social Work

Before receiving her MSW from New York University in 1997, C. Danette Wilson Gonzalez, LCSW-R, was active in grassroots efforts in the movement against sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence in Texas and NYC, which led her to enter the social work profession. Since then she has been a dedicated advocate for survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse. Her past professional experience includes working for Mt. Sinai’s SAVI program, St. Luke’s Crime Victim Treatment Center and Safe Horizon and she recently retired from her position as Director of Manhattan Non-Residential Services at Sanctuary for Families, where she coordinated the services provided to survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, FGM (female genital mutilation), forced/child marriage, and other forms of gender violence. Ms. Wilson Gonzalez has extensive experience in direct clinical work, clinical training, and has provided training and workshops to professionals and community groups on a local, national and international level on providing clinical services to survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, other forms of Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking, as well as, Vicarious Trauma. Her past work included being part of an international team assessing the services being provided to survivors of domestic violence and childhood abuse in the state of Tabasco in Mexico and developing an extensive plan for reforming the services provided, from their shelters, clinical services, to the training of the staff.

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