"Thank you (Lisa Monaco Gonzales-Facilitator) for your informative and proactive presentation on the Stewards of Children curriculum. It is welcome and refreshing to see individuals, like yourself, who are dedicated to the safely and well-being of the next generation. The training is already making a difference in our community; one of your teachers called CPS to report a case of suspected abuse in her extended family, having gained tools from your workshop (Stewards of Children) to recognize the signs of abuse and the confidence to act upon her instincts. Just a day later, a prospective client toured our facility, and surprised us by asking questions about the steps we take to prevent abuse. Thanks to our experience with you, we knew just what school policies to review with her to convey our awareness and commitment to preventing sexual abuse in our community. She seemed very pleased with our explanation, before revealing that she is a prosecutor of sex crimes! These experiences have certainly affirmed the value of the Stewards of Children program for our staff. We wholeheartedly recommend this program!"
"Lisa Monaco-Gonzales made such an impact on the teachers and staff of Encinitas Country Day School. The simple act of coming to our school and sharing not only her story of survival and invaluable information regarding awareness on such a delicate, touchy, uncomfortable subject of child predators, she left such a lasting impression of resource and aid, that we can hold this instrumental tool with us as we start the revolution toward the elimination of such horrid acts toward our very own children we hold so close to our hearts and that are in our care. Her strength and knowledge and enthusiasm on this subject has left us all with a very strong sense of responsibility to carry on this newfound education and realization. Thank you, Lisa, for your openness and willingness to set this positive vision of yours into motion so we can all take appropriate action and prevention. You brought us to tears and back again, so much so, that we will never be the same again after your seminar." Joanna Safarik, ECDS Enc Blvd Director
"Your story was my favoriate. It was written very well and tugged at my insides! The book is something you should be proud of; it's so, so, so inspiring!" - Monica Zarrinneshan