CeCe Norwood is a featured national speaker on incest and child sexual
abuse issues in the African American community, recognized workshop
trainer, life coach, author of many articles and her recent book There IS
Happiness After Incest And Child Sexual Abuse.
She is a certified trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program
where she trains caregivers and professionals on a variety of child welfare
issues. She also provides professional development learning opportunities
for educators, social workers, and businesses.
Ms. Norwood is an education surrogate parent and guardian ad litem. She
received the Lucas County Court Appointed Special Advocate 2008 Rising
Star Award which recognizes CASAs with up to two years of volunteer
service for their contribution to the lives of abused and neglected children.
In 2011 she was recognized by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for her
community service work in Toledo and surrounding areas.
Ms. Norwood is the founder of Nirvana Now!, an organization dedicated to
the eradication of all forms of sexual violence, facilitates survivor SPEAK
OUTs! provides consultation to organizations interested in developing child
welfare educational opportunities and understanding best practices in
working with incest, child sexual abuse, and rape survivors, publishes
articles, and maintains a speaker’s bureau.
Ms. Norwood is the past Interim Executive Director for the Ohio Alliance
To End Sexual Violence (OAESV), former President of OAESV Board, and
founding member of the Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Treatment
Healing Coalition (SA PATH) of Northwest Ohio. The mission of both
organizations is to work toward eliminating child sexual abuse, all forms of
sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of survivors and co-
survivors. She is also an active member of the Ohio LGBTQI Task Force and
Ohio IPV Planning Collaborative.
Ms. Norwood is dedicated to assisting survivors of incest and child sexual
abuse receive the assistance they need to claim the happiness they deserve
in their lives. She is equally dedicated to assisting parents, caregivers, and
teachers develop the skill level necessary to parent and teach abused and
neglected children involved with the child welfare system. Ms. Norwood is
excited about working with professionals to assist them develop the
understanding and skill sets necessary to work with families, adults and
children who have multiple needs and who may be of a different racial,
cultural group or socioeconomic status.
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