Let us introduce ourselves!
Dawn Daum is a co-editor of the book PARENTING WITH PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting. Dawn is also Program Director for Milestone Manor, an adult mental health community residence recognized for its non-clinical, trauma-informed, restorative programming.
Having spent nearly 20 years working in the trenches of the mental health system, and carrying an ACE score of 9 herself, Dawn is vested in helping individuals, communities, and organizations implement trauma-informed systemic change.
Joyelle Brandt is a feminist artist, writer, and educator. She is the author/illustrator of the children’s book Princess Monsters from A to Z, and co-editor of the anthology Parenting with PTSD, a groundbreaking collection of writing by parents who are survivors of childhood abuse. Joyelle has dedicated her life to sharing the message that you are not broken and that your ugly is beautiful. She offers educational presentations, music and poetry performances, workshops, and one-to-one peer support for and about parents who are survivors of childhood abuse.
Joyelle believes that her purpose in life is to be a beacon of light, and that the three most important things are love, kindness and gratitude. When she is not busy raising two rambunctious boys, she is most often found playing her guitar or covered in paint at her art desk.