CeCe Norwood is a featured national speaker on incest and child sexual abuse
issues in general and the African American community in particular. She is a
recognized workshop trainer, Life Coach, author of many articles and her
recent book There IS Happiness After Incest And Child Sexual Abuse.
She is an approved trainer for both the Ohio Child Welfare Training
Program, where she trains caregivers and professionals on a variety of child
welfare issues and the Ohio Human Services Training System where she trains
professionals on adult protective services practices. She has functioned as a
Permanency Consultant and Recruiter for foster care children in need of
permanent homes. Ms. Norwood also provides professional development
learning opportunities for educators, social workers, day care providers,
counselors and businesses. She is a life-time certified Bridges Out Of
Ms. Norwood is an education surrogate parent and guardian ad litem. She
received the Lucas County Court Appointed Special Advocate Rising Star
Award which recognizes CASA volunteers for their contribution to the lives
of abused and neglected children. She has been recognized by Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority for her community service work in Toledo and surrounding
areas. She has also been a Cullen Champion for Children, ATHENA, and
YWCA Milestones Award nominee, all in recognition for her community work.
In 2019 she received The Ohio Attorney General Special Courage Award in
recognition of her decades of crime victim advocacy work.
Ms. Norwood is the founder of Nirvana Now!, an organization dedicated to
the eradication of all forms of sexual violence, facilitates survivor SPEAK
OUTs!, publishes articles, maintains a speaker’s bureau, provides consultation
to organizations interested in developing child or adult welfare educational
opportunities and understanding best practices in working with sexual assault
Ms. Norwood is the past Interim Executive Director for the Ohio Alliance
To End Sexual Violence (OAESV), founding 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 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 sits on the
Board of the Ohio Network Of Child Advocacy Centers and the Lucas County
Bridges Out Of Poverty Steering Committee.
Ms. Norwood is dedicated to assisting survivors of incest,child sexual abuse,
and rape 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 skills 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.
Most importantly to CeCe, she is the mother of a FANTASTIC daughter.
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