Senior Lecturer

Anthony Zenkus

Anthony Zenkus, LCSW, is the director of education for The Safe Center, a victims services agency on Long Island providing services for survivors of family violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. He has worked for almost 30 years in the field of youth and family services.

As a presenter, Mr. Zenkus has trained thousands of professionals regionally and nationally on issues of trauma, child abuse, family violence, and income inequality. He has been the keynote presenter at the Prevent Child Abuse NY Annual Conference, The Child and Family Home Program National Conference, the Nassau County Co-Occurring Disorders Annual Conference, and others. In 2016, Mr. Zenkus gave a TEDx Talk on the ways in which income inequality and racism affect the brains and behavior of children. He also serves as an expert on family violence and trauma in television, print and digital media. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Social Work at Adelphi University for 9 years, and has taught at the LIU Post graduate School of Social Work.

Mr. Zenkus is an activist on issues of racial justice, income inequality, and climate justice. He was trained by Vice President Al Gore as a presenter in his Climate Reality Project, and has been an organizer with Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage, and an ally in the Movement for Black Lives.