C. Danette Wilson Gonzalez
Before receiving her MSW from New York University in 1997, C. Danette Wilson Gonzalez, LCSW-R, was active in grassroots efforts in the movement to against sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence in Texas and NYC, which led her to enter the social work profession. Since then she continued being a dedicated advocate for survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse, with Mt. Sinai’s SAVI program, St. Luke’s Crime Victim Treatment Center and Safe Horizon. Currently she is Director of Manhattan Non-Residential Services at Sanctuary for Families, where she coordinates the services provided to survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, FGM (female genital mutilation), forced marriage, and other forms of gender violence.
Ms. Wilson Gonzalez has extensive experience in direct clinical work, clinical training, and has provided trainings and workshops to professionals and community groups on a local, national and international level on providing clinical services to survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, other forms of Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking, as well as Vicarious Trauma. Her most recent work involved being part of an international team assessing the services being provided to survivors of domestic violence and childhood abuse in the state of Tabasco in Mexico and developing an extensive plan for reforming the services provided, from their shelters, clinical services, to the training of the staff.