Bio Information on Cordelia Anderson

Brief Bio: Cordelia Anderson, MA
        (Human Development)  
Since 1976, Cordelia Anderson has worked to prevent harm & promote healthy development. She’s counseled sex offenders, survivors, prostituted women and families of missing & murdered children. Her career began at the Program in Human Sexuality before moving in 1977 to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office where she worked as a child advocate and developed one of the first Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs, later (1980) bringing the program to Illusion Theater.
In 1992, she founded Sensibilities Prevention Services, based in Minneapolis, where she worked with a wide variety of organizations including Just Beginning Collaborative, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and  Prevent-Connect/CALCASA.

Cordelia’s conducted over 2,700 presentations nationally and internationally on topics including: preventing child sexual abuse/exploitation,countering demand, impact of pornography, normalization of sexual harm, promotion of sexual health, restorative justice/circles and compassion fatigue. She’s been the lead expert consultant on two statewide mass media efforts: Project Abuse  and You’re the One Who Can Make the Peace.  She’s on the Board of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and is the founding and  past president of the National Coalition for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation. She also serves on the ATSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers)Prevention Committee and co-hosts a webinar series for Prevent Connect. In 2014 she wrote a play, Fired Up, based on the experiences of survivors and in 2017 released a rewrite of her 2011 booklet, "The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture."

Cordelia Anderson, MA, operates her own training and consultation business based in Minneapolis, MN. Ms. Anderson has over 42 years of experience in prevention - promoting healthy development and preventing harmful behaviors. She is an advocate for primary prevention and social change. Ms. Anderson’s conducted over 2,700 training’s nationwide & internationally  on a range of  issues including child sexual abuse/exploitation prevention, normalization of sexual harm, impact  of pornography,  restorative practices/circles, touch continuum, positive youth development, sexuality and self-care/compassion fatigue.

Bio Related to Compassion Fatigue

Facilitator, Trainer, Consultant: Cordelia Anderson, MA

For over 42 years, Cordelia Anderson has worked in a variety of ways to promote well-being and prevent harmful behavior. Her prevention work has always addressed the importance of keeping those that do the work healthy.  Ms. Anderson’s work with organizations focuses on addressing secondary trauma and compassion fatigue  and looking at organizational factors that contribute or detract from individual well-being. Ms. Anderson has an MA in Human Development. She's presented hundreds of sessions on this topic   including keynotes, workshops and day-long experiential training's. 

Audiences for these sessions included: victim advocates,  educators, human service professionals, law enforcement, attorneys, medical professionals, crisis workers, non-profit staffs, state agencies and military.

Examples of Former Sensibilities Consultations:

  • Big Brother Big Sisters Youth Protection, consultation on historic trauma framework
  • Just Beginnings Collaborative - write a report on child sexual abuse services and prevention efforts primarily in the U.S.,
  • MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault - to enhance prevention efforts by engaging the community and survivors and others with lived experiences. Writer of the play "Fired Up" and facilitation of discussions after the play as it toured the state of MN.
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - to advise NCMEC’s internal prevention strategic plan and to develop stronger ties with related prevention efforts. A resulting prevention advisory committee later evolved into the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Center for Disease Control, Injury and Violence Prevention Program Youth Serving Organizations prevention Practices
  • Boy Scouts of America, Member Expert Advisory Board on Youth Protection; Moderator Leader Training on Youth Protection Video Training
  • St. Paul Public Schools - Sexual Violence Prevention Grant, Consultant & Trainer, K-12 schools and district policy.
  • MN DeptHuman Services – Writer,Talking About It: Prevention  & Intervention  of Sexual Violence in Schools”
  • MN Dept. of Education - Writer, "Restorative Measures" & training on restorative justice/circles; consulted on a statewide plan on violence prevention
  • Minneapolis Public Schools - Restorative Justice Project:  Consultant & Training restorative justice and Circles
  • MN Association of Alternative School Programs – Lead Trainer/Restorative Justice/Circle Dialogue
  • Make the Peace Mass Media Campaign:MN Dept. Children Families and Learning / Lynch Jarvis and Jones –Directed Community Outreach & Violence Prevention Consultant for the statewide multi-media effort.
  • Writer – “Talk and Listen”  & “You’re the One” booklets for adults and children on being peacemakers
  • Hazelden - Co-creator of "It's Not Okay To Bully" video for children K-3
  • MN Children’s Trust Funds: Consult, develop and train on Keeping Sports Safe and Fun
  • National Alliance of Youth Sports –Consulted on the development of a national Child Protection Program for youth sports organizations nationwide.

Contact: Cordelia Anderson
Sensibilities Prevention Services
1166 Granada Street
Clearwater, Florida 33755

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