Anita Roberts

Anita Roberts teaches a unique assertiveness model which has been integrated into curriculum in many schools locally, nationally and internationally. This model, embraced by teens and praised by educators and parents, provides a violence prevention "language" that can be integrated into school and family culture. The process is designed to provide youth with tools to identify their own voice of wisdom and to speak from that place.

Anita Roberts has been working in the field of violence prevention since 1976. In 1985, she was chosen as a canadian representative on violence against women to the United Nations "Decade of Women" conference in Nairobi. Anita has traveled extensively, teaching assault prevention to women and teens, as well as to professionals in her field, in Europe and the United States. The Safe Teen program has grown to include a team of facilitators and is currently being implemented in school districts throughout British Columbia and the North West Territories. In 1997, Anita was nominated for the YWCA "Women of Distinction" award in the category of Education, Training and Development, and is the author of "The Last Chance Cafe", which received an award for being one of the best B.C. books pertaining to women's issues. Other works include Safe Teen: Powerful Alternatives to Violence, an in depth look at the issues and skills taught in the Safe Teen workshops.

Anita Roberts is a dynamic public speaker and highly skilled workshop facilitator. She brings passion, personal journey, playful humour and a strong commitment to change humour, and a strong commitment to change to her work.