After her daugter, Ortralla was killed in a domestic violence situation, Carolyn made it her mission to educate teens and parents about the warning signs of abusive relationships to hopefully prevent others from facing what her daughter did.
“If you respect yourself first, you are always going to love you and when you love you, you are never going to let someone come in and break that,” Carolyn said.
Her foundation works with many local groups to educate teens about domestic violence. One such group is the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, a group that writes and performs plays that cover themes such as domestic violence and un-healthy relationships.
Click here to watch a recent documentary on Changing Lives and learn more about what they do for the community.
To learn more about Carolyn’s story, as well as other resources for students and parents, please go to http://weareaustin.com/fulltext?nxd_id=102497.
What programs have you heard of that help young people in cultivating healthy relationships with one another? We would love to hear what organizations you are or have been a part and/or have heard of that help address this important issue.