Valencia Peterson's bio in her own words. Valencia Peterson (Coach V) is the Founder and Executive Director of Open-Door Abuse Awareness Prevention (ODAAP), a nonprofit organization that endeavors to prevent sexual assault and intimate partner violence through trauma-informed education to youth. Peterson is familiar with the effects of intimate partner violence; at a young age her father killed her mother. These events fuel her dedication to raising awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault prevention and improving the lives, character, and academic development of all youth. ODAAP and Peterson have worked since 2014 to educate and build the character of young men through athletics. Peterson is a Football Coach at Penn Wood High School located in a suburb of Philadelphia, ODAAP serves schools in the Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, and Bucks at both the high school and college levels. Peterson and ODAAP’s work have been highlighted in various news broadcasts such as, NBC10, 6ABC, HuffPost the Philadelphia Inquirer and most recently with the District Attorney of Bucks County. The success of ODAAP has catapulted in Peterson being the keynote and guest speaker at:
ValorUS, formerly the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) at their Statewide 2019 Conference
USA Olympic Swimming Coaches
Florida Coalition of Domestic Violence
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
Futures Without Violence CBIM Conference
Raliance Ending Sexual Violence in one generation.
Peterson is a Trauma Competent Professional having been certified in the Lakeside Global Institute Courses for trauma for the last four years. Her mission is to serve through love being sensitive to the hardships of others.
Full episode scheduled to be released Friday October 8, 2021.