Description & Objectives

Continuing Education Hours: 1.5 CE for LPC, SW, LMFT, and Psychologists - NBCC Approved

Description: This presentation covers a true story of a child left behind due to witnessing the murder and suicide of her parents. Speaker covers in detail the unfolding of finding out what lead up to the tragedy and how she overcame it; past, present, and future. This workshop is to assist organizations working with teenagers and adults suffering from childhood trauma be successful in their programs, whether it be, probation, bond, court program, etc. The resources and skills given have been used to improve long-term success.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to recognize domestic violence
  • Understand the effect of domestic violence on children as well as their families
  • Understand Risk factors in domestic violence situations for children as well as adults
  • Understand and identify areas where you can utilize your role to assist victims of DV
  • Empowerment victims/survivors of violence


LaTasha Jackson-McDougle

LaTasha Jackson-McDougle was awarded; 2022 Living Legends in the Making, 2019 International Alliance World of Difference Award, 2019 Best of Fort Worth, Texas Philanthropist, 2019 Women’s Center Community Recognition, 2018 Fort Worth Business Press Minority Leader, 2017 Winner of Case Manager for her work in Judge Carr's RISE program helping victims of human trafficking; and 2016 recipient of Mitch Poe Public Service. LaTasha is a proud graduate of The University of Texas Arlington where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, an Honors Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree, and Honors Master of Science in Social Work degree. She is a published contributing author of “Dethroning Domestic Violence: Stories of Survival and Victory." LaTasha is also the publishing author of “The Prosecutor’s Role in Helping Domestic Violence Victims.” LaTasha is currently a Case Manager at Tarrant County over the Domestic Violence Diversion Program; the Founder of Cheryl’s Voice and a Professor at UT Arlington when funding is available. LaTasha has committed herself to help serve, educate and empower others for over 19 years in social work and criminal justice fields. LaTasha is highly motivated to encourage children who survived and witnessed domestic violence in their homes. She actively promotes Domestic Violence Awareness in the communities letting Cheryl's Voice be heard.