Val Senegal

"My goal is to create a community of no #MeToo stories." Val Senegal

The Education Director manages the prevention education department and maintains  partnerships with Acadiana area school systems, early childhood education centers and various allied-professional organizations to implement programs that combat sexual violence. Training sessions and workshops are periodically provided for law enforcement, criminal justice system professionals and behavioral/mental health professionals. Sessions are provided in the Sexual Abuse Response Center for survivors and their families. Policy change, social change campaigns and awareness events are apart of the framework for college campuses and business industries across southwest Louisiana. For inquiries and scheduling, contact:

Val Senegal,MA at val.senegal@theheartsofhope.org or via Facebook Page


School Programs

PK - 5th Grade

  • "I Have a Voice" child safety program

7th grade

  • TRUST (Teaching Respect, Understanding, Safety and Tolerance) 

9th grade

  • Safe Dating 

11th - 12th grade & College Students

  • Bystander Intervention 

Policy & Social Change Campaign 

Adult Continuing Education

American Forensic Nurses (AMRN) in partnership with the American Institute of Forensic Education (AIFE), presents online professional development courses for scientific professionals.

Darkness to Lightraise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults.

SANE-SART - SUPPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS THROUGH VICTIM-CENTERED CARE AND JUSTICE. SHARPEN YOUR INVESTIGATION, DOCUMENTATION AND PROSECUTION SKILLS

Safety & Prevention for Students & Parents


Click HERE for news clip on April's #SAAM

Click HERE for KVRS: Bayou to Beltway Radio Show on #Metoo

Click HERE for newsclip on assault allegations in Hollywood & media