Meet Your Speakers

Host & Speaker

Christy Keating, J.D. (she/her)

Christy Keating, J.D. is the CEO and Founder of The Heartful Parent Collective, which provides support to parents and professionals in a variety of ways from coaching to teaching workshops to giving presentations and keynotes. As a licensed attorney, she spent the first 20 years of her career as a felony prosecutor in Seattle with a specialty in prosecuting sexually violent predators, but a shift of her personal and professional dreams led to a second career supporting parents along their parenting journey.

In addition to being a licensed attorney, Christy is a PCI Certified Parent Coach®, a Certified Positive Discipline Educator, a Certified Gottman Instructor, a Certified Fair Play Facilitator, a Certified RETAIN Parental Leave Coach and serves on the board of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.

Christy is a long-time leader and speaker at the Program for Early Parent Support in Seattle, and a public speaker and group facilitator with more than 20 years of experience. In all her work through Collective, Christy is energized by helping parents find more love, joy, and connection in their families and with their children.

Christy lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband of 17 years, their two amazing daughters, and a small bevy of animals.

Your Speakers

Feather Berkower, LCSW

Feather Berkower, LCSW
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Educator & Author

"Nuances in Body Safety Language with Children and Teens"

Susan Berland

Susan Berland
Parenting Coach

"Parenting an LGBTQ Child: Moving from Acceptance to Celebration"


Dr. Mariana Brussoni

Dr. Mariana Brussoni
Professor

"Popping the Bubble Wrap: Are Children Too Safe for Their Own Good?"

Mr. Chazz

Mr. Chazz
Podcast Host and Educator

"Empowering Emotional Intelligence"


Emily Cherkin 2

Emily Cherkin, MEd.
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Parent

"It's Not a Fair Fight: How Persuasive Design Makes Parenting Around Screentime Harder"

Jenny Coleman

Jenny Coleman, MA, LMHC
Psychotherapist, Educator and Child Sex Abuse Prevention Expert

"From Prevention to Healing: Child Sexual Abuse"


Alexandra Ford, MSc

Alexandra Ford, MSc
The Laughing Survivor

"Guardians Against Exploitation: Navigating Human Trafficking & Online Safety in the Digital Era"

Laura A Gaines, MSW

Laura A Gaines, MSW
Clinical Social Worker and Parenting Coach

"Non-Suicidal Self Injury: Cutting and other forms of Self Harm. How to talk to your teen."


Diana Graber

Diana Graber
Author, Raising Humans in a Digital World

"Raising Humans in a Digital World"

Kristen A. Jenson

Kristen A. Jenson, MA
CEO of Defend Young Minds and Author

"4 Pillars of Protection: A Proactive Plan for Defending Kids Against Pornography"


Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson
High-Conflict Divorce Coach and Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

"The Skill We ALL Need: Teaching Your Child How To Build Healthy Relationships"

Kimberly King

Kimberly King, M.S.Ed.
Best-Selling Author, Body Safety Educator & Advocate

"Family Safety Circles"


Amy Lang 2

Amy Lang, MA
Parenting and Sexuality Educator

"Talking with Neurodivergent Kids about Sexuality & Relationships"

Brenda Zane (1)

Brenda Zane
Co-Founder, Exec. Director

"A Parent's Primer on Substance Misuse, Addiction and Mental Health"


Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
Pediatric Psychologist & Parent Coach

"Brain Safe Parenting for ADHD Kids"

Maurine Molak

Maurine Molak
Survivor Parent and Advocate for Safe Online Spaces

"Cyberbullying: A Community Approach to Prevention"


Dominika Nolan

Dominika Nolan, MS, QS, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC, CCMHC, EMDR Certified Therapist 
Mental Health Counselor and Trainer

"ACEs: Trauma to Resilience"

Casey O'Roarty

Casey O'Roarty, M.Ed, PDLT
Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and Parent Coach

"Fiercely Committed, Lovingly Detached"


Sapna Radhakrishnan

Sapna Radhakrishnan
Conscious Parenting Coach, NLP Practitioner , Author and Speaker

"Debunking the Myths of Parenting "

Debbie Reber, MA

Debbie Reber, MA
Author, podcast host, and CEO & Founder, Tilt Parenting

"Differently Wired: Embracing Neurodiversity in Parenting"


Dr. Yasmine Saad, PhD

Dr. Yasmine Saad, PhD
Psychologist, Author, Entrepreneur

"How to Raise Confident Kids"

Dr. Mandy Sanchez

Dr. Mandy Sanchez
Program Coordinator

"Let’s Talk about Porn-Critical Sex Education for Young People"


Tosha Schore

Tosha Schore
Founder of Parenting Boys Peacefully

"Parenting Boys Peacefully"

Kevin Stinehart

Kevin Stinehart
Elementary Teacher

"Unstructured Play: The Secret Key to Child Development"


Mieke VanderBorght, PhD

Mieke VanderBorght, PhD
Consultant and Parenting Coach

"Kids and AI: What parents need to know about the latest development in digital media"

Zach Watson

Zach Watson 
Recovering Manchild

"Mentalload and Redistributing Domestic Labor and Safety with a Recovering Manchild"


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