Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

29 Years of Annual Awards

Our Council has a long history spanning 3 different names in over 3 decades!

In 1975, when The Long Beach Area Child Trauma Council was founded, it was the first such Council in the State of California and only the second nationwide.  It was responsible for the formation of the California Consortium of Child Abuse Councils and earned a strong reputation as a leading voice in child abuse prevention. 

In the 1990s, Long Beach again led the way, this time by forming a partnership with the Long Beach Area Domestic Violence Council.  In 1996, the two Councils merged to form The Long Beach Area Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Prevention Council

In 2005, the Council-With-The-Long-Name became End Abuse Long Beach and, under its name, it continues the prestigious legacy of its predecessors. 

Over the years, and under these different names, the Council has honored individuals in the community who have made significant contributions to the fields of child abuse and (from 1996) domestic violence.  We encourage you to nominate exceptional colleagues or others in the community who work diligently to prevent further child abuse and domestic violence in our Long Beach community.

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Jessica Alvarez
Parent and Community Advocate
Ellen Hartwick, LCSW
Mental Health Director, The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
Virginia Zart
President, Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB)
Founding member, Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force
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Stephanie Dowds, Esq.
Deputy City Prosecutor, City of Long Beach
Tracy Colunga, M.S.W.
Neighborhood Relations Officer, City of Long Beach
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Sgt. Eric Hookerand the
Long Beach Police Department
Vice Division - Human Trafficking
Paula Cohen, President of End Abuse Long Beach for 20 years, is stepping down.
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Tory Cox, LCSW/PPS
Assistant Director of Field Education and Clinical Associate Professor
USC School of Social Work
Dominique Quevedo, J.D., M.S.W.
Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
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Bryan Littlefield
Volunteer, For The Child, and Larry Wong American Heritage Foundation
Giovanna Martiniz
Youth Services Coordinator,
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Nancy Kimber, MD
Reserve Police Officer & Sexual Assault Consultant, Long Beach Police Department
Melissa Sadikoff, MSW, LCSW
Senior Clinician & Clinical Educator, Social Services Dept. & SCAN Committee Co-Chair, Miller Children's Hospital
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Peggie Reyna
Project Director, Deaf, Disabled and Elder Services/Anti-stalking Project
Peace Over Violence
Domestic Violence Unit
Long Beach Police Department
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Maria Acuna
Manager, Emergency Shelter,
Rainbow Services
Tiombe Preston
Therapist & Educator, Private Practice
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Mary VanValkenburgh
Private Practice
Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

Child Protection Award

Domestic Violence Prevention Award

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Paul Sharpe
Secretary, Long Beach ALIVE
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Wendy Puzarne
LCSW, Executive Director,
Jewish Family & Children's Services
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Grady Goddard
Options for Recovery
Ellen Goldsmith, LCSW
Director, Domestic Violence Program
Jewish Family & Children’s Services
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Donna Mince-Lewis, LCSW
Manager, Social Work Dept.
Memorial Medical Center, LB
Mary Jane Cuffe
Operations Director
Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network
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Kathleen Watkins, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Miller Children’s Violence & Abuse Intervention Center
Winnie Heiss
Founder Domestic Violence Counselor Training &
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Barbara Cohen, LCSW
Dept. of Social Work, CSULB
2003 Linda Asbee
Volunteer, Child Abuse Response Team
Elia Renteria
Teen Program Coordinator, Interval House
2002 Gerry Moland, LCSW
Dept. of Children & Family Services
Sharon Panian, Esq.
Deputy City Prosecutor
Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office
2001 Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Miller Children’s Violence & Abuse Intervention Center
Carol Williams, Executive Director &
Mary Walton, Clinical Director
Interval House

Child Protection Award

Domestic Violence Advocacy

2000 Marion Solovei, Ph.D.
Clinical Director
Family Service of Long Beach
The Honorable Deborah Andrews
Superior Court of California
1999 Michele Winterstein, Ph.D.
Clinical Director
For The Child
Paula Savage Cohen, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1998 Kate Hyland, LCSW
Dept. of Children & Family Services
Alyce LaViolette, MFT &
Jean Fromm, Ph.D.
Alternatives to Violence
1997 Beverly Fancher
Executive Director
For The Child
Julie Alban, Esq.
Deputy City Prosecutor
Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office
1996 Bonnie Johnson
Victim Advocate
Signal Hill Police Department
Mercedes Palomo Alanis
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1995 Officer Michael Erdelji &
Officer Robert Gonzales
Long Beach Police Department
1994 Mitch Mason, MSW
Program Analyst, Interagency Council on Child Abuse & Neglect
1993 Paul Rosenberger, Esq.
Private Attorney
1992 Patricia Shadburn, M.Ed.
Pregnant & Parenting Teens Program
Sarah Center
1991 Bobbi Kendig, LCSW
Int'l Collaboration on Behalf of Children
1990 Detectives Randi Castillo,
Lianne Osendorf & Jana Blair
Sex Crimes Unit, LBPD
1989 Carol Rose, Esq.
Deputy District Attorney, LACO
1987 Carol Koelle
Child Threat Unit
LACO Probation Department
1986 Roland Summit, M.D.
Psychiatrist & Community Consultant
LACO Dept. of Mental Health