Meet Lizeth + Leslie
Lizeth Toscano is a Latina mother to a two year old son. She obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California in hope to continue ending the cycle of violence in her family and community. Over the course of her career, she has worked in early mental health and prenatal mental health. Lizeth has provided individualized therapy based on the cultural, socio-political, and diverse needs of individuals, families and children. She has worked as a In Home Outreach counselor in a family preservation program and advocated for parent’s rights to resources. Inaddition, Lizeth has been a lead trainer at Echo Parenting and Education where she facilitated and developed professional trainings in Trauma Informed Nonviolent practices. She lead and facilitated workshops and classes for parents in community based organizations, LAUSD and domestic violence shelters.
Leslie P. Arreola-Hillenbrand
Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand is a first generation Chicana mother to three biracial children ages 7, 2, and under 1. Formerly an early childhood teacher and behavioral coach, Leslie has worked with children and families for over 11 years. She became a parent educator and advocate after becoming a mother. She has a dual degree in in Child Development & Family Studies as well as Family Life Education from CSULB, as is currently a graduate-level Social Work student. She Is trained as a facilitator in various parent education curricula including Nonviolent Parenting, Positive Discipline, Supporting Fatherhood Involvement (SFI) and others. She has worked within mental health agencies and facilitated groups for parents in schools, transitional homes,teen shelters, drug rehabilitation enters, and family resource centers throughout Orange County, CA.