Meet Lizeth + Leslie
Lizeth Toscano is a Latina mother to a three 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 8, 2, and under 1.
Formerly an early childhood teacher and 1:1 behavioral coach, Leslie has worked with children and families for over 12 years. She has a dual degree in in Child Development & Family Studies as well as Family Life Education from CSULB, and is currently a graduate-level Social Work student.
She is trained as a facilitator in various parent education curricula including Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Parenting, Positive Discipline, Supporting Fatherhood Involvement (SFI), Community Parent Education (C.O.P.E) and others. She has facilitated groups in both Spanish and English for hundreds of parents in schools, transitional homes, teen shelters, drug rehabilitation centers, and family resource centers throughout Orange County, CA.
Over the years, Leslie has long worked within mental health agencies in positions serving as Interim Director of Parent Education for the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Orange County, Youth & Professional Programs Manager for NAMI Orange County, and as a Consultant for the Dads Matter Program of Children's Bureau.