Interviews/Podcast/Events

Take the time to learn more about Karen M. Gonzalez- Torres CEO of Nurturing Lives

Parenting After Trauma

Karen was honored to be a featured educator in the 2020 Echo Parenting Conference. Her expertise and passion for trauma-informed care and nonviolent parenting made her a valuable contributor to the conference. Through her engaging presentations and insightful discussions, Karen shared her knowledge and insights, inspiring parents and professionals alike to embrace a compassionate and trauma-informed approach to parenting. Her participation in the conference further solidified her reputation as a respected educator in the field, making a positive impact on the lives of many.

1st interview 2013!

Karen discovered healing in the embrace of Christ, inspiring her to share her story without shame. Recognizing the lasting trauma violence can imprint on lives, she established her ministry, Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence, which eventually evolved into the violence prevention program at Helping Hands Resource Center.

Pastor Surya testimony 2013

Pastor Suria, a dedicated pastor and missionary in Nepal, underwent a profound transformation in his life journey. Once a Hindu and grappling with drug addiction, he faced a period of immense hardship and abuse. However, it was his older brother who extended a compassionate hand and introduced him to the love of Jesus. This encounter marked a pivotal moment that forever changed the course of Pastor Suria's life.

Local nonprofit celebrates domestic violence survivors.

Our CEO Karen was featured on Spectrum News in Oct 2023 for the work she does through Helping Hands Resource Center.

Magazine Feature in CANVAS REBEL

Check out the newspaper article written about our CEO Karen.

Certified Trauma Informed Art Leader with AWBW

In this quick pop-up Window of Time, Karen shares the healing gift of art using Touchstones as a resource for grounding and transformation.

Uplifting Voices with AWBW

This powerful "Uplifting Voices: Facilitator Stories" video features Karen Gonzalez, founder of Helping Hands Resource Center in Los Angeles. Karen is a domestic violence and sexual abuse survivor herself and became a Windows Facilitator in 2014. Here she shares the crucial role art has played in her and her daughter's journey from victims to survivors.

The Purple Event

Our annual event stands as a beacon of awareness and education, dedicated to shedding light on the issue of domestic violence. It serves as a platform to amplify the voices of survivors, honoring those who have tragically lost their lives to violence. Join us as we come together to raise awareness, foster understanding, and advocate for change in our communities.

2014 Interview

Karen felt she received life-changing benefits from the Echo Parenting trainings, so she took the certification courses and now conducts classes herself.

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