"I am a woman of power whose mission in life is to be a catalyst for change for victims of violence against women."
— Susan Omilian, author, The Thriver Workbook: Journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver!
Expertise about Abuse in Relationships
Susan Omilian is the originator and facilitator of My Avenging Angel WorkshopsTM which she created in 2001 after her nineteen-year-old niece, Maggie, was killed on a college campus by her ex-boyfriend. Described as "life-changing" and as providing "a component for women recovering from crisis that until now has been virtually overlooked," Susan has become an articulate spokesperson on the process of recovery after abuse.
An attorney and published fiction and non-fiction author, Susan Omilian has worked with both female victims and male offenders. She speaks out on dating violence around the country telling Maggie's story as a cautionary tale to promote anti-violence prevention and intervention efforts on school and college campuses and with parent and teachers groups.
Unique Model for Working with Victims
With her inspiring story of courage, vision and hope, Susan has been invited to speak at colleges and schools throughout the country, provide seminars, workshops and classes at state, national and international conferences and share her motivational model with advocates and service providers in programs serving crime victims and women who have been abused. Susan also conducts training to educate those providing services to victims of violence, including private clinicians and therapists, about her unique motivational model in order to promote its use in a variety of new settings and in innovative ways.