About Dominique Graves

Dominique Graves is Californian by heart and Austinite by choice. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys singing and dancing in the car. She has a Bachelors in Behavioral Science, from Concordia University Texas and a Master’s in Social Work, from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has utilized her degrees by providing empowerment, advocacy, counseling, and resources to make a difference in the lives of children and families in various social service programs. Dominique is passionate about positive youth development and eliminating racism. Her goal is to make a difference, therefore, everyone can live the life their heart desires. She focuses her career and volunteer time on youth support and empowerment, and reducing intergenerational incarceration while standing up against social injustices. Dominique began her career at Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center in November 2018, as a Prevention Educator. She provides educational support, resources, advocacy, and awareness on teen dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault to help eliminate and reduce factors that cause victimization of domestic and sexual violence within communities.

BOOK REVIEW: The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear How do we protect ourselves from the threat of violent behaviors? According to Gavin De Becker, we are all experts of predicting violent behavior. De Becker shares his knowledge and perspective on the gift of fear [...]

2018-12-27T17:07:39+00:00By |

VIDEO REVIEW: Understanding Empathy

Understanding Empathy Have you ever tried to be empathetic but somehow end up being sympathetic, AGAIN? Heck, what is empathy? How is it different from sympathy? Is it even important? Brene’ Brown, the vulnerability guru, breaks down the essential steps [...]

2018-12-27T17:02:08+00:00By |

A Better Breakup

Breaks ups are one of the many things too many people experience but rarely ever talk about; unless we’re sharing horror stories or watching break up extremes caught on video. Here are some great pieces of advice that will [...]

2019-01-10T22:36:42+00:00By |

A Better Bystander

Are You a Bystander? "That is none of my concern/business!" "Someone else will help them." "Maybe they are playing around." "I don’t have enough time to help them, I am already late." "I am too weak to help."   Have [...]

2019-03-05T16:17:38+00:00By |