Rebecca Levenson is a senior health policy consultant for Futures Without Violence. A nationally-recognized researcher, educator, advocate, and speaker, she has worked extensively in the area of adolescent, reproductive and perinatal health within federal and state programs, community clinics and home visitation programs for the past 20 years. She is a champion on behalf of health issues related to domestic violence and the need to develop trauma-informed organizational practices to support providers in doing this work.
Ms. Levenson’s most recent work focuses on moving from ACE scores to family resilience—recognizing that investing in parents, supporting them, and giving them tools that reduces shame and builds resiliency plays an important role in child abuse prevention. She is known for her abilities to translate data into on the ground action with diverse audiences and convey a message that moves us from thinking about risks to opportunities for healing.
Ms. Levenson is the co-author of numerous publications and domestic violence training resources, including FUTURES CUES Intervention and safety cards and related strategies, the Reproductive Health and Violence Guidelines, the Adolescent Health Guidelines and a train-the-trainer curriculum for home visitors. Prior to her work at Futures Without Violence, Ms. Levenson was the director for Planned Parenthood ‘s Medi-Cal funded primary care clinics Vacaville, Fairfield, and Vallejo, California—which included perinatal case management programs. As a childhood survivor and witness to abuse, Ms. Levenson speaks frequently about violence and resiliency.