Andrea Thompson was a phenomenal speaker for Compass Intervention Center’s “Trauma Informed Care for TN Lives” conference in July 2016. We were actively seeking out individuals who had lived through a trauma and who would be willing to share about that and how they recovered. Ms. Thompson agreed to be part of our panel and spoke very eloquently about her story surviving domestic violence. She was engaging, dynamic, and inspirational. We received a lot of positive feedback about her presentation and we are very grateful that she agreed to partner with us for this important event. I have no doubt that many clinicians and other mental health professionals walked away with valuable information about the firsthand experiences of trauma. We would love to have Andrea back for future trauma-related events.