Human services and child welfare expert and recipient of the Ohio Attorney General Special Courage Award, CeCe Norwood is an award-winning trainer, keynote speaker, author, consultant and coach. With a background in child welfare, domestic and sexual violence, as well as nonprofit management, leaders across the United States have called upon CeCe to serve in various capacities to power the organizations that empower our most vulnerable citizens.
CeCe is currently a member of a statewide LGBTQIA+ Task Force, the founding Board President of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and serves as an expert for drug, domestic and family courts throughout the state of Ohio. As a training expert, CeCe is the co-developer and co-trainer of the Ohio Safe Zone Project, a statewide diversity training for domestic violence and sexual violence programs. Certified by both the Ohio Human Services Training System and Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, CeCe develops and facilitates learning opportunities for caregivers and professionals on a variety of child welfare, sexual development, elder sexual abuse and diversity issues.
Additionally, CeCe is an approved trainer of multiple Bridges out of Poverty learning opportunities that provide communities, businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and individuals the knowledge needed to understand the impact of economic class in communities, and in the lives of employees, returning citizens and individuals receiving needed services.
CeCe holds both a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Having written numerous articles and authored her book, There IS Happiness after Incest and Child Sexual Abuse, CeCe is a featured national speaker on child sexual abuse and rape in the Black community and is dedicated to the eradication of all forms of sexual violence. An advocate, volunteer and civic leader, CeCe says that her most important role is that of mom to a FANTASTIC daughter.