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Carolyn White-Mosley

Carolyn White-Mosley

Listen to Carolyn tell her story as part of the Texas After Violence Project

Executive Director

Ms.Carolyn White-Mosley knows abuse and violence first hand. In 1981, she lost her first son because of domestic violence. In 2003, she lost her youngest daughter Trella because of teen dating violence. Carolyn overcame shame, pain, and grief and became a survivor of, and advocate for Victims of Crime.

Carolyn founded Trella's Foundation in 2005 . It's mission is to empower teens to choose healthy relationships through advocacy, education and support; to enable teens to become survivors and advocates for teen dating violence; and to create a safe haven for teens to build self esteem and heal. As its Executive Director, Carolyn has become the spokesperson for teen dating violence nationally. Hers and Trella's story has been televised on 20/20, Montel show, Good Day Houston, America's Most Wanted, and on the airways on such shows as Russ Parr, Talk with Tamika, World Wide Radio with Bread for the Journey, and the Frost Show. She has been interviewed by Essence Magazine, and will grace their February 2012 cover.

She has helped mobilize community resources through her partnership with the Northeast Austin Teen Relationship Program, MADD, The Austin Sheriff's Department, and Safe Place. She is a member of the Texas Victim's Service Organization. Crime Victim's Rights Association, Texas Advocacy Project, and on the advisory Board of the Theatre Action Project. She has become a voice for social and political change: she is the Texas State Action Leader for MADE( Moms and Dads for Education to stop teen dating violence).; and her efforts helped in the passing of Texas State House Bill 121 which requires that all schools have prevention policies, legal options and support for teens and their families dealing with teen dating violence.

As a result of Carolyn's efforts, Governor Rick Perry declared February to be Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month, and President Barack Obama declared February to be National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention month.

In 2010, Carolyn and the Foundation have developed a curriculum, Preventing Teen Dating Violence and Building Healthy Relationships, that has been approved by the Texas School Safety Centre.

Carolyn is currently studying social and criminal justice and psychology .

Carolyn White-Mosley and the Ortralla Foundation have one vision: a world where all teens choose healthy relationships, where love is learned and lives are saved.