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Jessica Gaffney has an unmatched passion for improving the hearts and lives of individuals and families. Her ideas and perspectives challenge mainstream religion, and bring common sense to an irrational world. She is the author of seven books, hosts a Podcast show and speaks out against domestic violence in America's homes. She is a conservative voice, a moderate in political affairs and maintains her sense of humor.
Created in April 2015 the Love Principle changed my life. As a parent of a teenager I was able to effectively resolve conflict and create an atmosphere for my teen was able to communicate, trust and improve our life after a family tragedy. As a survivor of domestic violence I know the impacts and reality of PTSD and how traditional counseling is often unfit to help those suffering from its effects.
Master's in Clinical Social Work- Our Lady of the Lake University.
Bachelor's in Social Work- Southern Connecticut State University.
EMDR trained, HAP Humanitarian Assistance Program 2018
Reaching kids with a message about friendship, reducing anxiety and isolation, and improving home life and communication are all critical elements to reducing the effects of domestic violence among our children. What Love is all About and the Love Principle books reach those goals, and create a future without violence.
I began writing in college, and published my first book ten years later. Every Last Breath (a PTSD recovery novel), the Love Principle for kids, and my teen trilogy have changed my life and how I reach an audience far greater than I ever imagined. They bring the lessons of counseling to life in characters struggling with issues ranging from grief to domestic violence.
I love antiques, own a Maine Coon cat, miss the mountains but use my free time to enjoy watersports, art and music.
Reaching teenagers, teachers and parents with the LOVE Principle for School safety, suicide prevention and teen dating violence
Jessica has been a guest on national radio programs, local TV and podcasts speaking as a family expert and violence prevention.
Suicide prevention and school safety are a core component of Love Principle tool, aimed to identify and treat risky behaviors in teens.