Stacy Pendarvis, Program Director, Monique Burr Foundation for Children
Stacy Pendarvis is a social worker and educator that has worked for over twenty years to protect children. Using a comprehensive approach to educate and empower children, teens, parents, and communities, her focus is on bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse and exploitation, and more recently digital abuse and digital safety. With the exponential increase in the use of digital devices by children, devices that expose them to an unlimited variety of dangers, she has become an advocate for teaching children to use technology wisely, and for teaching parents strategies to protect their children from not only predators, but from themselves as well.
In her current role as the Program Director at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Stacy oversees all program and prevention related activities including research, resource development, curriculum development, and community and professional trainings. In her previous roles, she has developed child safety curricula and resources, managed community and agency projects related to child protection, helped organizations and communities establish prevention initiatives, and has educated thousands of adults and children on various child safety issues. She has also held Social Work and Psychology adjunct faculty positions at universities in North Carolina and Florida.