Sidney Turner, Ph.D., is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida. As a psychologist and a researcher, she has dedicated the last decade to advocating for survivors of trauma and studying evidence-based strategies to prevent and intervene in situations involving trauma. In addition to her research, Dr. Turner has been in board leadership positions in non-profits for many years, including the largest crisis center in New Hampshire (HAVEN), The Rotary Club of Longboat Key, and the Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She currently volunteers at numerous non-profits: victim advocate at SPARCC (Sarasota crisis center), victim advocate at Centerstone (Manatee crisis center), Rotary Club of Longboat Key, SRQ Strong, and on the Board of Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence. Dr. Turner strongly believes that people are not defined by their trauma and programs should focus on the many strengths that can come from overcoming adversity, not just the challenges. Dr. Turner is the founder of Resilient Retreat and currently serves as the Board Chair.