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 abuse. Her research has focused on a variety of topics, including bystander intervention involving sexual and intimate partner violence, case attrition, and disclosure of victimization. In addition to her research, Dr. Turner volunteers at numerous non-profits: victim advocate at SPARCC (Sarasota crisis center), victim advocate at Centerstone (Manatee crisis center), and a member of the Rotary Club of Longboat Key. 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 was the founder of Resilient Retreat and currently serves as the Board Chair.