Steve McCrea, MS, is an educator, counselor and advocate who has worked for over 20 years with survivors of domestic abuse and their children in a variety of settings. He is a 1980 graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio and received his Masters at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1986. Over the years, he has helped hundreds of women (and a handful of men) escape from and stay away from abusive relationships.
Steve has been the co-chair of the Domestic Violence Intervention Council for Washington County, Oregon and has participated in the Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinating Council since 2001. He is currently serving on the advisory council of a safe visitation and exchange program for domestic abuse victims in the Portland metropolitan area. Steve has designed and delivered professional trainings on working with domestic abuse victims in the child welfare system and on the impact of domestic abuse on children. He has also volunteered for over 9 years as a facilitator for an on-line domestic abuse survivor community, whose members provided the majority of the stories shared in the book.
Steve started working with domestic abuse victims and survivors at a suicide prevention hotline, and it quickly became one of his main passions in life. He has dedicated most of his career to encouraging healthy families and preventing family violence.