In 1986 Vicki lost her daughter, Jenny Crompton, 15, to an abusive boyfriend.
Since Jenny’s death, Vicki has been active in educating teens, parents and counselors on the problem of Teen Dating Violence, grief, victimization and forgiveness. She has given thousands of presentations to high schools, church groups, police departments, judiciary and mental health counselors. She has authored several magazine articles on the subject, including articles published in Redbook, Teen, Sugar and Seventeen magazines. She has also written chapters in several published books on teen dating violence. She has appeared on national television including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, 60 Minutes II, MSNBC, Montel Williams, Sally Jesse Raphael, Geraldo, and Inside Edition.
In 2003, Vicki co-authored the award winning book, Saving Beauty from the Beast: A Guide for Parents and Teens, published by Little Brown & Co. The book is an easy-to-read and compelling guide for anyone with a teenager in their life.
Vicki has served on several Boards for the State of Iowa: The Crime Victim Assistance Division Board, the Gun Control Panel, Prison Reform Panel and most recently she was appointed to serve on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council. Vicki has a BA in Business Administration from Augustana College and an MA in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa. Her past employment includes serving as a Crisis Counselor to homeless teenagers in shelter.
Vicki has presented her much-in-demand school presentations and parent workshops across the country. She has been presenting to the State of Illinois Family Violence Prevention Councils for several years. She has presented to the JWI Children and Family Violence Agency in Princeton, NJ. She was a speaker at the Prince Georges County, Maryland, Family Violence Workshop and a keynote presenter at Woodstock, Vermont High School. She travels frequently in the Midwest presenting to schools and parent groups. She has also traveled to San Diego, Arizona, Wisconsin, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Florida. (Biographical information from www.vickicrompton.com)
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