About Lynn Fairweather
24 Years of Subject Matter Expertise
Lynn Fairweather, MSW is an abuse survivor who has worked in the domestic violence response and prevention field since 1993. In her role as president of Presage Consulting and Training, Lynn is responsible for providing guidance and education to professionals across the country in both the public and private sector. She is an experienced and engaging public speaker, comfortable with audiences of all sizes and disciplines. Her well received trainings are informative as well as interactive, with a focus on practical real life skills for evaluating and managing domestic violence threats. Lynn also creates customized domestic violence programs for organizations wishing to address the issue internally, and serves as a subject matter expert on a variety of projects.
Before creating Presage in 2008, Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Social Work. Her skills in domestic violence threat assessment were developed by providing direct service to thousands of victims through positions in social service, law enforcement/corrections, university and shelter systems. Throughout her career, Lynn has served on several successful interpersonal violence task forces and response teams, and stands as a strong advocate for coordinated community action against abuse. She has facilitated many victim support groups and batterer’s intervention programs, including those for incarcerated victims, and for abusers within a parole and probation program.
Lynn is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and has served on the board of directors for their Northwest chapter. She is the current President of the Oregon Violence Against Women Political Action Committee. She also holds multiple training certifications from institutions such as Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy. Locally, Lynn donates her time to train domestic violence programs as a way of giving back to the advocacy field where she began her career. She also writes professionally on the subject of domestic violence and released her first book in 2012, entitled “Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships” (Seal Press) Most recently, her work was featured in the compilation book “Tales of Women Survivors: How We Got Free” (Asta Publications, 2015)