Magestro & Associates, LLC

What We Do

Accepting new clients for consultation

Are you or someone you know struggling?

  • Rage & Anger Issues
  • Abusive Youth
  • Trauma-Related Issues
  • Achieving Post Traumatic Growth
  • Navigating Through Trauma Right Now
  • Threatening Behaviors
  • Planning Acts of Violence in Home, School, Community
  • Anxiety
  • Somatization (Not Sleeping)
  • Behavior Concerns
  • Cyber Bullying and CyberMedia Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorders
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Distorted Perceptions of Reality
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents


We provide a series of trainings and conferences for professionals working with high-risk youth and families.

Youth and Adults

Raging From Within: Youth and Adults

Children Hand

Children of Incarcerated Parents

Effects Trauma

Effects of Trauma and Mental Health

Girl Trauma

Trauma Sensitive Strategies

School Shooters

School Violence: Averting the Tragedy

Our Founder

Susan Magestro is a Criminologist which includes:

  • Investigator
  • Interventionist
  • International Speaker
  • Author
  • University Instructor
  • Educator

All of Susan’s cases involve youth and families as victims. She specializes in the following subject matters:

  • Families Struggling With Trauma and Mental Health
  • Domestic Violence With Youth as Abuser and Parents as the Victims
  • Cyber-Bullying and Social Media Issues
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Issues of Severe Anger

Susan Magestro’s unique background as a criminologist allows her to draw on real cases involving violence, youth, and families.


  • Bachelor of Science, Criminology, Arizona State University, Minor:
  • Masters of Arts, Education, Alaska Pacific University
  • Lifetime Teaching Certificate
  • Certification, Severe Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities, Arizona
  • Certification, Learning Disabilities, Arizona
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 with a focus on Trauma Sensitivity


  • School Shootings: Averting Tragedy (2018)
  • Reunification of Incarcerated Parents with Their Children and Family: Breaking Barriers For Successful Re-Entry (2016)
  • Through My Father’s Eyes: Breaking The Cycle of Trauma” (2015)
  • Feature Column: Who’s Running Your House (2014)
  • Empowering the Victim: A New Approach to Stopping and Preventing Bullying by Susan Magestro and Pamela Gerloff. (2009)
  • Dignity for All, Pamela Gerloff (2008)
  • School Shooting, Joe Lieberman (2008)
  • Teen Correspondent & Columnist: Arizona Republic Newspaper (1973-74)



Wrote and taught over 91 classes, graduate/professional level classes with focus in area of high risk youth and their families. To date trainings attended by over 4,500 educators, nurses, counselors, therapists, mental health professionals, social workers, principals, superintendents, law enforcement personnel, licensed professional counselors, case workers, probation officers, corrections professionals, nurse practitioners. Have led over 500 professionals on tours of prisons, orchestrated conversational interactions between inmates and professionals. Created the Re-Entry Walk for professionals to simulate re-entry.


  • Assisting Front Line and First Responder Professionals a: Strategies and Tools to Assist Youth and Adults in Trauma
  • Providing Front Line Professionals Tools & Strategies to Keep Alaska’s Youth and Families Safe
  • The Good, the Bad, The Ugly of Social Media
  • Effects of Parental Re-Entry on Youth, Schools, & Communities
  • Effects of Trauma & Mental Health on Youth & Families, Parts I, II, & III
  • Journey of A Child of an Incarcerated Parents
  • Voices of the Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Gangs in Alaska
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Raging from Within: Angry Youth/ Angry Parents
  • Cyber Bullying: Through The Eyes of the Victim
  • Resiliency: Overcoming Adversity
  • Advanced Resiliency Overcoming Adversity
  • Assisting Adolescents To Navigate Troubled Waters
  • Juvenile Journey Through The Justice System
  • Youth Violence and Threat Assessment
  • Prevention and Intervention Strategies for High Risk Youth
  • Faces of Bullying
  • Prospectus of Justice I, II, III, & IV:
  • Safe Schools: Perspectives of the Justice System



  • Youth in trauma
  • Children of incarcerated parents
  • Victims of cyber-bullying
  • Suicidal Ideation in response to social media
  • Physical violence, techniques in de-escalating anger, domestic
  • Violence (teen abuser/ adult victim)
  • Poly-victimization
  • Minor’s consuming
  • Alcohol, gang violence


Cults and the occult, homicides, attempted murder of children, cyber bullying & suicide, fraud, personal injury fatalities, school shootings and threats of shooting


  • International Accreditation of Crime Labs of Costa Rica (also home of the Crime Lab of the United Nations for Central and South America)
  • National Police Academy of Costa Rica: Topics: youth violence, school shootings, violent behaviors, bullying, fight clubs, gang activity, and graffiti.


High risk and at-risk youth unable to achieve success in traditional or alternative classrooms, students with poor attendance, high risk of drop out, poor academic skills, anger and violence issues, students in gangs, students with mental health issues such as depressions, cutting, etc. Consultant for students most at risk for drop out, low attendance, failing grades, and other high risk behaviors.


Pilot Program, Alaska Progressive Prison Parenting. Implemented in five correctional centers in Alaska, four men’s facilities and one woman’s facility with12 different classes of incarcerated parents.


Teaching incarcerated parents skills to parent their children during their incarceration, during transition, and re-entry. Focus on prevention of inter-generational incarceration and success parental re-entry to reduce recidivism

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