Deana Cerniglia was born and raised by a teen mother and abandoned by her father. Through her trials and obstacles, God has given her a passion to help others break generational cycles that can continually be passed down and become worse through each generation.
With a degree in Psychology and her Masters in Special Education, Cerniglia taught emotionally disturbed, inner-city high school students where her passion for educating and showing people ‘a better way’, began.
When Deana became a mother and a wife, God placed on her heart a need to write a parenting curriculum on healing your past, before you pass it down to your children. Breaking Family Cycles for Parents (coming soon) was her first step in showcasing that with God's Word, abandonment, dysfunction, abuse and addiction can completely stop with one generation and how God can actually breath new life into a family that was long devastated.
Through her passion for community involvement and charitable efforts, Cerniglia launched her own program over 10 years ago. The Open Door/Breaking Family Cycles, LLC helps young parents break cycles of fatherlessness and poverty through mentoring and effective curriculum.
Now, with her book, The Open Door, she is able to reach outside of her community and share how God helps heal the past and usher in stability, peace and hope.
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.”
[Deuteronomy 28 1:3]