Michael Mendizza

Writer, Filmmaker

A New Touch the Future



For today’s parents, educators and those who care for children.

“We don’t need more research on what causes addiction, what causes violence, rape, psychopathic behavior, mental illness. If we simply applied what we already know we would have a totally different world.”

Gabor Maté, MD

The best of forty years, several hundred hours of rare video interviews and documentaries. Completely redesigned for ease of access, presentation and reaching the resources that meet your individual needs.

Prompted by the attempted rape and murder of a female colleague in 1981, I embarked on “The Betrayal of Intimacy,” an independent research and public awareness project to prevent sexual violence. The sociopath, rapist, and abusive male is often a victim of early childhood abuse, humiliation, and neglect. This betrayal of intimacy creates the foundation for violence. If the absence of nurturing, punishment and sensory deprivation contribute to child and adult violence – feeling safe, physical affection and play in early childhood will prevent violence. Based on this simple observation, I founded Touch the Future, a nonprofit learning design center, in 1987. It is now 2024.

We are so conditioned to skim the headlines assuming we are well informed. The new Touch the Future is a constellation of headlines, each opening a portal of depth and wisdom that is rare, precious, even life changing. See for yourself. Turn the pages and read between the lines. Please help us by sharing and let me know what you think.

Michael Mendizza