Last year's attendees said this.....
I appreciated the openness of the presenters to share the information from their experiences. It will have an impact on how I approach and connect with any HT survivor in my future. ~ Therapist
I wish there were more trainings like this one, I have learned so much from every presenter. ~ Direct Care Provider
This training targeting direct care workers is just what was needed. So many attendees are sponges for more information from survivors. The assembled facilitators were so professional in demonstrating what is happening right now. ~ Justice System Provider
I enjoyed every single presenter, topic, delivery, compassion, and expertise! PHENOMENAL!!! ~ Therapist
Great information and historical background on trafficking from a victim perspective, plethora of information - Direct Care Provider
Jade Richard is a Survivor Leader in the city of Phoenix. She is the Lead Intake Coordinator at the Where Hope Lives Program that serves both male and female victims of Human Trafficking. Jade is an intricate part of the program providing a role model and much more to the victims who are served in the program as well as other young women in the community. Jade is a member of the Arizona Survivor Leadership Council where she works with other survivor leaders to make an impact on her community. She is a full-time student and is studying to be a professional counselor. Jade aspires to educate healthcare professionals, first responders and people in the community about the dangers associated with Human Trafficking. She is a full-time student and is studying to be a professional counselor.
Amy Engle is a Licensed Associate Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, Consultant and Trainer on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. Amy is a member of the Arizona Survivor Leadership Council and works with other leaders to create resources in the community. She has trained professionals from diverse backgrounds including therapist, social workers, law enforcement, attorneys, medical professionals, victim advocates, and lay workers at multiple conferences around the country. She presents from both professional and personal experiences. She has been married to Michael for 12 years and they have 3 children. Amy and Michael reside in Glendale Arizona and are active in their church and community.
I am pleased to announce the collaboration between Angels Go To Work and The Avery Center for our SECOND annual human trafficking training conference. We are bringing together Survivor Leaders from across the nation to facilitate this incredible one of a kind training. We must move beyond the HT 101 training and start talking about how to work directly with this population to help victims engage in services.
This training is facilitated by Survivor Leaders who are currently working directly with victims of human trafficking in a professional capacity. Through our own life experiences and our professional experiences we have gained the knowledge that is needed to work effectively with this population. It is imperative that we all work in a collaborative nature to create a safe survivor trauma informed care environment to help victims build their own path to recovery.
I hope to see you at this training! Seats will fill up quickly, registration will be open soon. Let's work together today to create change for tomorrow.
Shanna Parker is a National Survivor Leader and Subject Matter Expert in the field of Human Trafficking. She is CEO of Angels Go To Work, She served as the Public Relations Communications Chair for the National Survivor Network 2016-2019, and is the Executive Chair of the Arizona Survivor Leadership Council. She is a consultant for OVCTTAC and US State Trafficking in Persons office where she assists with program building and specialized training. Shanna works with several local and national law enforcement agencies in various capacities including training, consultation, outreach, operations, and victim advocacy. Shanna works with Southwest Network as the Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator where she is a HT consultant for Therapeutic and Clinical staff and a specialized mentor and therapeutic advocate for chronically trafficked youth with a high run-away rate. Shanna developed the Parker HT Classification system to aid professionals in working with victims of human trafficking.
Leslie F. King is a survivor of human trafficking /sexual exploitation. In 2005, Leslie utilized her experience, expertise, and inspiring example of a renewed lifestyle to open Sacred Beginnings, which is a safe haven that offers hope, and healing to sexually exploited women. Leslie consults with law enforcement agencies, human service professionals, clergy, and others requesting direction and understanding in working with prostituted women, teenagers, and children. Leslie has earned awards including the 2008 YWCA advocate of the year and 2011 Rising Hero award. Chosen 1 of "50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan" in 2014. Leslie was awarded the Michigan 2018 Liberator award. 2019 Leslie was awarded the Certificate of Achievement by the Grand Rapids Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Kristen Tebow holds a clinical Masters in Social Work degree with certifications in Victim and Survivor services, Art Therapy, and Nonprofit Management. She is the Founder and CEO of Youth Trust Project, a nonprofit organization operating in Northeast Kansas to provide prevention, intervention, and supportive services to at risk youth and young adults, as well as youth and young adults who have experienced exploitation in their lives. Kristen has had the honor of serving as a delegate of the United Nations via the International Public Policy Institute, serving on the US Attorney's Office Kansas Working Group on Human Trafficking Task Force, and as a Victims Services Subcommittee Member for the Kansas Human Trafficking Advisory Board. Kristen is a member of the National Survivor Network and Survivor Leaders Institute, and has delivered key note and training sessions to professionals from around the country. Kristen is also an accomplished artist and expert in the healing arts for survivors of complex trauma.
2ND ANNUAL SURVIVOR TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (STIC) HUMAN TRAFFICKING CONFERENCE - MOVING BEYOND THE HT 101
JANUARY 25-27, 2021
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