Crisis Intervention, Law Enforcement, and Community Partners
Session One: Crisis Intervention- Rebecca Bloomfield, former Executive Director of Saint Child, Consultant at Bloomfield Consulting, Mending the Soul Board Member and Leadership Team, MSC Leadership Team. Rebecca is an expert in counter human trafficking, with over 10 years of experience working directly with survivors, specializing in adolescent girls. She teaches communities, organizations, and leaders in abuse and trauma recovery and trauma informed practices both domestically and internationally that equip caregivers and offer healing to survivors of all types of abuse. Rebecca also has 4 years experience as a Sexual Assault Resource Center Advocate providing youth with crisis intervention, safety planning, court accompaniment, and emotional support.
Session Two: Law Enforcement-Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit. Update on sexual exploitation and trafficking in Portland and the U.S., Law enforcement role, Rescue, Victim Centered Approach, Investigation and Prosecution Process, SBAD school, and how the church can help.
Session Three: Effects of Pornography and Intercepting the Demand. EPIK Founder, Tom Perez and Kelsey Owens, EPIK Operations Manager. Tom and Kelsey will teach on a topic that is plaguing and destroying many lives and marriages today: Pornography. Learn about the effects of pornography and its link to sexual exploitation, how the EPIK Project is effectively working to intercept the "demand" for commercial sex, and how the Church can rise up and set an example by addressing these issues without shame.
Session Four: Domestic Violence, After “the life” – Kristin Williams MS, QMHP, CADC l, Lifeworks NW New Options for Women Program Coordinator. Kristin will share her wealth of knowledge, training, and experience empowering women who have been victims of domestic violence and the sex industry. Kristin has taught 'Girls Strength,' and currently teaches classes at the Gateway Domestic Violence center, educates men at the SBAD “john” school, facilitated Mending the Soul small groups, and has many years counseling survivors.
Session Five: Today’s Youth and Culture: Shandra Galloway, Director, House of Light project, CRU Our youth today are facing and dealing with more challenges than ever before: Absent parents, foster care, social media/mania, politics, homelessness/couch surfing, abuse, poverty, drug crisis, sexting, and many other harsh realities that have left our youth vulnerable and susceptible to all kinds of difficult situations and exploitation. Shandra will share how the Church can be a powerful and positive change in the lives of our youth today.
Girl Empowerment Train the Trainer Information, Michele Lathrop, One Collective. Michele shares how youth leaders can get trained to use the Girl Empowerment curriculum.
Registration Cost: $30 - Includes coffee, tea, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, beverages, materials, and speaker honorariums.