Practical Application of Mentoring
Registration Cost: $30 - Includes coffee, tea, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, beverages, materials, speaker and survivor honorariums.
*Pre-requisite for this training: completion of Mending The Soul small group and previous MSC training sessions.
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SPEAKERS: Jeri Moomaw, Angela Miller, Darlene Domenigoni,
Survivor Panel: Andrea Benson, Christina Causey, Robin Miller, Leanne Ishibashi
This is critical training learning how to work effectively with survivors through the Healing Journey. We'll learn: The mentor role, Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Setting Boundaries, Dealing with difficult situations, How to create a wrap around survivor support team, working in unity with one another, and collaboratively with community partners. This session is co-led by healthy and trauma informed Survivor-Leaders and Mentors with first hand knowledge who have many years of experience walking alongside survivors through each phase of healing, ultimately leading them to find true healing, freedom, and restoration.
This session is co-led by healthy and trauma informed Survivor-Leaders and Mentors with first hand knowledge and have been successfully walking alongside survivors through each phase of healing, ultimately leading them to find true healing, freedom, and restoration.
Jeri Moomaw: Executive Director, Innovations HTC, National trainer for U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, OTIP (Office on Trafficking In Persons), U.S. Dept. of Justice, and Homeland Security. Creator of "Survivor Voices" program. Jeri holds an A.A. degree in Social work as well as certifications in advocacy, CAASE, motivational interviewing, Healing Arts and Deceptions. She is a recognized subject matter expert on gangs, human trafficking and violence against women in Tribal communities, and is often called upon to be an expert witness in trials. Most recently, Jeri has been appointed to the Washington State and Thurston County human trafficking task forces. A powerful trainer and keynote speaker, Jeri not only shares her compelling story of exploitation from a survivor’s perspective. She focuses on gaps, system failures and missed opportunities to identify, how to enhance screening and response protocols and how to respond in a culturally appropriate manner. Jeri currently lives in Olympia, Washington with her husband Alan and enjoys kayaking. She is also an accomplished Native beadwork artist.
Angela Miller: Former Assistant Dean of Women, Portland Bible College, Former Youth Pastor, Survivor Support Ministry Leader, City Bible Church. Angie has been mentoring youth and young adults for almost 3 decades with a focus on helping sexually abused and traumatized people find true healing, freedom, and restoration. In more recent years, she has felt called to focus specifically on women who have been trapped in the life of trafficking. She dedicates most of her free time working with the Mentor Support Collaborative, training others and helping survivors heal through the Survivor Support Ministry of City Bible Church. She is also on the worship team at CBC, where she takes that same passion into leading worship and supporting the worship team for its ultimate end- to enable people to draw closer to God. Married to her husband Rich for 30 years, her pride and joy are her two sons, daughter-in-law, and new grandson- who has her wrapped around his little finger.
Darlene Domenigoni: Mentor Support Collaborative Director, Bridging the Gap Advisory Board, Good Shepherd Community Impact Leadership Team and Survivor Support Ministry Leader. Darlene has been married to Mark for almost 30 years and they have two children, one daughter in law, and one adorable 4 month old granddaughter. Darlene has served as Women's Ministry Director and in church administration for the last 17 years. Sickened by sex trafficking, Darlene helped start a Human Trafficking Prayer and Awareness ministry within her church. In 2013, the sergeant of the HT Task Force called Darlene to help a young lady who had just been rescued from a trafficking situation. This survivor's rescue led to developing a mentoring ministry to help women navigate life as they walk through their healing journey. Serving Jesus and seeing women healed and set free is Darlene’s passion and what motivates her.
Darlene’s focus now is training and equipping churches to be trauma informed and challenging them to rise up to address the difficult issues that are plaguing our younger generation, especially abuse, pornogrpahy, and sexual exploitation. A dream would be to see a Survivor Support Ministry in every church and faith-based organization, locally and globally. Darlene also helped create Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit in partnership with the Portland Police, which members received a City of Portland Police Bureau commendation medal for in 2015.
Survivor Leader Leanne Ishibashi: A successful business owner, wife, and mom to 3 beautiful daughters, Leanne draws her strength from God's redeeming grace and many years of therapy and Mending the Soul healing. Leanne is a survivor of every form of abuse and exploitation. She shares powerful and real insight stemming from her many years of street life and personal pain as well as the women she has had the privilege to mentor. God is using Leanne's story of abuse and pain to bring healing to many others.
Survivor Leader Andrea Benson: Andrea grew up in a Christian home and is a college graduate, but her story is typical of how girls looking for love and attention get lured into the life of sex-trafficking. After finally leaving that lifestyle, she was connected to trained Christian mentors who have walked alongside helping her through an incredible healing journey. She has taken her healing process serious by going through multiple healing curriculums, trauma informed counseling, and neurofeedback therapy, which she attributes to the relief from anxiety and PTSD. She says having a mentor has played a critical role in her healing journey.
Some of Andrea’s anti-trafficking efforts include being a part of the U.S.Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign and an active member of the Northwest Family Services’ Sex Trafficking Advisory Committee. She’s been featured in Educational Campaigns, Public Service Announcements, and several local media broadcasts. Andrea has also been a keynote speaker for several organizations including the NW Baptist Women’s Convention and several churches. She has now re-committed her life to Jesus and helping others understand sexual exploitation. God is using her story of pain and redemption to give hope to others. Andrea has renewed her commitment to Jesus when she was baptized in August 2017.
Survivor Leader Robin Miller: Robin is a case manager with Janus Youth Programs in Vancouver, WA where she provides direct service to commercially sexually exploited (CSE) youth, between the ages of 12-24. Before coming to Janus, Ms. Miller was the case manager and mentor at the New Options for Women Program with LifeWorks NW. There, Robin worked with adult women who experienced commercial sexual exploitation, connecting them to community resources and providing peer support and advocacy. Ms. Miller regularly presents to a variety of audiences on the issues of commercial sexual exploitation, including buyers enrolled through Multnomah County and LifeWorks NW, Sex Buyers Accountability and Diversion class (“John” School), national conferences, faith based communities, high school faculty, student bodies, and other social service providers. Ms. Miller also serves on the board for EPIK (Every Man Protecting Innocent Kids). Robin has her BS in Social Science from Portland State University. She was born and raised in Vancouver, WA.
Survivor Leader Christina Causey: Christina has been an overcomer from birth. Christina’s mom was a 13 year old sexually exploited child, whose mother (Christina’s grandmother) was also prostituted. Christina was continuously moved from place to place only to experience really bad, hateful, and traumatic evil things. Being a biracial and abandoned child in foster care was extremely tough and created a long term desire of needing to win approval from others. Christina and her 8 younger siblings were eventually adopted by white parents. What she thought was finally the family she had been dreaming of, soon became a nightmare of continuous abuse.
In the midst of her horrendous childhood, God had an incredible call on Christina’s life and she knew it. She made a promise to God when she was very young. If He would just give her a family with all (8) of her siblings together, she would grow up and give back all that she had been deprived of. “I promised to give my life up to serve and to love in the deep places where no one had wanted to go with me. To be like Jesus to the most vulnerable and forgotten, unloved, and abandoned.” Today Christina fulfills that promise as a dedicated and faithful wife and mother to her 5 sons, all whom are kind, generous, polite, and obedient. Christina is a magnet for the girls she has mentored. She has been a speaker at many events encouraging and giving hope to kids living in foster care.
Christina also gives praise to her adoptive mother: “Without the incredible strong amazing woman I received as a mother I would never be half the woman or mother I am today. She was the truest example of courage and unconditional love. God gave her to me.”