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Advocates

Advocates

Helping youth reclaim their voice through advocacy, empowerment programs, case management, counseling, and mentorship.

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For The Silent’s Advocacy Program directly assists high risk youth and victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking by advocating for their voice through case management, housing coordination, and empowerment programs. Our main goal is the relationship itself which has been found to help keep clients engaged with other service providers in the community, support clients to participate or remain accessible for law enforcement investigations, and, most importantly, help clients stay safe and work toward recovering their voice.

Survivors often come to us needing not only a warm meal, clothing, medical care, and emotional support but someone they can trust and depend on. For many survivors, the road to healing is a long term process created through consistent support and understanding.

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OUR PROGRAMS

IHAV โ€‹

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IHAV is our prevention education program reaching teen girls most vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN IHAV PREVENTION EDUCATION CLASSES:

Utilizing the nationally acclaimed My Life My Choice curriculum, IHAV embraces an empowerment approach and blends a variety of activities which cultivate self-reflection, peer empathy, an understanding about the issue, and knowledge to help young women identify potentially exploitive situations and find a way out. The program changes girls’ attitudes and understanding of the commercial sex industry while building self-esteem and personal empowerment. The curriculum incorporates survivor testimony and examples of peer intervention to encourage participants to see themselves as a powerful voice of change, given knowledge they want to share with their sisters and friends.

  • Improving self-esteem

  • Dispelling myths about commercial sexual exploitation

  • Building awareness of pimp recruitment tactics

  • Understanding the link between substance abuse and exploitation

  • Understanding how mass media plays a role in demand

  • Hearing real stories from survivors

  • Equipping girls with local resources for help and advocacy

Not A Number

"NOT A NUMBER"

Not a Number โ€‹is an interactive prevention curriculum developed by LOVE146 to provide adolescent youth with information on protecting themselves from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The goal of the program is to help youth make safe choices when they encounter potentially exploitative situations and use healthy support systems that may decrease vulnerabilities. The curriculum has five course modules that focus on: 1) an introduction to human trafficking and exploitation; 2) myths and misconceptions; 3) the power of language; 4) vulnerabilities and healthy and unhealthy relationships; and 5) reducing risky behavior and getting help.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE NOT A NUMBER PREVENTION EDUCATION CLASSES:

  • Facilitating skill-building to reduce risks for labor and sex trafficking, addressing topics including online safety, worker rights, healthy relationships, and more

  • Designed for professionals to reach 12-18-year-olds of all genders

  • Equally effective in schools as a primary prevention tool, as well as youth at higher risk with system involvement for secondary prevention

  • Designed for professionals to reach 12-18-year-olds of all genders

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

The program is tailored to impact adolescent girls with several risk factors making them especially vulnerable to exploitation. 

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Individualized sessions are available.

 

Our classes are small and intimate, ensuring that rapport with each other and facilitators is established while a variety of difficult and often personal topics are discussed. 

WHAT WE LOOK AT:

  • Their age

  • Chronic running away

  • Unstable home environment

  • History of abuse

  • Addiction

  • Juvenile delinquency

EQUINE-ASSISTED
PSYCHOTHERAPY

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A way of regaining joy and opening our senses to communication can be found in Equestrian (Horse) Therapy

WE FOCUS ON:

  • BUILDING REPORT

  • OPENING SENSES

  • HEALING THE MIND

  • EXPERIENCES JOY

  • LEARNING HEALTHY TRUST

NET TRAFFICKING

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LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

WE PROVIDE IN-DEPTH TASK FORCE TRANING TO AID OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CAPTURING PERPETRATORS

ORGANIZATION PREVENTION TRAINING

WE WORK WITH LOCAL CHURCHES, GROUPS, SCHOOLS ETC. TO PROVIDE STAFF/PARENT TRAINING ON PREVENTION AND RED FLAG TRAINING

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

WE WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS TO DISPATCH ADVOCATES, TRAINED CRISIS INTERVIEWERS AND EMERGENCY CARE PACKAGES. WE CAN AID IN WALKING THE VICTIM THROUGH THE MEDICAL AND LEGAL PROCESSES

EMERGENCY PLACEMENT

FOR CLIENTS 18 AND OVER, WE CAN PLACE A VICTIM IN SHORT-LONG TERM

RESTORATION CARE

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