It is time for our annual Warrior Conference! You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to hear real survivors speak about their lives and how they have overcome trauma.
Our conference will feature presentations, interactive sessions, a survivor Q&A panel, and more.
-Children (age 6-12) will learn about personal safety and finding safe adults.
-Teens & Young Adults (13-21) & Trafficking Survivors will interact with survivors who’ve overcome their trauma.
-Adults & Professional will hear from survivors about the realities of helping someone overcome extreme trauma.
*LPCA's and LPCC's can earn CEU's
K.D. Roche human trafficking field expert and has been providing recommendations and input to inform research, policies, and programs to combat trafficking since 2014. They are a training and technical assistance consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime, a post-fellow of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy, a member of the National Survivor Network and co-founder co-chair of the LGBTQIA Working Group for the IPATH Taskforce. K.D. serves on the board for Sungate Foundation, which provides educational and vocational training scholarships to survivors of human trafficking. K.D. also offers professional consulting services on strategic fundraising, organizational development and capacity building for anti-trafficking organizations.
Summer has lived a life of pain, turmoil, and destruction in captivity to fear. She survived physical and mental abuse being buried alive, fighting drug addiction, human trafficking, torture chambers, gang violence, and gun violence. Summer has suffered from bipolar, severe trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, and dissociation. However, God had a much bigger plan and now uses Summer to help other women like herself. Now, Summer spends her time speaking, educating, and raising awareness on social justice issues by discussing how she turned personal pain into healing. She also oversees Women of the Well’s first recovery home, the House of Esther and the construction of WOW’s second recovery facility, Jennifer’s House.
Kim Frazier-Pirog is the executive director and founder of the nonprofit Side by Side Studio located in Louisville, KY. Side by Side is dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages to develop confidence and compassion through creative approaches to advocacy and education. She has helped to create and develop trauma informed programs for early childhood centers, youth programs, and community centers.
Ann Marie Babb is the VP of Business Operations for the WCWT Center and the founder and Executive Director of Springhaven in Middletown Ohio. Having experienced trafficking, Ann is a survivor, an advocate and an activist. She has dedicated her life to sharing her story, developing her program, and demystifying mental health issues that are associated with trauma.
Leslie F. King is a survivor of human trafficking /sexual exploitation. She was coerced and forced into the lifestyle of prostitution at the tender age of 15 in Grand Rapids, MI, and she became trapped in the underworld of prostitution and drug addiction for over 20 years. On July 4, 2000 Leslie miraculously found the strength and the courage to get free. For the past 18 years she has been intense and intentional about working with women and teenage girls who find themselves trapped in the same horrors and loss of purpose that she experienced. 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 prostituted 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 also speaks at various conferences and academic institutions on the issue of human trafficking. Leslie has earned awards including the 2008 YWCA advocate of the year and 2011 Rising Hero award. Leslie was also nominated for woman of the year in Grand Rapids, MI in 2005. Chosen 1of "50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan" in 2014. Leslie was awarded the Michigan 2018 Liberator award. She is well respected in the inner city of Grand Rapids from which she hails where she is often seen “boldly going where many people are afraid to go” during unconventional hours doing outreach to prostituted women and teenagers who experience her pain both past and present.
Samantha Floyd is the Communication Chair for the National Survivor Network; she has been a member of NSN since 2015 and previously served as Policy Champion. Samantha also coordinates the South Central Kentucky Human Trafficking Task Force. Her areas of expertise include Human Trafficking Policy; Racism and Criminalization within Human Trafficking; Participatory Research, Policy, Prevention and Service Delivery; Activism and Reform; and Survivor Leadership.
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