Intervention & Aftercare for Sex Trafficking Survivors: A Holistic Approach to Healing
Length: 3 hours
Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours:
Lisa Thompson, MA
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The global issue of sex trafficking with its devastating effect on victims is also an American problem of growing proportions. While awareness of the injustice has grown dramatically in the past few years, healing intervention and aftercare for women and child survivors is far from adequate in proportion to the level of need. This workshop will focus on how people of faith of diverse professions have responded on the front lines to develop transformational models for intervention and holistic care for women and children trapped in human trafficking.
Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the necessity of addressing the whole needs of survivors in the healing process
2. Articulate the healing properties of art, and how to integrate aspects of art therapy into trafficking recovery programs
3. Outline 2-3 strategies for breaking the trauma bonds of sex trafficking victims
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Lisa L. Thompson has served as the Director of Anti-Trafficking for World Hope International (WHI) since September 2013. In this position she manages WHI's anti-trafficking and sexual violence recovery responses in Azerbaijan, Cambodia, and Sierra Leone, as well as guides the development of new anti-trafficking related programs.
Lisa has written on the subjects of sexual trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation for publications such as Christian History and Biography, Caring, Mutuality, PRISM, and Social Work and Christianity. Lisa is a contributing author to Hands that Heal, International Curriculum for Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors, as well as the book Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Europe Latin America, North America, and Global in which she contributed chapters about the use of torture by pimps, as well as the policy conflicts between sex trafficking abolitionists and HIV/AIDS advocates. She is the co-editor of a special anti-trafficking edition of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work journal Social Work & Christianity and has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Congress. Additionally, Lisa routinely speaks about sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, and facilitates anti-trafficking training events for a diverse range of audiences.
Lisa worked for more than 12 years as the Liaison for the Abolition of Sexual Trafficking for The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters. In this role, she developed and coordinated strategies for The Salvation Army to create recovery services for survivors of sexual trafficking. She also advocated on public policy issues and initiatives related to combating sexual trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Lisa chaired The Salvation Army's North American Anti-Trafficking Council and directed its Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking.
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Western Kentucky University, and her Master's degree in Leadership, Public Policy and Social Issues, from Union Institute and University.
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