Helping officers understand why victims stay or deny harm inside their home.

VPC Seminar – Trauma Informed Care – Training Sheriffs from South Central Illinois May 4th, 2017 Why do victims stay? Why do they deny? – Hopefully, in this seminar, you’re able to find something to help you. The moment you walk through that door, what do you need and how can you better assist and understandContinue reading “Helping officers understand why victims stay or deny harm inside their home.”

In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide

As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to a close, I’d say there was a much larger presence of those focused on this issue and those others which can be the beginning steps to trafficking. I’d like to remind everyone that for those who have or are trying to survive the influence human trafficking has leftContinue reading “In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide”

The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking

Thank you #BrittanyJones; Channel 12 News, #KFVS  http://www.kfvs12.com/clip/14043071/march-to-end-human-trafficking-held-in-carbondale #Torch – Shining a Light on Human Trafficking – SIU Carbondale Think about that statement for a moment. We are here to ask our friends, neighbors, colleagues, resources, professionals, first responders, care givers, – absorb the power of this horrific statement. This isn’t just an offense busted byContinue reading “The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking”

The truth about child protective services

Good Morning Everyone,   I live in Southern Illinois and have been a key voice these past three years in updating our Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes & Trafficking Against Children. In this is a proposal presented and discussed with many of our political officials. The process of the Child Protective Investigation has been goingContinue reading “The truth about child protective services”

  It’s been a three year battle here in Illinois, but finally Gov Rauner now has two bills SB189 Sex Crime Against Children Statute of Limitations & SB1842 Involuntary Servitude of a Child & Trafficking in Persons Statute of Limitations updates. Thankfully Rep Jay Hoffman never gave up and stayed determine. Thankfully AG Madigan createdContinue reading

There must be something we learn from our past…..

Permit a few moments please. You will find all of my contact information below in the signature area of this email if you decide to speak with me, which of course I hope you do. For three years I’ve been meeting with, speaking to, collaborating via email, and gaining support through speaking venues; encouraging ourContinue reading “There must be something we learn from our past…..”

Topics with Trish – Trauma informed care

It may be difficult to watch, but trust me is is much more dangerous to survive!!! Please watch and share!!! Trauma Informed Care Training and I’d like to share with you exactly how we become ‘trained’ to either live in these environments, allow our kids to live in these homes, or we see the outburstsContinue reading “Topics with Trish – Trauma informed care”

Illinois is going the extra step for Human Trafficking Victims Under 18

Readers it is finally here, something which myself and many supportive colleagues have been focusing on for three years; updating Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Trafficking. The one person who is really doing the hard work in making this a reality is Illinois State House Representative Jay Hoffman (D) Swansea. The first fact IContinue reading “Illinois is going the extra step for Human Trafficking Victims Under 18”

Child Voices; we all can speak for someone

  “This is me…..the five year old who first met Malcolm, was first attacked by Malcolm, and never heard Mona say I love you again. From this point forward nothing would be safe for a very long time. This girl has made one hell of a journey. I’m surprised and grateful for the blessings ofContinue reading “Child Voices; we all can speak for someone”