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Anchorage Conference Register Now!!

Anchorage Conference Register Now!!  Only 2 weeks away!!

2018 Trauma & Dissociation Conference in Anchorage focuses on Human Trafficking.  Survivors, professionals, and supporters are welcome to attend. CEU’s available with certificates.

Don’t miss the amazing speakers, workshops, opportunities to mingles, and entertainment being held May 4 and May 5, 2018.

Speakers: Guest Speakers Link

Schedule:  Schedules Link

Register now while seats are available Registration Link  Register now and bring a friend free!!

 

Thank you for your continued support.

If you have questions, email me.

Pat Goodwin, President

Ivory Garden

felicity4us2@gmail.com

Anchorage Trauma/Human Trafficking Conference Presents Jerome Elam

Presenting Jerome Elam at the Anchorage Trauma/Trafficking Conference

2018 Trauma and Dissociation Conference being held in Anchorage Alaska on May 4th and 5th will be presenting Jerome Elam, President and CEO Trafficking in America Task Force. 

Jerome Elam
Jerome Elam

Jerome Elam is a survivor of child sex trafficking, child abuse, and child pornography. He is also the child of an alcoholic and a child survivor of domestic violence as well as a child of divorce. Raised in the south, Jerome enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen to escape the nightmare he had become trapped in. That day, Jerome’s life found a new beginning as he embarked upon a journey that would show him the world and open his eyes to the strength of the human spirit. After his enlistment was finished, Jerome attended college and graduated to work in the Biotechnology sector. Motivated by the painful memory of his past, Jerome began to speak out about his abuse and found the healing force of God’s unconditional love and the joy of starting his own family. He is a fierce advocate for all children deprived of their voices, a speaker, a Staff Writer and Columnist for Communities Digital News and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. When asked to describe his life Jerome says,” I have struggled against many things in my life and somehow I found a way to survive. Writing is my passion and it keeps me in touch with the wealth everyone holds deep inside their hearts and minds. I share my experiences in the hope that those suffering in silence will find the courage to speak out and share their voices. I have been blessed to have God reveal his purpose for me in saving innocent children from predators.

 TRAFFICKING 

 IN AMERICA 

 TASK FORCE :

For seven long years I was trapped in a hell no one deserves. I was nothing more than a shell of a human being enduring suffering and torture at the hands of psychopaths and sociopaths as the world looked on. I attended school, and from the outside appeared to be a “normal child” but I was being trafficked in plain sight. I was often pulled out of school to “service” clients and after school, holidays and weekends were all just a never-ending nightmare for me. All of the signs were there but no one cared enough to look or had the training or education to realize my bruises and lengthy illnesses were all red flags for a child suffering endless abuse.

I will never know the joy of being a carefree child lying in a field watching clouds as I imagine figures in their gentle shapes.What I can do is fight until my dying breath so that every child can experience this and stop the tragedy of another vandalized childhood.

Jerome Elam, President and CEO Trafficking in America Task Force
Child Sex Trafficking Survivor, Child Advocate, Speaker, Staff Writer and Columnist for Communities Digital News and Marine Corps Veteran

Human trafficking is a global crime hidden in plain sight:

1.) The United Nations describes human trafficking as “recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.”

2.) According to social scientists there are an estimated 27 million victims of human trafficking in the world today. Only a small fraction of those have been found. (U.S. State Department)

3.) The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion. (United Nations)

4.) According to the United Nations human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States.

5.) Human trafficking second only to drug dealing as the largest criminal industry in the world today and it is the fastest growing. (U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services)

The trafficking of children is a global scourge that must be eliminated:

1.) The average jail time served for someone found guilty of buying sex with a child is about 1.5 years.

(Shared Hope International’s Demanding Justice Project)

2.) The average age of a sex trafficked child in the United States is 13-14 years old. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

3.) Responsible for child sex trafficking:

Immediate Family 36%

Boyfriends 27%

Friend of the family 14%

Employers 14%

(Typically labor trafficking)

Strangers 9%

(2015 EMSI Rescue and Restore Regional Conference to Combat Human Trafficking)

4.) UNICEF estimates there are nearly two million children in the commercial sex trade

5.) The United States Department of Justice estimates close to 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States.

6.) One in seven endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2013 were likely sex trafficking victims. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).

7.) An average victim of sex trafficking may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day (Polaris Project).

8.) The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates a pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child a year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls.

9.) FBI Report on Crime 2011 reported: “The average life expectancy of a trafficked child is 7 years.”

We are facing a crisis in this country as sex traffickers are increasingly targeting our children. They have even infiltrated schools sending children who act as recruiters to lure unsuspecting victims into being trafficked.

Pornography is a driving force in the demand for sex trafficking:

1.) National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reviewed 17.3 million images and videos of suspected child pornography in 2011 — nearly 4000% more than in 2007.

2.)  “Studies and case reports indicate that 30% to 80% of individuals who viewed child pornography and 76% of individuals who were arrested for Internet child pornography had molested a child.” ( “A Profile of Pedophilia:”)

3.)  A 2008 study conducted at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. asked 155 male inmates in a treatment program convicted of Child Pornography if they had ever molested a child.

At the start of the program twenty-six percent of the men admitted molesting a child, but as the program ended that number changed to eighty-five percent.

Training and education are crucial in bringing an end to human trafficking:

1.) 85 percent of survivors came in contact with a health care professional while being trafficked. (BEAZLEY INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH LAW AND POLICY)

2.) Of 500 resident physicians surveyed fewer than 10 percent suspected that they had encountered a human trafficking victim, and only 20 percent said they would know what to do if they encountered a victim. (Domestic Child Trafficking: Assessment of Pediatric Residents’ Knowledge and Educational Needs)

3.) Since pimps and traffickers generally exercise nearly complete control of their victims  these points of contact with healthcare represent rare opportunities for victim identification and intervention. (Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional)

4.) Because of the hearsay exception in the Federal Rules of Evidence for statements made for medical treatment (regardless of whether the declarant testifies), statements by victims to healthcare professionals should usually be admissible in a trafficking prosecution. (Morgan v. Foretich)

5.) State legislators should draft and pass laws that require healthcare providers to undergo training on trafficking generally, including the basic warning signs and indicators for victim identification, techniques for communicating effectively with possible victims to assess their situations and determine victim status, and appropriate actions to take when a victim is identified. (Annals of Health Law)

https://www.traffickinginamericataskforce.org/

Videos –

We are looking forward to seeing Jerome again at this conference.

He will be presenting the following workshops and plenaries:

Workshops:

“Recovery and Reliance for Victims of Trauma” – 1 CEU

Co-presented with Dr. Gay

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Kodiak/Kenai Ballroom

“Human Trafficking Panel”

Co-presented with Dr. Gay, Erik Bauer, Kate White, and others.

Kodiak/Kenai Ballroom

Plenary:

Opening Plenary

“Trafficked Boys: Bringing male victims of HT out of the shadows” – 1 CEU

Friday, May 4, 2018

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Kodiak/Kenai Ballroom

Register for this two day conference here – https://igdid.org/conference-registration-2018-human-trafficking-conference-anchorage/

Seats are limited.

If you need help or have questions, contact me:

Pat Goodwin, President

Ivory Garden

felicity4us2@gmail.com

Bring a Friend Free Anchorage Trauma Conference

Bring a Friend Free to 2018 Anchorage Trauma Human Trafficking Conference

This promotion is so much fun, because not only can you bring a friend with your full-price registration, but you can take advantage of it if you already registered.  There is a catch.  This promotion is generally only ONE day, but we are extending it for 5 days this year.  It will end on April 25, 2018.

All you have to do is to register here –

https://form.jotform.com/73347314948161 as you normally would.  Then, email me your friend’s name, email, address, and how they would like their name to appear on their name badge – and whether he/she needs CEU’s (they will be included).

Thank you for your continued support.

If you need assistance, please contact me.  felicity4us2@gmail.com

Patricia Goodwin, President

Ivory Garden

Sliding Scale Option

Save on Trauma Human Traffic Conference Anchorage

The conference is nearly here (May 4th and 5th). We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. Because of the generosity of donors, presenters, and volunteers, we are again able to offer the sliding-scale option. Registration begins at $99.00 including certificates of completion for anyone who needs them. Please support this important event by registering soon while seats are available. (Flights from Seattle and area are still fairly inexpensive and hotel rates are $69.00).

Thank your so much for you continued support.

If you have questions, please contact me:

Patricia Goodwin, President

Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corp.

felicity4us2@gmail.com

Sliding Scale Option

Save on Trauma Human Traffic Conference Anchorage

The conference is nearly here (May 4th and 5th). We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. Because of the generosity of donors, presenters, and volunteers, we are again able to offer the sliding-scale option. Registration begins at $99.00 including certificates of completion for anyone who needs them. Please support this important event by registering soon while seats are available. (Flights from Seattle and area are still fairly inexpensive and hotel rates are $69.00).

Thank your so much for you continued support.

If you have questions, please contact me:

Patricia Goodwin, President

Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corp.

felicity4us2@gmail.com

2018 Anchorage Human Trafficking Conference

“Human traffickers ‘are’ the perpetrators; trauma survivors are the victims. This will never change without education and awareness.”

We are quickly updating the Anchorage Trauma and Dissociation Conference. The theme of the conference is: “Comprehending the Complexity of Trafficking as Trauma.”

This year’s theme focuses on awareness and understanding of the complexity of human trafficking (HT) as trauma which causes victims/survivors to endure multiple, long-lasting consequences. Expert speakers will present plenaries and workshops on numerous topics including definitions, legislative updates, statistical data, comprehensive treatment approaches, and HT myths. Learning to identify and relate to trafficking survivors/victims knowledgeably, compassionately and respectfully within daily and professional environments is vital to the recovery, well-being, and stability of traumatized individuals.

Speakers are amazing – CEU’s are available.

Speakers:
Dr. MARA KIMMEL,
First Lady of the Municipality of Anchorage

MELISSA FARLEY, PHD

ERIN PATTERSON, MA
F.B.I. Victim Specialist

JEROME ELAM

COLIN ROSS, MD

John W. Gay II, LLD, CIS, MCEP

PATRICIA GOODWIN, MA

JOSHUA MOORE, MAC, LMHC, BCN

KATE WHITE

These are some of the topics and workshops:

“Prostitution, Coercive Mental Control, and Dissociative Symptoms”
“Trafficked Boys: Bringing male victims of HT out of the shadows”
“Human Trafficking Discussion Panel”
“An Introduction to Sandtray Therapy for Trauma”
“Writing Therapy: Uncovering Trauma”
Kate White – Live Entertainment and Dancing
“How to Diagnose Dissociative Disorders”
“Principles of Therapy for Complex Dissociative Disorders”
“Practical Tools For The Healing Journey – Developing Self-Care, Nurture, Compassion and Cooperation”
“An Introduction to Neurofeedback”
“Recovery and Resilience for Victims of Trauma”

There will also be a screening of “I am Jane Doe” and “Little Red” with a follow up discussion of special guests. Also, entertainment by Kate White.

Everyone is invited – trauma survivors, folks working with trauma survivors, and advocates for survivors of trauma.

Human traffickers ‘are’ the perpetrators; trauma survivors are the victims. This will never change without education and awareness.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Register Now!  Early-bird registration will end April 1, 2018.

If you have questions, contact me.

Patricia Goodwin, president

felicity4us2@gmail.com

2018 Anchorage Human Trafficking Conference – Coupon Special

March 3 extended 10% Discount
March 3 extended 10% Discount

2018 Anchorage Human Trafficking Conference – Coupon Special- Extended

Take 10% off until March 6, 2018…..

Conference Theme:

“Trauma and Trafficking”

·       Two day fundraising event from $99.00

·       Up to 13 CEU’s with certificates

·       Professionals, Survivors, Supporters are welcome to attend

·         Venue: Aviator Hotel, Anchorage

Some topics:

  • “Prostitution, Coercive Mental Control, and Dissociative Symptoms”
  • “Trafficked Boys: Bringing male victims of HT out of the shadows”
  • “Human Trafficking Discussion Panel”
  • “An Introduction to Sandtray Therapy for Trauma”
  • “Writing Therapy: Uncovering Trauma”
  • Kate White – Live Entertainment and Dancing
  • “How to Diagnose Dissociative Disorders”
  • “Principles of Therapy for Complex Dissociative Disorders”
  • “Practical Tools For The Healing Journey – Developing Self-Care, Nurture, Compassion and Cooperation”
  • “An Introduction to Neurofeedback”

And More…….

Registering early helps us to bring the best possible conference to everyone.  We so appreciate everyone’s support.

Register Now!!

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