Morning of Hope
Human Trafficking Awareness Virtual Summit
May 21st, 2022 | 10:00am to 11:30am
Have you heard what’s happening locally to children who are being trafficked?
It’s horrifying, sad, and real…
Local children need help.
Local families need to stay safe.
This virtual event will show you firsthand what is happening to local children and young people, and how YOU can make a difference in their lives.
On Saturday, May 21st at 10am join subject matter experts for this virtual event hosting local survivors of human trafficking as well as subject matter experts on the front lines of this fight.
For attending this Virtual Summit Event, you’ll also get the Human Trafficking Digital Informational Bundle: Trafficking Safety Guide, Volunteer Guide, Church Resource Guide, Business Resource Guide, Local Reports and Stories
Want to know how to keep you and your family safe? Attend this virtual event.
Want to know how to fight for and help recover local kids? Attend this virtual event.
Want to know what your church or business can do to fight against human trafficking? Attend this virtual event.
Here's what you'll get out of this virtual event
15 top ways for any church to fight human trafficking
40 Day Prayer Journal to intercede for human trafficking survivors
Human Trafficking Family Safety guide with safety tips for parents
Hundreds of volunteer insights from 42 local organizations fighting human trafficking
Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General
Topics Covered: State Prosecuting of Traffickers, Prevalence Of The Issue In Arizona
Mark Brnovich currently serves as Arizona’s 26th Attorney General. He was first inaugurated in 2015, and again in 2019 after winning re-election. He’s spent most of his professional life serving as a prosecutor at the local, state, and federal levels. His wife Susan was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona. Brnovich has two teenage daughters and lives in Phoenix.
Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Arizona State University
Topics Covered: How Local Children Are Recruited, Scope of the Issue Locally, What Can Be Done To Prevent Trafficking
Dominique Roe-Sepowitz is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and she is the director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. Roe-Sepowitz has her master’s degree and doctorate in social work and is a researcher, professor and a forensic social work practitioner.
Jade Richard, Human Trafficking Survivor
Topics Covered: Personal Story About Trafficking, What Parents Can Watch Out For, How Recovery Is Possible
Jade is a survivor-leader in the human trafficking recovery field and speaks from the perspective of a former 14-year-old victim. Jade was recovered through a police raid and restored her life at the Phoenix Dream Center. She now lives every day to help recover more victims and to see them set free and restored.
James M. Gallagher, Phoenix Police Commander
Topics Covered: What Law Enforcement Is Doing, How To Report Trafficking, Keeping Your Family Safe
Commander Gallagher is a scholar-practitioner deeply invested in contributing to the ongoing advancement of the profession of policing. He is a command-level officer with a diverse professional background and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership with distinct policing research interests in police storytelling, sensemaking, leadership, culture, communication, crisis management, and strategic planning. His commitment to stopping human trafficking is unparalleled in the law enforcement profession.
Shauna Sexton, Phoenix Dream Center
Topics Covered: What Is Being Done To Support Women After They Are Recovered
Shauna Sexton is the Program Director for the Human trafficking rescue and recovery program at The Phoenix Dream Center, a student at Grand Canyon University and a mother to 1 daughter. As the Director at the PDC she manages and leads a team of individuals who serve survivors of sexual exploitation through human trafficking. She is a certified expert in trauma-informed care and a member of high-level governmental human trafficking relief teams such as, The city of Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force, and The Maricopa County Child Sex Trafficking Collaborative.
Claire Sechler Merkel, Senior Director of Arizona Programs for the McCain Institute at ASU
Topics Covered: What Government Is Doing, Getting Engaged In Legislation, Resources Available To Victims
Claire leads the McCain Institute’s Arizona work in combatting human trafficking along with promoting Senator McCain’s legacy of human rights and democracy and character driven leadership in international affairs. She was recently appointed as co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council by Governor Ducey.
Lisa Lucchesi, National Human Trafficking Product Manager
Topics Covered: What Private Insurance And Corporations Are Doing To Fight Trafficking
Lisa serves as the National Human Trafficking Product Manager at Aetna. She has assisted Federal & State level Law Enforcement as well as Judges in various Courts throughout the United States on how to effectively deal with the Human and Sex Trafficking offenses exploiting our at-risk populations. Lisa places a strong emphasis on the trafficking crimes involving children, the most vulnerable in society. She teaches a cooperative method by being trauma informed and victim-centered when working with recovered youths who have been victimized by traffickers.
Lieutenant Dave Saflar, Phoenix Police Department
Topics Covered: How Local Law Enforcement Is Changing The Game Fighting Local Human Trafficking
Lt Saflar currently leads the Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit and has extensive experience in Patrol, Neighborhood Enforcement, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Property Crimes, Violent Crimes, Homeland Defense, and Family Investigations. Saflar has a BS in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Organizational Leadership, both From Northern Arizona University and his resume includes victim-centered and trauma-informed techniques developed when leading the Adult Sex Crimes Unit.
Skye and Brian Steele, Phoenix Dream Center and StreetLightUSA
Topics Covered: How To Support Local Children And Youth Being Trafficked, Volunteering, Mentoring and Reaching Trafficked Youth
With over 20 years together on both the domestic and global human trafficking scene, Brian and Skye Steele have built programs that have served over 3,000 young adult and over 2,000 child survivors of human trafficking. They bring a world-class approach to serving victims of human trafficking and helping them recover. Brian sits on the Arizona Governors Human Trafficking Council and on the Phoenix Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force.
Map To Event
Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
Registration and Coffee Bar: 9:00am
Event Starts: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 100 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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