Creating Thrivers: Empowering Sex Trafficking Victims to Thrive through Sustained Employment

Kathy Vasquez, Celia Williamson, Kizzy Williams, Lisa Belton, Chris Demko & Brittney Thames | September 10 | 2:45 - 3:45 PM | Room 2584

From funded grants and evidenced based practice, our collaborators were able to empower 6 sex trafficking victims to move beyond becoming survivors, to becoming thrivers, working full time in the helping professions. This panel will discuss the Community Health Worker project in Lucas County from conception to implementation. We will provide definitions of victim, survivor, and thriver, and why it’s necessary to finish the support needed by creating economic empowerment for those that have been victims of sex trafficking. Members of the panel will discuss each component of the project toward creating successful thrivers.

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