Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Honest Conversation, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Honest Conversations: Abuse Safety in Black Communities

What does it look like to develop a culture of abuse safety in Black communities? That’s the question that Ashley Cook and Kevin McNeil worked to answer in our latest episode of Honest Conversations. Ashley and Kevin are survivors of child sexual abuse (and Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators), and have firsthand experience navigating the …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Honest Conversation, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Honest Conversations: Stigma and Child Sexual Abuse

In this edition of “Honest Conversations,” our Director of Partnerships, Ashley Davis, spoke with advocate and facilitator Kevin McNeil about breaking the stigma around child sexual abuse in Black communities. Ashley and Kevin share a similar life experience: they both know what it’s like to experience sexual abuse in Black communities. They have experienced both …

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Trafficking: Victimology & the Judicial System

When looking at human trafficking cases, law enforcement, judges, and the judicial branch must have a trauma-informed methodology. This is part two of our blog series on understanding human trafficking. If you missed part one, read it here. For some expert advice on how law enforcement investigates trafficking and the importance of trauma-informed education catered …

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Trafficking: Investigation & Prosecution

Human trafficking victims, including child sex trafficking victims, often don’t self-identify. If they don’t self-identify, how are law enforcement, judges, juries, and community members going to know they need help? Why wouldn’t someone being trafficked ask for help? Traffickers groom their victims and are master psychological manipulators making this crime very difficult for anyone to …

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Doors to Freedom

Child sex trafficking is a subject that requires creative solutions. Research tell us that as many as 360,000 children in the United States alone are at risk of being trafficked or sexually exploited each year. 1 As trafficking continues to affect children, both in the US and across the globe, it is vital that communities …

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