Human trafficking It doesn’t look like what we think it does. It is so subtle and is happening in our communities right under noses. The average age for girls being recruited is 13 years old. Girls being groomed don’t even realize they are falling prey and parents rarely notice.
Listen to understand how to protect your family and what we can do as parents to prevent our children from being targets.
Be sure to listen for:
- What grooming looks like and how victims get sucked in
- Who is at risk and which communities are being targeted (hint: kids who lack
- confidence, newcomers, South Asian communities, etc.)
- Why do victims not share or tell someone
- Who the buyers are and current trends
- What you can do for your child starting from birth to prevent them from being a target
- What you can do to educate yourself and your community members on prevention
- What victims need to get help
- How to apply to support victims if you are a trauma informed professional
About Our Guest:
Kelly Tallon Franklin is Canada’s leading expert, advocate and trainer on the issue
of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, force prostitution. She is a survivor, best-selling author is the founder and Chief Executive Director of Courage for Freedom, a Canadian-leading organization who exists to educate, train, and certify front-line and community service providers on proven strategies and prevention tactics to serve vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Kelly is an international and national anti human trafficking task force chairperson with Business and Professional Women and has been acknowledged and awarded many accolades globally as a survivor advocate and activist champion of minor aged children and youth.
Kelly, her teams, and their projects have created awareness movements and developed
support for victim survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation that include equine therapy, trauma informed and person centric care approaches that are revered and respected.
Kelly is a survivor, best-selling author, award-winning speaker, respected advocate, and trainer on the issue of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, force prostitution and equines.
Awards and accolades Kelly has received for her work:
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour
Ontario Provincial Volunteer Medal(s) of Excellence
Canada 150 Certificate of Merit and Recognition
Chamber of Commerce Women of Impact Award
State of Michigan House of Representatives Governors Honor
Congresswomen’s Justice Award
Entered into USA Congregational Record as Justice Champion
American Human Rights Council Social Justice Award
Business and Professional Women Canada Leadership Award
Chair of the Business and Professional Women Canada Adhoc Committee in Anti
Human Trafficking CSW64 UNWomen Presenter
CSW65 UNWomen Presenter
Government of Ontario Volunteer Service Award
Canadian Women of Excellence Acknowledgement
Province of Ontario Award of Distinction
Become an ally and connect with Kelly!
Donate to provide resources for victims: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/farmtown-canada
February 22nd National Awareness Day for Canada
July 30th UN Day to End Trafficking and Person
About the Hosts:
About Dimple Arora – Founder of Mindful Evolution
Dimple Arora is the founder of Mindful Evolution (ME) — a parenting movement that aims to empower parents and their kids towards positive transformation and life changing results...one thought, one emotion and one choice at a time.
Dimple is an expert in women and teen empowerment and specializes in helping individuals reduce the debilitating effects of stress and anxiety using mindfulness, nutrition, EFT tapping and other energy psychology modalities. Dimple is a Certified Life Coach, EFT and NLP Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist and Energy Therapist. She holds degrees in mathematics, business, and education and was previously employed in the corporate world and as a high school math teacher.
You can book a complimentary coaching call with Dimple on her website at https://www.mindfulevolution.ca and connect with her on social media.
About Shaista Fatehali – Founder of Thrive Kids
Shaista Fatehali is the founder of Thrive Kids BC where she works with children and families to help nurture connection, empower a sense of self - worth and discover what is needed for individual families to thrive. Shaista is a speaker and the author of the children’s book BACK HOME; which has received accolades nationwide. She is a certified children’s and parent life coach and works with clients to build soft skills such as interpersonal awareness, effective communication, emotional agility emotional regulation, problem solving, transition planning and mindfulness . As a teacher and mother of two young girls, her true passion lies in giving her children, her students and clients the tools to reach their most true authentic selves.
To book a complimentary call with Shaista or to learn more about Shaista and the programs she offers at Thrive Kids BC, please visit her website at https://thrivekidsbc.ca/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thrivekidsbc/
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