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Helping Florida Schools Keep Kids Safe from Human Trafficking
April 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Watch the On-demand Replay: https://youtu.be/prxtvfWdL8w
Helping Florida Schools Keep Kids Safe from Human Trafficking
Presented by: Elizabeth Fisher Good, Kyra Montaque, and Shannon Meyer from Selah Way
Hosted by: Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center and Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Register at: tinyurl.com/4d8yj46p
AUDIO will be provided through your computer. Attendance will be limited to the first 1,000 people who join this event. Please join early.
Free Webinar Certificate
This free, certificate webinar is one in a series that BBCAHT and STAC are providing during this time of social distancing and to keep up our Third Friday training schedule. We are happy to extend this invitation to friends and colleagues throughout the Big Bend and beyond – please join us! The Florida Department of Education mandates that all school districts educate students and staff about
human trafficking. One program doing this work through a “train the trainer” model is Selah Way Foundation, a global network of best practices and service providers in the global anti-sex trafficking movement. The Selah Way Foundation has developed a program to provide school districts, including all faculty/staff and K-12th graders with S.P.E.A.K. UP, a unique train-the-trainer model. Student Prevention Education & Advocacy for kids (S.P.E.A.K. UP) is a turn-key train the trainer model that provides schools and beyond with a top-down approach ensuring all faculty and staff are educated on how to protect students and recognize the red flags, and includes curricula for K-12th grade students. Presenters with the Selah Way Foundation will discuss the issue of human trafficking, schools, and how local communities can develop programming using a collaborative model. They also will focus on how important it is for
children to be informed about both sex and labor trafficking and how to partner in community with local programs, child welfare, and other local stakeholders.
Contact STAC at (850) 597-2080 or STAC@SurviveAndThriveAdvocacy.org
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Kyra Montaque is the Southeast Prevention Coordinator for Selah Freedom. She spent 7 years working for the public school system and her goal was to ensure the success of all children regardless of background. Since coming on board with Selah Freedom in 2017 Kyra now carries the same passion she had in the classroom with her to work to prevent and equip not only children, but also adults with the knowledge that is needed to end sex trafficking and exploitation. In her current role she is able to create the trainings and curriculum needed to bring awareness to this issue but also train and speak on the problems that our young people face and what adults can do to be a part of the solution.
Shannon Meyer is an educator turned teacher-advocate with a passion for empowering teachers and parents with the knowledge and freedom of being trauma-informed and creating all-access instruction. As an educator from inner-city Los Angeles, she transitioned to a role as an instructional coach and watched teachers and school leaders respond with tremendous enthusiasm to the knowledge of the brain and how it impacts learning and student interactions.
In addition, receiving training and certification under the Gates College-Ready Promise Grant, Shannon is skilled at identifying the most powerful levers of success for planning, instruction, and classroom management. Using the power of the whole-child approach to education, as well as other training in Positive Discipline and Cognitive Coaching, she has been able to empower teachers and school leaders to know their students more deeply and respond, rather than react. This knowledge is also empowering to students as they learn how to better listen and communicate with each other.
Whether school leaders want to unify their staff, or teachers want to reduce student conflict, Shannon believes that knowing how information is processed in the brain is key to building a more cohesive and healthy school community. She has a passion and love for supporting educators and creating custom learning experiences to grow their practice.
Elizabeth Fisher Good became a leader in the anti-sex trafficking movement by co-founding Selah Freedom. She has been instrumental in providing freedom to nearly 10,000 survivors since 2011. Out of Selah Freedom, another dream has been born. The Selah Way Foundation created in 2018 collaboratively brings together the leading organizations across the United States and globally to provide best practices and proven models to eradicate sex trafficking and sexual abuse. Three initiatives work together to achieve this goal: Prevention, Protection, and Provision.
Elizabeth is a passionate pioneer and inspirational thought leader with a desire to expose the root of the issue behind sex trafficking, childhood sexual abuse. She is the author of Groomed (Harper Collins, 2020), which recounts her own story of loss, trauma, and triumph. Fisher Good dedicates her life to helping women from all backgrounds discover how to live free from past traumas, strongholds, and lies they may have been groomed to believe about themselves. She guides readers toward an understanding that grooming is often subtle, but it’s always life-altering. She offers readers a way to overcome their past, starting with an all-important but rarely explored concept.
The concept is a selah, or a time of rest and reflection, and helps explore active ways to forgive and move forward to a whole new level of freedom. Elizabeth’s authentic, transparent, and natural approach is refreshing and comforting to readers, no matter their stage of life. She is empathetic yet all resolve.
SRQ Magazine, in their article Fight For the Innocents, describes Elizabeth as “Part healer, part businesswoman, all resolve—if Selah Freedom is bringing light into the darkness, as the slogan says, then Fisher is the one behind the megawatt.” She is the recipient of the prestigious New York City Global Business Leader Award and The Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year Award.