2017 Launching Online Training Series!
Continued Education & Legal Education Units COMING SOON!
In 2002, when Julie Shematz did her first strip club outREACH, there were less than 5 ministries in the United States doing this unique type of outREACH.
With a passion for this marginalized populace and recognizing a need for the development of training, in 2005 Mrs. Shematz developed and implemented trainings across the nation sharing her unique models of strip club & sex worker's outREACH.
In the fall of 2010, BFA received a federal capacity building grant from the Department of Health & Human Services which enabled Mrs. Shematz to transform the training into a professional curriculum which included afterCARE. In 2012, BFA launched our FAITH BASED, BEST PRACTICES outREACH and AfterCARE model training.
In August 2013, Mrs. Shematz received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University and in October of 2013 she was recruited by The Salvation Army to develop a specialized human trafficking program. While providing consulting for this vision, they offered her the position of Director of Social Services at Tampa / Hillsborough County Area Command. In the three years she was there, not only did The Salvation Army officially approve of the curriculum and training, but they began implementing it. While with The Salvation Army, Mrs. Shematz developed The Salvation Army's first approved Anti-Human Trafficking Program, an Emergency Shelter, in the state of Florida. Additionally, she developed and implemented a Drop In Center for local sex workers. Hillsborough County has more legally registered adult entertainment businesses than any other county in the USA. Currently, Tampa has more than 12 ministries that do strip club, sex business outREACH, and nationally, there are nearly 300 ministries doing this type of outREACH.
Whether you are already doing outREACH, are planning to, or are professionally serving this populace, this comprehensive training will better equip you to competently and holistically reach and restore victims.
100+ Page Manual/Topics Covered:
BFA Survivor Centered Structure & Operations Model
Human Trafficking & Sex Trafficking
Who are the Victims?
Who are the Traffickers & the Facilitators?
Strip Club/Sex Industry OutREACH
Common Issues of Sex Workers & Boundaries
Mental Health Challenges
Drug Dependence, Co-occuring Disorders & Treatment
Holistic Best Practices
Bias & Prejudice
Building Your Team
Public Information: Confidentiality and Ethics
Self-Care of Caregivers
Health Care Workers
Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning
Trauma Informed Care
Entire Training is 3 1/2 days
Individual Module Trainings are 60-90 minutes.
Entire Training is $495 per person/Minimal registration is 10 persons.
For more information, call (239) 939-9218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Check out what attendees have said:
"This training has been the most thorough & helpful training to date!" Barbie Ballschmidt, Hearts of Mercies, Naperville, IL.
"Overall the training was amazing and better than any other I have attended." Erin Pruett, Defender Foundation, Jacksonville, Florida
"The information is absolutely crucial for this kind of ministry, coming from professionals who are also overcomers. I am extremely thankful for this training . . . I know every bit of this information will be beneficial. I feel much more equipped . . . " Natasha Hurt, Love Made Claim, Inc., Denver, Colorado
"Would recommend anyone to take this class" Dianne Eberly, Crown of Beauty Ministry, Middlesburg, PN
" . . . practical, relevant information that helps . . . well informed, very clear. I love how biblically based it is" Aimee Johnson, Rise Up Ministries, Concord, NC.
I liked best "when personal experiences were also talked about because then we knew that some things are normal and expected." - Carrie Schmitdt, JC's Nightlight Ministries, Canada
"I really enjoyed the organization and professionalism . . . everything is straight forward, easy to understand . . . " - Daycia Richey, Next Level Church, Fort Myers, FL
"The intimate feeling of the conference gave me freedom to ask questions as well as feel ministered to," Brittany Miller, Youth Hope Sex Trafficking Division, St. Cloud, FL