Podcast 122: Pornography – A Public Health Crisis (Part 2)

During this episode, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk about the issue that pornography plays in public health and how to combat it, using the predict and protect model. The issue is brought up of how pornography affects young people’s view of self and sexuality, as well as suggestions on what parents can do to aid in the child’s protection from being exposed to inappropriate content online. Sandra supplies a number a great tools for parents to utilize to monitor and protect their children. NetSmart, Pure Hope, NetNanny, and Covenant Eyes are just some of the tools mentioned as avenues for parents to explore as services to utilize. Sandra and Dave also discuss other alternatives for parents to use as well. The episode also addresses the addictive side of pornography and the progression of the brain from viewing to acting out in domestic violence and sexual abuse.

 

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Podcast 121: Pornography – A Public Health Crisis (Part 1)

During this episode, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discus pornography and how it is related to trafficking. The pornography industry has claimed that it is a victimless pursuit. Dr. Gail Dines states that over 36% of the internet is pornography and there are 40 million regular consumers in the US alone. Porn sites get more visitors than the combined clicks on Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter. The most disturbing report of pornography is the focus on children and how early children are exposed to pornography. The media feeds kids the message that sex is casual, even in PG Rated films and television shows. Porn addiction is a slippery slope to abuse and sexual exploitation. We need to understand why it drives demand and why the public looks at porn as a first amendment freedom of speech issue rather than a health issue. Pornography is biologically addictive and it is said that porn watching may lead to shrinking of the brain, this can happen when addictions for pornography begin when the watcher is still an adolescent. Pornography websites obtain over 21 billion of visits and 2 ½ million visits per hour. We need to reframe it as not just a moral issue but a health issue. Knowing this, parents need to be more aware of what their children are accessing on the internet and discuss this issue with both their sons and daughters so they can be aware that it is something that should not be normalized.

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Podcast 120: Hotels and Human Trafficking

During this episode 120, Hotels and Human Trafficking, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss how the hotel industry can be involved in human trafficking and what the hotel industry can do to make better changes.  Sandra Morgan looks at the risks of sexual exploitation of sex trafficking happening in a hotel where the owners of the hotel have no idea what’s going on. Sandra talks about a program called ECPAT where hotels can sign up to learn how to create a plan to stop sexual exploitation in their own hotels. This starting point helps hotels decide what their strategy will be to help find a solution in ending child sex trafficking. ECPAT also gives suggestions for hotels to create their own policies and procedures. In order to end child sexual exploitation, we must recognize the value of every child and educate staff to understand the control mechanisms that the pimps use, and to not blame the victim. Hotels are uniquely positioned to also educate travelers; they can provide information on children’s rights and the prevention of sexual exploitation of children. Hotels can also teach travelers on how to report suspected cases. A community can also develop an engagement strategy and make it a goal to get every hotel in your city to sign on to some form of hotel initiatives to work on this mission to end human trafficking. The first step of interacting with hotels is to connect hotels with law enforcement to develop a working protocol, and then create training that is mutually respectful and engaging so you can teach how to identify signs of sexual exploitation.  First study the ECPAT Code and then find out what is happening in your own community.

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ECPAT CODE  The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct is the only voluntary set of business principles travel and tour companies can implement to prevent child sex tourism and trafficking of children. The Code is a joint venture between the tourism private sector and ECPAT.

OCHTTF/ROYCE/CSUF Seminar Nov 2015   Oree and  Deputy District Attorney Bradley Schoenleben

PROMISE – TSA Frank Massolini Chicago: Hotel And Law Enforcement Training initiative

PROMISE has launched ( HALT), the Hotel And Law Enforcement Training initiative, (through the Elgin Illinois Convention Bureau) This initiative provides hotel operators with training on how to identify human trafficking, establish local protocols for reporting the incidents to local police, assists in making law enforcement aware of the commercial implications in making arrests in hotels and creates a network between local hotels to exchange information on traffickers moving victims from hotel to hotel.

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Podcast 119: Ensure Justice: Vulnerable Children

During this episode, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak speak with Deputy Chief Derek Marsh about the importance of not just studying how we can rescue victims but also how we can prevent children from becoming victims. In 2004 Derek Marsh helped start the Orange County human trafficking taskforce. He explains that victims usually become victims because of environmental factors. At our 2016 Ensure Justice conference, Derek spoke about how people also become victims due to lack of resources and quality of education. Because of the lack of access, those who live in poverty become more vulnerable to people who can exploit them. Many people in poor communities are just trying to survive because of conflict and there not being enough infrastructure to support them.  Children become vulnerable because of migration. About 1.4 million children are those of undocumented immigrants and 2 out of 10 of these children are in greater risk because of poverty.  Because of their immigration status, pimps are likely to manipulate young women and children. They take advantage of their vulnerability and also threaten to report them to authorities. Our goal is to stop this from happening before they have been victimized and exploited. If we’re going to approach this issue proactively, we have to identify the vulnerable people and create programs that are collaborative. We need to create programs across the nation that help identify the boys and girls at risk and provide them with resources so they can provide for themselves and to prevent their future children from continuing this cycle.

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118: Slavery – From Compassion Fatigue to Empathy

During this episode 118, Slavery: from Compassion Fatigue to Empathy, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the implications and the complexity of today’s slavery in the modern world. Sandra Morgan shared Shyima Hall’s story of her own experience of being taken as a child slave. Shyima was born in Egypt and at eight years old; her parents sold her to a family in order to pay off her eldest sister’s debt. Shyima worked for the family for a year in Egypt and then moved to the United States.

When she moved to the United States, Shyima slept outside in the garage in a small storage room that contained no windows or lighting. She was with them for over twenty two months and her job was to not only care for their five children, but to clean the home, cook, and do laundry. The family constantly told her that “you belong to us” almost every day. They threatened her stating she would never see her family again if she were to try to run away. Shyima was finally rescued when a neighbor called the police because she noticed that a young girl never left the house. After being rescued, she went into foster care and stayed in the US. Shyima’s one true desire was to become her own person. In 2007 her case finally ended and her traffickers were sentenced to prison. Shyima’s inspiring story encourages others to be a voice for someone else.

Be ambassadors of sharing stories and building relationships and if we do that we are not only studying the issue and making a difference but we are also understanding and appreciating the real human impact of slavery and refugee status that we see in the world today. When we understand these experiences, we move from compassion and compassion fatigue to empathy.

 

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117: The Essential Abolitionist – An Interview with John Vanek [PODCAST]

During this episode, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak interview special guest John Vanek who is a speaker, consultant, and author, and a nationally recognized authority on human trafficking and the response to modern slavery. John managed the San Jose Police Department Human Trafficking Task Force from 2006-2011. 

John’s knowledge on the collaborative response to human trafficking and task force operations have been utilized by the United States Department of Justice, the Office of the United States Attorneys, California’s Office of the Attorney General, California POST, the California District Attorneys Association, the National Law Enforcement Training Network, the Not For Sale Campaign, Police One, the Freedom Network Training Institute, and other governmental and private organizations. 

 

John retired from the San Jose Police Department in the rank of lieutenant, holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California, and is the author of the forth-coming book, The Essential Abolitionist: What You Need to Know About Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery. (To be released in January 2016.) To learn more about anti-trafficking efforts, check out GCWJ’s Human Trafficking Professional Courses Online.

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116: A Marathon- Train, Sustain, Focus [PODCAST]

During this episode, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss details on the upcoming Ensure Justice Conference happening on March 4-5th. They also discuss with Sandra’s nephew, Bill Clements, on how to prepare for a marathon. In order to prepare for a marathon, you must set a goal in order to stay focus on what you hope to achieve. In planning a marathon, you must understand that rest days are just as important as training days. This relates to ending human trafficking because in order to do so, you must work as a community to reach your goal. Bill advises to watch out for one another to make sure you are getting enough rest. It is easy to get discouraged and burn out; you need each other if we are going to finish this.

Some tips on starting a marathon is to build your fitness up, and not always pressing to the ultimate capacity, especially not at the beginning. It requires focus to continue in a marathon and not create a budget that’s not sustainable. The ultimate goal of the Ensure Justice Conference is to reduce the vulnerability of the at risk population, to rescue victims, to free slaves, and to end the entire commerce of human trafficking. If we train, educate, and prepare people we will reach this goal. We can end human trafficking by keeping our focus on how important every single person is.

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115: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month [PODCAST]

 

In this podcast Sandie and Dave discuss the difference between Prevention and Awareness and why it is important to include slavery in the discussion around National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2016.

In 2008 we started recognizing the Anti-Human Trafficking movement with a DAY – January 11 – as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  One day was not enough and it became a month. A few years ago we celebrated a milestone when the Presidential Proclamation shifted from awareness to PREVENTION.

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114: From Awareness to Engagement – The Role of Education [PODCAST]

During this episode, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss various educational opportunities offered through the Global Center for Women and Justice to study the issues, be a voice, and make a difference. GCWJ is excited that three of four online courses are completed: Human Trafficking , Human Trafficking Aftercare, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, and Human Trafficking Ethics. GCWJ offers four Human Trafficking Professional Courses designed to provide a comprehensive overview of anti-trafficking efforts. The courses are aligned with best practice models following the 4 P’s model of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnership adopted by the US State Department’s Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons.

The GCWJ will hosts it’s annual Ensure Justice Conference on March 4-5, 2016. The Conference theme is A Marathon to End Human Trafficking. National and community leaders, students, law enforcement, teachers, juvenile justice and child welfare professionals will purse a regimen to Train, Sustain, and Focus in developing skills and sustaining efforts to improve prevention, provide more aftercare resources and focus on local, national, and global opportunities to join the race! Students will engage with professionals that may open doors for internships or grow understanding for future professional goals as we integrate our faith to study the issues, be a voice, and make a difference to end modern day slavery.

 

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113: How can I open a home for victims of CSEC? [PODCAST]


During this episode, Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak interview Joyce Capelle who has been the Chief Executive Officer of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California since 1998. Prior to joining the agency in 1997, she worked as an administrator in public education and in hospital management for more than 35 years in the human services field. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a Public Policy focus from California State University, Long Beach and a Juris Doctorate degree from Pacific West College of Law. She has also served on a number of local, state and national committees on child and family welfare issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Alliance for Child and Family Services and is Immediate Past Chair of the Fullerton Chamber of  Commerce.

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