Is your organization interested in learning more about domestic human trafficking? Our Awareness Presentations will equip and empower your team to engage in Indiana’s effort to combat this issue. We offer a variety of presentations so that you can choose what best suits the needs of your audience.

How much does a presentation cost? Ascent 121 requests an honorarium appropriate to the scope of your event. As a non-profit agency, funding is critical to our success. At the close of all presentations we ask the audience to make a contribution to our survivor services fund.

Ascent 121 is an accredited provider of Continuing Education for Behavioral Health and Human Services professionals.



Trafficking of Minors in Indiana: Myths, Facts, and our Community’s Response

A forty-minute presentation plus Q&A that provides an overview of the issue of human trafficking as well as an introduction to our agency. It gives the audience a better understanding of the realities of trafficking in Indiana, the scope, definitions, vulnerability factors for victims, indicators of possible trafficking, services available and how to identify and report. The presentation also explains the on-ramps available to join our organization as volunteers. This content is appropriate for general audiences over age 13.

Human Trafficking Awareness for Social Serice or Law Enforcement

A one-hour session designed to provide training for social service and child welfare employees, law enforcement, juvenile justice officers and other professionals serving high risk teens.

Trafficking in Indiana- Interactive Discussion Map

An hour-long interactive group experience which takes participants through the journey of potential teen victims in Indiana. The map starts with educating on risk factors and then leads the group through discussion around where trafficking might happen, how it might happen and then what is the role of agencies like Ascent 121 in the restorative process. It is geared toward smaller groups (up to 20 total) to provide awareness, discussion and continued action through offering practical ways to engage.


Chosen (by Shared Hope International)

A one-hour curriculum for teens or adults. A short video tells the story of two All-American teens who were skillfully targeted by traffickers and manipulated into the commercial sex market. Following the video our presenter will lead a group discussion. This content is designed for adult or teen small groups, youth groups or school audiences. View Chosen trailer.

I am Little Red (animated short by by Lisa Goldblatt Grace, LICSWM, MPH, Co-Founder & Director of My Life My Choice; Vania (age 20); and Naoimy (age 18)

A seventy-five-minute presentation which starts with the ten-minute animated short aimed at children most at-risk for sex trafficking with the goal of prevention and awareness. The film addresses the four tactics a “wolf” (trafficker/pimp) will typically use to lure a “Little Red” (vulnerable teen) off their path.  This is a prevention tool to be used among middle school students (ages 11-14) of all genders to reduce their risk of commercial sexual exploitation. The trained presenter will then lead the group through a discussion guide aimed at helping the group to identify signs of an exploiter, teen vulnerabilities, common recruitment tactics, how to seek help and identify a trusted adult for support.
View I am Little Red Trailer

I am Jane Doe (documentary by Mary Mazzio)

This intense documentary follows real cases of American girls enslaved in sex trafficking through ads in a newspaper’s online classified section, and the battle their mothers wage on their behalf.

I am Jane Doe follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers in real time as they run into a collision course not only with the online newspaper in question but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls. It is a fresh and real look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America. View I am Jane Doe Official Trailer

“What Would I Do?” – Youth Awareness Curriculum (by IPATH)

An hour-long prevention curriculum designed to foster critical thinking about healthy relationships, develop a proactive response to harmful cultural messages, and identify action steps for responding to unsafe situations, especially those with the potential for sexual exploitation. Three age-specific modules have been created with relevant, real-life scenarios for students to engage with, aligning with many Indiana Academic Standards, and presented by trained facilitators.

Lunch & Learn

A brief, twenty minute introduction to domestic trafficking plus some time for questions and answers. This presentation is intended for adult audiences and does not use any audio visuals. Handouts will be provided for your guests who wish to learn more about this issue.

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