Raise Awareness

Ascent 121 Raise Awareness

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.
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.

Understanding “the Life”-An Interactive Simulation of the Path into Our Understanding “the Life” interactive simulation is an engaging tool used to reach smaller audiences about the issue of sex trafficking among teens. This 90-minute simulation led by an Ascent 121 facilitator guides the audience through discussion and interaction. The group follows a discovery of facts along a map charting a potential path into trafficking. This powerful tool encourages participants to move from mere knowledge of the topic to engaging in a way that activates questions and response.
This experience answers the questions such as- How are Indiana teens likely to get trafficked? What makes them vulnerable? What does it mean for a teen to be groomed by a trafficker?
If you are interested in hosting a session at your place of employment, church or civic group, you may request to have this experience brought to you with a minimum of six participants and we request an honorarium appropriate for the scope of your experience. Understanding “the Life” is intended for smaller groups (no more than 20). A parent must accompany participants under 18. Not recommended for children under 12.

To request the Understanding “the Life” interactive simulation to be facilitated at your employer, home, church, or civic organization, please request a speaker by completing an online form and someone from our team will contact you to discuss your group’s needs.

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
10-minute animated short aimed at children most at-risk for sex trafficking (e.g. foster-care, runaway, LBGTQ, homeless, and adopted children), with the goal of prevention and awareness. The film is written by 10 survivors of sex trafficking (aged 14-21) is a contemporary re-imagining of the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. I AM LITTLE RED addresses the four tactics a “wolf” (trafficker/pimp) will typically use to lure a Little Red off their path. This training was designed as a primary prevention tool to be used among middle school students (ages 11-14) of all genders to reduce their risk of commercial sexual exploitation. The presentation will be followed by a time of Q&A with the audience and discussion of the short with the Ascent 121 facilitators.

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