Stepping Stones Network addresses the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. We envision engaged and compassionate communities where sexual exploitation is not tolerated, human rights and dignity are valued, and the lives of both victims and perpetrators are being restored.
The duration of this presentation is 60 minutes, however the presentation may be flexible in time such as a 15, 30 or 45 minute presentation. Another 30 minutes may be added for discussion on the current activities of Stepping Stones Network and how others may join the efforts.
Audience: We can provide presentations regarding sex trafficking for a variety of groups, including law enforcement, churches, social service agencies, parent groups, and medical professionals.
Speakers: Ron Hesselgrave, Suzanne Baker Brown
Living Healthy: Body, Soul & Spirit
Addresses how we are designed as human beings and what it looks like to care for and respect ourselves and others. Addresses a ariety of whole life health concerns, including helpful and harmful uses of sex. Duration of this workshop is 2 hours.
Audience: Co-Ed, ages 16-34, Millennials.
Speakers: Suzanne Baker Brown
Assisting Trafficking Survivors in a Medical Context
Audience: Medical Personnel
Speakers: Janet Kenny
P.O Box 208
Grayslake, IL 60030
Suzanne’s passion is to help people find whole life health (body, soul and spirit), so they can step into the life they were created to live. Suzanne’s background includes corporate leadership, management consulting, not-for-profit board experience, and extensive work in women’s ministry since 2000. She has been an advocate for women and women’s issues in all of these contexts. As founder of Spiritual Spa and Leadership Refresh, she has brought teaching, healing and encouragement to individuals and groups throughout the US and in Asia. She has walked alongside many who have come out of abusive and destructive situations, helping them to rebuild their lives. Suzanne serves on the Advisory Board of The White Rainbow Project that serves India’s outcast widows. She holds an undergrad in Business from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Ron Hesselgrave is Director of Church Engagement and co-founder of Stepping Stones. He also serves as the Education/ Resource Coordinator for EFCA ReachGlobal Europe/Asia, which is currently involved in addressing sex trafficking in India, Ukraine, and Rome, Italy. Ron gives presentations on Christian community development and the biblical foundations for justice. Prior to joining ReachGlobal, he worked as researcher/writer for the Chicago Rehab Network, a coalition of non-profit housing development organizations. Before then, he served as adjunct professor and head of the department of sociology at Trinity College (Deerfield, IL). He has also taught at Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College (Nyack, NY) and Rutgers University. He is author of God’s Mandate for Justice: Studies in the Book of Luke (2013) and The JustMissional Church: Pursuing God’s Path for Justice (2014).
Janet’s passion is to educate and empower health care professionals in identifying victims of labor and sex trafficking. Health care professionals are in a unique position to be the the first to recognize victims while they are actively in the industry. She published an online course on the Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting. Janet is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Human Trafficking. She has a Masters degree in Cultural Engagement with a focus on Justice and Social Issues. Her interests in this human rights issue led her to travel to Peru, Costa Rica and Thailand to learn effective interventions with victims. She co-founded Stepping Stones, an organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive, restorative care to survivors and community awareness of human trafficking. She is currently a certified school nurse with over 25 years of experience serving both adults and children.