january, 2019

sat12jan9:00 am4:30 pmCFR Training | Grand Rapids, MI 2019This is the reality of sex trafficking in our country9:00 am - 4:30 pm Grace Bible Church, 3715 Wilson AveEvent Type :Civilian First Responder,Conference

Event Details

100,000 – 300,000 U.S. kids at risk of trafficking
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

1/3 teens lured toward prostitution within 48 hrs of leaving home
National Runaway Hotline

15 (average number of times a trafficked minor sold per day)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

No longer do we have the luxury of deciding whether or not we need to know about human trafficking. Learn how to become a circle of protection around the loved ones in your life by coming to one of our Civilian First Responder (CFR) conferences. Here, you will learn what makes a community susceptible to trafficking, how to identify a victim, how to respond to and report suspicious activity, and more. Discover helpful tips, action plans, and ways to protect the innocent.

This highly sought-after conference brings the U.S. government, Homeland Security, law enforcement officers, human trafficking survivors, and the president of Women At Risk, International into one room to educate communities on this dangerous crime.

Three Good Reasons to Host or Attend a CFR Event

  1. You will learn to recognize the signs of trafficking in your community
  2. You will learn healthy ways to respond to crisis situations
  3. You will learn how to share this information with community members, of any age

Speakers for this event

  • Rebecca McDonald

    Rebecca McDonald

    President and Founder of WAR, Int’l

    President and Founder of WAR, Int’l


    • Day 1
    • January 12, 2019
    • Session one - Do you feel like you don’t know what trafficking is or how it found its way into our communities? This session will show you why it is vital for everyone to know the signs of human trafficking. You will also hear firsthand from a trafficking survivor as she shares her journey to freedom, bringing this topic home in a real way. Come and learn to “see the unseen.”

    • Session two - This session will explore common lures used by sexual predators, discuss trafficking flash points in Pennsylvania, and teach Homeland Security guidelines for Civilian Responders. The session will include interviews with law enforcement, teenage traffickers, Homeland Security, as well as a testimony about how one phone call rescued a woman and changed her life.

    • Breakout Sessions - Choose from a variety of Breakout Sessions that will be led by various professionals involved in the fight against human trafficking. Session topics may include Counseling, Parenting, Pornography, Law Enforcement, Hospitality, Outreach, or Survivor Testimonies.

    • Session three - In this session, you will learn how to use your knowledge to respond to a human trafficking situation. You’ll also uncover helpful and appropriate ways to talk to children about this sensitive subject. Come find out how to be a beacon of light in the darkness, and discover the hope that is ours as we fight against human trafficking.


Registration is closed.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Grace Bible Church

3715 Wilson Ave