january, 2024

sat13jan9:00 am4:30 pmFeaturedCFR Training Conference | Grand Rapids, MIThis is the reality of sex trafficking in our country9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST Women At Risk International Headquarters, 2790 44th ST SWEvent Type :Becky Speaking,Boutique Event,Civilian First Responder,Conference,Major Event

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

Every 30 seconds a person is trafficked globally.

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


Sign up today! Registration ends January 10, 2024.

Unable to attend? Check out our Digital Civilian First Responder Program.

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 13, 2024
    • 9am Session one9am - 10:30amDo 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.”Speakers: Rebecca McDonald

    • 10:30am Session Two10:30am - 12pmThis session will explore common 22 lures used by sexual predators, discuss 21 trafficking flash points, and the demographics in Western Michigan, 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.Speakers: Rebecca McDonald

    • 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. Also, there is a Q&A panel during this time for questions we receive throughout the day.


Online registration is no longer available. If you are still interested in attending, please call 616-855-0796 and ask to speak to Cheryl.

Online registration is no longer available. If you are still interested in attending, please call 616-855-0796 and ask to speak to Cheryl.


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


Women At Risk International Headquarters

2790 44th ST SW