Courageous – Preventing Abuse Conference

I recently attended a Human Trafficking event in Laguna Beach where I met Tony Nassif.  Tony told me about the Preventing Abuse Conference he is organizing (details in flyer below.)  There is nothing acceptable about human trafficking, slavery, or these predators who abduct people for profit.  It take courage not to turn a  blind eye to a subject this disturbing to contemplate.  This conference is a way to educate yourself and others about preventing abuse.  It is time for us as a united people to say no, these horrific violations are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.  Don’t forget the main targets are children.  This happens in every city in the world.  I for one was not aware how prevalent human trafficking is in the U.S.

Tony informed me that newly invited  speakers are:  Parents of missing child Amber Dubois, and “Slave Hunter” Aaron Cohen.

“Sex-trafficking victims widely believe that if they talk, they or someone they love will be killed…and their fear is not unfounded.”

The Girls Next Door
Peter Landesman
New York Times
January 25, 2004

Debra Oakland @ Living in Courage Online