PCBRACE 2019 – Pam Strickland, founder and CEO of NC Stop Human Trafficking

 

Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

In this episode, Pam Strickland, founder and CEO of NC Stop Human Trafficking discusses the non-profits work in awareness, coalition building and advocacy.

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PCBRACE2019 – August Edition – Resources for Immigrants with Leah Arnold of the Battered Immigrants Project

Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

Leah Arnold, immigration attorney with the Battered Immigrants Project, is our guest. She talks about court remedies and the services that are offered to immigrants locally.

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Win for Anti-Human Trafficking Movement in N.C.: H.B. 198 Passes General Assembly

Win for Anti-Human Trafficking Movement in N.C.: H.B. 198 Passes General Assembly

The General Assembly passed House Bill 198: Human Trafficking Commission Recommendations and is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Roy Cooper.

HB 198 is a win for the anti-human trafficking movement.

This bill expands the opportunity of human trafficking victims to seek nonviolent criminal expunctions for convictions that were directly caused by their trafficking and allows victims expanded opportunities to pursue civil relief by parties who profited from their exploitation.

 “It was with great pleasure that we saw this bill pass the General Assembly,” NC Stop Human …

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PCBRACE2019 – July Edition – Guest Max Sutton, MST Supervisor and OPT Therapist with EASTER SEALS

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Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

Max Sutton, MST Supervisor and OPT Therapist for EASTER SEALS spoke about the value of multisystemic therapy in improving outcomes and recognizing …

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PCBRACE2019 – June Edition – PTSD Awareness Month with Jessica Holton

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Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach …

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Who is Behind the Wedlock: Child Marriage and Parental Consent in the U.S.

Who is Behind the Wedlock: Child Marriage and Parental Consent in the U.S.

 

By Susie Hedley

Child marriage in the United States refers to a marriage that occurs when at least one of the individuals is under the age of 18.

It is a huge problem in the United States.

Like human trafficking, we know that child marriage is not how we perceive it to be globally and in the media. It doesn’t always consist of arranged marriages in other countries or child brides being sold off.

It’s happening right here at home, and it’s more complicated than it seems.

Every state has a …

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Do We Really Live in a Rape Culture?

Do We Really Live in a Rape Culture?

“His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve. That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life,” Dan A. Turner wrote this in a letter arguing that his son should receive probation, not jail time, for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.

“These two young men – who had such promising futures, star football players, very good students — literally watched as they believed their …

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Control Mechanisms: The Configuration of Abuse in Relationships

Control Mechanisms: The Configuration of Abuse in Relationships

BY Susie Hedley

During Teen Dating Violence Awareness month in February, we focused on how abuse exists in relationships.

We looked at physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, aiming to clearly define each of them and give an overview how they affect young adults. I’d like to delve more into this topic and focus on how abuse is perpetuated:

What are the repeated behaviors within abusive relationships? How can we pinpoint them?

Emotional abuse is the most insidious and manipulative form of abuse. It is also the most difficult to …

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Where Teen Dating Violence and Human Trafficking Intersect

Where Teen Dating Violence and Human Trafficking Intersect

BY SUSIE HEDLEY

Teen dating violence is becoming an increasingly apparent problem in the United States.

Today, approximately one-third of all teens involved in romantic relationships will experience abuse of some kind before they become adults.[i]

This abuse is broken up into three categories: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Sometimes abuse is easy to pinpoint and sometimes it’s buried inside a relationship.

Let’s talk physical abuse.

This one’s easier to define. Hitting, kicking, smacking, punching. Leaving a physical mark on another.

Approximately one out of every ten high school students are physically abused …

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Making the Connection: Media and Sex Trafficking

Making the Connection: Media and Sex Trafficking

BY SUSIE HEDLEY

Women are disproportionately represented in the reported instances of sex trafficking cases in the United States.[1]

And with this statistic so high, the question begs to be answered: Why?

It’s certainly not because women ask for a life of exploitation and abuse.

We need only to look to the media and see how women are objectified to surmise that there is a common, and socially acceptable perception, that women are a commodity to be bought and sold.

And we can see these correlations between the oversexualization of …

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