Susan Ingram

Board Chair, NTSA & President, Walk Her Home

Shelia Simpkins - McClain

Director of Education & Outreach, Thistle Farms

Empowering Survivors Without ReExploiting

  • Keynote
  • Southeast Christian Church La Grange Campus Main Room/Worship Center
  • March 18 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Shelia Simpkins McClain, Thistle Farms Director of Education & Outreach, shares with Susan Ingram, National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance Board Chair, her personal experience as a survivor of childhood sexual exploitation and her 15 years of professional experience at Thistle Farms, a nonprofit social enterprise, based in Nashville, TN, dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from trafficking, prostitution and addiction. Topics to be addressed include the evolution of trauma treatment and recovery programs; current trauma therapy addressing the complex needs of victims of sexual exploitation; recommendations for training and educating staff and most valuable lessons learned from a survivor leader.