Audrey Baedke

Co-Founder & Programs Manager, REST

Collaboration, Not Compliance

  • Other Session
  • October 21 2021 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Trafficking survivors have often engaged in systems that require compliance: probation, child custody, social systems, even the culture of the sex trade. When survivors choose to engage in anti-trafficking services designed for safety, recovery, and empowerment, we should model another mentality: collaboration over compliance. Compliance removes choice and motivation. Collaboration invites self-awareness, inspiration, and adaption. It can be used to invite participation in program activities, expectations, and behavior change.