CHOOSING TO BE FREE OF SELF-CONDEMNATION
January 10, 2019
Hosted by Opal Singleton
Researchers will tell you that 70% of victims of sex trafficking have been previously sexually exploited. These are kids that often struggle with self-worth and self-condemnation. Working in this field for over ten years, I have often searched for solutions on how to provide prevention and intervention education for teens and parents so our precious kids do not end up being violated and become easy targets for sex trafficking. Having dealt with hundreds of parents of trafficking and sextortion victims tells me that it is critical that parents work through their own emotional traumas from childhood or marriage experiences so they do not pass their shame, guilt and feelings of condemnation onto their children. This week’s show is based on the work of Dr. Edith Eger, a world-renowned psychologist dealing with trauma and PTSD and author of the book, “The Choice: Embrace The Possible.”
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This program is designed to educate first responders, civic leaders, social workers, education professionals, faith based leaders and parents about how predators access, groom, recruit and exploit victims into prostitution and sextortion. We analyze real cases from the perspective of Law Enforcement, the victim, and the perpetrator. We look at hard core trafficking cases and how law enforcement is able to intervene. We examine cases of child pornography and the Dark Web. We examine how predators use apps, chatrooms, games and the latest technologies. We discuss the impact of gangs and cartels on human exploitation. We also look at trends in global human trafficking. Our goal is to build a global interactive community of individuals empowered to eradicate human exploitation.
Opal Singleton is a global human trafficking and child pornography expert. She has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government and civic leaders, faith based leaders and education administrators about how predators groom and recruit innocent victims into prostitution and exploitation. Opal works with the Riverside County (CA) Anti Human Trafficking Task Force through a Department of Justice grant. Opal sits with parents of missing kids and assists teens in trouble through social media. Opal is the President and CEO of Million Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child sex trafficking. She has authored a book “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” to educate parents and grandparents and educators about how predators use apps, chatrooms, online video gaming and social media to exploit young people. Opal is on the Board of Rapha House serving human trafficking victims in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti. She is an Instructor for the USC Sol Price Institute for Safe Communities training law enforcement administrators and is an Instructor for the Los Angeles Fire Training Academy. Opal retired in 2000 after a lifelong career in international marketing having accrued nearly three million frequent flyer miles. Opal is passionate about protecting families and youth from predators and is dedicated to providing an in-depth global interactive internet training program to educate leaders around the world to stop human exploitation and trafficking.