A LOOK AT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE GLOBAL MIGRATION AND REFUGEE CRISIS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST- and how that affects you as a U.S. Citizen

August 18, 2016
Hosted by Opal Singleton

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information


[View Guest Page >]

Episode Description

Millions around the globe have lost everything to war, gangs and political unrest in Syria, Ukraine, Africa, and South America. Some have been forced out as their homes are bombed and others have chosen to find a way to escape gangs, cartels and ISIS through migration to keep their families safe. Families have been separated and reduced to the possessions on their back. Most have no income and millions are trying to find a way to safety and stability. Women are especially vulnerable to rape and being forced into sex trafficking. Our guest this week will be Dr. Skip Lanfried, the Global Freedom Pastor for Yorba Linda Friends Church. Dr. Lanfried just returned from visiting the refugee camps in Turkey, Jordan and Greece. He will share about some of the people he met, the challenge of dealing with gangs, and child exploitation in refugee camps. He will tell us the stories of real people, in real danger desperately trying to save their family from sex and labor exploitation.

EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity

Thursday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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. EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity is broadcast live every Thursday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Opal Singleton

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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Episode Directory

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

  • 8/25/2016: Understanding Sex and Labor Trafficking in Rural Communities Listen Now
  • 8/18/2016: A LOOK AT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE GLOBAL MIGRATION AND REFUGEE CRISIS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST- and how that affects you as a U.S. Citizen Listen Now
  • 8/11/2016: EXPLOITED Listen Now
  • 8/4/2016: Human Trafficking: The Global Goldmine for Gangs and Cartels -Part 2 Listen Now

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

Gwen Adams


Gwen graduated from Multnomah Bible College with a degree in Biblical Education. She has spent the last 30 years in women's ministries and church work. Her most recent work is in the Priceless Ministry working with women who have been trafficked in Alaska. Gwen loves seeing the women come along side “the least of these” and share a hope and a future with those who have been trapped in darkness. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Susie Carpenter


Susie is the Director of Media & Marketing for Million Kids. She has been with the organization from the early beginnings and is devoted to educating about Human Trafficking and Exploitation. She manages all of the organization's social media accounts, as well as websites.
Susie is also the owner of Figgyworks Design & Marketing. She is an accomplished designer with a unique balance of creative and technical expertise, coupled with a strong background in print design. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dr. John DeGarmo


Dr. DeGarmo has a B.A. in History, a Masters in Media Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. He wrote his dissertation on Responding to the Needs of Foster Children Face While in Rural Schools. He is the author of several foster care books, including the new book Faith and Foster Care: How We Impact God's Kingdom, the training book The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe, and Stable Home, as well as the foster care children's book A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story. He acts as a consultant to foster care agencies across the USA. Dr. John is a dynamic speaker and informative trainer on the foster care system, and travels extensively, meeting with foster parents, child welfare workers, churches, schools, and organizations. He writes regularly for many magazines, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, several publications, and newsletters. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dr. Skip Lanfried


Skip Lanfried has served as a Pastor in a large church setting starting in 1998. His passions are to see the local church engage fully in the great commission and to help bring an end to the trafficking of children. Skip has been married to his wife, Lara, since 1992 and they have an adult daughter and an adult son. Skip received a Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1995 and completed his Doctorate in Ministry degree in 2015 focusing on developing a spiritual formation model which will lead people into a lifestyle of compassion towards those who are suffering. Skip believes in simple things done well and the power of ordinary Christ followers to change the world.
Recently Skip, with his wife and a small team, visited the nations of Turkey, Jordan and Greece to examine the global refugee crisis with special attention to the thousands of at risk children who are part of that massive human movement from war torn homelands to an uncertain future. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jennifer Osgood


International Director of Client Services, Rapha House
Jen’s greatest desire has always been to utilize her educational and life experiences to make a difference in the lives of children who are hurting. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, eight years of experience working in special education, and ten years of experience working with the child welfare system, Jen began working for Rapha House in 2008 as the Child Protection Officer. In 2013 Jen moved to Cambodia to serve as country director for Rapha House. After almost two years in Cambodia, Jen returned to the US as the International Director of Client Services. In this position she continues to use her passion and skills to write and implement Child Protection policy, train staff, audit programs, advocate, and develop resources for all Rapha House. View Guest page

Episode Listing: