2023 Human Trafficking Awareness Summit

Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Training

Are you worried about the prevalence of human trafficking in your local area? Are you looking for ways to help and protect the children in your community from becoming victims? Then watch these human trafficking awareness videos from the last summit on human trafficking! 

These videos give you the most up-to-date local data from police and FBI reports about trafficking in your area, as well as powerful stories and insider facts from girls who have been rescued. The videos also expose how traffickers recruit and get kids involved in trafficking, so that you can be aware of any warning signs.


Parents are especially encouraged to watch the videos as they provide key safety tips that both parents and children should know, as well as proven strategies for starting a conversation with them about how to stay safe. Plus, the videos give you useful resources for getting involved and helping those girls recovering from human trafficking right here in your own community.

Here's what you'll get out of these videos

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These training videos are an important step forward in raising awareness of human trafficking and taking action against it. The goal is to give you the tools and information necessary to protect yourself and those around you, while also knowing how to recognize warning signs when they appear.

Brian and Skye Steele, Co-founders Where Hope Lives

With over 20 years together on both the domestic and global human trafficking scene, Brian and Skye Steele have built programs that have served over 3,000 young adult and over 2,000 child survivors of human trafficking. They bring a world-class approach to serving victims of human trafficking and helping them recover. Brian sits on the Arizona Governors Human Trafficking Council and on the Phoenix Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force. 

James M. Gallagher, Phoenix Police Commander

Commander Gallagher is a scholar-practitioner deeply invested in contributing to the ongoing advancement of the profession of policing. He is a command-level officer with a diverse professional background and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership with distinct policing research interests in police storytelling, sensemaking, leadership, culture, communication, crisis management, and strategic planning. His commitment to stopping human trafficking is unparalleled in the law enforcement profession. 

Shauna Sexton, Where Hope Lives Program Director

Shauna Sexton is the Program Director for the Human trafficking rescue and recovery program at The Phoenix Dream Center, a student at Grand Canyon University and a mother to 1 daughter. As the Director at the PDC she manages and leads a team of individuals who serve survivors of sexual exploitation through human trafficking. She is a certified expert in trauma-informed care and a member of high-level governmental human trafficking relief teams such as, The city of Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force, and The Maricopa County Child Sex Trafficking Collaborative.

Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Arizona State University

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and she is the director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. Roe-Sepowitz has her master’s degree and doctorate in social work and is a researcher, professor and a forensic social work practitioner. 

Dr. Angela Salomon is the Director of Programs & Quality Assurance at StreetlightUSA

She has worked with underserved, refugee, and trafficked populations since 2004. Her background is in the assessment and treatment of trauma and it’s emotional, physical, and cognitive impact. This experience has allowed her to create holistic and trauma responsive programs and services since 2007, as well as train community partners throughout the U.S. and Internationally. She is the Co-Chair of Victims Services for the Arizona Human Trafficking Council. Her time and dedication to this mission is based on the belief that survivors of trafficking can begin healing and moving toward a better life through the support from individuals and organizations that understand their unique needs.

Claire Sechler Merkel, Senior Director of Arizona Programs for the McCain Institute at ASU

Claire is Senior Director of Arizona Programs for the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, responsible for McCain Institute programming in Arizona including combatting human trafficking projects. She serves as the co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council by Governor Ducey.

Lisa Lucchesi, National Human Trafficking Lead

Lisa serves as the National Human Trafficking Lead for Care Source.   She has assisted Federal & State level Law Enforcement as well as Judges in various Courts throughout the United States on how to effectively deal with the Human and Sex Trafficking offenses exploiting our at-risk populations.  Lisa places a strong emphasis on the trafficking crimes involving children, the most vulnerable in society.  She teaches a cooperative method by being trauma informed and victim-centered when working with recovered youths who have been victimized by traffickers.