Tag Archives: Survivors

  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on February 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      Shelia LOVES to work with her “babies” as she calls our minor survivors. In her honor here are some snapshots of our newest juvenile referrals and young survivor updates this month: Courtney - 15 year old Courtney met with her foster family for the first time this month and is very excited to be with them […]

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  • How well-meaning efforts can be harmful to survivors of trauma

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Written by Holly Austin Smith, author of Walking Prey. PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014 — Human trafficking is one of those issues that cuts deep into the hearts of men and women across the globe, and many have vowed to take a stand against it.  As a survivor of child sex trafficking, I continue to be moved […]

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  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on October 24, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      Here is a sampling of survivor updates this month: Tara – Tara is doing well in school, however she is having a few struggles in her home life. She is looking forward to finish high school this year and moving to Nashville next year for college and to be closer to her ESTN family. […]

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  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on September 30, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

     Adele – Adele is a survivor we met this month. She is creative, resourceful, a talented musician, enjoys making documentaries and travelling and loves animals. We had a very special treat at the office one day while Adele was visiting. She told us she was a cello player and it just so happens that we […]

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  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on July 30, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      Here is a sampling of our survivor updates: Cori – Cori , age 17, delivered a healthy beautiful baby boy on July 9th.   She asked Shelia to be the godmother! Shelia was there to comfort Cori in the delivery room. Christine, Allie and Kamrie were also present in the hospital for support. Cori is […]

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  • Survivor Snapshots

    Posted on June 30, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Jenny is working this summer and enjoying a break from school. She really looks forward to her equine therapy sessions. Brenda came home for Father’s Day to spend time with her dad. During that time she also visited with her ESTN family. She plans on returning to the area to live at home and find work […]

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  • Survivor Sweet Spots

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Jenny’s equine therapy is going well. She loves her time with the horses and is exposed to a therapy that is opening the doors for reassociating triggers.Bad memories are becoming good ones! Julie currently faces some very tough decisions about her next steps but enjoys expressing herself through the arts. Brenda decided to move out of town. While […]

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  • We Are Family

    Posted on April 9, 2014 by End Slavery Tennessee in Blog.

    by Laura Courtney Last week, one of our survivors made a simple picture of stick figures and doodles representing all of us who work here at ESTN.  For a simple two minute drawing, however, she was able to capture three truths of who we are and what we do. First, we here at End Slavery […]

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  • The Most Powerful Weapon

    Posted on August 2, 2013 by End Slavery Tennessee in Blog.

    In the fight against trafficking the most powerful weapon we have is prayer!! In fact, it’s the most powerful weapon we can use against any form of evil. I must admit, though, that there are times I get so overwhelmed by the idea of young children being used as sex slaves that I just don’t […]

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  • Survivor Stories – Dawn

    Posted on January 22, 2013 by End Slavery Tennessee in Blog.

    These stories are written in the first person, even though they are not written by the survivors themselves. However, apart from the omission of names and identifying information, all aspects of the stories have really happened, right here in Tennessee. Dawn   I could be your daughter. Your niece. The girl next door. I could be someone […]

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