November 5, 2019

The difference between awareness and prevention is like a trip to the dentist. Imagine going to the dentist and having him tell you that you have tooth decay but then offering no way of fixing it. He simply sends you home with the knowledge that your tooth is probably...

October 30, 2019

October is here, which means carving pumpkins, spooky movies, and sugar-induced tummy aches all leading up to October 31st. Halloween night is the night for children to trick-or-treat. For a kid, not much is more exciting than dressing up as their favorite character an...

October 28, 2019

Along with those beautiful autumn colors and delicious pumpkin spice lattes comes another unintended result of cooler temperatures - more time spent indoors means more time on screens and social media.   

So the question is: How can I help my child use social media...

September 27, 2019

The hidden danger

Danger. The word itself can make me shudder and create an overload of real or perceived anxiety. It also conjures up a vision of a space-traveling robot from the 1960’s show “Lost in Space”. How lucky were the Robinson’s to have a danger alerting robot...

September 26, 2019

Halloween is upon us, the season of spooky costumes and frightful trips to haunted houses. But at The Set Me Free Project, we are not scared of clowns and ghosts. We are scared that our youth are at risk to be trafficked.

They are trafficked not by people who are hiding...

August 23, 2019

I have a confession: I love musical theater. I mean I really love musical theater. A lot.

Now, you may be wondering…why in the world is she blathering on about musical theater when we’re supposed to be talking about prevention education? Stick with me, it’ll all make se...

August 15, 2019

Two years ago I had the chance to go on a mission trip to

Port-au-Prince, Haiti for just under two weeks with a church-based nonprofit called Christ in Youth (Joplin, MO). I remember as if it was yesterday the emotions that were arising the night before we got on a pla...

July 18, 2019

Summer has flown by, and The Set Me Free Project is getting ready to begin a fantastic new school year! Our mission – to bring prevention education to youth and families to stop trafficking before it starts – is both a privilege and a responsibility. With this responsi...

May 20, 2019

Social media is a breeding ground for false facts and misconstrued statistics. Scrolling through my feed, I find false information relating to sex trafficking (among other things) daily. Sex trafficking has been more prevalent in the media recently. While this is a gre...

May 14, 2019

Parents!

I don’t need to tell you how amazing and valuable your kids are. They are special. You love them. I know…I’m a mom. And those of you who have teenagers know there is nothing more difficult than raising these incredible kids in our social media driven society.

So...

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