Seminar on Sexual Expoitation of Children at Crystal Lake Willow Creek Church

Here is a meeting notice forwarded by Joe Edwards, President of Patriots United. That is the group who sponsored the breakfast on sexual trafficking a couple of Saturdays ago.

Below is Edwards’ cover letter:

I anticipate this to sell out so I highly recommend registering early.

The Steering Committee has been formed with the goal of launching a Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force as discussed at the February 8th breakfast.

PU 2014 Sex Slavery, most in developed countries

This is one of the Exodus Cry slides shown at the Patriots United breakfast on sex trafficking.

That committee will have a structure with clearly defined goals and objectives by the end of April at which time we will communicate specifics.
Until then, we will funnel trainings such as this communication and other events that come to our attention.Thank you for caring.


PRESENTED BY The Salvation Army PROMISE Program

HOSTED BY Willow Creek Community Church – Crystal Lake, IL

THE TRAINING SEMINAR WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH THE SKILLS TO: Recognize the commercial sexual exploitation of children, detect risk factors, identify and effectively engage victims, and build skills necessary to serve youths affected by human trafficking.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Individuals from Social Services Agencies; Law Enforcement Personnel; Medical & Mental Health Workers; Airline Personnel; Teachers; Counselors; Youth and Recreational Agency Staff; Individuals from Religious Institutions and other fields who are in positions to serve youths; and all other interested persons.

Consider the networking opportunities with all the above fields of endeavor being in one room! The more eyes and ears we have on this, the more powerful this movement will become!

PRESENTERS: The Director of The Salvation Army PROMISE program & Founder of ANNE’S HOUSE and Detective Al Krok, Special Investigations Unit, Chicago PD, retired.

LOCATION: Willow Creek Community Church – Crystal Lake,  220 Exchange Drive, Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

DATE: Saturday, May 10, 2014

TIME: Check-In and Light Breakfast: 7:45 a.m.–8:15 a.m. | Program: 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: $30 includes training, materials, light breakfast & lunch

LPCs, LCPCs, LSWs, and LCSWs will earn 5 CEU Credits – a $500 Value

REGISTER: Space is limited. Please register at: by May 3rd, 2014

INFORMATION: Contact Donna Gauthier at 815-404-3961 or


Seminar on Sexual Expoitation of Children at Crystal Lake Willow Creek Church — 3 Comments

  1. Way to go Mr. Edwards.

    Targeting the exact groups that will benefit from this information is very smart.

    It is refreshing to see Patriots United take on an issue and make sure the right information is getting to the right people.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Learn all you can about the subject of sexual exploitation of minors.

    Be on the lookout for signs of sexual exploitation of children not only not only in the context of human trafficking of minors, not only Priests in churches, not only daycare centers, but also in public and private schools.

    Just Google “teacher sex Illinois” and you could spend weeks reading about all the cases over the years.

    Same applies all over the United States.

    Not only teachers but also administrators, aides, maintenance workers, and the list goes on and on.

    Broadly such crimes are included under the category of teacher misconduct.

    Erin Merryn

    Education Week
    A Lingering Shame: Sexual Abuse of Students by School Employees

    Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct and Exploitation (SESAME)

    Note the list of resources does not include your local school or school district.

    Schools and school districts are not doing enough to expose and educate people about the problem.

    Very sad.

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