September 17, 2018

Empowering Sexually Exploited Victims Healing From the Sex Industry: A Treatment Approach.

Empowering Sexually Exploited Victims Healing From the Sex Industry: A Treatment Approach By: Brian Simmons, MA, LPC, CH When providing treatment to a victim of for-profit sexual exploitation, a mental health provider must recognize and address the need to recalibrate the client’s understanding of power. Many victims of exploitation have […]
September 17, 2018

Prostitution – Cultural Misconceptions and The Harm We Cause

Prostitution – Cultural Misconceptions and The Harm We Cause By: Dr. Stephanie Thurston-Simmons, LPC, LSOTP, CH I recently received a couple of emails from colleagues that bothered me down to my core. One was from a polygrapher who has polygraphed my sex offender clients in my home state of Texas […]
July 12, 2018

A Letter to Dr. Gentry Part #2

A letter to Dr. Gentry from Rebecca Leimkuehler, Principal of Holiday Park School For me, this is what I know. Children deserve better. They need champions that will not rest until the types of beings we are raising becomes as, if not more, important as the academic outcomes they possess. There is […]
July 3, 2018

A Letter to Dr. Gentry Part #1

A letter to Dr. Gentry from Rebecca Leimkuehler, Principal of Holiday Park School Over the last few months I have written dozens of emails to you, all stored in my drafts, concerning work. They were never sent as I am just not clear on the direction. At the end of […]
June 19, 2018

Terrorizing children to make their parents behave?

I am deeply concerned about America, the America I grew to maturity within has changed significantly.  As a people we have always been compassionate, did we make bad choices and let ego and hubris interrupt that compassion at times?  Yes, we have, and afterward, there emerged a refining of law […]
May 3, 2018

Powerful Voices Crossing Boundaries : The Second Post-Conference Reflection of The Resilient Church

This article was originally posted on the ICTG Blog April 28, 2018 The Resilient Church Conference Powerful Voices Crossing Boundaries : The Second Post-Conference Reflection of The Resilient Church One month ago, I wrote a blog post titled “From Mistrust to Hope” that reflected on The Resilient Church conference. In this blog, […]