Education & Events
Our speaker team conducts trainings and education events throughout New England. Attend an upcoming event or find out how to request a speaker.
Amirah is one of the leading aftercare providers in the anti-trafficking movement in New England. The staff is passionate about providing trauma-informed care specialized for survivors of sex trafficking that addresses the need of the whole person.
We value the ability to educate, train, and spread awareness about trauma recovery in the lives of survivors of sex trafficking.
Our team is available for speaking at a variety of venues including:
Training for service professionals
Main sessions as well as workshops for ministry events
Guest evangelist for faith communities
Human Trafficking in New England: How a Community can Help with CEO Stephanie Clark
Sunday, February 9, 6:30 PM
Our Lady of Mercy Church
19 South Canal St, Plainville, CT
Open to the public.
Hope & Recovery: Amirah's Vision - CT Regional Impact Director Mike Distefano
Sunday, February 9, 9:30 AM
661 Main St, Manchester, CT
Open to the public.
Sharing Hope with CEO Stephanie Clark
Sunday, February 23, 12:00 PM
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
64 Forrester St, Salem, MA
Open to the public.
Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements
Types of Events We Do
Our team is able to share key note addresses or workshops for your work, church, or community group. Community Awareness events offer information on domestic trafficking and educate on contributing factors, how to identify trafficking in your community, and what to do about it.
Our strong partnership with the FBI and Homeland Security has informed much of the work we do. As most women who come to Amirah seeking refuge are partnered with a law enforcement agent, we offer trainings to local stations on how to work with both victims and survivors to work toward best outcomes.
health and social work
In 2014, a Chicago School of Law study* showed that 88% of victims of trafficking sought medical services, but only 6%^ of medical providers claimed to have treated a victim. We offer trainings to allow healthcare professionals and social workers the ability to more easily identify victims of trafficking and build trusting relationships to help victims escape.
Schools and universities
Many victims are targeted while in school or college due to factors that make them vulnerable, including age. We believe education is the best prevention. Our speaker team has spoken to audiences of all ages, educating on trafficking, safe people, and how to find help.
"Heather Thornburg provided an engaging presentation that was extremely informative and relevant to addressing human trafficking with our client population."
Liz Burden, LICSW, Senior Clinical Social Worker | Lemuel Shattuck-Hospital
"Stephanie Clark spoke to our local mothers group about the realities of human trafficking right here in Massachusetts and the whole person care that Amirah is providing to address the great need that is here. We had such great feedback from our members about the discussion that day. We were so challenged by her message!"
Victoria Roberts, Community Leader | North Shore, MA
"Cheri Crider's program was so informative and courageous. She provided many important details to help us understand the prevalence of human trafficking and the impact. Cheri showed such strength and courage in eloquently sharing her life story and is such an inspiration in how she changed her life. Her message is so important for us all to be able to recognize trafficking and do what we can to provide a helping hand. Hopefully we can help others make the transition from victim to survivor."
Deborah Regan, South Church | Portsmouth, NH
"Cheri Crider is an exceptional educator, with an open heart, whose vulnerability, strength of character, and dedication deliver on her mission to teach the public and support survivors on their journey of recovery."
Needham PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans) Committee | Needham, MA
Praise for our Speakers
Amirah is committed to the aftercare movement within New England and to helping provide trauma-informed, wholistic care to survivors of sexual exploitation. We recognize that we will not be able to help every victim and that as our facilities fill up, wait lists simply will not be enough.
To that end, we are committed to the expansion of trauma-informed, wholistic care throughout New England by offering consulting services to those who would like to learn about the gaps within the aftercare movement and work towards offering solutions to fill these needs.
If you or your group are interested in the consulting services that we offer, please reach out to Stephanie Clark today to discuss booking an appointment.
*Lederer, L. J., & Wetzel, C. A. (2014). The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities. Annals of Health Law: The Health Policy and Law Review of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 23(1), pp. 61-91
^Chisolm-Straker, M., Richardson, L. D., & Cossio, T. (2012). Combating Slavery in the 21st Century: The Role of Emergency Medicine. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(3), pp.980-987. doi:10.1353/hpu.2012.0091