My Safety Starts With Me
we offer in-person and virtual workshops and conferences to youth ages 12-17
The My Safety Starts With Me (MSSWM) workshop series was created to simplify a complex issue so young people can understand and stay engaged. It empowers participants to take ownership of their safety by teaching them how to recognize, respond to, and disclose abuse. We normalize using anatomical terms of body parts, identify healthy relationships, and set boundaries. Goal setting gives children a sense of purpose that can build their self-esteem. Each workshop is 60 minutes and consists of an interactive lecture and guided written exercises. At the conclusion of the workshop series, participants receive a certificate of completion and a custom participant swag bag.
Sex Trafficking Awareness & Safety 101
Sex Trafficking Awareness & Safety 101 is a 60-minute interactive workshop for youth ages 12-17. The workshop equips youth with the tools and knowledge to recognize, respond to, and disclose sexual exploitation. We are also creating lifelong advocates by educating youth early on.
Sex Trafficking Awareness & Safety 101 is an amazing workshop. Our students were able to learn a lot and engage and participate and really reflect on things happening here in our city in Atlanta and all around the world. It was important for us to have Starr present to our students because we knew that she would be lively and energetic and engage our students in a discussion and that it would not feel like a lecture on a topic that could be hard for some students. Starr connected with our students and helped them understand this big and complex issue. Our students learned a lot and will use this information to protect themselves and their friends.”
Mikala Streeter -Founding Principal, The Life School
Need Help Now?
If you are being exploited or suspect someone is, you can report the abuse to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.