Guest Speaker at the March 5  North County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative was Kathleen Thomas of North County Lifeline. As Clinical Training Coordinator for North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE, Kathleen provides trauma-reprocessing, intensive case management, victim advocacy, and psychotherapy to individuals who have experienced exploitation and trafficking in San Diego County.

Her presentation centered on two successful therapy modalities which are used to assist the clients at Project LIFE (Living in Freedom from sexual Exploitation). Both focus on the importance of recognizing the body’s sense of well-being and to learn how to reset the nervous system in response to trauma, large or small. The first, Trauma Resilience Model (TRM) uses 9 specific techniques and helps victims of major trauma, like sex trafficking, severe injury and PTSD. The second, Community Resilience Model (CRM)uses 6 of the techniques which apply to personal and relational situations for all of us. Both recognize the importance of recognizing triggers which always affect neuro-physical manifestations, and employs resilience to “get back in the zone.”

Upcoming Events:

LUNAFEST: (Short) Films made by and for Women: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Dove Library 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

St. Thomas More and St. Francis parishes are hosting a meeting with Vista Council Member Corinna Contreras to discuss: 1) the cost of housing, and 2) the creation of a clean energy-focused non-profit electricity provider that would give Vista and Oceanside residents, businesses, and schools a choice rather than the current SDG&E monopoly. It will be on March 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Francis. All parishioners are invited. Please contact if you have questions.

Soroptimist LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARDS GALA: Education and Training Awards for Women: April 3, 5-8:30 p.m.
Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista Tickets: $50: RSVP March 26: Kaye Van Nevel

Three District Parent Night, Thursday, April 16th, 5:30-7:30 pm: Vista High School:
Human Trafficking Curriculum in our Schools: Coordinated by Michelle Walsh

Documentary Screening: Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking In America: Tuesday, April 28, 5:30-7:30
Dove Library Carlsbad, 1775 Dove Lane: Sponsored by: Soroptimist International Oceanside and Carlsbad

 NEXT MEETING is May 7. Guest speaker tbd

Collaborative meetings are held every other month on the first Thursday of the month in United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. All are welcome and there is no charge. Coffee, water and pastries are provided. Join us and find out what YOU can do to help fight Human Trafficking in our area!

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