Christine Cesa a survivor advocate of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, works in the Emergency Department. Christine is an important part of the trauma team responding to patients and providing emergency services. Christine has been a critical part of equipping and educating medical staff. Through this work, many survivors of human trafficking have been identified and provided assistance that they needed to begin the recovery process.
Graduating with a Masters of Intercultural Studies with Children at Risk from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Additionally, she completed the Vineyard Leadership Institute and holds Bachelors in Education from Ashland University in Ohio. She is also trained in ‘Ending the Game’ Curriculum. Christine is passionate about prevention, advocacy, and awareness of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. She believes that no matter what has been done to a person or what they have experienced, everyone can receive healing and restoration.
As a survivor of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Christine was commercially sexually exploited by a family member. Familial trafficking is among the common forms of exploitation in the United States. As a child, Christine lived at home, went to school and lived as a child who was commercially sexually exploited. Christine says, “There were no “normal childhood experiences”. She was not seen or heard in her community. “No one was ever there to protect her or saw what was going on”. She believes that if we educate the community and know how to respond, we are better able to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Each survivor who walks through the doors of a hospital/healthcare facility would be provided the support of a survivor advocate to assist them and give them empowerment tools. Medical professionals would be educated and empowered to assist survivors through having an advocate as part of their team and experience a culture change as part of that process.
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“The more we have these conversations, the more these conversations can be had.” ~ Alison Jaye