Director Training and Survivor Leadership @ Selah Freedom
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Connie Rose - Director Training and Survivor Leadership
She received her M.S. from Barry University in Adult Education, Training and Development. Connie has a diverse background in non-profit and the business world. She is currently the Director of Training and Survivor Leadership for Selah Freedom, a non-profit organization committed to confronting the issue of sex trafficking and exploitation by setting the standard and leading the implementation of best practices, programs, and services. Connie is the founder of Victims2Survivors,; providing supportive coaching to survivors of violence, exploitation, sex trafficking and domestic violence that prepares them to be trainers, speakers and media contributors.
Connie is the ambassador for Selah Freedom, brining a face and a voice to sex trafficking. She travels nationally providing training to organizations, survivors, social services, schools, law enforcement and the community on awareness of the issue, prevention, education and intervention of domestic sex trafficking. Connie oversees the survivor-led "My Life, My Choice" Prevention Program for 12 - 17 years at-risk girls.
Connie has been certified with the Florida Crime Prevention Training Instituted for Human Trafficking. She has been appointed to the Hillsborough County Violence Prevention Collaborative by Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, sits on the board of the F.R.E.E. Slavery Survival Network.. She serves on the Clearwater/Tampa Bay and Polk County Human Trafficking Task Forces. Connie has more than 1500 hours of training in the field of human trafficking. She has given over 200 keynote speeches and presentations and participated in four human trafficking documentaries, 40 news media contributions, 15 radio shows, several print media contributions and has conducted hundred's of Domestic Sex Trafficking certified trainings.
Connie is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. Over 16 years of her abuse was at the hands of her serial, sex offender father. Her life's mission is to help other survivors embark and stay on their paths to recovery. "Survivors are a vital part of the solution that puts a face and brings a voice to the statistics of victims, johns, traffickers and predators."