A: Fight4Freedom’s Survivor Care program offers various methods of support to individuals experiencing or who have experienced sex trafficking or exploitation. These include, but are not limited to:
Providing resources to meet basic needs
Therapy and counselling
Life skills building
Building personal relationships
Case management and basic needs support typically occur through a one-year support plan determined by a comprehensive needs assessment which requires both case manager and participant engagement. Our Survivor Care program is built on the basis that each individual’s needs are fundamentally unique. Thus, the support we provide varies depending on the individual and is tailored to their unique circumstances. We maintain regular contact and an ongoing relationship with these individuals far beyond the one-year period. The purpose of this program is to provide the best and most relevant transitional support possible to survivors of sex trafficking in order to move toward long-term success for the individual.
Q: What is our stance on equity and anti-oppression?
A: All of our training and efforts are funnelled through a lens of equity and anti-oppression based on listening, learning, and respecting the unique experiences of each individual we encounter whether client, partner, donor, etc. All of our staff must go through and practice the information in the Gender-Based Analysis+ training that is provided by the Federal Government, as well as complete Mental Health First Aid training. Fight4Freedom has also put together training resources for all of our staff on the following: Empathy, Care, Trauma & Resilience; First Peoples Understanding and Impact; Gender, Sexuality and Identity; Race, Culture and Reconciliation.
Q: How does faith tie in?
A: An expression of a Christian Faith is not a mandatory part of our education and support programs. Folks from all backgrounds are welcome in our services and programs, and they would only be brought into those spaces should the individual/group request it. The material utilized in our awareness efforts is based on academic research, shaped by survivor stories, and framed through the use of decolonizing methodologies and an anti-oppressive framework. With that being said, if a group requests a training/workshop through a faith-based lens (i.e. a church), then our content would reflect that audience. In terms of our support services, any faith background can be brought into the programming, and if someone wished to have their faith incorporated into their support we would work with them and local partners to ensure this is possible.
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