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Crisis Center of Comal County Conference, Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster Featured at Crimes Against Families Conference

Crisis Center of Comal County, Texas will be hosting the Crimes Against Families Conference on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, beginning at 8am Central. The event will be held at the McKenna Event Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. The goal of the conference is to learn how to reach out to rural communities with education and awareness of their risks for crime. Registration is required to attend. Dottie Laster will be giving a presentation on how youth are being targeted by trafficking. Laster will explain the most common grooming practices being seen in schools and colleges across the country in order that young people, and adults, will be more tuned in to the epidemic of human trafficking. Her presentation will cover the basics of trafficking, especially sex and labor trafficking, what danger signals are present, and the proper responses if one is approached. Laster says, “There is a growing problem within our schools where traffickers are infiltrating. Many unsuspecting students are unknowingly being groomed by traffickers who will introduce them to a living nightmare.” Crisis Center …

Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Human Trafficking in Houston: A Community Policy Forum

    OnTuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6pm (Central) human trafficking activist and advocate Dottie Laster CEO of Laster Global Consulting and affiliated with Bernardo Kohler Center, joins Elijah Rising’s Founder and Executive Director, Cat French, along with Harris County Attorney Linda Geffin, and former trafficking victim Kathryn Griffin-Townsend for a community policy forum about trafficking in Houston. Each of the participants have been active in the trafficking issue for several years and each bring a different perspective to the discussion. Craft Salon & Style Bar, 2307 Dunlavy Street in Houston will be hosting the event to provoke and inspire thoughtful policy discussion. The forum is open to the public, but reservations are required.  RSVP to Cara Crafton at caracrafton@gmail.com Dottie Laster and Laster Global Consulting has a long history with Elijah Rising having trained their members in best practices and setting up a model for their organization. Founder, Cat French often works on Laster’s team when an intervention, rescue and restoration is in progress. Uniting their efforts as individuals and organizations they have had much success in the Houston area and beyond. Through …

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Katherine Svoi Symthe Returns with Co-Host Dottie Laster to The Roth Show

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Each Wednesday  Dr. Laurie Roth holds conversations with those in the know about particular crimes,criminals, issues, corruption, and wrongdoing. Tune in with co-host Dottie Laster and her guests to learn more about human trafficking, the dangers and what to do about it.   Dr. Laurie Roth and co-host Dottie Laster welcome back Katherine Svoi Smythe, continuing to tell the story of her own captivity and experience as a victim of human trafficking. Her book, Unbroken, was released in April and recounts the horrors she suffered as a child in the bondage of sex trafficking by her family.  Katherine Svoi Symthe is the granddaughter of Lester Brown, whose cruelty to animals made the cover of Life magazine in 1966, that enraged Congress to pass the Animal Rights Law. Lester Brown moved to California where Smythe’s mother started buying children from the sex trade and abusing them. Smythe endured 17 years of torture, pain, and even witnessed her sister’s death by her mother. In a …

TRAFFICKED Designs, Dottie Laster, jewelry workshop

TRAFFICKED Designs: Company Created to Employ Survivors of Human Trafficking

TRAFFICKED Designs is a New Braunfels, Texas start up company founded by Dottie Laster to employ survivors of human trafficking. Laster has been involved in the rescue and restoration of hundreds of victims across the country, and through the Bernardo Kohler Center she is accredited to practice immigration law. Using acquired skills of the survivors to design and create jewelry, art and other products, the company assists rescued victims to better assimilate back into society by learning skills to re-enter the job market successfully. The difficulty for victims needing a fresh start lies in a job market where background and credit checks limit the availability of meaningful employment. Resources for rescued victims are inadequate throughout the United States, clearly an area of need among every community whose budgets are at a minimum. Trafficking victims must have specialized care, safety from the traffickers, mental health treatment, and basics like food and shelter; then they need to be able to join the workforce and become self-sufficient. “SOS: Save One Soul” by TRAFFICKED Designs TRAFFICKED Designs introduced a line of handmade jewelry …

Unbreakable, Katherine Svoi Smythe, abuse, The Roth Show

The Roth Show: Katherine Svoi Symthe, Unbreakable

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Each Wednesday  Dr. Laurie Roth holds conversations with those in the know about particular crimes,criminals, issues, corruption, and wrongdoing. Tune in with co-host Dottie Laster and her guests to learn more about human trafficking, the dangers and what to do about it. Katherine Svoi Symthe is the granddaughter of Lester Brown, whose cruelty to animals made the cover of Life magazine in 1966, that enraged Congress to pass the Animal Rights Law. Lester Brown moved to California where Smythe’s mother started buying children from the sex trade and abusing them. Smythe endured 17 years of torture, pain, and even witnessed her sister’s death by her mother. Today, Symthe provides an exclusive look into her life and how she utilized her talents to overcome the traumatic trials in her life which created a passion from within her to create “Healing survivors creating Thrivers”. Follow Katherine as she tells her phenomenal story in hopes of saving other children and inspiring strength …