July 17-20, 2013
Barry University, Fort Myers, Florida
(Includes tour of Equine Facility and Equine Learning Group Session)
In 2002, when Julie Shematz did her first strip club outREACH, there were less than 5 ministries in the United States and throughout the doing this unique type of outREACH. With a passion for this marginalized populace and recognizing a need for the development of training, in 2005 Mrs. Shematz developed and implemented trainings across the nation sharing her unique model of strip club & sex worker's outREACH. In 2010, BFA received a federal capacity building grant from the Department of Health & Human Services which enabled her to transform the training into a professional curriculum which included afterCARE. In 2012, BFA launched our FAITH BASED, BEST PRACTICES outREACH and AfterCARE model training. As of March 2013, there are over 165 ministries around the world doing strip club outREACH.
Presented by Mrs. Shematz and master's level overcomers of sexual exploitation, trafficking, and abuse, as well as other professional helpers, BFA's comprehensive training equips professionals and nonprofessionals how to effectively do outREACH and afterCARE to the marginalized populous of sex workers.
Check out what attendees have said:
"Overall the training was amazing and better than any other I have attended." Erin Pruett, Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student from Liberty University, Jacksonville, Florida
"The information is absolutely crucial for this kind of ministry, coming from professionals who are also overcomers. I am extremely thankful for this training . . . I know every bit of this information will be beneficial. I feel much more equipped . . . " Natasha Hurt, Founder of Love Made Claim, Inc., Colorado
"The information is helpful/honest without being overwhelming" - Anonymous
"I really wanted to know what to do about aftercare, and this has been a great help." Sarasota, FL
"I absolutely loved the whole training! The Lord really used it to grow my heart and confirm that this is the calling He has placed on my heart." Sarasota, FL
"Very helpful to understand the girls thought processes and the different "culture" they live/work in. I so appreciated your hearts and honesty and your love for God!" Anonymous
I liked best "when personal experiences were also talked about because then we knew that some things are normal and expected." - Carrie Schmitdt, JC's Nightlight Ministries, Canada
"Everything was great!" Bradenton, FL
"Julie and Christa [BFA Founder and Program Manager] worked really well together and tag teamed really good. There is nothing I would change. I thought it was very professional." Pastor's wife and leader of outreach ministry in Sarasota, FL
"I really enjoyed the organization and professionalism . . . everything is straight forward, easy to understand . . . " - Daycia Richey, Next Level Church, Fort Myers, FL
"The intimate feeling of the conference gave me freedom to ask questions as well as feel ministered to through Julie and Christa [BFA Founder and Program Manager]." Brittany Miller, Youth Hope Sex Trafficking Division, St. Cloud, FL
"It made me realize how important training is for those of us doing this. Thank you!" Sarasota, FL
Beauty From Ashes™ has set the pace in this unique mission field and continues to lead by inspiring others so that they can also make an impact on the world’s fastest growing and most destructive industry.
Do you want to know how to get started reaching sex workers in your city?
Have you been trying to get started, but don’t know where to begin?
Have you started doing outREACH and realize you need to know more?
Do you realize that this populous has complex issues and you need help in providing effective services?
Whether you have already started an outREACH, or are planning to, our seasoned, comprehensive, training will better equip you to professionally and holistically reach, rescue, and restore the marginalized populous of sex workers and trafficking victims.
95+ Page Manual/Topics Covered:
BFA Operations Model
Human Trafficking & Sex Trafficking
Who are the Victims?
Building Your Team
Strip Club/Sex Industry OutREACH
Common Issues of Sex Workers & Boundaries
Mental Health Challenges
Drug Dependence, Co-occuring Disorders & Treatment
Bias & Prejudice
Public Information: Confidentiality and Ethics
Self-Care of Caregivers
Health Care Workers
Who are the Traffickers & the Facilitators?
Training Size: 20-25 People; to allow for intimate one on one ministry
Amount of Time: Training is approximately 25-29 hours spread over 4 days and strip club outREACH is approximately 3-6 hours.
Cost: $175 per person ** to attend Florida training. Discounted group fees.
To request a training, please fill out the following APPEARANCE REQUEST FORM.
*Please note that dates on registration form are for 3 days, training has been expanded to 4 days and now include Saturday, as well as an Equine Escape for all attendees.
**Cost is refundable up to 60 days prior to event. $50 fee for administration and PayPal fee for refunds. No refunds 60 days prior to event. Credit for another training will be applied for under 60 day cancellations.
(To pay registration online, CLICK HERE or mail
check made out to Beauty From Ashes to 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste.
56, Fort Myers, FL 33907)