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Familial Trafficking: The Path to Recovery. October 17, 2023.

Familial Trafficking: A Path to Recovery

October 17 at 11:00 a.m. (PST) / 12:00 p.m. (MST) / 1:00 p.m. (CST) / 2:00 p.m. (EST)  / 3:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time)

This webinar will be 1.5 hours long

Familial trafficking happens during a child’s formative years. The abuse and exploitation is inflicted usually by a family member or someone that is known to the child. The exploitation is often normalized and accepted within the family culture and can sometimes span through several generations.

Familial trafficking of children is something that happens here in Canada and surrounding countries. Join us during this webinar, as Michelle Abel teaches on this subject focusing on:

  • T he concept of familial trafficking
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Adverse childhood and adult experiences
  • The path to recovery

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Michelle Abel

Advocate & Founder of Bridge2Future

Michelle is a sur vivor of Familial Trafficking and Abuse and a staunch advocate for the exploited, marginalized and oppressed. She has been working in providing direct support to victims and survivors, speaking at conferences and facilitates training on Familial Traffickin g.

Bridge2Future is a non - profit that the primary mission is research, advocacy and policy advice against Generational Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children.

Michelle has submitted Briefs to different Committees in the Canadian House of Commons.

In June 2021, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police invited Michelle as a guest speaker on “Familial Abuse and Human Trafficking: A Crime Against Children”. During t he training webinar presentation, Michelle integrated her lived experience with the Adverse Childhood Experiences, Neurobiology of Trauma and Coercive Control according to the Biderman’s Chart of Coercion.