“She's Somebody's Daughter,” a national initiative to activate a community dialogue about the prevalence, danger and deceptive nature of pornography, will launch Oct. 1 in Oklahoma City.
The initiative is tied to what organizers see as a direct correlation between pornography and sex trafficking and related issues.
Advance training is available for faith and community groups to assist in their response to the increased public awareness and resulting issues expected to surface within the groups of the people they serve.
Free training and discussion forums will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at The Vine, 1101 NW 49. The sessions are identical; participants need attend only one.
The training is designed for pastors, community leaders, small group teachers and anyone interested in serving in this area of need. The day will include learning about community resources for those affected, including support groups, small group materials and counselors. There also will be sessions specifically for those in youth ministry and addressing the crucial nature of first response to all those asking for help.
The Spero Project, in partnership with “She's Somebody's Daughter,” will provide resources such as referral agencies, counselors and other services as well as testimonies from faith leaders who have dealt with the issue.
Coffee and pastries will be provided. Interested persons are asked to register at www.thesperoproject.com/ssdtraining.
For more information, call 312-6705.