Work Group 8: Survivors Recovering and Thriving

Co- chaired by Devereux (Amy Waldron) and The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Giselle Balfour)

  • Focused on supporting sexually exploited youth who are currently residing in one of Georgia’s residential facilities for domestic minor sex trafficking victims.
  • Work Group 8 continues to partner with the Envision Project at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy to provide meaningful events for youth survivors of child sex trafficking.
  • 2021 Initiatives –
    • Work Group 8 has partnered with the Envision Project to plan and implement several workshops for sexually exploited youth who are currently residing in one of Georgia’s CSEC residential facilities. Work Group 8 completed multiple book-club sessions for the first half of the year and has recently begun facilitating sessions on Purposeful Living, that was developed by a sub-committee of the workgroup. Sessions on Professional and Physical Development will be facilitated later in the year.
    • Response to these events have been very positive from the youth and each event has been well supported by Work Group eight members, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy staff, and volunteers from the community.