Jaime King began her career as a fashion model, landing on the covers of top international magazines. After a very successful modeling career, she transitioned into acting with a wide range of roles in film and television. With roles in big studio films, independent films, and passion projects, King has been able to showcase her versatility with dramatic and comedic roles. She currently stars in and produces the hit Netflix series Black Summer.
King has appeared in a succession of blockbusters, including Blow and Pearl Harbor. She's had starring roles in Keenan Ivory Wayans' White Chicks, Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, DJ Caruso's Two for the Money, and Frank Miller's The Spirit. King starred in Escape Plan 2 and Escape Plan 3 with Sylvester Stallone. She played opposite Bruce Willis in Out of Death and Antonio Banderas in Code Name Banshee, which are currently streaming on Hulu. Jaime recently wrapped shooting for the feature film Lights Out.
King is finding even more purpose in an already impressive career by forming Hooligan Dreamers, a production company that is developing film and television projects with a fearless and sensitive approach that speaks a truth that is not always voiced. She is passionate about the victims of sexual trafficking receiving justice.
Theresa is a Survivor Services Coordinator & Public Policy Outreach Manager at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Her journey has been filled with many obstacles, including being a victim of child sexual abuse, trafficking, and surviving the malicious web of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein. Teresa, however, has emerged as a powerful voice, advocate, and expert after years of self-doubt and struggling to understand that speaking about her abuse helps both her and others in their healing journeys. Teresa surfaced with a strong awakening of mind, body, and spirit which has transformed her into becoming a champion and an inspiration to countless victims, families, and the community at large.
As a mentor and advocate in the movement for human dignity, Teresa is uniquely qualified to help survivors walk through the difficult, but often rewarding process of civil litigation and public policy advocacy. In recent years, Teresa has joined forces with various national and international organizations, law enforcement, other community leaders, and legislators. Her efforts have helped educate and prevent sex trafficking by helping others identify the signs of grooming and by equipping them with the proper tools to defend, self-advocate, and fight back. Additionally, Teresa strives to provide a platform for those that may not otherwise have the opportunity to come forward and bring their story to light. Teresa holds an Associate of Applied Sciences degree (AAS) is a Certified Health and Life Coach, has worked in the ER as a Surgical Assistant, is a Student Midwife at Midwives College of Utah, and has an array of certificates in various fields of Women’s Healthcare.
As a PhD student in sociology in 1979, Dr. Lois Lee discovered children, some as young as 11 years old, prostituting themselves on the streets of Hollywood for food to eat and a place to sleep. When she realized that these youngsters were “falling through the cracks” of the social service system, she made it her mission to help, creating Children of the Night, which was first comprehensive sex trafficking program in the world that was devoted to the development of specialized programs and education for prostituted children and young people who need critical intervention to become successful adults.
Throughout the years, Children of the Night has gained the reputation as one of the most prominent and successful organizations in the world addressing the needs of America’s sex trafficked children. Since 1979, Children of the Night has rescued over 12,000 American children from prostitution in the United States
Dr. Lee’s pioneering work with child sex trafficking victims has blazed the trail for academics, researchers, law enforcement, social service providers and legislators across the globe. She has received countless awards for her groundbreaking work, most notably the prestigious President’s Volunteer Action Award, presented to her by President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1984.
Dr. Lee has been profiled on national television including CBS 60 Minutes and her life was portrayed in a 1985 CBS Movie of the Week entitled Children of the Night.
Psychiatrist Warwick Middleton is a Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Queensland. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University; School of Behavioral, Cognitive & Social Sciences, University of New England; and, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury. He has made substantial and ongoing contributions to bereavement and trauma research. Middleton also authored the first published series detailing the abuse histories and clinical phenomenology of patients fulfilling diagnostic criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder in Australian scientific literature
Dr. Middleton chairs The Cannan Institute, Australia’s first dedicated unit treating dissociative disorders. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the world’s oldest international trauma society, and he is a recipient of the ISSTD’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Widely published, he is currently the joint editor of Contemporary Perspectives on the Seduction Theory and Psychoanalysis: Revisiting Masson’s ‘The Assault on Truth’ due for publication in 2024.
Dr. Ellen Lacter is a California licensed Clinical Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor. She is past president of the California Association for Play Therapy and was Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate program at University of California—San Diego, Division of Extended Studies.
Dr. Lacter worked in community mental health settings from 1975 to 1984 and in private practice thereafter. In the mid-1990s, she acquired expertise in the treatment of dissociative disorders, extreme abuse, child sex-trafficking, and production of sadistic child abuse materials. She is an activist on behalf of survivors of extreme abuse. Dr. Lacter has been extensively published on the treatment of patients with a background of extreme and/or organized abuse.
Dr. Melissa Farley has practiced as a clinical psychologist for 50 years, and she is the founder and Executive Director of Prostitution Research and Education. She has advocated for prostituted and trafficked women domestically and internationally. Dr. Farley has articulated the harms of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking as an expert witness in forensic evaluations. She has also been categorized as a legal expert on the effects of sexual violence against women and children, posttraumatic stress disorder, dissociation, prostitution, and trafficking.
Dr. Farley has written 52 peer-reviewed articles on prostitution and trafficking, and two Books—Prostitution, Trafficking & Traumatic Stress (2004) and Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections (2007). Her research has been used by governments in South Africa, Canada, France, Cambodia, New Zealand, Ghana, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States for education and policy development on prostitution and trafficking.
Dr. Farley has spoken at and keynoted a number of conferences on the topic of prostitution and trafficking. She has a wide range of experience in teaching and consultation. In 2018, she was a Distinguished Scholar at the University of San Diego in a three-week teaching residency as the Knapp Chair in Arts and Humanities.
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