fbpx

How Can SANE Nurses Combat Human Trafficking? – Interview w/ Andrea Cressy – Ep. 56

Andrea Cressy is the Forensic Nursing Program Director at Houston Methodist. She is also a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse with both national and international certifications to conduct forensic exams. Andrea talked to us about the importance of training SANE nurses to identify women in trafficking situations, resources Methodist provides women they suspect are being trafficked, and challenges they face when helping women identify themselves as being exploited.

Elijah Rising has had the privilege of working alongside Houston Methodist as they seek to consistently improve their education and processes when it comes to identifying and supporting women who have been trafficked. We’re so thankful for the passion they have to combat trafficking.

Video Version

Audio Version

Thank you for listening!

If you’d like to share your thoughts on this episode:

  • Leave a comment below this blog post.
  • Share your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories. Most importantly, be sure to tag @elijahrising so we can see them.

If you have found our podcast helpful, please take a minute to support this program by:

  • Leaving a review on iTunes—your reviews help us reach new audiences, and we love to read your responses.
  • Subscribe on iTunesSpotify, or YouTube.
  • Share this podcast on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Related Posts

Engaging The Church To Impact Communities – Interview w/ Tre9, Eyes On Me Inc. – Ep. 57

In this interview with Tre9, Founder of Eyes on Me Inc, we talked about how to engage the church to impact communities. Eyes on Me, Inc has a number of different outreach programs for communities that are typically low income, high crime, and under-served. For years they have done after-school mentoring, prison ministry, church partnerships, and so much more to...

Gen-Z & Social Justice – Ep. 53

A major focus of Gen-Z is getting behind causes especially in the realm of social justice. In this podcast we interview two Elijah Rising Staff Members, Sage and Janae, they work in our Restorative Care Program and they are passionate about anti-trafficking work and sharing the Gospel. We talk about social justice, ministry, and the hyper-sexualized culture which targets this...

Keeping Kids Safe in a World of Social Media: A Series

In the Communications Department at Elijah Rising, we spend a lot of time staying informed on recent trends in trafficking. Recently, we’ve seen more and more articles, court cases, and data focused on online predators. Many of us on staff have children ourselves. In light of what we know, we frequently ask the question “How do we keep our kids...

Anti-Trafficking Awareness

Despite increased efforts to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking, there are still many people who do not know or understand the reality of trafficking. Elijah Rising believes in the importance of bringing awareness to communities in order to combat trafficking. In this episode we talk about the new digital museum and how van tours are changing in...

Emergency Assessment Centers

One organization cannot be the solution to combat the effects of sex trafficking. It takes a community of NGO’s, volunteers, churches, and public officials to effect change. In this episode you will learn more about what we call “the pipeline of care” which describes how service providers work together to help people who are coming out of trafficking situations. You...

Organized Crime & Asian Sex Trafficking

A study in Houston claimed there are more brothels than Starbucks and McDonalds. That statement always grabs people’s attention, but an important detail is often left out. Most women exploited in these brothels are Asian migrants or vulnerable Asian-Americans. These women are not only victims of the sex trade, but also of manipulation in debt bondage and loan sharking. Youngbee...

Leave a Reply