Each Year the Partners In Prevention Luncheon raises vital funds needed to continue to protect children in Northwest Louisiana. The 2017 Gingerbread House Partners in Prevention Luncheon was held at Noon on Wednesday, October 11, at Horseshoe Bossier City.
Dr. Katariina Rosenblatt shared her personal story of human trafficking from age 13 to 17. She triumphed over tragedy to become a speaker and trainer in the areas of human trafficking and domestic violence. She is the author of Stolen: The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor and shares her story so that others can see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking.
The Ballengee Foundation was the Title Sponsor for the event. Presenting sponsors included Horseshoe Bossier City, Broadmoor Florist, Buttercups Cupcakes, Citizens National Bank, The Forum Magazine, Lamar Advertising, Laurie Calahan’s Sexual.Abuse.Survivor.Support, Lee Michaels, and Paragon Press.
Below are photos from the 2017 Partners in Prevention Luncheon:
Gingerbread House dedicates its efforts to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through employing a multidisciplinary approach to cases throughout the investigation, prosecution, and treatment phases. Their multidisciplinary team approach has been designated as the best practice standard for handling child abuse cases. By coordinating services through the Multidisciplinary Team they reach out into the community and bring together twelve agencies representing law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, and mental health.
Prior to 1998, less than 5% of cases were successfully prosecuted. Since the inception of the Gingerbread House in 1998, they have been able to reduce the number of interviews in most cases to just one. Prosecution rates have increased (over 97% successful prosecution of cases accepted by the District Attorney’s office) and the trauma experienced by victims has decreased, a win-win for all.
Join hands with Gingerbread House as a Partner In Prevention…as we continue to Help the Hurt.