Read more about the variety of classes and presentations we offer below.

Uprising staff and volunteers are certified facilitators of two national-level prevention education curriculum.

  • #NotANumber by Love146 includes 5 separate 1-2 hour, interactive, classes, with each one building on the previous. There is also a matching one-time 2-hour class for school staff/educators and one for parents that can be done leading up to the youth class as well. 
  • Keeping Students Safe by Unbound is intended for classroom or assembly-style settings with the entire presentation taking 45 minutes-1 hour. There is also a matching class for school staff/educators and one for parents that can be done leading up to the youth class as well.
  • Classroom Presentations We have the pleasure of being invited into school classrooms at the middle and high school levels. Though time is limited in this setting, we are able to start important conversations about topics like grooming, consent, sextortion, and more. Uprising caters the conversation to the age level we are speaking with and uses engaging activities to make learning more hands-on for the students. 
  • Elementary Workshops Uprising has developed its own workshops for youth in 2nd-5th grade. In these workshops, we cater the language and discussions to be age-appropriate and focus on topics such as healthy relationships, red flags, and social norms. Uprising conducts these workshops primarily with youth-serving programs, such as after-school programs. 
  • Pony Prevention Pony Prevention is a collaboration between Uprising and CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy. Together we combined some of Uprising’s prevention education workshops with equine therapy activities, creating unique and fun prevention opportunities for kids as young as 7 years old. We have been able to use this program in a public class setting and in a private school setting. If you are interested in bringing pony prevention to your class, contact us here. If you run an equine therapy program or are interested in partnering with one to conduct pony prevention reach out to us here
  • Trapped Experience TRAPPED is a virtual reality experience that puts students into the life of a trafficking victim. They will meet 14-year old Lisa, who was groomed by a trafficker online. Students will use provided VR headsets to visit Lisa as she reflects on how she ended up in her situation and the coercive tactics that are keeping her from disclosing or leaving. It is a unique experience that teaches empathy and understanding in a way a traditional presentation cannot.

Parent/Caregiver Class: Uprising staff and volunteers love to start conversations with parents and caregivers! Our 1.5-hour parent/caregiver class goes over the basics of human trafficking, grooming techniques, and tangible takeaways that you can immediately use in your day-to-day routines with your youth that will lower their risk of exploitation and empower them to think critically, identify red flags, and foster open communication.

  • Professional Training We are passionate about ensuring that professionals across Wyoming and the region have access to the most up-to-date information and training on exploitation and trafficking. We work hard to provide training for all types of professionals such as law enforcement, healthcare workers, human services, professionals working with youth, prosecutors, and more. We often bring national and international leaders in their fields to help accomplish this goal. Professional training is catered to the group/profession we are working with. 
  • Greater Rockies Immersive Training (GRIT) on Trafficking and Exploitation In 2022 we are launching our inaugural regional conference for professionals, GRIT. This is a huge milestone for Uprising and Wyoming. We will now have the ability to train more professionals than ever before and make strategic relationships with key professionals in neighboring states that will strengthen our response to human trafficking. You can learn more about GRIT here
  • Cultic Theory of Sex Trafficking This presentation poses that domestic, pimp-controlled sex trafficking – commonly referred to as “The Game” or “The Life”, is a commercial, polygamist cult. This theory is built upon research from Megan Lundstrom, MA, Director of Research for The Avery Center for Research and Services, as well as work from 15 Cult Characteristics by Janja Lalich, PhD., and Michael Langone, Ph.D.; the BITE Model by Steven Hassan, PhD.; and 8 Mind Reform Techniques by Robert Lifton, M.D. This presentation goes through the process of trauma bonding, cycles of change, and how to work with and around these complexities.
  • Victim Service Provider Training In this training we go over the basics of what human trafficking is, what is happening in Wyoming, and some pointers that victim service providers need to know to help identify and serve potential victims of trafficking. 
  • Law Enforcement Training Our training for law enforcement is catered to each group we work with. Generally, it covers investigations, building cases with limited resources and manpower, how to build cases without victim involvement, tech tools, and a survivor’s perspective.
  • Trapped Experience TRAPPED is a virtual reality experience that puts attendees into the life of a trafficking victim. They will meet 14-year old Lisa, who was groomed by a trafficker online. Attendees will use provided VR headsets to visit Lisa as she reflects on how she ended up in her situation and the coercive tactics that are keeping her from disclosing or leaving. It is a unique experience that teaches empathy and understanding in a way a traditional presentation cannot.
  • Community 101’s  Human Trafficking 101’s are briefer community presentations designed to fit your timeframe and focus on areas that best suit the audience. Our well-versed staff and volunteers will do their best to share information about how human trafficking happens, what it looks like in Wyoming, potential indicators of exploitation, and how to report. 
  • Trapped Experience TRAPPED is a virtual reality experience that puts individuals into the life of a trafficking victim. They will meet 14-year old Lisa, who was groomed by a trafficker online. Individuals will use provided VR headsets to visit Lisa as she reflects on how she ended up in her situation and the coercive tactics that are keeping her from disclosing or leaving. It is a unique experience that teaches empathy and understanding in a way a traditional presentation cannot.

Those with lived experience are the experts in the field of human trafficking. Uprising is honored to give survivors who are ready to work in the movement a safe place and platform to do so. Whether you are local, out of state, or even out of the country, we can help connect you with survivors who speak publicly about their experiences and more.

Alexandra Ford is an international motivational speaker and speaks publicly about her experiences of childhood abuse and trafficking to help others and to share how she learned to laugh in the face of trauma.

Ashley Garcia is a survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking and is passionate about sharing her story and providing prevention education to better equip youth and parents for potentially exploitative situations.

Charlie Falkis is a survivor of familial trafficking and gang trafficking. He also experienced trafficking and exploitation both as a child and adult. Charlie shares insight into his lived experience with the hope of building increased awareness and understanding of trafficking, and to let other survivors know they are not alone.

Please use the form below to request a speaker for your event, class, group or to find out more.

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