About Us

We are a Survivor, Clinicians, Therapists, Parents, and Community Members. We believe that the first step to fighting childhood sexual abuse and human trafficking is through awareness.  We teach the public what signs and symptoms to look for. We are committed to Educating Community and Business Leaders, Employees, Educators, Parents, Volunteers of Schools, and other youth-serving organizations, and concerned adults. We provide the tools and confidence to respond and report suspected sexual abuse and human trafficking.  We provide this training at your place of business, community center, school, church, or public meeting space. We can travel to your site in the West Michigan Area, within 50 miles of Grand Rapids.

We offer two training programs, we suggest combing the two, but the option to choose just one is available.

  1. Human Trafficking Training

This 1-hour program on Human Trafficking, led by a Licensed Professional Counselor, promotes awareness of human trafficking.  The many forms of human trafficking will be discussed as well as what to do if recognized.

Topics covered include:

  • Victim profiling, at risk populations and vulnerabilities
  • Recruitment, profiling of traffickers, and grooming of victims by traffickers
  • Effects of Trauma
  • Effective Strategies of working with victims
  • What trafficking may look like in different professions.  The connection between healthcare and trafficking

This class qualifies for the State of Michigan Human Trafficking Educational Requirement

  1. The Stewards of Children Program®

This 2- hour program models the core principals of the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Program®

This is a facilitator led training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.It integrates commentary from sexual abuse survivors, experts in the field, and other concerned adults, all providing practical guidance for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse.

                Topics covered include:  

  • Facts about the problem of sexual abuse
  • Types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur
  • Simple and effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse
  • The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults
  • Signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly

This class qualifies for Two (2) Continuing Education hours by the National Association of Social Workers and The National Nurse’s Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

 

Fees: Each class is $35.00 per person or $60.00 per person if combining Human Trafficking and Stewards of Children®

Classes include presentation material

Please contact us to schedule:                  

 Karen Grossman- Executive Director       

 616-644-4965

 awayoutkaren@gmail.com

                                              

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Karen was interviewed by West Michigan Woman Magazine. Read the interview here

 

A Way Out's first TV interview with Fox17.  Watch it here

 

Karen was on Fox 17's "Beating the Odds" segment. Watch  it here

 

 

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