We believe in bringing the taboo topic of child abuse & sex trafficking out of the dark by having the difficult conversations. Here are some of the places those vital conversations have taken place
Our Executive Director, and Survivor, Catherine, has spoken at the White House, Maine’s Capitol, at Universities, Corporations, Homeland Securities, FBI, Military and Law Enforcement training, Faith-based Organizations, Rotary, United Way, Highs Schools, Parent groups, and more…
PODCAST: Strive to Thrive with Catherine Ann Wilson
NBC WCSH 6 News Center Maine
ABC WMUR 8
Tony Robbins Impact Podcast
York County Coast Star
Maine Women Magazine
Maine The Magazine – Love Maine Radio -WPEI 95.9 FM and WLOB 1310
Issues That Matter
BBM Global Network Tune-In Radio
WGAN News Radio AM560 / FM105.5
Living Life with Lynda Podcast
Daughters of Change Podcast
Speaking Engagements and Presentations:
Rockland City Hall
Gorham Baptist Church
Wayfinder Schools New Gloucester
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine Rockland, Maine
University of Maine School of Law, Justice for Women
Kittery High School
Cape Cod PATH (People Against Trafficking in Humans)
Rotary Clubs – York, Kittery, Portsmouth, Sebago Lake, Brunswick
Bikers Against Child Abuse BACA
United Way Greater Portland
College of the Atlantic
Deering High School, Portland
Marshwood High School, South Berwick
Bar Harbor MDI High School SOLD
Eskimo Men’s Club, United Church of Christ, South Portland
Zonta International Women’s Club
Bath United Methodist Church
Hiding in Plain Sight Social Media/Human Trafficking Summit, Bedford NH
Women Standing Together, Portland
York County Child Abuse Prevention Center
Bonny Eagle Middle School, Buxton
Kings County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Unit, Brooklyn
Knights of Columbus, Portland Maine
Maine State House
East Auburn Baptist Church, Surviving to Thriving
International Women’s Club of New England
2019 White House Human Trafficking Roundtable
Expert Panelist for:
Air National Guard, US Army
Faith-Based, Corporations – Wex, Business groups, Schools, Universities, Police Departments
District Attorneys’ Office
Homeland Security, White House Human Trafficking Panel
Advisory Council to Spurwink- Children’s Advocacy Center for Safe, Healthy Families
Workshop Facilitator & Volunteer:
Hope Rising, Long Creek Youth Center, Girls On the Run.
Stop Trafficking US Current Projects:
- White House Council
- Keynote Speaker – Prevention through Education
- Expert Panelist
- Creating a Teaching Curriculum and a “Johns School” (first time solicitation arrest diversion program)
- PSA’s featuring home town heroes to educate our Maine community
November 16, 2019 WGAN Radio Show – Catherine with Jonathan Sahrbeck
November 6, 2019 Daughters of Change – Catherine participates in a podcast interview with Marie Sola as a follow up to the Keep Maine Kids Safe Conference and her White House appearance
Oct 29-30, 2019 Catherine of Stop Trafficking US Invited by the White House Office of Public Liaison, Catherine Ann Wilson of Stop Trafficking US participates in the 15th meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) followed by a Roundtable on human trafficking, speaking on the topic of child sex abuse, exploitation and trafficking; sharing concrete suggestions to help the federal government address this plague and best support advocacies in the field like Stop Trafficking US.
October 17, 2019 Catherine talks about the epidemic of child sexual abuse and exploitation on her Facebook ZOOM Interview with Belah Rose, whose audience of 100,000 follows her page “Delight Your Marriage”
Sept 12-14, 2019 Keep Maine Kids Safe – 3 day conference, 1st of its kind, Free to all. Catherine Wilson of Stop Trafficking US is a founding partner of the Keep Kids Safe coalition and spearheads the work to bring Victor Vieth, nationally renowned child abuse prevention and response expert to Portland ME for a 3-day FREE community conference for the prevention of child sexual abuse. Featured on News Center Maine.
Sept. 6, 2019 Local Heroes Public Service Announcement Catherine Ann Wilson of Stop Trafficking US spearheads production of National Golden Gloves Champion Liz Leddy’s PSA aired on News Center Maine and speaks of impact of childhood trauma related to sexual exploitation.
August, 2019 Catherine Ann Wilson of Stop Trafficking US nominated as Top 20 Outstanding Women in Maine. Coast 93.1 awards Catherine for her volunteer work and passionate work as a survivor and thriver. See the Coast 93.1 interview.
July 24, 2019 International Women’s Club of New England – Catherine addresses this group of 125 members with Jonathan Sahrbeck on the prevalence of child sexual abuse and exploitation in Maine and how we can work together to be effective in bringing an end to this pandemic.
July 22, 2019 Daughters of Change Marie Sola conducts a Facebook Live interview with Catherine of Stop Trafficking US on her work in the prevention of child sexual abuse and sex trafficking and bringing the Keep Maine Kids Safe conference to Portland ME
June 21, 2019 Maine State Police – Augusta Catherine of Stop Trafficking US relates her story of survival of child sexual abuse and trafficking. The presentation with Maine State Police provided information, stories, and legal processes to integrate the methods for forensic nurse professionals to better assist law enforcement; e.g. things to look for when dealing with patients presenting child exploitation issues, assaults, cyber stalking, cyber bulling, sexting, etc.
May 24, 2019 Local Heroes Public Service Announcement Catherine Ann Wilson of Stop Trafficking US produces Scott Bartlett, Maine Guide PSA
May 22, 2019 WLOB Radio Show Catherine Wilson shares her story on the Living Life with Lynda Show. Host Lynda Adams said “This is honestly one of the most eye-opening and emotional shows I have ever done. Catherine Ann Wilson, founder of Stop Trafficking US, shares her very personal story of being sexually abused at a young age and how that led to her becoming a runaway teen and then a commodity in the sex trafficking world. She is now using her story to help prevent this from happening to other young girls and boys. We all can help! Listen to find out how a simple conversation with your child is an important part of that prevention!”
May 17, 2019 – Surviving to Thriving Catherine Wilson presents as one of a panel of Survivors of Human Trafficking and Exploitation at this community gathering held at East Auburn Baptist Church
May 7, 2019 – Maine State House Testimony in Support of LD 1381, “An Act to Create a Post-judgment Mechanism to Provide Relief to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking” – Catherine Ann Wilson Stop Trafficking US 501c3 before Senator Carpenter, Representative Bailey and members of the Judiciary Committee
May 5, 2019 – The Tony Robbins Impact Podcast – Personal Stories of Transformation. Catherine Ann Wilson is hosted by Cameron Allen of Australia for this podcast interview.
April 25, 2019 – University of New Hampshire Catherine Wilson of Stop Trafficking US participates in Masters Justice Studies panel presentation “Serving Local Survivors: A Solutions-Oriented Conversation on Domestic, Sexual, and Trafficking Violence” with co-panelists Jessica Sugrue of YWCA NH, Robert Eckstein of Prevention Innovations Research Center, and Jessica Eskeland of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
March 2019 – Concord Monitor Catherine Anne Wilson of Stop Trafficking US contributed to Alyssa Dandrea’s article published March 16, 2019 “Experts: Human trafficking happens in N.H. and the opioid crisis is “exacerbating” the problem”
February 2019 Newscenter Maine Channel 6 Live studio interview of Catherine of Stop Trafficking US “Former Sex Trafficking Victim Discusses Problem in Maine”
February 9, 2019 Knights of Columbus St. Pius X, Panel presentation by Catherine on Maine Child Sex Abuse Epidemic and Sex Trafficking with DA Jonathan Sahrbeck, HIS Agent Peter DiMarzio, and Healthy Sexuality practitioner Jennifer Wiessner https://youtu.be/luM8h95HOpU
January 2019 Brooklyn Human Trafficking Unit Task Force and safehorizon Community Awareness Event (Jan. 15) Presentation on “Catfishing” by Honoree Catherine of Stop Trafficking US, accompanied by Speakers B.J. Cling, Ph.D., J.D. (clinical psychologist); NY Detective Philip Adaszewski; and Peter John Berte, human trafficking survivor. Sponsored by David Weiss, Deputy Chief, Human Trafficking Unit, King’s County District Attorney’s Office.
January 2019 – Bold Brave Media Global Media International Talk Radio Show– Catherine Ann Wilson interview by Accolon Hollingsworth aired internationally as she spoke about Stop Trafficking US and the epidemic of child sex trafficking.
2018 Presentations and Engagements
Bonny Eagle School System Presentation by Catherine on Child Sex Abuse and Sex Trafficking
Knights of Columbus St. Pius X Catherine Presentation on Maine Child Sex Abuse Epidemic and Sex Trafficking
University of New Hampshire Masters of Justice presentation by Catherine
Women Standing Together at Cumberland Club –Catherine presents on Stop Trafficking US to “Women Speak”
oul Sundays on Sebago – Women leaders offering workshops led by Catherine of Stop Trafficking US at a “love offering” rate to encourage survivors to lift one another.
2017 Presentations and Engagements
Volunteer at Longcreek Youth Center continuation
“Boys, Adolescents, Men: The effects of sexual victimization over a lifespan”
Thistle Farms Annual Conference on sex trafficking in Nashville
New England Faith & Justice Summit on sex trafficking” in Greenland NH
Massachusetts Children’s Alliance Conference in Framingham MA
Hope Rising Keynote speaker taught by Catherine of Stop Trafficking US
Zonta presentation in Old Orchard Beach by Catherine of Stop Trafficking US
Co-host “Issues That Matter,” interview of Bill and Joan Rist, Transcendental Meditation (TM) Practitioners from New Hampshire on how to help those who suffer from trauma and PTSD
Maine Women Magazine Stop Trafficking US article on sex trafficking
Human Sex Trafficking Panel Discussion at the University of New Hampshire with moderator Dr. David Finkelhor, who is a Professor of Sociology, Director of Crimes Against Children Research Center, and Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory. Dr. Finkelhor is an internationally renowned scholar on the topic of child victimization. Catherine of Stop Trafficking Me was joined by panelists from Homeland security, law enforcement and advocacy groups.
Kittery Rotary Club Stop Trafficking ME Presentation
College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME Stop Trafficking US presentation to students studying violence
The Wave 93.7, 94.1 Radio Interview Survivor Comes out of the Dark May 10
Deering High School Production – It Could Happen To You May 3
WMTW Channel 8 Features Stop Trafficking ME & It Could Happen To You
WGME Channel 13 Kim Block “Making a Difference” features Stop Trafficking US
SOLD event in Bar Harbor MDI High School Interact Club
Marshwood High School Event on Stop Trafficking US
Chocolate Lovers’ Fling Catherine of Stop Trafficking ME judge
WGAN Radio Show Stop Trafficking US Interview
York Rotary Presentation Stop Trafficking US
WZON Radio Show Interview
Love Maine Radio Show Interview with Dr Lisa April 6 on Stop Trafficking US
Issues that Matter Radio Show Interview Catherine of Stop Trafficking US
WMTW Channel 8 Interview of Stop Trafficking ME
Portsmouth Rotary Club Stop trafficking US – 109 attendees June 11. Catherine receives the first standing ovation Rotary has given in years.
TIME magazine photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg conducted a photo shoot with Catherine for his ongoing story of survivors giving back.
Homeland Security Peter Di Marzio interview by Catherine on How to keep your children safe & cyber safety for Issues That Matter radio show on July 8..
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) on the Issues That Matter radio show July 15 co-hosted and interview by Catherine.
United Way of Greater Portland meeting of the President and Catherin on behalf of Stop Trafficking US
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault / Maine Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers Child Advocacy Center – York County interview by Catherine on local cable show “Issues That Matter“
York County Coast Star Article on Sex Traffickiking March 23
2018 – 2014 Longcreek Youth Center Catherine of Stop Trafficking US volunteers weekly/monthly providing counseling and private sessions with abused and trafficked teenage girls
Created Stop Trafficking ME 501C3 non profit with Fredrick Lipp at Bernstein Shur
Persons Against Trafficking Humans workshop in Barnstable MA with Homeland Securities Peter DiMarzio
Sex of Self Women Workshop
South Gorham Baptist Church Stop Sex Trafficking presentation
Justice For Women Lecture Series Panel Discussion on Sex Trafficking March 17
Westbrook Concert fund raising event for Maine’s first safe home for Women
WCSH6 Media Coverage of Stop Trafficking US
Fundraiser Concert for St Andres for Stop Trafficking US
Governor Paul LePage Sex Trafficking Meeting at State House
Lawton Martial Arts Farmingdale community conversation on child sexual assault prevention with Jenny McCarthy and Catherin of Stop Trafficking US July 31.
Deering High School Drama presentation practice begins on Sex trafficking with direction of Kathleen Harris
Longcreek Youth Center visit and session with Ruchira Gupta
Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking on Nov 12 at Point Lookout Resort.
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) Annual Meeting
Rotary Club of Brunswick Maine Presentation by Catherine of Stop Trafficking ME
Sebago Lake Rotary Presentation by Catherine of Stop Trafficking ME
PSA Big Joe the Lobsterman filmed – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EIQuFP_dz8
Stop Trafficking US Seminar held at Portland Courtyard Hotel
September 2015 1st Official Board meeting of Stop trafficking US – 501c3
WCSH6 News Center Sex Trafficking Segment with Catherine and Caroline Cornish
York County Coast Star 1st Article on Sex Trafficking May 7
York County Coast Star 2nd Article on Sex Trafficking June 26
York County Coast Star 3rdh Article on Sex Trafficking Sept 2
Pot Luck for a Purpose Elder & Michael Mercer presentation of Stop Trafficking US
Kripalu weekend workshop -Michael Naylor’s enneagram
“Tales of Women Survivors, How We Became Free” published by Astra Publications & Assuanta Howard, available on Amazon.
Bold Brave Media Global Media International Talk Radio Show (Jan 31) Catherine Ann Wilson interview by Accolon Hollingsworth aired internationally as she spoke about Stop Trafficking US and the epidemic of child sex trafficking Bold Brave Media Global Media International Talk Radio Show (Jan 31) Catherine Ann Wilson interview by Accolon Hollingsworth aired internationally as she spoke about Stop Trafficking US and the epidemic of child sex trafficking