Who is this for?
This program is for 12-17 yr. olds, who have come from difficult circumstances. This model is one where relationship is established between the session leader, the teen, and the horse. When a teen comes to us, he or she will be paired with the same session leader (and most likely the same horse) once a week for 8 weeks. This will produce consistency, which we believe will provide a space of safety and trust.
What does it entail?
Every 75 minute session will incorporate chores, such as mucking stalls, grooming horses, and sweeping the barn, followed by an activity, which may include painting a horse, crafts, walking a horse, and even riding at some point. All of these activities serve to facilitate conversation and a growing relationship. In addition, each week a different human trafficking aspect will be discussed as part of our preventive education efforts.
For questions or more information about our Equine Mentorship services, please contact Sharon Stevens at email@example.com.
Zoë Ministries exists as a faith-based nonprofit to enhance the emotional, mental, spiritual, and social well-being of female sex trafficking survivors (ages 12-17) through the provision of housing and services, in addition to trauma-impacted youth through equine-assisted therapy and mentorship.
As a faith based organization, sessions will incorporate scripture and discussion including Jesus Christ. We will respect where a teen is in his or her faith and never pressure to conform to our beliefs. The farm is currenlty located in Sussex County with hopes to expand into Kent and New Castle County.
WEEK 1 – IDENTITY – WHO ARE YOU?
WEEK 2 – VALUE/WORTH – WHO DETERMINES?
WEEK 3 – FREEDOM FROM OTHERS
WEEK 4 – FORGIVENESS – SELF/OTHERS/GOD
WEEK 5 – LOVE – WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
WEEK 6 – FEARS/TRUST
WEEK 7 – SAFETY/PROTECTION
WEEK 8 – BOUNDARIES
WEEK 1 – WHAT IS TRAFFICKING?
WEEK 2 – WHO ARE TRAFFICKERS & WHAT IS THEIR MOTIVATION?
WEEK 3 – HOW DO THEY TARGET? (3 TRAPS)
WEEK 4 – INTERNET – APPS, PORN, SEXTORTION
WEEK 5 – WHY TARGET YOU? VOIDS, NEED TO BE LOVED
WEEK 6 – RELATIONSHIPS (UNHEALTHY)
WEEK 7 – RELATIONSHIPS (HEALTHY)
WEEK 8 – RED FLAGS
Deep breaths all throughout Session time
Breathe in for 4 counts/hold for 2 counts/breathe out for 4 counts (A long and noisy exhale engages the relaxation response)
Quiets the mind/ relaxes the spirit/ soothes the soul
Opens insight towards oneself & cultivates compassion to self
Grounds us in the present moment
Helps to detach from thoughts & feelings (increase identity)