A Focus on Trauma

NOVA-HTI Human Trafficking Forum

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Greenwich Presbyterian Church

15400 Greenwich Church Way, Nokesville, Virginia 20181

Free registration – Free childcare – Free continental breakfast

Registration information: 

Advance registration required for childcare and van tour

(limited seating)

For forum registration, click on:          REGISTER FOR FORUM

For childcare registration, click on:    REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE

For van tour registration, click on:      REGISTER FOR VAN TOUR

Or, contact Carol at cclegg@novahti.com for registration assistance.


  • The impact of deep trauma on brain and body.

  • Victim recovery process; restoration methods.

  • Why should you care?

  • A survivor’s perspective on the road to recovery and healing.

  • NOVA-HTI inroads in eradicating human trafficking.


  • Bella Ibrahim, NOVA-HTI Director of Survivor Services, Case Manager, highly credentialed therapist with a focus on building trust.

  • Barbara Wilson, successful survivor of child sex trafficking, author, and dynamic public speaker. Serves on numerous Boards. Holds a B.S. from Strayer University, and works at Freddie Mac.

  • Andrea Sanchez, NOVA-HTI Awareness Coordinator and Hispanic Representative; bilingual speaker.

Note: Teens should be accompanied by an adult.

How to Get Involved: 

  • Manassas Van Tour. Directly after the forum, take a van tour of Illicit Massage Businesses (IMB) in Manassas, operating as underground brothels.  For adults.

  • Sex Buyer Outreach. NOVA-HTI teams go into different areas of Northern Virginia monthly to interact with buyers as they come and go from IMBs through conversation, prayer, and evangelism when possible.  Training is provided; men and women are welcome. Contact Carol at cclegg@novahti.com for details.

  • Gift items/necessities for clients at the Reston Drop-in Center. Collect/prepare requested items for special times, or as needed, in a location convenient for you.

  • Additional opportunities are available online at novahti.com