It's something that must be done and cannot be done alone
It's something that must be doneand cannot be done alone

Stepping Stones Network

Stepping Stones Network addresses the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. We envision engaged and compassionate communities where sexual exploitation is not tolerated, human rights and dignity are valued, and the lives of both victims and perpetrators are being restored. We also offer residential, restorative care in our lovely home designed for mothers who have been trafficked and for their young children.





Sex Trafficking:

The usual presentation is 60 minutes, but can be customized to a 15, 30 or 45 minute presentation. Another 30 minutes may be added for discussion on the current activities of Stepping Stones Network and how others may join the efforts. 


Audience: We provide presentations regarding sex trafficking for a variety of groups, including law enforcement, churches, social service agencies, parent groups, and medical professionals.

Speakers: Suzanne Baker Brown, Jean Doi



Living Healthy: Body, Soul & Spirit:

Addresses how we are designed as human beings and what it looks like to care for and respect ourselves and others. Addresses a ariety of whole life health concerns, including helpful and harmful uses of sex. Duration of this workshop is 2 hours. 


Audience: Co-Ed, ages 16-34, Millennials.

Speakers: Suzanne Baker Brown



Assisting Trafficking Survivors in a Medical Context:

Audience: Medical Personnel

Speakers: Janet Kenny




Robyn W.

P.O Box 208

Grayslake, IL 60030 

Stepping Stones Network Speakers

Suzanne’s passion is to help people find whole life health (body, soul and spirit), so they can step into the life they were created to live.  Suzanne’s background includes corporate leadership, management consulting, not-for-profit board experience, and extensive work in women’s ministry since 2000.  She has been an advocate for women and women’s issues in all of these contexts.  As founder of Spiritual Spa and Leadership Refresh, she has brought teaching, healing and encouragement to individuals and groups throughout the US and in Asia.  She has walked alongside many who have come out of abusive and destructive situations, helping them to rebuild their lives.  Suzanne serves on the Advisory Board of The White Rainbow Project that serves India’s outcast widows. She holds an undergrad in Business from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Janet’s passion is to educate and empower health care professionals in identifying victims of labor and sex trafficking.  Health care professionals are in a unique position to be the the first to recognize victims while they are actively in the industry.  She published an online course on the Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting.  Janet  is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Human Trafficking.  She has a Masters degree in Cultural Engagement with a focus on Justice and Social Issues.  Her interests in this human rights issue led her to travel to Peru, Costa Rica and Thailand to learn effective interventions with victims.  She co-founded Stepping Stones, an organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive, restorative care to survivors and community awareness of human trafficking.  She is currently a certified school nurse with over 25 years of experience serving both adults and children.

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