BFA Presentations


Past Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries Presentations/Trainings:

• Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and the Beauty From Ashes™ Operations Model
       Tampa, FL
     July 16-19, 2014
• 
Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and the Beauty From Ashes™ Operations Model
       Witchita, KS
      April 2-5, 2014
Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and the Beauty From Ashes™ Operations Model
       Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
       September 18 & 19, 2013
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model    
      Together in Missions, Fort Myers, FL
      July 27, 2013   
National Sex Industry OutREACH & AfterCARE Training
      Riverside Church, Fort Myers, FL
      July 17-20, 2013
Human Trafficking for Nurses & First Responders
     Immokalee Lee Technical Center, Immokalee, FL
     May 22, 2013 

•Beauty From Ashes’ National Sex Industry OutREACH and AfterCARE Training     Riverside Church, Fort Myers, FL 
   July 17 – 20, 2013
▪  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and the Ministries of Beauty From Ashes™          
     Lowell Corrections Institute, Ocala, FL
     May 7, 2013
•  Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
     Sanibel Community Church Mission's Conference, Sanibel, FL
     March 3, 2013
•  Beauty From Ashes™ ~ Hope for the Future / Testimonies
     Faith Farm, Boynton Beach, FL
     February 24, 2013
▪  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and the Ministries of Beauty From Ashes™   
     McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
     February 2 & 3, 2013 
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
     November 8, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Human Trafficking Conference, College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, FL
     October 6, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ 
     Abolition Night, Next Level Church, Ocala, FL
     September 26, 2012
•  Beauty From Ashes National Sex Industry OutREACH & AfterCARE Training
      Barry University, Fort Myers, FL
      July 26 – 28, 2012
•   Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Human Sexuality Master’s Level Course, Fort Myers, FL
      June 20, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Healthcare Workers
      Florida Nurse’s Association, Naples, FL
      May 10, 2012
•  Recognizing the Romance and Red Flags
      Lifeline Family Center, Fort Myers, FL
      May 9, 2012
•   Sex Trafficking: Recognizing the Signs and Women's Self-Defense
       With Sargent Cindy Grey, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 
       April 12, 2012
•   Recruited and Trafficked as a College Student
       Florida Gulf Coast University, Eagles Against Modern Day Slavery, Fort Myers, FL
       March 14, 2012

•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
     November 8, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Human Trafficking Conference, College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, FL
     October 6, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ 
     Abolition Night, Next Level Church, Ocala, FL
     September 26, 2012
•  Beauty From Ashes National Sex Industry OutREACH & AfterCARE Training
      Barry University, Fort Myers, FL
      July 26 – 28, 2012
•   Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Human Sexuality Master’s Level Course, Fort Myers, FL
      June 20, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Healthcare Workers
      Florida Nurse’s Association, Naples, FL
      May 10, 2012
•  Recognizing the Romance and Red Flags
      Lifeline Family Center, Fort Myers, FL
      May 9, 2012
•   Sex Trafficking: Recognizing the Signs and Women's Self-Defense
       With Sargent Cindy Grey, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 
       April 12, 2012
•   Recruited and Trafficked as a College Student
       Florida Gulf Coast University, Eagles Against Modern Day Slavery, Fort Myers, FL
       March 14, 2012

•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ 
Global Impact Celebration, McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
  February 2-4, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
      Fort Myers Community Center, Fort Myers, FL
      January 24, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
  Englewood Methodist Church, Englewood, FL
  January 3, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
  Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
  November 8, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
  Human Trafficking Conference, College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, FL
  October 6, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ 
        Abolition Night, Next Level Church, Ocala, FL
        September 26, 2012
•  Beauty From Ashes National Sex Industry OutREACH & AfterCARE Training
         Barry University, Fort Myers, FL, July 26 – 28, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Human Sexuality Master’s Level Course, Fort Myers, FL
      June 20, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Healthcare Workers
      Immokalee Nurse’s Association, Immokalee, FL
      May 23, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Healthcare Workers
      Florida Nurse’s Association, Naples, FL
      May 10, 2012
•  Recognizing the Romance and Red Flags
      Lifeline Family Center, Fort Myers, FL
      May 9, 2012
•   Sex Trafficking: Recognizing the Signs and Women's Self-Defense
        With Sargent Cindy Grey, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
        April 12, 2012
•   Recruited and Trafficked as a College Student
        Florida Gulf Coast University, Eagles Against Modern Day Slavery, Fort Myers, FL
        March 14, 2012
•   Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model 
      Global Impact Celebration, McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
      February 1-5, 2012

•   Beauty From Ashes’ National Sex Industry OutREACH and AfterCARE Training
      Barry University, Fort Myers, FL
      January 11-14, 2012
•   Freedom Project 
      Flor
ida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
      November 18, 2011

•   Beauty From Ashes™ Reach and Restoration Model
      The Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking National Council, Starke, FL
      November 1, 2011
•   What is True Beauty? Keynote and Goal Setting Workshops 
      Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida, True Beauty Festival, Sarasota, FL
      October 22, 2011
•   Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes™
 
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Foundations of Civic Engagement, Fort Myers, FL
      June 23, 2011
•   Human Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children 
      Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel, FL
      May 4, 2011
•   Human Trafficking: A Domestic Epidemic
      20th Judicial Court Professional Victims Panel, 2011 National Crime Victims Rights Week
      Fort Myers, FL, April 21, 2011
•   Human Trafficking:  Hearing From the Victims 
      Church of the Highlands, Birmingham, AL
      April 8, 2011
•   Human Trafficking 101: Hearing from the Victims
      Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, North Fort Myers, FL
      March 14, 2011
•   It's Not Glamorous Artreach
      Canterbury High School, Fort Myers, FL
      February 15, 2011
•   Human Trafficking 101:  How to Identify and Respond
      Lee County Health Department, Fort Myers, FL
      December 2010 
•   Human Trafficking 101: Hearing From the Victims
      Wisconsin Friend’s Group, Cape Coral, FL
      November 21, 2010
•   Human Trafficking 101: Hearing From the Victims
      Diplomat Wesleyan Church, North Fort Myers, FL
      November 14, 2010
•   Human Trafficking 101:  Hearing From the Victims
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
      November 4, 2010 
•   Human Trafficking 101
      American Eldercare, Fort Myers, FL 
      October 2010
•   Voiceless Victims Revealed and Addressing Demand
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 
     March 2010 
•   Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 
      Brookwood Girl’s Home, Fort Myers, FL
      September 2010
•   Out of the Shadows
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Human Trafficking Seminar, Fort Myers, FL 
      January 2010
•   National Sex Industry Outreach Training
      Fort Myers, FL 
      January 2009
•   Hands That Heal Caregivers Training
      FAAST (Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking), Fort Myers, FL
      November 2009
•   Hands That Heal Caregivers Training
      FAAST (Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking), Atlanta, GA
      March 2009 
•   National Sex Industry Outreach Training
       Word of Life Church, Fort Myers, FL 
      November 2008
•   A Beauty From Ashes Story, Keynote, Ministry Training, and Forgiven Workshops
      Sexual Wholeness Seminar, Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickly, PA 
      March 2008
•   National Sex Industry Outreach Training
      Word of Life Church, Fort Myers, FL 
      November 2007
•   National Sex Industry Outreach Training
      Word of Life Church, Fort Myers, FL 
      May 2006
•   National Sex Industry Outreach Training
       Calvary Temple Assembly of God, Indianapolis, IN
      May 2005


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Founder, Julie Shematz, Resume,  Endorsements & Testimony




 

JULIE TAYLOR SHEMATZ

PROFILE SUMMARY
2005 – present                                                   Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries, Inc.                                           Fort Myers, FL
Founder and Executive Director
 
•    17+ years working with victims of commercialized sexual exploitation
•    Strategic outreach, advocacy and community collaboration
•    Services provided to over 600 victims and survivors 
•    Event, fund raising, and volunteer coordination
•    Program and curriculum development
•    Speaker, educator, trainer, consultant 
•    Non-profit and 501(c) 3 administrative management 
•    Grant writer: Awarded 2010 Department of Health and Human Services Capacity Building Grant
•    Website and social networking development and maintenance

January 2013 - April 2013 Eye of a Horse Equine Education Center    St. Cloud, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University Intern in Mental Health Counseling Program
•    Assist clients through equine psychotherapy, equine therapy & equine assisted learning
•    Individual, group & couples treatment for autism, aspbergers, sexual trauma, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, & Adjustment, Borderline Personality, Conduct, & Bipolar Disorders

May 2011 – May 2013       
                                           The Salvation Army                                                             Fort Myers, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University Intern in Mental Health Counseling Program

•    Assist clients dealing with homelessness, addictions and substance abuse, family, parenting, and marital problems, crisis management, problems with self esteem, and issues related with mental and emotional health
•    Counsel clients individually to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes
•    Assessment and development of treatment plans
•    Evaluate effectiveness of clients’ progress in resolving problems and moving towards defined objectives
•    Referral to community resources or to specialists 
•    Development of response protocols and services for victims of sex trafficking
•    Outstanding supervision evaluation 

OTHER EXPERIENCE
 
•    Artist and Art Instructor: Fine art production, all age and skill levels
•    Horsemanship
•    Coach: High School Varsity coed track, swimming and diving
•    Athlete: Purdue University Women’s Track Team
•    Physical and nutritional trainer
•    Computer literacy in Apple and PC’s


EDUCATION 
    
•   Master of Arts Degree, Mental Health Counseling, 2013, 4.0 GPA
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
•   Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 2001, Indiana University/Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
•   Art Education K-12, Fine Arts and Visual Communication Design, Minor in Learning Disabilities
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1984-1985, 1992-1996
•   Cosmetology Degree, 1985, Lafayette Beauty Academy, Lafayette, IN    

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
 
•   Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification Training
      Professional Association of Therapuetic Horsemanship
      Marion Therapuetic Riding Association, Ocala, FL, February 2013
•    Eye of a Horse Graduate Psychology Student Workshop
       Dr. Sandra Wise, Equine Education Center, St. Cloud, FL,  November 4, 2012
•   The Efficacy, Effectiveness and Dissemination of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
      Edna B. Fau, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, February 24, 2012
•   Psychological & Neurophysiological Effects of Anxiety 
      Wayne Eastlack, PhD, Cross Country Education, November 15, 2011   
•   Moral Reconation Therapy 
      Batia Gold, LMHC, The Salvation Army, November 14, 2011
•   Stolen Childhoods:  Understanding the Sexual Exploitation of America’s Children
       Alesia Adams, Salvation Army, June 14, 2011
•   Solution Focused and Narrative Therapies
       Dr. Mark. S. Smith, Barry University, Fort Myers, FL, May 26, 2011
•   Victims Issues: Through the Eyes of Victims Conference
       Birmingham, AL, April 7-8, 2011
•   DSM Diagnosis and Clinical Practice:  Current Principles and a Preview of Coming Attractions (DSM-5)
       Florida Gulf Coast University, February 26, 2011 
•   Human Trafficking Training on Intervention/Investigation and Rehabilitation
       Brad Dennis, KLAAS Kids Foundation, October 29, 2010
•   7th Annual Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference
       University of Toledo Ohio, October 6-8, 2010
•   Emotional Manipulation:  Understanding Manipulators and Helping Their Victims
      Dr. Jim Fogarty, Cross Country Education, September 17, 2010
•   Building Great Boards
       Southeastern Network, July 19 and August 30, 2010
•   Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign
       Alice Hill, July 22, 2010
•   Youth Suicide Prevention
      United Way and The Jason Foundation, Inc., July 21, 2010
•   Grant Writing
       Southeastern Network, June 23, 2010
•   Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
       Department of Health and Human Services, June 15, 2010
•   Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
       Linda Smith, Shared Hope International, August 9, 2009

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
 
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
     November 8, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Human Trafficking Conference, College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, FL
     October 6, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ 
     Abolition Night, Next Level Church, Ocala, FL
     September 26, 2012
•  Beauty From Ashes National Sex Industry OutREACH & AfterCARE Training
      Barry University, Fort Myers, FL
      July 26 – 28, 2012
•   Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Human Sexuality Master’s Level Course, Fort Myers, FL
      June 20, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Healthcare Workers
      Florida Nurse’s Association, Naples, FL
      May 10, 2012
•  Recognizing the Romance and Red Flags
      Lifeline Family Center, Fort Myers, FL
      May 9, 2012
•   Sex Trafficking: Recognizing the Signs and Women's Self-Defense
       With Sargent Cindy Grey, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 
       April 12, 2012
•   Recruited and Trafficked as a College Student
       Florida Gulf Coast University, Eagles Against Modern Day Slavery, Fort Myers, FL
       March 14, 2012

JULIE TAYLOR SHEMATZ


PROFILE SUMMARY
2005 – present                                                   Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries, Inc.                                           Fort Myers, FL
Founder and Executive Director
 
•    17+ years working with victims of commercialized sexual exploitation
•    Strategic outreach, advocacy and community collaboration
•    Services provided to over 600 victims and survivors 
•    Event, fund raising, and volunteer coordination
•    Program and curriculum development
•    Speaker, educator, trainer, consultant 
•    Non-profit and 501(c) 3 administrative management 
•    Grant writer: Awarded 2010 Department of Health and Human Services Capacity Building Grant
•    Website and social networking development and maintenance

January 2013 - April 2013 Eye of a Horse Equine Education Center    St. Cloud, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University Intern in Mental Health Counseling Program
•    Assist clients through equine psychotherapy, equine therapy & equine assisted learning
•    Individual, group & couples treatment for autism, aspbergers, sexual trauma, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, & Adjustment, Borderline Personality, Conduct, & Bipolar Disorders

May 2011 – May 2013       
                                           The Salvation Army                                                             Fort Myers, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University Intern in Mental Health Counseling Program

•    Assist clients dealing with homelessness, addictions and substance abuse, family, parenting, and marital problems, crisis management, problems with self esteem, and issues related with mental and emotional health
•    Counsel clients individually to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes
•    Assessment and development of treatment plans
•    Evaluate effectiveness of clients’ progress in resolving problems and moving towards defined objectives
•    Referral to community resources or to specialists 
•    Development of response protocols and services for victims of sex trafficking
•    Outstanding supervision evaluation 

OTHER EXPERIENCE
 
•    Artist and Art Instructor: Fine art production, all age and skill levels
•    Horsemanship
•    Coach: High School Varsity coed track, swimming and diving
•    Athlete: Purdue University Women’s Track Team
•    Physical and nutritional trainer
•    Computer literacy in Apple and PC’s


EDUCATION 
    
•   Master of Arts Degree, Mental Health Counseling, 2013, 4.0 GPA
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
•   Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 2001, Indiana University/Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
•   Art Education K-12, Fine Arts and Visual Communication Design, Minor in Learning Disabilities
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1984-1985, 1992-1996
•   Cosmetology Degree, 1985, Lafayette Beauty Academy, Lafayette, IN    

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
 
•   Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification Training
      Professional Association of Therapuetic Horsemanship
      Marion Therapuetic Riding Association, Ocala, FL, February 2013
•    Eye of a Horse Graduate Psychology Student Workshop
       Dr. Sandra Wise, Equine Education Center, St. Cloud, FL,  November 4, 2012
•   The Efficacy, Effectiveness and Dissemination of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
      Edna B. Fau, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, February 24, 2012
•   Psychological & Neurophysiological Effects of Anxiety 
      Wayne Eastlack, PhD, Cross Country Education, November 15, 2011   
•   Moral Reconation Therapy 
      Batia Gold, LMHC, The Salvation Army, November 14, 2011
•   Stolen Childhoods:  Understanding the Sexual Exploitation of America’s Children
       Alesia Adams, Salvation Army, June 14, 2011
•   Solution Focused and Narrative Therapies
       Dr. Mark. S. Smith, Barry University, Fort Myers, FL, May 26, 2011
•   Victims Issues: Through the Eyes of Victims Conference
       Birmingham, AL, April 7-8, 2011
•   DSM Diagnosis and Clinical Practice:  Current Principles and a Preview of Coming Attractions (DSM-5)
       Florida Gulf Coast University, February 26, 2011 
•   Human Trafficking Training on Intervention/Investigation and Rehabilitation
       Brad Dennis, KLAAS Kids Foundation, October 29, 2010
•   7th Annual Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference
       University of Toledo Ohio, October 6-8, 2010
•   Emotional Manipulation:  Understanding Manipulators and Helping Their Victims
      Dr. Jim Fogarty, Cross Country Education, September 17, 2010
•   Building Great Boards
       Southeastern Network, July 19 and August 30, 2010
•   Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign
       Alice Hill, July 22, 2010
•   Youth Suicide Prevention
      United Way and The Jason Foundation, Inc., July 21, 2010
•   Grant Writing
       Southeastern Network, June 23, 2010
•   Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
       Department of Health and Human Services, June 15, 2010
•   Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
       Linda Smith, Shared Hope International, August 9, 2009

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
 
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
     November 8, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ Operation’s Model
     Human Trafficking Conference, College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, FL
     October 6, 2012
•  Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, and Beauty From Ashes™ 
     Abolition Night, Next Level Church, Ocala, FL
     September 26, 2012
•  Beauty From Ashes National Sex Industry OutREACH & AfterCARE Training
      Barry University, Fort Myers, FL
      July 26 – 28, 2012
•   Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
      Florida Gulf Coast University, Human Sexuality Master’s Level Course, Fort Myers, FL
      June 20, 2012
•  Human Trafficking and Healthcare Workers
      Florida Nurse’s Association, Naples, FL
      May 10, 2012
•  Recognizing the Romance and Red Flags
      Lifeline Family Center, Fort Myers, FL
      May 9, 2012
•   Sex Trafficking: Recognizing the Signs and Women's Self-Defense
       With Sargent Cindy Grey, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 
       April 12, 2012
•   Recruited and Trafficked as a College Student
       Florida Gulf Coast University, Eagles Against Modern Day Slavery, Fort Myers, FL
       March 14, 2012