Debi Tengler, chief relations officer for Arrow Child & Family Ministries, is at the forefront to combat sex trafficking. Learn how the events industry can help as Tengler gives actionable ways planners can assist in fighting this national crisis.
Sex trafficking is a $32 billion industry. Sadly, recruiting of victims today often takes place at a local high school. The travel and tourism industry is setting forth efforts to impact these numbers, as almost 90 percent of these victimization acts take place in a hotel or motel. Training and awareness campaigns for hotel staff, event planners and corporate sponsors have the potential to bring forth unified efforts to bring to light these atrocities and clearly enforce that child sex trafficking will not be tolerated.
- Learn to recognize the signs of sex trafficking.
- Learn what to do when you suspect a child is being sex trafficked.
- Learn how to best protect your events being a trafficking hub.
Debi Tengler is an honors graduate of the College of Biblical Studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical studies with an emphasis on Biblical counseling. She is also a licensed and ordained minister with World Ministry Fellowship.
Her career also exemplifies her belief that “With God, ALL things are possible.” Tengler has gone from event planning, where she coordinated picnics of fifty people to multiday motivational seminars in the Astrodome with 15,000, and then on to helping birth and lead the Alpha Houston office, an evangelism outreach ministry and the first regional office in the United States. Tengler now serves as the Chief Relations Officer, overseeing development, marketing, and church and community relations, of the premier child placement agency Arrow Child & Family Ministries.
When the opportunity arose to assist Arrow with its development needs, she knew it was the right fit, as the basis and core of Arrow aligns with Tengler’s heart. Her Christian counseling background and great desire to inspire hope perfectly converge with Arrow’s heart of helping children and families in crisis, further confirming that Arrow is the place for her to serve.
Arrow Child & Family Ministries is a Christian provider of child welfare and education services for abused and neglected children and at-risk families. Through the engagement of both government and the local church, Arrow provides an array of services, including foster care, adoption, child sex trafficking rehabilitation and specialized education. All programs and services advance the well-being of children, families and communities while promoting Christian responsibility and a commitment to strengthen family life.