There is no statute of limitations on the deep impact that trauma can have on the life of the person who has survived it
October 2, 2018
Human Trafficking: "True Friends" Is social media making your children vulnerable to predators?
April 20, 2014
On November 2, 2018, LATO held its fourth annual conference, In Our Backyard: Pulling Back the Curtain on Homeless Youth Trauma, on the campus of Temp...
LATO Conference IV Revisited
November 23, 2018
Annual Progress Report 2016
January 27, 2017
Mission Our mission is to help adolescents and adults prevent and recover from the long-term effects of trauma from commercial sexual exploitation and other complex trauma.
Vision Our vision is to become the leader in Philadelphia and elsewhere in direct care, training and trauma research.
Long Range Goals LATO will one, develop long-term care programs to empower and help adolescents and adults recover from trauma; two, organize conferences, seminars and workshops that will promote and publicize issues concerning commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking in Philadelphia and elsewhere; and three, train mental health professionals in the care of those who are dealing with complex trauma.
TEEN PREVENTION PROJECT
LATO's Teen Prevention Project has been presented to Christ Church of Philadelphia, Chester County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, and the Philadelphia School District, Department of Prevention and Intervention. In addition, the project was presented at the annual Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund Conference.
With the assistance of our team of Interns, LATO's trauma informed initiatives have exposed and/or trained 250 individuals on trauma resulting from commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Among the organizations LATO has provided services to are Chester County Youth Center, which provides services to adjudicated youth, the Crime Victims Center of Chester County, and University of Pennsylvania Master’s Level students.
A rigorous vetting process resulted in LATO securing pro bono legal services via Philadelphia VIP LAW Works. Attorneys from the prestigious law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Mr. Benjamin Wills and Mr. Kenneth Davis, are helping LATO navigate governance and intellectual property issues.
If the Life After Trauma Organization is the hub, our team of interns are the spokes in the wheel, reaching out into the community with TRUAMA - PIR. LATO's current interns are:
Shou “Lexie” Liu - an undergraduate currently majoring in psychology at Temple University
Samiyrah Weaver - Master of Education in Counseling, University of Pennsylvania
Shesheena Bray - Master of Education in Counseling, University of Pennsylvania
Sue Ellen Zhang - Master of Education in Counseling, University of Pennsylvania
For the first time, we are running a holiday promotion to round out 2016 - with a donation of $100 or more, you can receive a copy of our DVD, In Our Backyard: Keeping Our Children Safe from Human Trafficking. Please make checks payable to: Life After Trauma Organization and send them to: LATO, 2047 Wallace Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
On behalf of the board, staff and our volunteers, LATO extends appreciation to our supporters and partners, including Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc., The Crime Victims Center of Chester County, TCM Management, NYC, Christ Church, Philadelphia, Ms. Lynda Hummer and WOW, Philadelphia, Dr. James Isenberg, NYC, Mr. Johnny C. Whaley, Philadelphia.... Thank you.