Meet
Sara Bratton Bradbury
MSW, TF-CBT, MCAN-MRT, OVCTTAC

Meet

Sara Bratton Bradbury

MSW, TF-CBT, MCAN-MRT, OVCTTAC

Introduction

Sara Bratton Bradbury has her masters in social work focusing on violence and injury prevention and trauma-informed care. She is a former middle school educator and was the director of a school for girls aged 12-22 who had experienced sexual exploitation or sex trafficking in the Denver metro area. She is a key partner in Western Slope Against Trafficking.

Sara is a public speaker, fourth-generation Colorado native, encourager, mother of 3 girls, and Mimi to 3 littles. She loves life and lives it fully, and loves interacting with others.

Sara Bratton Bradbury found herself looking for a new life direction at age 50, after having been primarily a stay-at-home wife and mother and, for a short while, a middle school social studies teacher. While at home, she had been serving as a board member for a small, private school for at-risk students when her youngest daughter introduced her to the realities of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and sex trafficking in the Denver metro area.

Taking action

Together with the founder and executive director of the school and a student at a local seminary, they founded the first-of-its-kind school for girls aged 12-22 who had been exploited or trafficked in the Denver area. After initially being in charge of the academic side of the school for 6 months, the Director suddenly left and Sara became the Director. 

Introduction

Sara Bratton Bradbury has her masters in social work focusing on violence and injury prevention and trauma-informed care. She is a former middle school educator and was the director of a school for girls aged 12-22 who had experienced sexual exploitation or sex trafficking in the Denver metro area. She is a key partner in Western Slope Against Trafficking.

Sara is a public speaker, fourth-generation Colorado native, encourager, mother of 3 girls, and Mimi to 3 littles. She loves life and lives it fully, and loves interacting with others.

Sara Bratton Bradbury found herself looking for a new life direction at age 50, after having been primarily a stay-at-home wife and mother and, for a short while, a middle school social studies teacher. While at home, she had been serving as a board member for a small, private school for at-risk students when her youngest daughter introduced her to the realities of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and sex trafficking in the Denver metro area.

Taking action

Together with the founder and executive director of the school and a student at a local seminary, they founded the first-of-its-kind school for girls aged 12-22 who had been exploited or trafficked in the Denver area. After initially being in charge of the academic side of the school for 6 months, the Director suddenly left and Sara became the Director. She successfully ran the school for the following 3 years, leaving in February 2019 to obtain her masters in social work. While running the school she trained over 200 individuals (including volunteers, counselors, medical professionals, and business leaders) in working with survivors of sexual exploitation and/or trafficking and has spoken to both small and large groups about the realities of trafficking.

She successfully ran the school for the following 3 years, leaving in February 2019 to obtain her master’s in social work. While running the school she trained over 200 individuals (including volunteers, counselors, medical professionals, and business leaders) in working with survivors of sexual exploitation and/or trafficking and has spoken to both small and large groups about the realities of trafficking.

trauma and training

Both her anti-trafficking training (academic and on-the-job) and her MSW in Violence and Injury Prevention helped her develop trauma-informed training, and she has trained education students and human services professionals in trauma-informed care. Together with a trafficking survivor she has trained school district mental health professionals in working with survivors of trauma.

Public Speaking

Sara now shares the tools she honed in her experience of finding her own place to serve and resetting her vision after setbacks with others to help them find their own place to serve or to reset their own vision. She continues to speak and train audiences on trafficking and trauma.

Sara's Topics

Transform the World:
Find Your Passion and Lean in to Serve

Everyone has the ability to transform the world, but often we get stuck in the question of, “How can I make a difference?” Divorce at 50 and having been primarily a stay-at-home mom I was suddenly experiencing an unsure future. In this keynote, I provide a framework for each individual to change the world—regardless of their background and skill sets

Resetting Your Vision After A
Derailment

Life has an interesting way of taking our plans and laughing at our audacity! Getting married at 22 and being in and out of the workforce for nearly 30 years, getting a divorce at age 50 upended my life in ways I never expected. From re-entering the workforce and then going back to graduate school, to being the primary caregiver for my mother, I found skills that anyone can use to turn a setback into a success. In this keynote, I encourage audiences to look at setbacks as an opportunity to reset their visions.

Trauma & Trafficking
Keynotes

As the former director of a school dedicated to students aged 12-22 who experienced sexual exploitation and/or sex trafficking, I have keynotes and workshops dedicated to educating audiences on trauma and trafficking.

  • Human Trafficking 101
  • Human Trafficking (Advanced)
  • Trauma and the Brain
  • Working with Traumatized Individuals
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Sara's Topics

Transform The World:

Find Your Passion and Lean in to Serve

Everyone has the ability to transform the world, but often we get stuck in the question of, “How can I make a difference?” Divorce at 50 and having been primarily a stay-at-home mom I was suddenly experiencing an unsure future. In this keynote, I provide a framework for each individual to change the world—regardless of their background and skill sets

Resetting Your Vision After A

Derailment

Life has an interesting way of taking our plans and laughing at our audacity! Getting married at 22 and being in and out of the workforce for nearly 30 years, getting a divorce at age 50 upended my life in ways I never expected. From re-entering the workforce and then going back to graduate school, to being the primary caregiver for my mother, I found skills that anyone can use to turn a setback into a success. In this keynote, I encourage audiences to look at setbacks as an opportunity to reset their visions.

Trauma & Trafficking

Keynotes

As the former director of a school dedicated to students aged 12-22 who experienced sexual exploitation and/or sex trafficking, I have keynotes and workshops dedicated to educating audiences on trauma and trafficking.

  • Human Trafficking 101
  • Human Trafficking (Advanced)
  • Trauma and the Brain
  • Working with Traumatized Individuals
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Sara's Credentials

MSW

Masters in
Social Work

Concentration in Violence and Injury Prevention, Trauma, and Trafficking

TF-CBT

Trained

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training

MCAN-MRT

Trained

Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training

OVCTTAC

Trained

VAT Online Victim Advocacy Program