About UsOur mission is to empower parents, professionals and community leaders to protect young kids from pornography, and promote healing from any sexual exploitation.
Kristen A. Jenson, MA
Kristen is the founder of Protect Young Minds™ and best-selling author of Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids and Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds. She serves on the Prevention Task Force of the National Coalition on Sexual Exploitation. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and her master’s degree in Organizational Communication. Kristen grew up in both Wyoming and Massachusetts, is the mother of three awesome children, and currently lives with her husband in beautiful Washington State.
Vauna Davis is the Outreach and Education Coordinator at Protect Young Minds. She is passionate about helping parents talk to their kids about pornography so they don’t have to live with the consequences of not talking. She has been involved in the cause opposing pornography for many years as founder and director of Reach 10, as chair for The Safeguard Alliance of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and as former director of Utah Coalition Against Pornography. She received an MA in Communications from BYU and lives with her husband, Michael, in Springville, Utah. They enjoy spending time with their grown-up children and cute grandkids. She loves yardwork – it gets her away from her desk!
Meet the Protect Young Minds Advisory Council
Sam Black, VP of Business Development at Covenant Eyes
Sam Black is a vice president at Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability, and the author of The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits in 90 Days. He joined the Covenant Eyes team in 2007 after 18 years as a journalist, and has edited 16 books on the impact of pornography and how to protect our families. He has been married for 22 years and is a father of two.
Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
As Executive Director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a national strategy uniting conservative, women’s rights, child advocacy and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together raising awareness of the pandemic of harm from pornography. Her initiatives have led to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Verizon and the Department of Defense. She has appeared on many local and national television programs, including Fox & Friends, CNN and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the harms of pornography and all forms of sexual exploitation and what can be done to curb the growing public health crisis resulting from pornography.
Fr. Sean Kilcawley
Clay Olsen is a creative and passionate filmmaker, producer, marketer, public speaker, author, and social entrepreneur. In 2010 he co-founded Fight the New Drug (fightthenewdrug.org), a youth movement dedicated to raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and other forms of sexual exploitation through science, facts, and personal accounts. Clay has personally presented at hundreds of secondary schools, universities, and event centers and spoken to hundreds of thousands all over the country. He’s spoken at the United Nations, the World Congress of Families, the Set Free Global Summit, the annual End Sexual Exploitation Summit, and many more.
In February of 2013, he founded and lead the development of an online addiction recovery program called Fortify, to help individuals overcome their struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors. Fortify has already impacted 10’s of thousands of users in over 150 countries around the world.
In 2015, he was invited to join Top Youth Speakers (topyouthspeakers.com), an elite national speakers association dedicated to providing top tier talent to audiences around the country.
In 2016, he was awarded the Visionary Leadership Award by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation at their annual summit in Houston TX.
Clay sits on the Board of Directors for a number of different non-profit and start-up organizations and finds a lot of fulfillment in advising entrepreneurs in their efforts to make a dent in the world.
Heidi Olson, RN, BSN, CPN, SANE-P is a Certified Pediatric Nurse, Certified Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and the SANE Program Coordinator at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She has a wide range of experience in pediatric and forensic nursing and has also taught as an adjunct clinical instructor for the University of Missouri at Kansas City and the University of St. Mary’s. Heidi received the Excellent Nursing Student Educator’s Award in 2017.
Heidi’s current role includes performing forensic exams on children who have been victims of sexual assault, training new SANE nurses, running the day-to-day logistics of the forensics program, following up with victims and their families after discharge, communicating with law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, the FBI and educating the healthcare staff on relevant topics regarding children and sexual exploitation. Heidi also serves an expert witness for the prosecution during trials for victims of sexual assault. In last two years, Heidi has performed and reviewed over 900 pediatric sexual assault cases. Most recently Heidi testified before the Kansas State Legislation to advocate for mental health treatment for children with problematic sexual behavior.
Heidi has a huge heart for victims of sexual assault and sexual exploitation. Heidi has presented well over 100 times about recognizing human trafficking, the harms of pornography, sexual assault and sexual exploitation in various settings from nursing schools to national conferences. Heidi started a human trafficking committee at Children’s Mercy Hospital to help bring together a multi-disciplinary group that will focus on better care for this vulnerable population. Heidi also collaborates with many local nonprofits to help build bridges and provide better resources for victims of human trafficking.
Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Director at LifeStar of St. George, UT
Co-author of Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity. Co-Producer of Strengthening Recovery Through Strengthening Marriage. Co-author of numerous LifeStar workbooks. Featured in the Heart of the Matter Documentary. UCAP Conference Chair – 2010-present. May be reached at: [email protected]
Dr. Donald Hilton, MD, author, neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas
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