About Us

Our 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, Author of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures

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.

Meet the Protect Young Minds Advisory Council

Sam Black, VP at Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability

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

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

Fr. Sean Kilcawley

Fr. Sean Kilcawley was ordained a priest for the diocese of Lincoln in 2005.  Before entering seminary he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996 and served for three years active duty as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army.  From 2009-2013 Fr. Kilcawley studied at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome, earning a license of sacred theology (summa cum laude), and has completed training in sex addiction treatment from the SATP Institute, and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.  He currently serves the Diocese of Lincoln as the Director of the Office for Family Life and as theological advisor for Integrity Restored—a non-profit agency which provides education, training, and resources to assist the Church in bringing hope and healing to individuals, spouses, parents and clergy who have been affected by pornography.  For the past three years, Fr. Kilcawley has been educating parents, running support groups for addicts and their spouses, educating clergy, and speaking at conferences on the best practices and resources for addressing pornography at the parish and diocesan level.  His speaking engagements have included: Mount 2000 youth conference (2016), the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (2015), the Global Set Free Summit (2016), The National Safe Environment/Child Protection conference (2016), and the International Theology of the Body Congress (2016).
Clay Olsen

Clay Olsen

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.

Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT

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: geoff@lifestarstgeorge.com.

“Even though it’s possible for teens and adults to heal from the devastating impact of pornography and harmful media, I want to help influence efforts to protect young minds before they develop harmful patterns. I completely support Protect Young Minds as a quality resource for helping our children navigate today’s toxic media environment.”
Dr. Donald Hilton

Dr. Donald Hilton, MD, author, neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas

Donald L. Hilton, Jr., MD, is a practicing neurosurgeion and clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas, San Antonion. He is currently listed in Best Doctors in America, and as a Texas Super Doctor and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Hilton also publishes and speaks on the subject of pornography and sexual addiction. He and his wife received the “Guardian of the Light” award from the anti-pornography organization Lighted Candle Society in 2008, where Dr. Hilton gave the keynote address, “Pornography and the Brain: Understanding the Addiction.” He authored the book He Restoreth My Soul, which explores the effects of pornography on the brain, along with spiritual paradigms of healing.
He and his wife, Jana, are the parents of five children and have three grandchildren.

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Dan Garner, LMHA

CCTP, LifeStar Counseling

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