December 2022Monthly Update


Next Week: December HT-RADAR Quarterly Meeting Recap

Outcomes of Human Trafficking Survivors
Yesterday Dr. Stacey Cutbush and Samantha Charm presented on Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors (OHTS). This tool is designed to measure progress in a holistic way for survivors of trafficking throughout all stages of their healing journey across different sectors. The presentation was then followed by Elevate Ministries, a Los-Angeles based collaborative that has adopted OHTS to measure their impact. The Elevate panelists spoke about their experiences adopting the tool and how the different organizations experienced the transition.

This presentation was recorded and will be available next week on the website.

Access Presentation Overview and Resources Here


Community Highlights

Online Safety & Prevention from Exploitation – Community Subcommittee of the San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Advisory Council 

The Community subcommittee of the San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Advisory Council is hosting a free Zoom training on Online Safety and Prevention from Exploitation. The Community Subcommittee is thrilled to be partnering with Internet Crimes Against Children to provide this training. *This curriculum is appropriate for children between 7th – 12th Grade. Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (PST)

Register here

Master’s Level Research Internship – Center for Justice & Reconciliation (San Diego, CA)

Intern will be collaborating with the Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR) at Point Loma Nazarene University located in the city of San Diego, CA. The research intern will be mentored and guided by Dr. Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta, a CJR Research Fellow. Intern will also work under the supervision of Kim B Jones, Executive Director, Luz Aramburo, Program Director and other personnel at the CJR. This temporary internship position will consist of 120 – 150 hours spread throughout a five-month period. This internship will provide the selected intern with a total of a $2,400 stipend. This stipend will be disbursed in three different installments throughout the duration of the internship. Tentative dates: February 1st – June 30th, 2023.

Internship opportunity description and application here

Clinical/Forensic Psychology Research Postdoctoral Fellowship – Institute on Violence and Trauma (IVAT) (San Diego, CA)

The fellow will focus on research on the above noted areas, help coordinate IVAT’s large databases of forensic and clinical assessments of all types of cases collected over the past 2 decades or more, including child custody cases, family violence victimization, violent and nonviolent offenders, juveniles referred for criminal and civil cases, adult survivors of clergy and other types of abuse, and sexual assault. This fellow will participate in and conduct research on the data in the various databases depending upon their interests, oversee up to 6 graduate student research assistants coding for the databases and conducting studies, be involved in the editing process of 3 peer-reviewed international journals (Journal of Child Sexual Abuse; Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma; and Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody, & Child Development), and work with graduate student editorial assistants and the Editors. In addition, this fellow will be involved in publications regarding literature reviews and journal articles in various areas of family psychology, trauma, child, and forensic psychology as well as aggression, abuse, and assault. This fellow will also be involved in grants as well as program evaluation projects and trainings for community organizations and agencies.

Opportunity details and application here

Clinical & Forensic Internship & Practicum Training – IVAT (San Diego, CA)

Trainees will have opportunities in both forensic and clinical work centered on issues of trauma. Trainees will have opportunities to be involved in civil, criminal, and juvenile justice forensic matters. Trainees will also carry a clinical caseload, serving individuals mostly, but may also include families, couples, and groups within IVAT’s nonprofit community clinic, and with various community providers, including domestic violence, juvenile justice, trauma and crisis intervention, and possibly human trafficking agencies. Trainees are involved in forensic assessment, direct clinical care, and community consultation. Trainees receive an hour of weekly individual supervision by a licensed psychologist, as well as two hours of weekly group supervision. Training activities also include two hour-long weekly didactics in clinical and forensic psychology, as well as consultation and other supervision with staff and associates on an as needed basis. Receiving excellent, advanced, supervised clinical and forensic training is at the heart of IVAT training. There are additional opportunities for grant writing, research, and article publishing opportunities.

Opportunity details and application here


General Reports, Opportunities & Updates

From the Director: Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven, Inclusive Research – National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

My appointment as director of the National Institute of Justice affords me an opportunity to share lessons learned from these and other participatory research projects and elevate what I’m calling inclusive research. Inclusive research is intentional about involving those who are the experts on the topic. They could be patrol officers, investigators, victims, 911 dispatchers, service providers, arrestees, community members—the people are who are closest to the topic or situation that is being researched. While engaging these stakeholders in the research process can take many forms, it is crucial that researchers share the research findings with the people who helped generate them so that these findings can be interpreted and inform improvements in policies and practices.

Read blog here

North America, United to Combat Human Trafficking – Polaris 

Polaris, Consejo Ciudadano, and The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking gathered virtually to enhance regional cooperation to assist victims and survivors of human trafficking. The three organizations – which operate national human trafficking hotlines in the United States, Mexico and Canada, respectively – shared data and perspectives on emerging trends and discussed opportunities for collaboration to prevent and respond to human trafficking across North America.

View press release here

Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Report on Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Facility Characteristics of Sexual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 – Statistical Tables. The report presents statistical tables of youth-reported sexual victimization rates by juvenile facility characteristics, including organizational structure, staff, and atmosphere. These tables supplement the full BJS report Sexual Victimization Reported by Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018. The report also provides facility-reported data on staff hiring in juvenile facilities, staff training, and youth Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) education.

View report here

California Children’s Justice Act Task Force Child Protective Service Agency Representative Solicitation

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) administers the federal Children’s Justice Act Program (CJA) Task Force for the State of California. Federal CJA guidelines require that, “states establish and maintain a multidisciplinary Task Force on children’s justice, comprised of professionals with knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system and systemic handling of child physical abuse, child neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and child maltreatment and fatalities. The State Task Force members must represent specific disciplines.” Cal OES is looking for a child protective service agency representative to be a member of the CJA Task Force. Deadline to apply is January 16, 2023.

Opportunity details on here

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) – funded Online Courses Available To Address Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior 

OJJDP, in partnership with the Department of Defense and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, offers four self-paced courses through the Problematic Sexual Behavior of Children and Youth (PSB-CY): Clinical Assessment and Treatment Overview training series. The online training courses will help professionals assess, respond to, and treat youth with sexual behavior problems. These courses were created from evidence-based best practices and focus on youth between the ages of 9 and 14.  Each course is ongoing and offers free continuing education credits. The four courses are:

  • Clinical Assessment of Children and Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Caregivers Engagement in Assessment and Treatment
  • Clinical Decision-Making and Treatment Planning
  • Monitoring Safety Planning, Supervision, and Treatment Progress

Enrollment details here

View Materials to Help Young Survivors in Tribal Communities – Office of Victims of Crime (OVC)

OVC is excited to release an update to Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials that offer age appropriate resources to support children and youth during their involvement with the justice system as a victim or witness to a crime. This update was announced at the 17th National Indian Nations Conference and includes a new set of picture books, comic books, and graphic novels featuring artwork and stories developed by Native artists and authors that focus on the unique challenges faced by child victims and witnesses in Tribal communities. The materials are designed for children in three different age groups: 2–6, 7–12, and 13–18. Guides for practitioners and caregivers are also available.

View materials here

Research Assistantship Program, Academic Year 2023-2024 – National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain practical and applied research experience. The RA program is a research-focused professional development opportunity for doctoral students. NIJ welcomes students from all academic disciplines to apply who wish to connect their research to the criminal justice field. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities.

View opportunity details here




HT-RADAR offers information about webinars focused on anti-trafficking work and anti-trafficking research. As the workplace continues to shift, we will continue to offer resources for online educational opportunities, as well as in-person events:
  • Implementing Community-Based Violence Intervention Strategies
    • Date: October 12 – January 11
    • Hosted by: Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice
    • Description: Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention (CVI) Strategies is a 5-part webinar series that will deliver information on a wide range of issues important to successfully implementing CVI strategies. The webinar series will be hosted on the second Wednesday of each month from September 2022 to January 2023. Using the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s CVI Checklist as a framework, the series will walk through the stages of planning and implementation of CVI strategies and take a deeper dive into several important issues.
  • Understanding the Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Video Screening and Panel
    • Date: January 13, 2023, 11:30 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: California Department of Social Services Child Trafficking Response Team
    • Description: The Understanding the Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children video is a guide for caregivers of those who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. This video was created by members of the CSEC Action Team Advisory Board to achieve two goals. First, it intends to provide guidance and tools for caregivers, group home staff, Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) staff, resource families, and others who work directly with youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. Second, it is intended to inspire the belief that with love and support, youth can recover and achieve amazing things. In the video, you will hear from those with lived experience, and they will share their personal and professional perspectives on ways to improve and support youth in care. Each screening will be followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions facilitated by the CTRT.
  • Intrafamilial Trafficking & a Survivor’s Experience
    • Date: November 16, 2022, 12:00 pm (PST)
    • Hosted by:  Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition
    • Description: Human Trafficking basics will be discussed (definitions, myths, statistics) then focus on familial trafficking – definition, fraud, force, coercion in the family setting, vulnerabilities and how they differ, statistics, warning signs/flags in familial trafficking, barriers to identification, correlation with mom, rationalizing, actual cases in the news, prevention framework and a story of survival, healing, and hope. One of the speakers is a survivor of familial trafficking and Dr. Bartman has completed extensive research on the topic of familial trafficking and has been acknowledged as a leader on this topic.
  • The Link Between Grief and Trauma: A Tailored Treatment
    • Date: Feb 7, 2023, 10:00 am (PST)
    • Hosted by: Institute on Violence and Trauma
    • Description: When professionals work in trauma for years on end, the inevitability of vicarious trauma and moral injury are ever present. As seasoned trauma professionals, they often have basic trainings around vicarious/secondary trauma, but don’t often go deeper to discern personal reactions and how this can create a deep grief response that is hard for those who are not in the field to understand. Left unaddressed, this grief reaction can adversely impact relationships, professional offerings, and the professional’s own mental health. This training will be for intermediate to advanced practitioners seeking a more in-depth and interactive approach to both discussing and responding to vicarious trauma and all that it causes in people’s personal lives. Practical recommendations from the book, “Trauma Intelligence: The Art of Helping in a World Filled with Pain,” will be discussed with the author and some of the tenets of The Grief Recovery Method. Additionally, there will be ample opportunity for high-level discussion, questions and case studies. This training will be very beneficial for those wanting to both understand their own reactions more deeply, as well as learn more tools for impactfully responding to team members with the same challenges.
  • Serving Survivors of Familial Trafficking
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Safe House Project
    • Description:  A conversation  between survivors shining a light on an underrepresented demographic of trafficking survivors in order to ensure all are served well. Survivors of familial trafficking make up at least 45% of minor trafficking victims and yet they are historically underserved, underrepresented, and under resourced.
  • Serving Mothers Who Have Experienced Trafficking With Their Children
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Safe House Project
    • Description: A discussion surrounding solutions and challenges to serving exploited mothers in tandem with their children within housing solutions. Partner programs recently reported that 60% of the women in their 8 aftercare homes are mothers and yet, finding placement for a woman with her child remains difficult. While housing options for women who have experienced trafficking with their children are scarce, Safe House Project is honored to partner with many different organizations that have committed themselves to filling this gap. Safe House Project facilitated a conversation among these organizations around the importance of serving this population and how they have addressed the challenges that come with it.
  • Leading a Trauma Informed Workforce
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Institute on Violence and Trauma
    • Description: Organizations need a way to help transform trauma into moments of connection, understanding and healing. Leading a trauma informed workforce is a presentation to help those who work in high stress situations with those in crisis to learn tools to regulate the nervous system and make safety in their connections. This somatic evidence based approach to trauma informed care leads to stronger community trust, strengthening the organization, creating less burnout and turnover, and results in healthier communities.
  • Child Sexual Abuse & Human Trafficking: Facts, Outcomes, and Action (CEU Eligible)
    • Recorded
    • Hosted by: Institute on Violence and Trauma
    • Description: In this self-paced training, participants with an ability to state the facts about Child Sexual Abuse, CSA, including human trafficking. Participants will also gain a better understanding and be better able to act on how to identify CSA, how to prevent CSA, and how and where to get help for children. Child sexual abuse (CSA) and other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are occurring in pandemic proportions. CSA includes actions from voyeurism to rape. Other ACEs include physical and emotional abuse and other traumatic circumstances for children. CSA usually happens over an extended period of time by someone close to the child. There are at least 42 million adult CSA survivors in the U.S. alone. Given the often grave physical, psychological and social trauma and outcomes of CSA and other ACEs, they affect not only individuals but societies.



This resource is regularly updated on the site.  Questions?  Or, know of conferences that you’d like to share with the HT-RADAR network? Contact us!
Submission Opportunities
  • Hawai`i International Summit onPreventing, Assessing, and Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan – Prevention, Resilience, Connections, and Wellness – Poster Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by Institute on Violence and Trauma
    • Submission Deadline: January 20, 2023
  • International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Fighting for Change – Poster Submissions Requested
    • Hosted by End Violence Against Women International
    • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
Attendance Opportunities


Funding Opportunities

  • Cooperative Agreements for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Planning Grants (CCBHC)
    • Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    •  The purpose of CCBHC Planning Grants is to support states to develop and implement certification systems for CCBHCs, establish Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) for Medicaid reimbursable services, and prepare an application to participate in a four-year CCBHC Demonstration program. SAMHSA expects that the program will meaningfully involve consumers, youth, family members, and communities in the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of the state’s planning efforts to develop CCBHCs and prepare to apply for the CCBHC Demonstration. With the planning grants, SAMHSA aims to further expand opportunities for states to improve access to and delivery of coordinated, comprehensive behavioral health care through Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.
    •  Close Date: December 19, 2022
  • Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in violence prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number of trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent violence and injury. Applicants must propose a research project that addresses at least one of the research priorities in the interpersonal violence prevention section of the  NCIPC Research Priorities as they relate to violence impacting children or youth (from birth through age 17).
    • Close Date: January 4, 2023
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Earn and Learn (E & L) Grant Program
    • Source: California Department of Health Care Access and Information
    • The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) administers health workforce programs. These workforce programs promote recruitment, expansion, and retention of the health workforce, including the substance use disorder workforce. HCAI seeks to develop a culturally competent and diverse substance use disorder (SUD) workforce that expands the knowledge of both new and existing behavioral health clinicians to provide age-appropriate SUD treatment. This grant opportunity will result in a three-year grant agreement(s) with SUD Earn and Learn (E & L) providers to provide education and paid job experience to students getting SUD certified in California.
    •  Close Date: January 31, 2023
  • APF Trauma Psychology Grant
    • Source: American Psychological Foundation
    •  One grant of up to $3,500 to support innovative work to alleviate trauma. Applicants must be an early career psychologist (a doctoral level psychologist who is no more than 10 years postdoctoral); be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; have a demonstrated knowledge of trauma and trauma research; have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work; have IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
    • Close Date: February 15, 2023
  • APF Walter Katkovsky Research Grants
    • Source: American Psychological Foundation
    • In 2023, APF plans to award two grants of up to $22,500 each. APF Walter Katkovsky Research Grants support research on the general topic of psychotherapy. Research proposals should be directed to questions and hypotheses designed to improve our understanding based on theory or methods of how psychotherapy promotes behavioral, emotional, or cognitive changes. While the ultimate goal of the research should be to inform the psychotherapy process, its specific focus may be limited to an underlying assumption, hypothesis, or questions; and the actual design may be “clinical” or “experimental” in terms of subjects and procedures. That is, the research design may be a simulation of some aspect of the psychotherapy process (e.g., learning or exposure trials) and subjects may or may not be classified as “patients”.
    • Close Date: March 1, 2023

Ongoing Opportunities:

  • The Human Services Program (Orange County & Los Angeles)
    • Source: The Marisla Foundation
    • The Human Services Program addresses the needs of women in crisis, primarily focusing on their physical, emotional, and mental health, and financial well-being. Grants support activities and integrated approaches to stable housing, treating addiction, empowering adult and child domestic violence survivors, and vocational training. The geographic limitation is Orange County and Los Angeles, California.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects and Programs to Benefit Children and Families: When Georgia Smiled Grant
    • Source: The Robin McGraw and Dr. Phil Foundation
    • Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects and programs to benefit children and families. Funding is intended for activities that address domestic violence, including assault and human trafficking, and organizations that benefit children, especially in the foster care system. The Foundation seeks to support organizations and programs that build awareness, offer solutions and address the needs of children and families to live healthy, safe, and joy-filled lives free of domestic violence and sexual assault.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Wells Fargo Private Foundations
    • Source: Wells Fargo
    • Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services provides a full array of services to private and family foundations across the country. For these foundations, Wells Fargo serves as the sole trustee, co-trustee, or agent. To serve these foundations, we seek to help non-profit organizations identify appropriate grant resources for specific funding needs. To help you find these grants, we provide a wide range of information about these foundations through our search feature.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Neo Philanthropy (Foundation Funding)
    • Source: Neo Philanthropy
    • Through 12 funds, including the Four Freedoms Fund™ and State Infrastructure Fund, NEO has designed and led large-scale collaborative grantmaking funds, connecting donors with aligned values to support work they could not fund as effectively on their own.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • Costco Charitable Contributions (Foundation Funding)
    • Source: Costco Charitable Contributions Foundation
    • Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. Throughout the year we receive a large number of requests from nonprofit organizations striving to make a positive impact, and we are thankful to be able to provide support to a variety of organizations and causes.
    • Close Date: Ongoing
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Foundation Funding)
    • Source: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.
    • Close Date: Ongoing

Forecasted Opportunities:

  • Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program
    • Source: Department of Health and Human Services
    • The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program.  The goal of the HTYPE Demonstration Program is to fund local educational agencies (LEA) to develop and implement programs to prevent human trafficking victimization through the provision of skills-based human trafficking training and education for school staff and students as specified in the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018.
    • Estimated Post Date: Jan 17, 2023
  • Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Demonstration (VHT-NC) Program
    • Date: March 16, 2023
    • Hosted by: Administration for Children and Families
    • The VHT-NC Demonstration Program’s goal is to directly fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American adults and minors who have experienced a severe form of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals.  Under the VHT-NC Demonstration Program, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive, case management to Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking; 2) increase identification of Native Americans who have experienced sex and labor trafficking through outreach; and 3) training to service providers and community partners.
  • FY 2023 Street Outreach Program
    • Source: Administration for Children & Families
    • The Street Outreach Program provides street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons.  These services, targeted in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages, and information on a range of available services.
    • Estimated Post Date: Apr 21, 2023
  • Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach Program
    • Source: Department of Health and Human Services
    • The goal of the DVHT-SO Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended through victim outreach, identification, case management, direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the DVHT-SO Program, the following activities are required: 1) comprehensive case management and services to adults and children who have experienced human trafficking; and 2) outreach to increase identification of adults and children who have experienced sex and labor trafficking.
    • Estimated Post Date: Apr 21, 2023