Webinars

Webinars
Name Host Description Date
Comprehensive Victim Interviews – Helping Victims Retrieve and Disclose Traumatic Memories Ending Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) Join EVAWI for this intensive 2-day training on Comprehensive Victim Interviewing (CVI), led by veteran law enforcement investigators and other leading national experts. After opening with an interactive exercise based on a 911 call, presenters will briefly review the scientific research on stress, trauma, and memory, as well as research on what works – and does not – when it comes to effective investigative interviews. Through engaging presentations, compelling videos, guided activities, and interactive Q&A with leading national experts, participants will walk away from this session better prepared to conduct effective victim interviews and evidence-based investigations October 5, 2022
Session 3: How to Organize and Conduct a Focus Group National Association of Drug Court Professionals Focus groups effectively gather in-depth information and a range of perspectives on a topic that is important but not well understood. Focus groups can assist treatment courts in better understanding the experiences of staff, participants, and community members. The NADCP Equity and Inclusion Toolkit includes organizing and conducting a focus group. This webinar will detail how to organize a focus group and how to conduct it. September 8, 2022
ChildFirst EX: Expanded Forensic Interview Process Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Zero Abuse Project Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this 2.5-day training provides a purposeful and legally defensible process for conducting expanded forensic interviews with children who may not succeed in a standard, single interview due to trauma, developmental, special needs, or other complicating issues, including poly victimization. The course will teach the expanded interview process as well as research supporting multiple, non-duplicative interviews with child victims and witnesses. It will discuss the expanded interview process as well as research supporting multiple, non-duplicative interviews with child victims and witnesses September 7, 2022
Fundamentals of Human Trafficking Collaborative to End Human Trafficking Human Trafficking is a complex and oftentimes misunderstood crime that occurs across our country and in every community. This introductory presentation will provide an overview of both sex and labor trafficking, and help participants understand how human trafficking impacts especially vulnerable populations and marginalized communities. This presentation will show what human trafficking looks like in your community, identifying the facts and myths, as well as discussing topics such as legislation, the types and stages of trafficking, and demand. September 7, 2022
San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and CSEC Advisory Council & Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention San Diego County Health Subcommittee Recognize the signs of non-fatal strangulation to prevent stroke & death. Because people who experience non-fatal strangulation often lose time, its important to know how to assess it correctly to prevent stroke/death and prioritize a discussion on safety planning. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues in emergency departments, urgent cares, and related clinical areas throughout our region. Free CE/CME will be available for this event. September 6, 2022
Beyond Counting: Strategies to Collect and (Actually) Use Your Family Treatment Court Data Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Children and Family Futures This webinar is part of the three-part Family Treatment Court Practice Academy 2022: Beyond Collaboration to Results course. Learning Objectives: Explore why all team members must "care enough to count" and how data-driven decision-making improves outcomes for children, parents, and families; Learn innovative strategies, key lessons, and takeaways about using data to inform decision-making, policy, and system improvements, and sustainability planning; Design a data dashboard that meets your family treatment court's needs for tracking outcomes, progress, and equity in access and outcomes; Commit to action: Use our Action Plan template, write in your next steps, and post it near your workspace or pin it as a reminder to take action. August 30, 2022
Working with Male, Transgender, and Nonbinary Minor Survivors – JuST Webinar Series Shared Hope International This session will focus on understanding the similar and unique needs of boys, transgender, and nonbinary trafficking survivors and considerations for providing services to them. August 24, 2022
Vacatur Training Your Safe Place and Free to Thrive Free hybrid training for all attorneys! There is still time to RSVP to this important training on vacaturs for Survivors. Training objectives: 1) Identification of eligible clients, 2) The vacatur process, 3) Vacatur Attorney Network (VAN). RSVP with sgana@sandiego.gov August 22, 2022
Assessing Culpability — JuST Webinar Series Shared Hope International Collaboration is key to any human trafficking response, but imperative where the complexity of victim-offender dynamics is not easily understood or revealed. This presentation is designed to provide service providers and criminal justice professionals with the strategies to uncover the reality of the victim’s involvement in the trafficking organization. Presenters will provide insight to assessing the culpability of individuals who were identified as both victims and offenders and share suggestions to assist in trauma-informed and appropriate responses. August 17, 2022
Creating a Community Action Plan for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College Learn the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, mandated reporter and stakeholder responsibilities. This course is open to all members of child-serving organizations such as preschool, after-school care, summer camps, church groups, athletic associations or others responsible for the care of minors. August 16, 2022
The Crossover Between Sex and Labor Trafficking: Elevation Without Segregation Framework This 2-hour-long survivor panel focuses on the intersections across the labor and sex trafficking industries. It will include audience interactions, and a live Q&A. Hear the perspective and insights from lived experience experts as they discuss the importance of co-identification and reflect on experiences often overlooked by the anti-trafficking movement. This conversation will analyze how providers can better impact identification and direct service needs without segregating survivors by trafficking type. By recognizing the frequency at which sex and labor trafficking intersect, we can allow those with lived experience to identify the commonalities and work to destigmatize and uplift survivor experiences. Help us empower survivors by offering more opportunities for understanding, healing, and self-sufficiency. August 16, 2022
Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking Framework This virtual training will focus on improving multidisciplinary team responses in child sex trafficking cases. Topics will include differentiating between traditional cases of child abuse and child sex trafficking cases and recognizing and locating youth at risk for victimization. Attendees must be part of a multidisciplinary team and all team members must attend together. August 1, 2022
Trafficking, Incarceration, & Survival: How the Criminal Legal System Harms Victims National Criminal Justice Training Center This 90-minute event will explore how forced criminality fits within the labor trafficking paradigm. Attendees will better understand survivor experiences of labor trafficking when the commission of underlying criminal offenses is a part of a victim’s exploitation. Survivor panelists will share their experiences and the consequences of a criminal legal system that does not fully recognize all victims. July 20, 2022
Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure National Criminal Justice Training Center Learn the best approach with children who are alleged victims of child abuse in the initial phases of a case, after a concern has been identified. Develop the skills and techniques necessary to engage a child in such a way as to minimize suggestibility but still provide support, beyond what is taught in a First Responder Training. Review best practices in the identification of concern and learn to engage these children in a way that maximizes positive case outcomes and minimizes potential behaviors that can hurt cases. July 14, 2022
Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking Framework This virtual training will focus on improving multidisciplinary team responses in child sex trafficking cases. Topics will include differentiating between traditional cases of child abuse and child sex trafficking cases and recognizing and locating youth at risk for victimization. Attendees must be part of a multidisciplinary team and all team members must attend together. July 14, 2022
Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: Engage and construct a collaborative response to At-Risk missing and High-Risk endangered missing children; Explore how a missing child’s exploitation intersects with child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems; Understand the vital aspect of proactive recovery tools; Utilize recovery interview approaches and methods for recovered high risk missing to identify possible exploitation July 14, 2022
Intersections of Secondary Traumatic Stress with Racism, Historical Trauma, and Other Systems of Oppression Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention This two-hour webinar will focus on how secondary traumatic stress (STS) intersects with issues related to identity and oppression. Participants will increase their understanding of how racial inequality, historical trauma, and other systems of oppression can exacerbate the impact of STS on direct service providers. The expert presenters will share their personal experiences and offer strategies for individuals, leaders, and organizations to address these topics and increase resiliency in the workplace. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A time where participants can pose questions and engage in discussion with the presenters. June 30, 2022
Engaging Men in the Digital Age End Technology Enabled Abuse Today, we are increasingly witnessing normalized patterns of unhealthy and abusive online behaviors that are almost wholly attributed to men and boys. Two online behaviors stand out as uniquely gendered: (1) Unwanted Nude Images and (2) Rejection Violence. While this is concerning, an examination of these behaviors also presents an opportunity to better engage men and boys on healthy masculinity in the digital age. In this 1-hour interactive webinar, Dr. Saed D. Hill and Adam Dodge will (1) discuss the motivations behind these behaviors; (2) breakdown why these behaviors often change in online spaces, and (3) share practical approaches, examples, and talking points to include in our prevention efforts and discussions with men, boys, and our communities at large. June 28, 2022
Learn to Identify & Fight Trafficking (LIFT) Training AMWA-PATH's The AMWA-PATH curriculum includes what is considered essential information for health care professionals to know about human trafficking, including labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. This training is FREE and this activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ and ANCC contact hours by Indiana University School of Medicine. June 22, 2022
Economic Advocacy in Housing Programs Freedom Network Training Institute This webinar will provide an overview of what economic advocacy and empowerment mean when supporting survivors of human trafficking in housing programs. The presenters will provide practical and creative ways to offer a spectrum of voluntary care services beyond budgeting classes that supports a survivor's skill-building and strengths for future employment. Attendees will learn about how to create meaningful community partnerships to promote access to employment for survivors June 16, 2022
Trauma and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Intergenerational and historical trauma have existed for hundreds of years within tribal communities. Understanding this history as well as the impact of complex trauma on survivors of human trafficking is critical to supporting their healing process. Join the American Indian and Alaska Native panelists as they offer insight and answer participant questions on recognizing and addressing trauma from a human trafficking survivor's lived experience. June 9, 2022
Labor Trafficking Service Delivery: Needs and Essential Partnerships Framework: Tools to combat labor trafficking This 90-minute webinar event will provide in-depth knowledge on the post-trafficking needs of labor trafficking survivors. Topics will include short- and long-term needs, essential partnerships, partner engagement methods, opportunities for wrap-around services, and an overview of existing resources. This training is tailored for anti-trafficking service providers with existing skills in survivor engagement. Learners will gain an understanding of the post-labor trafficking needs of survivors. March 10, 2022
Human Trafficking Webinar Series: Effective Engagement of Individuals with Lived Experience US Department of Education This webinar addresses how school communities can enhance existing trafficking prevention efforts by effectively engaging survivors of trafficking, referred to often as those with lived experience. Such efforts are central to a well-informed, trauma-sensitive, and holistic approach to preventing trafficking. Specific strategies of meaningful outreach, engagement and sustained partnership with survivors of trafficking were shared. January 26, 2022
Leveraging Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships to Improve Human Trafficking Prevalence Studies Center for Victim Research Rebecca Pfeffer, Ph.D., and Kelle Barrick, Ph.D., shared findings from their scoping review of research methods used to measure the prevalence of human trafficking. Terri Galvan, MPP, shared her experiences as the Executive Director of Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) assisting sex trafficking survivors through harm reduction and trauma-informed practices and training local law enforcement and other groups on person-centered strategies for helping survivors.  January 6, 2022
Best Practices in Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals in Direct Services through a Trauma-Informed Lens Project TRUST and the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) This webinar will include an expert panel of direct service providers supporting the LGBTQ+ community through anti-trafficking direct service provision. The objectives of this webinar are to highlight barriers to services LGBTQ+ community members face when seeking human trafficking direct services; share core principles to trauma-informed support when working with LGBTQ+ individuals with lived experience; and, explore best practices to implement principles in direct service settings. December 16, 2021
What About the Buyers? Fighting Human Trafficking by Fighting Demand Anti-Trafficking Valiant Richey, a global expert on human trafficking, joins Anti-Trafficking International for a conversation about how communities, law enforcement, and political leaders can come together to stop the demand for human trafficking. This webinar is for advocates, parents, law enforcement, and policymakers, as well as civilians and businesses in the private sector. December 16, 2021
What About the Buyers? Fighting Human Trafficking by Fighting Demand ATI Valiant Richey, a global expert on human trafficking, joins Anti-Trafficking International for a conversation about how communities, law enforcement, and political leaders can come together to stop the demand for human trafficking. This webinar is for advocates, parents, law enforcement, and policymakers, as well as civilians and businesses in the private sector. December 16, 2021
Labor Trafficking Service Delivery: Screening and Interviewing Framework This one-hour event will provide in-depth knowledge of labor trafficking screening and interviewing procedures. Topics include understanding the purpose of screening for trafficking, a review of existing screening tools, best practices, legal considerations, and common pitfalls. This training is tailored for anti-trafficking service providers with a beginning understanding of survivor screening and interviewing. Learners will gain the ability to determine the best screening questions for crisis and intake situations. December 14, 2021
Making the Case World Without Exploitation This one-hour session is for all who recognize that in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, justice and accountability go hand in hand. During this World Without Exploitation Now & Next Speakers Series presentation, Jane Anderson (AEquitas) and Benjamin Gauen (King Country Prosecuting Attorney’s Office) discuss why it’s critical to hold pimps and traffickers accountable, and how to do it without putting those who have been bought or sold in the sex trade at further emotional or legal risk. November 4, 2021
Survivor Perspectives: Labor Trafficking Service Needs Framework In this 90-minute video, labor trafficking survivor panelists share experiences, missteps, and opportunities with service providers and provide insight on how professionals can better meet the needs of survivors. September 1, 2021
Language Access and Housing Services Freedom Network USA This webinar covered the process of creating and implementing a successful language access plan for organizations. Presenters discussed the importance of cultural humility when serving survivors who identify as limited English proficient and deaf or hard of hearing. August 5, 2021
Racism & the Anti-Trafficking Movement The Human Trafficking Legal Center In 2021, a coalition of survivor leaders and the Human Trafficking Legal Center conducted a survey on racism in the anti-trafficking movement. The survey, distributed in multiple languages, sought to learn more about the impact of systemic and structural racism experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) trafficking survivors. More than 80 survivor participants responded to the survey. Their answers provided insight into their lived experience navigating support services, legal issues, health care, and the anti-trafficking community. Centering the expertise of survivors can help to reframe structures of power and authority within anti-trafficking organizations, driving more effective policies and interventions. Please join us in a spirited discussion led by four survivor leaders on integrating inclusion and equity in the anti-trafficking community. June 15, 2021
Accessing Emergency Housing Vouchers for Trafficking Survivors Freedom Network USA The American Rescue Plan Act provided $5 billion dollars for rental assistance in the form of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) that will be administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). This webinar will provide an overview of the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program. Presenters will cover who is eligible to receive the vouchers, what requirements exist, and how anti-trafficking programs can partner with Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to ensure that survivors of trafficking have access to these vouchers. June 8, 2021
Building Communities Together: How to End Human Trafficking in Local Communities.” Free The Slaves This one-hour virtual lunch-and-learn event sponsored by Florida Power and Light, raised awareness about how communities can work together to end modern slavery. The panel discussion featured powerful voices in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery: Wade Litchfield, vice president and general counsel at Florida Power and Light and board member of Free the Slaves; Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Harvard University professor and board chair of Free the Slaves; Bukeni Waruzi, executive director of Free the Slaves; Ashley Moody, Florida attorney general. April 21, 2021
HEAL Research Webinar: Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors (OHTS) Instrument HEAL Trafficking We discussed "Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors (OHTS) Instrument" with Dr. Stacey Cutbush and Samantha Charm from RTI International's Division of Applied Justice Research.This presentation described the development and testing of a tool to measure service outcomes for human trafficking survivors. This user-friendly, excel-based tool measures changes in feelings of safety, well-being, social connectedness, and self-sufficiency. The tool is relevant to programs serving minor and adult victims of sex and labor trafficking, and is available to service providers at no cost. April 21, 2021
Addressing the Intersection of Substance Use and Housing Freedom Network USA The webinar provided attendees with an understanding of how substance use intersects with human trafficking and share practical examples of best practices to house survivors who may be actively using. Attendees explored how to follow a trauma-informed and voluntary services model while providing housing for survivors with substance use. April 2, 2021
The 6 C’s of Becoming an Advocate Freedom Network USA This is video is an accompaniment to The 6 C's of Becoming an Advocate toolkit; a collaborative project of The Survivor Alliance, International Institute of Buffalo and Freedom Network USA. The goal of this collaboration is to support human trafficking survivors decide how or if they want to be involved in the anti-trafficking movement. This video features seasoned survivor leaders from across the US. They share details about the work they do and the lessons they have learned along the way. March 22, 2021
A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Workplace The Human Trafficking Legal Center Anti-trafficking organizations work to secure physical and emotional safety for the survivors they serve. But these organizations face challenges in instituting workplace policies that promote psychological safety for the survivors they employ. More and more, advocates seek to place survivors' lived experiences and voices at the center of the anti-trafficking movement. As survivor inclusion initiatives become more widespread in the movement, it is important to explore how organizations can create an environment for survivor leaders to thrive in the workplace. This webinar is a candid discussion about psychological safety for survivors in the workplace. February 26, 2021
Core Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Healthcare and Behavioral Health Systems Freedom Network USA The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) has released a new report on core competencies, or skill sets that healthcare and behavioral health practitioners should have in order to more effectively identify and serve individuals who have either experienced trafficking or are at risk of trafficking. The goal of these competencies is to improve the response to human trafficking through a more trauma-informed and culturally responsive lens. February 26, 2021
Addressing the Housing Need: Sustaining Critical Services for Victims of Human Trafficking during a Remote Work Environment National Center for Victims of Crime Housing is an essential need for stability and to achieve one’s full potential. Finding adequate and appropriate emergency, transitional, and long-term housing for victims of human trafficking is often the biggest service-related challenge support organizations face. On February 24, 2021, three experts offered insight and answered participant questions on this topic during a live Ask an Expert webinar. February 24, 2021
2021 Dirty Dozen List Reveal Event | Mainstream Facilitators of Sexual Exploitation, Explained National Center on Sexual Exploitation The Dirty Dozen List is an annual campaign calling out twelve mainstream entities for facilitating or profiting from sexual abuse and exploitation. Since its inception in 2013, the Dirty Dozen List has galvanized thousands of individuals like YOU to call on corporations, government agencies, and organizations to change specific policies to instead promote human dignity. This campaign has yielded major victories, including significant changes at Google, Netflix, TikTok, Hilton Worldwide, Verizon, Walmart, US Department of Defense, and many more. February 23, 2021
Investing in Freedom: How we place ‘leave no one behind’, economic regeneration and modern slavery at the heart of a post-covid response The Freedom Fund This webinar brings a variety of global voices together from the government, the human rights, anti-slavery and development sectors to discuss the broader economic impacts of slavery. February 22, 2021
The Wrongful Prosecution of Sex Trafficking Victims: The issue of victim-offender intersectionality World Without Exploitation Speaker Series Sex traffickers frequently ensnare their victims in related criminal activity. In fact, it is an integral part of the sex trafficking victimization process that the victim is committing criminal acts at the behest of their trafficker. Throughout this country, there have now been decades of work done to decriminalize human trafficking victims. Many states now have specialized human trafficking courts, diversion programs, “safe harbor” laws and vacatur laws that seek to mitigate the harm caused by criminalizing survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. However, much of that progress only addresses the issue of charging trafficking victims with prostitution crimes. So often, survivors are caught up in serious criminal activity and end up without recourse in the criminal justice system. This situation has arisen frequently in the context of traffickers setting up a “trick-roll” that results in the murder of the sex buyer. Or, like the now famous case of Cyntoia Brown, the sex buyer becomes violent and is killed during the encounter. Most often, the victim is also under the age of consent. There is an urgent need for law enforcement, and prosecutors in particular, to understand the complex trauma, coercion, and traumatic bonding that occurs in the trafficker/victim relationship. As a result, the victim may appear to be complicit in the criminal activity, whereas in reality, this complicity is part of their victimization. It is a human rights violation for the state to punish a human trafficking victim. In fact, the “non-punishment principle” is integral to a victim’s human rights protection at the international, regional, and domestic level. February 12, 2021
Accessing Shelter Options Through the Safe Shelter Collaborative Freedom Network USA This webinar will introduce service providers to the work of the Safe Shelter Collaborative and explore how anti-trafficking providers use the collaborative to house survivors of trafficking. February 5, 2021
Labor Trafficking of Agricultural Workers: Increasing Identification Through Outreach Framework In this event, participants gained insight into conducting outreach to individuals at risk for labor trafficking in the agricultural industry, including recommendations for material formation, access points, and strategic partnerships. January 28, 2021
Free The Slaves Event Commemorating 2021 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Free the Slaves Join Harvard Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy, chair of the FTS board, Bukeni Waruzi, FTS executive director, and attorney Amy Wiwi of Lowenstein Sandler, also a FTS board member, to learn about the scope of modern slavery and what you can do to end it. January 27, 2021
Mandatory Reporting of Human Trafficking HEAL Trafficking This webinar explored a topic of increasing concern to health care professionals, lawyers, and other advocates. In recent years, increasing numbers of states have been amending their laws to require reporting of human trafficking, especially of children. These laws usually cover sex trafficking and sometimes include labor trafficking. Mandatory reporting requirements raise many clinical, legal, ethical, and implementation issues. December 22, 2020
The 21st Century Cures Act – Open Notes and Privacy for Human Trafficking Survivors HEAL Trafficking Panelists discuss the 21st Century Cures Act and its requirement that patients have immediate access to their medical record. It discusses some of the potential safety challenges that this might present to trafficked individuals as well as possible IT solutions for addressing these challenges. Lastly, panelists discuss how to have conversations with your patients about the limits of privacy in electronic medical records. December 17, 2020
The Necessity of Survivor Leadership The Human Trafficking Legal Center Survivor voices are critical to creating an effective movement to end human trafficking. Yet survivors too often face barriers when trying to make our voices heard. This webinar, aimed at survivors of human trafficking, will look deeply at the necessity of survivors' leadership. We will look at some of the surprising root causes of resistance to survivor empowerment and how we can address them. We will also examine personal and organizational steps that can be taken to build more survivor leadership in our movement. Whether you are just starting to consider ways to share your voice, blazing a new trail, or ready to throw in the towel, come prepared to find ways for every survivor to be a part of the solution. December 14, 2020
What Constitutes Success? Legal Services for Victims of Crime: A Model for Program Design and Evaluation Justice Research and Statistics Association The conceptual model was developed as part of an NIJ-funded project by researchers at the Justice Research and Statistics Association with practitioner experts at the National Crime Victims Law Institute and subject matter experts across multiple areas of victim legal services. The webinar included information about the development of the model itself and how practitioners might apply it to their work. The model provides essential grounding that can guide program design and evaluation across all forms of victim legal services, including victims’ rights enforcement programs. December 8, 2020
Provider Panel: Increasing Identification Through Outreach Framework This 1-hour panel discussion highlights the experience of service providers with expertise in the area of labor trafficking outreach. Panelists share the trajectory of their outreach work—where they started, what they’ve learned, what their programming looks like today, and recommendations for other providers to consider as they initiate or strengthen their labor trafficking outreach efforts. December 7, 2020
Relentless Resilience – A Diplomatic Genocide Aura Freedom International Aura Freedom is collaborating with Indigenous artists and community members in Toronto for an online event on violence against Indigenous women, as part of their Relentless Resilience campaign. Through conversations with Indigenous frontline workers and community agencies in Toronto, this event on Dec 3, 2020 will raise awareness of violence against Indigenous women in Canada, its roots in colonialism and patriarchal ideals, and how advancing equity is key to eradicating it. December 3, 2020
2020 Freedom from Slavery Forum: Empowering & Learning from Survivors Free The Slaves This webinar highlights empowering and learning from survivors. They addrss the following question: How can we achieve stronger survivor engagement and leadership in the anti-slavery movement in advocacy, research, policymaking, awareness-raising and project implementation? November 29, 2020
2020 Freedom from Slavery Forum: The Use of Research to Fight Modern Day Slavery Free The Slaves This webinar highlights the use of research to fight modern day slavery. They address the follwoing question: how can we define and measure the drivers of modern slavery and the impact of interventions in ways that shape policy decisions, generate funding and inform the design of front-line interventions? November 29, 2020
Indigenous Survivors Speak Out World Without Exploitation Speakers Series Indigenous Survivors Speak Out with: Jeri Moomaw (Innovations Human Trafficking Collective), Sandi Pierce (Innovations Human Trafficking Collective), Christine Stark (Author) November 12, 2020
How to Keep Learning During a Crisis Collective Impact Forum When we’re working through a crisis, like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can feel overwhelming to consider how we can learn from what’s happening around us. In this discussion, we go over the imperative of learning, even during times of great upheaval, and what small ways we can assess how we’re doing and how to move forward. We hear from FSG's Hallie Preskill and Joelle Cook, who share advice, recommendations, and concrete ideas on how to continue to keep learning about how our collaborative work is going, even during times of prolonged crisis like the pandemic. November 1, 2020
Labor Trafficking 101: Learning the Basics National Center for Victims of Crime A panel of experts share information about potential indicators of labor trafficking, vulnerable industries, and a broad range of resources available to help organizations and tribes start, sustain, or grow their support services for victims of labor trafficking. Participant questions are answered live during the event. This webinar is part of the Ask an Expert Series sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center. October 23, 2020
Fact, Fiction & Fear: The impact of conspiracy theories on the anti-trafficking movement World Without Exploitation Speaker Series This webinar was held by World Without exploitation as part of their Now and Next Speaker Series. During this webinar, guest speakers: Rebecca Bender (Rebecca Bender Initiative) and Shea M. Rhodes (CSE Institute) discuss the impact of conspiracy theories on the anti-trafficking movement. October 8, 2020
Implementing a Victim-centered, Trauma-informed Program for Survivors of Human Trafficking National Center for Victims of Crime Three national experts share their insight and answer participant questions during this hour-long session on applying and enhancing policies and procedures centered on survivor safety, trust, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. This no-cost webinar is part of the Ask and Expert Series sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center. October 1, 2020
Partners in Conflict Collective Impact Forum In this roundtable discussion, we focus on questions around how to collaborate when there may be conflicts between partners, whether it’s conflicting schedules, motivations, or values, and what to consider when those conflicts come up. This discussion includes what to consider when partnering with law enforcement, how to sort through conflicting community meeting needs, and the challenges of finding common ground when everything seems polarized. October 1, 2020
Housing LGBTQ+ Survivors of Trafficking Freedom Network USA This webinar was produced by Freedom Network USA. LGBTQ+ individuals experience high rates of homelessness, have a heightened vulnerability of being exploited, and are often excluded from housing programs. This webinar will discuss the challenges that LGBTQ+ survivors face in accessing safe and stable housing and explore housing models and practices to enhance access to housing for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. September 29, 2020
Anti-Racism in the Modern Anti-Slavery Movement Survivor Alliance Join Freedom Fund partner Survivor Alliance for a unique online event in which Kenneth B. Morris Jr., Co-Founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, will talk about the linkages between historical and contemporary forms of forced labour. The great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington will share his insights about the need for anti-racism in the modern anti-slavery movement. He will highlight FDFI's strategy to fight slavery by pursuing racial equity and prevention of human trafficking through education. A Q&A session will follow. September 17, 2020
WorldWE Speakers Series: The LGBT Community and Commercial Sexual Exploitation World Without Exploitation Speaker Series In this webinar “The LGBTQ Community and Commercial Sexual Exploitation,” Esperanza Fonseca, member of AF3IRM, and Cristian Eduardo, Survivor Leader at Sanctuary for Families and ECPAT-USA, discuss the widespread exploitation of the LGBTQ community in the sex trade and the harms of full decriminalization. They also talk about the importance of the Equality Model, a policy solution that prioritizes the rights of those who have been exploited in the sex trade while holding buyers, pimps and johns accountable for the harms they cause. September 10, 2020
Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Webinar National Center for Victims of Crime Are you trying to start, sustain, or grow your anti-trafficking work? This webinar by the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center discusses free coaching services and a new group being established to discuss funding strategies. August 31, 2020
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Collecting Longitudinal Data from CSEC Youth HEAL Trafficking Discussion on “A longitudinal evaluation of a survivor-mentor program for child survivors of sex trafficking in the United States" (2020) with Katherine Bright, a PhD candidate at University of Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and one of the authors on the study. Bright explores the findings of the research, but more importantly, she shares the methods her team developed to conduct longitudinal research with a population of youth that were often difficult to trace over time. She also discusses the methods for debriefing with research team members and ensuring their well-being during the process of the research, addresses conflicts and resolves tensions. August 5, 2020
Collaborating during COVID-19 Collective Impact Forum In this roundtable discussion, we address some questions from Forum community members about how our collaborative work is affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including supporting exhausted community partners, figuring out how to build engagement around a new initiative during the pandemic, and how to keep long-term goals while meeting immediate needs. Featuring Robert Albright, Sheri Brady, Jennifer Splansky Juster, Paul Schmitz, Tracy Timmons-Gray, and Junious William. August 1, 2020
Underrepresented Patient Populations: Framework to Create Case Materials HEAL Trafficking This webinar was part of the HEAL Trafficking Simulation and Trafficking Education for Health Professionals Conference. This webinar covers information on unrepresented patient populations as was presented by Cate Nicholas Ed D, MS, PA (her/she) the Director of Simulation Education and Operations. July 30, 2020
Experiences of Racism Among African American Women Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation HEAL Trafficking This HEAL Research Committee Webinar discusses Lara Gerassi’s 2019 article titled “Experiences of Racism and Racial Tensions Among African American Women Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Practice: A Qualitative Study.” Dr. Gerassi, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Social Work, will discuss the studies findings and also the innovative research methods she designed to pursue this research. This discussion is moderated by Laura Murphy. July 22, 2020
HEAL Trafficking Webinar: Integrating Research into Anti-Trafficking Presentations HEAL Trafficking This webinar is designed to increase your confidence when presenting statistics and research about trafficking, by teaching you how to evaluate research and statistics that are shared in the general public. Not all research is reported accurately – even by reputable organizations or the government – so it is important for anti-trafficking advocates to learn how to determine what information is the best to use in your training. Presenters explain how to track the original sources of statements that are often employed in anti-trafficking awareness efforts, but are not accurate. This webinar was developed in partnership with HEAL Trafficking (https://healtrafficking.org) and the Survivor Alliance (www.survivoralliance.org). Presenters include: Ummra Hang, MSW and Survivor Alliance Member, and Dr. Laura Murphy, Professor of Human Rights and Contemporary Slavery at Sheffield Hallam University and HEAL Research Committee Chair. June 19, 2020
The Bitter Truth About Sugaring: Deception and false promises in exploitation’s new frontier World Without Exploitation Speaker Series Presented by: Tamar Arenson (The One Campaign), Angie Henderson (University of Northern Colorado), Megan Lundstrom (Avery Center for Research & Services) June 11, 2020
Privilege and Racial Marginalization World Without Exploitation Speaker Series A disscussion of the racism of prostitution presented by: Audrey Morrissey (My Life My Choice), Sonia Ossorio (National Organization for Women New York) and Christine Stark (Author). June 4, 2020
Supporting the Health and Economic Needs of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and Trafficking Survivors during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Futures Without Violence This webinar highlights how advocacy programs and collaborative partners are shifting their in-person and virtual approaches to meet the needs of trafficking survivors. It also includes tools and approaches to expand partnerships with healthcare and workforce development partners, to enhance safety and wellness for survivors, as well as resources. June 3, 2020
Your Influence Matters. How to Use It to Support Long-Term Social Change Collective Impact Forum In this 2020 Collective Impact Convening keynote, Becky Margiotta (Billions Institute) shares her story, and offers prescriptions for how to maximize the impact of your "three feet of influence" to change the world based on her 30 years of experience as a leader herself and her work with more than 1,000 cross-sector leaders who've attended her workshops on leading large-scale change. May 7, 2020
Rethinking Representation: Framing Human Trafficking for Health Professionals HEAL Trafficking Representation is “the description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way or as being of a certain nature”. This presentation explores how the anti-trafficking movement represents human trafficking in its public awareness efforts via visual media, stories and testimonies, and data and statistics. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify common missteps and promising practices to utilize a trauma-informed, survivor-centered approach to authentically sharing information about human trafficking for health professionals. September 20, 2018
“Bottom Girl” Webinar The Avery Research Center This 13 minute webinar was hosted by Angela C. Henderson, Ph.D. and former "bottom girl" Niyah as they talk about the victim-offender overlap in commercial sexual exploitation as it relates to Angie's article, co-authored with Shea M. Rhodes, titled “Got Sold a Dream and It Turned into a Nightmare: The Victim-Offender Overlap in Commercial Sexual Exploitation."
AMBER Alert Essentials for Community Members Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Fox Valley Technical College AMBER Alert Essentials for Community Members will enable members of the public to recognize the history and essential components of the AMBER Alert Program. The criteria for an AMBER Alert will be examined as well as how to support law enforcement efforts during an AMBER Alert activation.
Beyond Counting: Strategies to Collect and (Actually) Use Your Family Treatment Court Data Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Children and Family Futures This webinar is part of the three-part Family Treatment Court Practice Academy 2022: Beyond Collaboration to Results course. Learning Objectives: Explore why all team members must "care enough to count" and how data-driven decision-making improves outcomes for children, parents, and families; Learn innovative strategies, key lessons, and takeaways about using data to inform decision-making, policy and system improvements, and sustainability planning; Design a data dashboard that meets your family treatment court's needs for tracking outcomes, progress, and equity in access and outcomes; Commit to action: Use our Action Plan template, write in your next steps, and post it near your workspace or pin it as a reminder to take action.
Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure National Criminal Justice Training Center Learn the best approach with children who are alleged victims of child abuse in the initial phases of a case, after a concern has been identified. Develop the skills and techniques necessary to engage a child in such a way as to minimize suggestibility but still provide support, beyond what is taught in a First Responder Training. Review best practices in the identification of concern and learn to engage these children in a way that maximizes positive case outcomes and minimizes potential behaviors that can hurt cases.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC 101) Kristi House This 3-hour workshop provides a basic overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), the extent of the problem, and the impact this type of trauma has on children. It will also include tips for identifying and engaging victims and a discussion of services victims need for healing and reintegration into mainstream society.
Complex Trauma and Marriage — Faith In Action Shared Hope International This presentation gives the audience a good picture of what marriage may look like post-trafficking. Everyone knows that marriage is hard work- throwing in complex-trauma adds a whole new dimension. This presentation includes insight, from both husband and wife, to some of the biggest challenges that couples face after trafficking. Utilizing humor and candid conversation, the audience will gain further insight and understanding into the unique dynamics at play, as well as gain perspective on what the long road to recovery looks like within the family setting.
Developing a Labor Trafficking Orientation for New Staff Framework In this training, Cristobal Perez helps to prepare supervisors to build confidence and competence of new staff members. Learn how to set your staff up for success in their work to identify and serve labor trafficking survivors. Topics will include top onboarding practices, labor trafficking training topics, essential and recommended labor trafficking resources to share, and intake and service delivery considerations
Developing a Labor Trafficking Orientation for New Staff Framework In this training, Cristobal Perez helps to prepare supervisors to build confidence and competence of new staff members. Learn how to set your staff up for success in their work to identify and serve labor trafficking survivors. Topics will include top onboarding practices, labor trafficking training topics, essential and recommended labor trafficking resources to share, and intake and service delivery considerations
Expert Q&A: Establishing Victim Services Vicarious Trauma Response Collaboratives Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center While vicarious trauma is both a normal and inevitable response to working with victims of crime, there is growing recognition of the need to build trauma-informed organizations and supportive partnerships to mitigate the negative impacts of secondary trauma and expand opportunities to enhance resiliency. This session will provide an overview of OVC TTAC’s engagement with communities across the United States in developing and sustaining vicarious trauma peer-to-peer collaboratives.
Exploring the Intersectionality of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence through a Complex Trauma Lens Project TRUST Password: R^#%FfC7 Project TRUST, in collaboration with the Sanar Institute’s October webinar, which focused on exploring the intersectionality of domestic violence and human trafficking through a trauma-informed lens.
Financial Literacy: Labor Trafficking Service Delivery Framework This 90-minute training conducted by Carolyn Ouya, a Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist at FUTURES Workplace & Economics talks about many financial goals that survivors of labor trafficking have, such as how to improve/understand credit scores, build savings, acquire assets, and support a sustainable lifestyle for themselves and family
Following the Evidence in Child Abuse and Child Exploitation Cases National Criminal Justice Training Center This virtual training will explore the importance of case coordination and evidence corroboration by multidisciplinary teams when investigating cases of child abuse. Attendees will learn the roles and responsibilities of multidisciplinary team members; how to evaluate evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews, and case studies; and how technology is used to groom and manipulate child victims.
Honoring Black Voices in the Anti-Trafficking Movement Framework In this Framework event, service providers heard from survivors of labor trafficking on why the voices of Black survivors of trafficking are needed, the barriers they continue to face as they engage in advocacy, and provide recommendations on ways that the anti-trafficking movement can engage them in a dignifying way. Additionally, panel moderator Bella Hounakey guides panelists Evelyn Chumbow, James Dold, Kwami Adoboe-Herrera, and Moninda Marube as they speak on the importance of culturally responsive services, the importance of a strengths-based approach, and how aspects of Black identity shows up in supporting survivors.
How to Apply for an Eligibility Letter for Foreign National Minors Who Experienced Human Trafficking Administration for Children & Families HHS Interim Assistance and Eligibility Letters allow foreign national minors who may have or have experienced human trafficking, and meet certain eligibility rules, to apply for the same benefits and services as refugees. If when working with a foreign national minor (non-US citizen/legal permanent resident and currently under 18) there are concerns that they may have experienced forced labor or commercial sex at any point in their life, this video will explain how to submit a request for assistance through the Shepherd Case Management System.
How Youth Experience Online Sexual Abuse and What We Can Do About It National Center on Sexual Exploitation Common sense best practices implemented by Internet and technology platforms, sound legislation that prioritizes the safety of vulnerable and marginalized children, and better resources for parents can make a significant positive impact. In this presentation for Stronger Together, Lina Nealon (Director of Corporate and Strategic Initiatives at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation) explains the problems children are facing online and discusses solutions to help address the issues at their roots.
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Emerging from Trafficking: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Survivors U.S. Department of Education Leaving a trafficking situation is the first step in healing. Another essential step for young people is to reenter or enter a school community. This can be difficult to do as students are processing their trafficking experiences. In honor of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, this webinar focuses on approaches schools can take to support the mental health of students as they return to the school community. You will hear strategies you can implement in your schools, including trauma-informed approaches, communicating with the young person and their families, and implementing individualized support. Join us so you can add tools to your toolbox as you support young people who have experienced human trafficking.
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Emerging from Trafficking: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Survivors U.S. Department of Education Leaving a trafficking situation is the first step in healing. Another essential step for young people is to reenter or enter a school community. This can be difficult to do as students are processing their trafficking experiences. In honor of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, this webinar focuses on approaches schools can take to support the mental health of students as they return to the school community. You will hear strategies you can implement in your schools, including trauma-informed approaches, communicating with the young person and their families, and implementing individualized support. Join us so you can add tools to your toolbox as you support young people who have experienced human trafficking.
Indicators of Sex Trafficking in Online Escort Ads Justice Research and Statistics Association Law enforcement and prosecutors have long used online escort advertisements to identify sex trafficking victims and investigate cases. Several ad characteristics are used and shared among investigators as signs of trafficking, but they have not yet been empirically tested for predictive power to support investigative decisions or the use of ads as evidence in court.
Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents National Criminal Justice Training Center During this training, first responders will gain knowledge of the investigative activities that occur during an endangered missing or child abduction investigation, and how their actions influence the short- and long-term response of law enforcement. Learn the impact the missing and/or abducted child incident has on the family and how this can impact your response. Examine the critical and necessary first steps for first responders and gain best practices and strategies for search and canvass implementation.
Intersections of Secondary Traumatic Stress with Racism, Historical Trauma, and Other Systems of Oppression Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of Justice & Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center his two-hour webinar will focus on how secondary traumatic stress (STS) intersects with issues related to identity and oppression. Participants increase their understanding of how racial inequality, historical trauma and other systems of oppression can exacerbate the impact of STS on direct service providers. The expert presenters will share their personal experiences and offer strategies for individuals, leaders, and organizations to address these topics and increase resilience in the workplace.
Labor Trafficking Service Delivery: Financial Literacy Framework - Tools to Combat Trafficking There are many financial goals that survivors of labor trafficking have, such as how to improve/understand credit scores, build savings, acquire assets, and support a sustainable lifestyle for themselves and family. This webinar will help providers understand the post-trafficking financial planning needs of survivors and how to reframe the field’s current approach to financial literacy to one that is more strategic, collaborative, and addresses systematic barriers to the economic wellbeing of survivors of labor trafficking.
Labor Trafficking Service Delivery: Naming and Healing from Trauma Framework Training and Technical Assistance This 90-minute event will focus on the trauma of labor trafficking survivors and the mechanisms available to support individuals while they process, move through, and understand their experiences. Topics include the types of trauma experiences, the importance of properly naming labor trafficking, healing, preparing survivors for trauma navigation, and recommendations to develop trauma-informed client policies and procedures
Labor Trafficking Service Delivery: Preparing for Employment Framework: Tools to combat labor trafficking In this training, you will gain knowledge of survivor post-trafficking employment needs. Topics will include barriers to employment connection, prioritizing survivor goals, employment readiness conversations, and elements of employment success. This training is meant for anti-trafficking service providers who are serving clients but have little knowledge around the particular barriers labor trafficking survivors face and how to help set them up for long-term success in the workplace.
Last Girl First: Global research on prostitution and trafficking World Without Exploitation CAP international undertook a two-year-long research endeavor covering 50 countries and involving 30 field experts working with prostituted persons and leaders of the communities most impacted by prostitution. The resulting report, “Last Girl First” provides an overview of the intersectional oppressions fostering the systems of prostitution & trafficking for sexual exploitation. By tracing the roots of these systems, this study highlights the realities of prostitution & trafficking and the insidious way in which broad patterns of domination such as patriarchy, racism, colonialism, imperialism, classism, capitalism, war, and militarization shape them and lead to the sexual exploitation of the most marginalized.
Logic Model for Victim Service Programs: The Link Between Program Outcomes and Program Sustainability Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Victim service organizations are often asked to demonstrate the impact of their programming using a logic model framework, but this model has many other benefits for organizations and communities. During this training, participants will learn how using a logic model is an essential component of victim service program evaluation and planning. Information and discussion on the relationship between resources, activities, and outcomes will help prepare participants to consider the range and types of program outcomes to track. These outcomes have valuable, practical uses beyond reporting and can be used to support program communications, fundraising, and grant applications.
Materials for Trafficked Youth – A Journey Through and Beyond the Legal System Office for Victims of Crime In this video, OVC and Center for Court Innovation staff discuss graphic novels focused on young human trafficking survivors’ experiences, plus an accompanying booklet that focuses on rights, roles, and responsibilities within the justice system. Learn how to use these materials to support victims and witnesses of sex and labor trafficking, ages 12–18. View the Child Victims and Witness Support Materials on Human Trafficking.
Military Culture and the Core of Sex Crimes San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking CSEC & Advisory Council -Health Subcommittee Dr. Athena Ives is a Marine Corps Lioness Combat Veteran, Certified Human Trafficking Investigator, Sex Crimes Consultant, Published Author, Instructor, and Public Speaker. From surviving a cult, familial child rape, combat, homelessness and Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Athena combines her education, lived experience, and 25+ years of studying child predators to help prevent sexual assault through trauma and cultural informed education, training, research and empowerment. Dr. Ives has a PhD in Forensic Psychology specializing in Military Sexual Trauma, a Masters in Forensics Specializing in Investigations, and a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security specializing on Women in Combat.
Naming and Healing From Trauma Framework This training is tailored for anti-trafficking service providers with existing knowledge of labor trafficking, trauma, and survivor service delivery. This webinar will provide in-depth knowledge of labor trafficking trauma and post-traumatic growth experiences. Topics include research on the trauma experienced, survivor stories on the importance of naming, and practical recommendations to develop client policies and procedures.
Naming and Healing from Trauma: Labor Trafficking Service Delivery Framework Survivor leader, Eva Eakins (they/them) and trauma expert, Charlee Borg (she/hers) provide an overview of the abuse experienced by labor trafficking survivors and the trauma symptoms they cause. Topics include research on the trauma, survivor stories on the importance of naming trafficking experiences, and practical recommendations to develop client policies and procedures.
Naming and Healing from Trauma: Labor Trafficking Service Delivery Framework Survivor leader, Eva Eakins (they/them) and trauma expert, Charlee Borg (she/hers) provide an overview of the abuse experienced by labor trafficking survivors and the trauma symptoms they cause. Topics include research on the trauma, survivor stories on the importance of naming trafficking experiences, and practical recommendations to develop client policies and procedures.
National Center for Victims of Crime – Talking Circle: Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities National Center for Victims of Crime Human trafficking impacts tribal people more than most of us realize with traffickers preying on vulnerabilities such as jurisdiction, prosecution, and limited resources. During this conversation, listen to tribe’s experiences with human trafficking in tribal communities and ask your own questions. Discussion topics include risk factors for trafficking, barriers to addressing trafficking on tribal lands, and needed services to aid the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of trafficked tribal members or relatives.
Navigating the End of the Eviction Moratorium Freedom Network USA The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the national eviction moratorium to July 30th, 2021. This call focuses on the expiration of the eviction moratorium and how providers can navigate this change. Presenters cover ways that providers can prepare for the ending of the moratorium and continue to support survivors with their housing needs.
Non-Discrimination Practices in Housing Programs Freedom Network Training Institute This webinar provided an overview of how housing programs and service providers can successfully employ non-discrimination practices. The presenters shared best practices for how to uphold survivor rights in different types of housing (Ex: shelters, transitional housing, scattered-site housing, residential). Presenters also discussed the protected classes covered under federal civil rights laws, including race, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, and physical or mental disability.
Racism & the Anti-Trafficking Movement The Human Trafficking Legal Center In 2021, a coalition of survivor leaders and the Human Trafficking Legal Center conducted a survey on racism in the anti-trafficking movement. The survey, distributed in multiple languages, sought to learn more about the impact of systemic and structural racism experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) trafficking survivors. More than 80 survivor participants responded to the survey. Their answers provided insight into their lived experience navigating support services, legal issues, health care, and the anti-trafficking community. Centering the expertise of survivors can help to reframe structures of power and authority within anti-trafficking organizations, driving more effective policies and interventions. Please join us in a spirited discussion led by four survivor leaders on integrating inclusion and equity in the anti-trafficking community.
Safeguarding our Children from Human Trafficking: Using culture as a protective and healing influence among Native youth Office of Victims of Crime - The Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Join panelists from American Indian and Alaska Native communities as they offer insight and answer participant questions on the intersection between child welfare, human trafficking, and vulnerability to exploitation. They will also discuss the impact of historical trauma and how to effectively use culture as a protective and healing factor.
Safeguarding Our Children from Human Trafficking: Using Culture as A Protective and Healing Influence Among Native Youth Department of Justice - Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center During this conversation, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Samoan panelists discuss the intersection between child welfare, human trafficking, and vulnerability to exploitation. The impact of historical trauma and how to effectively use culture as a protective and healing factor was also discussed. Historical trauma and current risk factors make Indigenous people vulnerable to many forms of crime victimization, including labor and sex trafficking. Additionally, higher percentages of American Indian and Alaska Native children are living in poverty, involved in the juvenile justice system, and the foster care system, increasing their vulnerability to human trafficking.
Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Overview, Signs and Symptoms, and How To Mitigate the Effects Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention This is the fourth webinar in a 6-part series addressing secondary trauma and traumatic stress to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work in combating child sexual exploitation. This webinar will focus on the emotional signs and symptoms of stress and share specialized resiliency tools and coping strategies to help professionals combat traumatic stress and develop personalized tools to help alleviate the effects of trauma.
SHIFT Webinar Series Part 4: Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Emotional Signs and Symptoms and How To Mitigate Department of Justice: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention This is the fourth webinar in a 6-part series addressing secondary trauma and traumatic stress to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work in combating child sexual exploitation. This webinar will focus on the emotional signs and symptoms of stress and share specialized resiliency tools and coping strategies to help professionals combat traumatic stress and develop personalized tools to help alleviate the effects of trauma.
SHIFT Webinar Series Part 6: Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Worldview Signs and Symptoms and How To Mitigate Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention This is the sixth webinar in a 6-part series addressing secondary trauma and traumatic stress to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work in combating child sexual exploitation. This webinar will focus on the worldview signs and symptoms of stress and share specialized resiliency tools and coping strategies to help professionals combat traumatic stress and develop personalized tools to help alleviate the effects of trauma. Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Social Reactions to Sexual Assault Center for Victim Research This webinar reviews research on correlates and impacts of social reactions made to victims disclosing sexual assault and partner violence. Findings about trauma disclosure and social reactions are presented from survivors and their informal support members (e.g., family, friend, romantic partner). Recommendations from survivors and informal supports about what survivors need and information from a recent intervention to improve social reactions to survivor disclosures are reviewed.
Starting, Sustaining and Growing Your Anti-Trafficking Work The National Center for Victims of Crime Are you trying to start, sustain, or grow your anti-trafficking work? This webinar by the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center discusses free coaching services and a new group being established to discuss funding strategies.
Teen Dating Violence Presentation San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force Health Subcommittee San Diego local dynamics of sex trafficking closely resemble Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Also, the same best practices should be used to address both IPV and trafficking. Presentation topics include: Behaviors that lead to unhealthy or abusive dating relationships can take root as early as middle and high school, as teens begin to date and experiment with their first romantic or intimate relationships.
The Impact of Trauma: A Trauma-Informed Lens and Response Webinar International Association of Chiefs of Police This webinar discusses how traumatic experiences can impact victim memory, reactions and behavior, and the implications of this for first responders’ and investigators’ interviews and investigations. While this webinar focuses on the impact of trauma as it relates to the investigation of sexual assault cases, the information is relevant for any incident where a traumatic event has occurred such as a car accident or burglary.
The Importance of Optimism and Purpose National Training and Technical Assistance Center Law enforcement, prosecutors, and other professionals involved in investigating and prosecuting technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation face the occupational challenge of secondary trauma and stress due to their frequent contact with victims. This webinar will focus on optimism and purpose and how they affect the health and wellness of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) teams and their affiliates to enhance the effectiveness of those professionals in their work. Tools and resources for building optimism and purpose within ICAC teams will be explored.
The Intersection of Substance Use, Mental Health & Commercial Sexual Exploitation The Avery Center Based on data collected by The Avery Center, substances were used both as a means of control by traffickers and as a way to "numb the pain of the repeated trauma" of being trafficked. Additionally, the most common exit strategy for victims in our study was suicide attempt as a way to safely be admitted to a hospital and be separated from a trafficker. Strategies for addressing how each of these indicators present in a health care setting will be discussed in depth in this training. Sponsored by Banner Health.
Trafficking, Incarceration, & Survival: How the Criminal Legal System Harms Victims Framework Hear survivors of forced criminality discuss their experiences within the labor trafficking paradigm. This webinar will increase your understanding of why victims stay and what it looks like when an underlying criminal offense is a part of a victim’s exploitation. Listen to survivor experiences of the consequences of wrongful prosecution and play your part in creating a solution to a criminal legal system that does not fully recognize all victims.
Trauma Bonding in Labor Trafficking Framework In this video, hear survivor James Dold, Founder and CEO of Human Rights for Kids discuss trauma bonding in child labor trafficking. Share this video with your community and remind everyone that labor trafficking matters.
Trauma-Informed Engagement in Legal Settings Project TRUST This webinar focuses on best practices for responding to and managing trauma responses that may surface while working with individuals with lived experience in human trafficking. The goals of this webinar are to: -Provide an overview of trauma responses legal professionals may encounter when serving individuals impacted by trauma. -Identify best practices for trauma-informed and person-centered engagement. -Educate stakeholders on best practices in implementing trauma-informed engagement skills and tools in a legal setting.
Trauma-Informed Policies & Procedures for Housing Programs Freedom Network Training Institute This webinar provided an overview of best practices when creating trauma-informed policies and procedures for housing programs. Attendees learned how to incorporate a trauma-informed lens into their documentation, such as intake forms and screening tools.
Trauma-Informed Policies and Procedures for Housing Programs Freedom Network Training Institute This webinar will provide an overview of best practices when creating policies and procedures within a housing program. The presenters will give practical examples and tools that housing providers can utilize when serving survivors of human trafficking.
Violence Across the Lifecourse: Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Violence, and Elder Mistreatment Center for Victim Research This presentation provides an overview of research on the connections between child maltreatment and later forms of violence that extend to and beyond mid-life. It discusses the developmental associations between child maltreatment, violence in adolescence, intimate partner violence (IPV), and elder mistreatment. It also reviews the existing, though limited, evidence on the close association between adult IPV and elder mistreatment.