Webinars


Webinars
Name Host Description Date Topics
Fact or Fiction: Decoding Human Trafficking Statistics Human Trafficking Prevention Project Join the Director of the Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative at University of Maryland School of Social Work, for an exploration of frequently used human trafficking data and discussion on the accuracy of prevailing statistics surrounding sex and labor trafficking. The panel will dissect current data trends, offering a comprehensive analysis that challenges commonly held perceptions. Gain insights into the challenges of data collection and discover how accurate statistics are crucial for effective anti-trafficking efforts. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding about data-driven and evidence-based practice in the anti-trafficking field. February 14, 2024
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Supporting Students and Schools Through a Human Trafficking Report National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments What should you do when you suspect a child is being trafficked? This is a frequent question we receive during our webinars, especially as educators want to reassure a student who has indicated they are being trafficked or ensure that a student they suspect is being trafficked will be safe and can ultimately recover and thrive. This webinar will help answer that question and more. It started with an overview of what steps K-12 educators and personnel may take to report trafficking when they suspect or have been informed a student is being trafficked. Experts from the federal and state level discussed the multiple mechanisms involved in reporting trafficking for both states with mandated reporting and those without. Because this is a difficult process, practitioners working in schools will discuss best practices for both supporting those reporting trafficking and the student(s) involved. And, since educators see and speak with students day in and day out, an expert with lived experience provided important context on how educators can become safe, approachable adults for students to feel comfortable in confiding what is happening in their lives and then able to report suspected trafficking. January 31, 2024
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Minors/ Youth
Economic Empowerment for People Who Have Experienced Human Trafficking Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Economic empowerment is a critical need for many individuals who have experienced human trafficking, from their moment of exit through their long-term recovery. In this webinar, we will share guiding principles for the development and implementation of economic empowerment programs as well as key findings and recommendations for programming related to the five tiers of economic empowerment. January 30, 2024
  • Direct Service
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Policy
  • Survivors
Foundations for Building and Effective Public Awareness Campaign Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Creating an effective campaign is about more than raising awareness. To be effective, campaign initiatives should be carefully structured to ensure that they positively impact the issue they intend to address. This workshop will explore the principles of effective health communication campaigns. Panelists will provide examples of how they have applied these principles to large-scale public awareness campaigns and discuss how these lessons learned can be applied to human trafficking campaigns. January 22, 2024
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
Mental Wellbeing Equity Summit 2023 (Part 2) Kristi House Part 2 of Kristi House's 2023 Mental Wellbeing Equity Summit: Supporting Mental Health Professionals through Resilience, Self Care and Community. Natasha Santana-Viera, LCSW, Director of Mental Health and Wellness, Guitars Over Guns. Pastor Linda Freeman, Executive Director, Peacemaker Family Center at Trinity Church Miami Gardens. Delphine Gervais, LCSW-QS, Founder, Thought Partner & Therapist, Breakthrough Care and Resource Center, Inc. January 19, 2024
  • Direct Service
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Trauma
Mental Wellbeing Equity Summit 2023 (Part 1) Kristi House Mental Health Challenges & Solutions for Communities Encountering Barriers. Francesco Duberli, Ph.D., MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Survivors’ Pathway. Jamarah Amani, Executive Director, Southern Birth Justice Network. Roger McIntosh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Divisions of Health, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Director of BREATH Lab, University of Miami. January 18, 2024
  • Direct Service
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Policy
  • Trauma
Building Public Awareness During Human Trafficking Prevention Month Administration for Children and Families (ACF) January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month (HTPM), a presidentially designated observance designed to educate the public about human trafficking and the role it can play in preventing and responding to human trafficking. This webinar will provide an overview of the HTPM Toolkit and share foundational principals for public awareness and outreach, including using person-centered and culturally-responsive messaging and images, ethical storytelling, and engaging experts with lived experience. January 2, 2024
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • LGBTQ+
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
Post-Traumatic Growth and Resiliency Webinar Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) This webinar, held on December 12, 2023, is one in a webinar series hosted by the Innocent Justice Foundation that examines transformational meaning and its role in trauma recovery and post-traumatic growth. Professionals working in the child sexual exploitation fields are more likely to be exposed to conduct, material, and circumstances that can lead to chronic stress. December 12, 2023
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
Worry and Anxiety Webinar Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) This webinar, held on November 28, 2023, is one in a webinar series hosted by the Innocent Justice Foundation that examines transformational meaning and its role in trauma recovery and post-traumatic growth. Professionals working in the child sexual exploitation fields are more likely to be exposed to conduct, material, and circumstances that can lead to chronic stress. November 28, 2023
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Understanding Child Labor Exploitation in the U.S. and How Schools Can Help Address It National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address child and youth trafficking in America’s schools. This year, the Human Trafficking webinar series has been expanded to also address child exploitation. Now the series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address sex and labor trafficking, and exploitation. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and the Department of Labor (DOL), the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the latest webinar in this updated series, Understanding Child Labor Exploitation in the U.S. and How Schools Can Help Address It. November 15, 2023
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Trauma Informed Care for Parents and Providers Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Alison Steier from Southwest Human Development led continued discussion of her whole group presentation on “The Value for Parents and Providers of Understanding Early Childhood Trauma-Informed Care. November 15, 2023
  • Direct Service
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Trauma
Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Nikki Edge discussed how they strengthened trauma-informed practices across the mixed delivery Arkansas system using a Trauma-Informed Workgroup. They have an intensive offering which is Facilitating Trauma-Informed Organizational Change which is a 2-year intensive journey that includes a foundational training for everyone, an administrator training that introduces the FIRST:ECE Administrators Toolkit and a 20-hour advanced certificate program for teachers that includes coaching support and a stipend. November 15, 2023
  • Direct Service
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Trauma
Fireside Chat: Addressing Trafficking and Protecting Youth from Online Harassment and Abuse Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Alice Johnson and CeMarr Peterson, two Human Trafficking Leadership Academy graduates, share perspectives on outreach and engagement strategies that communities, schools, and organizations should implement to increase youth awareness of — and promote their resilience against — online harassment and abuse related to human trafficking. November 2, 2023
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Minors/ Youth
All About Trauma Webinar Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) This webinar, held on October 24, 2023, is one in a webinar series hosted by the Innocent Justice Foundation that examines transformational meaning and its role in trauma recovery and post-traumatic growth. Professionals working in the child sexual exploitation fields are more likely to be exposed to conduct, material, and circumstances that can lead to chronic stress. October 24, 2023
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
All About Stress Webinar Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) This webinar, held on September 26, 2023, is one in a webinar series hosted by the Innocent Justice Foundation that examines transformational meaning and its role in trauma recovery and post-traumatic growth. Professionals working in the child sexual exploitation fields are more likely to be exposed to conduct, material, and circumstances that can lead to chronic stress. September 26, 2023
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
ACF and DOL Webinar on Child Labor Exploitation Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Join the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division for an overview of the Division and the laws and outreach behind its mission. Learn how the agency promotes and achieves compliance with labor standards to protect the welfare of the nation's workforce. The presentation focuses on child labor laws and ways in which child labor investigations are conducted, and participants learn how the public can file a complaint. August 11, 2023
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Policy
Talking Circle: Standards of Care for Survivors of Human Trafficking National Center for Victims of Crime Survivors of human trafficking have diverse needs and often receive assistance from a wide array of organizations that may vary in the underlying philosophy of services and models of practice. Establishing a consistent quality of care focused on reducing potential harm is a central principle to serving survivors of human trafficking. This no-cost webinar from Aug. 10, 2023, provided input from professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking about these standards of care, how to implement them within a Tribal community, and additional resources to ensure all victims of human trafficking receive victim-centered, trauma-informed care. August 10, 2023
  • Health Care
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Survivors
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Centering the Experience of Boys, Young Men, and Male Identifying Students in Human Trafficking National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments For every human trafficking risk factor, there is a protective factor we can build to help reduce the likelihood that a student will be groomed for human trafficking. In this webinar, we explored some of the protective factors school personnel can provide and help students develop so they can avoid or leave human trafficking situations. This webinar provided brief presentations on protective factors. For example, presenters discussed strategies for helping students develop financial literacy skills because research suggests that poverty is a risk factor for human trafficking. It also included a panel discussion with an expert with lived experience, a director of elementary counseling for a school district with an expansive anti-trafficking program, and a professional from a community-based organization focused on helping girls who are black, indigenous, or people of color avoid or leave situations of sexual exploitation. We ended the webinar with a live Q&A where we will respond to your questions related to building protective factors for young people. June 28, 2023
  • Education/ Educators
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Minors/ Youth
Protecting Our Children: Comprehensive & Trauma-informed Services in Care and School Settings Administration for Children and Families (ACF) This segment focuses on comprehensive and trauma-informed services in care and school settings. It defines the phrase “trauma-informed” and what this means in the context of teachers and other caregivers working with young children. It also discusses the positive impacts trauma-informed approaches can have on children, and how these impacts and other protective factors play a role in reducing the risk of Indigenous girls and boys becoming murdered or missing. Other topics include what more is needed to bring these practices and approaches to Head Start, childcare, and other programs and practitioners serving young children throughout Indigenous communities. ​ The featured guests are Dr. Amy Wolferman, Director, School-Based Training and Technical Assistance at the National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) and Kimee Wind Hummingbird (Muscogee Creek) Nation with Cherokee Descent), Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at NNCTC. June 1, 2023
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Trauma
Creating a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organization: Strategies for Success Northeastern University & Office for Victims of Crimes Learn from experts Dr. Beth Molnar, Northeastern University, and Karen Kalergis, Northeastern University Consultant, as they provide an overview of the VTT and how to use the toolkit to help your organization become trauma-informed in this recorded webinar. May 9, 2023
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
Effective Leadership – The Attuned Leader Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) This webinar, held on April 26, 2023, was the first in a series being conducted by the Innocent Justice Foundation, an OJJDP-funded provider of SHIFT (Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training). The Effective Leadership webinar series addresses wellness strategies of those in leadership roles to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel manage stress from their difficult work in combating child sexual exploitation. This series is designed to guide those in management positions through the necessary wellness steps needed to create an effective team. It includes a focus on mitigating the challenges faced by Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force members. April 26, 2023
  • Law Enforcement
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Forced Criminality in Human Trafficking: Identifying and Intervening to Support Students National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Many people who have experienced human trafficking report they were forced into criminal activity by their trafficker and arrested for crimes they committed while under their trafficker’s control. Being forced into criminal activity adds complexity to the trauma of being trafficked and is an issue gaining attention in research. This webinar described what forced criminality is, why and how traffickers force victims to engage in criminal behavior, and the lasting impact that being pushed into criminal behavior can have on young people and their future selves. Our panelists shared ways to identify students whose criminal involvement might mask trafficking circumstances, laws that can protect young people forced into criminal behavior, and ways to support students who experience the dual trauma of human trafficking and forced criminality. April 19, 2023
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Law Enforcement
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Policy
  • Trauma
NCBIHSS Trauma-Informed, Safer Services and Respectful Workplace for the LGBTQ+ Community Administration for Children and Families (ACF) A discussion with Elwin Wu from Columbia School of Social Work and Dr. Nick Salter from Hofstra and moderated by Khalia Montgomery from ACF. April 17, 2023
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma
2023 SAAM Advocate Support – Vicarious Trauma Podcast Administration for Children and Families (ACF) ACF OFVPS and National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health (NCDVTMH) hosted a Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAM) podcast. This roundtable discussion was recorded to support advocates caring for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. The panel discussed vicarious trauma and tips to create space for advocates to focus on their own wellbeing to prevent vicarious trauma. April 10, 2023
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Trauma
Understanding Human Trafficking for Mental Health Professionals – Session 2 Northeast Caribbean MHTTC Many victims of human trafficking come into contact with health care, social service, and mental health professionals. Victims of human trafficking can present a wide range of physical and mental health needs. This 3-part webinar series aims to provide the foundational knowledge of human trafficking and address particular topics that extend to vulnerable populations. Participants will learn to identify and respond appropriately to the mental health needs of victims of human trafficking. These virtual learning sessions will lay the groundwork for a working understanding of human trafficking across sectors and disciplines to support the workforce in creating inclusive and caring environments. March 14, 2023
  • Demand
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • LGBTQ+
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Schools/ Educators
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Human Trafficking Legal Center Holds Expert Panel on Child Forced Labor in the United States The Human Trafficking Legal Center In January, the Human Trafficking Legal Center's Survivor Leadership Program teamed up with the D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force Labor Trafficking Subcommittee to hold a panel on child forced labor in the United States. The panel of experts, chaired by Evelyn Chumbow, discussed case studies and debated policy recommendations.Expert panelists Bella Hounakey, Program Management Specialist, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Kendra Ross, Consultant, the Human Trafficking Legal Center, Kenya K. Davis, Partner, Boies Schiller, and Ima Matul, Subject Matter Expert on Human Trafficking, reflected on challenges faced by trafficking survivors, and pressed participants to shift to a focus on prevention. March 10, 2023
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Research Resources
Understanding Human Trafficking for Mental Health Professionals – Session 1 Northeast Caribbean MHTTC Many victims of human trafficking come into contact with health care, social service, and mental health professionals. Victims of human trafficking can present a wide range of physical and mental health needs. This 3-part webinar series aims to provide the foundational knowledge of human trafficking and address particular topics that extend to vulnerable populations. Participants will learn to identify and respond appropriately to the mental health needs of victims of human trafficking. These virtual learning sessions will lay the groundwork for a working understanding of human trafficking across sectors and disciplines to support the workforce in creating inclusive and caring environments. March 8, 2023
  • Demand
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • LGBTQ+
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Sex Trade 101: Prostitution & Sex Trafficking World WE Youth Ending human trafficking and sexual exploitation requires a foundational understanding of the sex trade. By focusing on power dynamics, the demand for paid sex and the overrepresentation of marginalized communities, this month's webinar will introduce young people to the realities of the sex trade. For those who already have a grasp on these topics, we encourage you to invite your friends and peers. Moderated by WorldWE Youth Coalition Onboarding Coordinator, Charlotte Bizup, this special conversation will feature Alisa Bernard, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at Thistle Farms, and Maria Elisa Escobar, Co-Chair of the WorldWE Youth Coalition. February 27, 2023
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
National Briefing Call: Responding to Human Trafficking through the Child Welfare System Administration for Children & Families This national briefing call discussed new resources available from the Administration for Children and Families to assist child welfare, states, schools, nonprofit organizations, and practitioners in responding to concerns of human trafficking among children and youth, including those connected to the child welfare system. February 2, 2023
  • Health Care
  • Intrafamilial
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Familial Trafficking in America: Study and Survivor Implications Shared Hope International Part 1 of this session laid the foundation for understanding familial sex trafficking and how familial trafficking relates to, but is distinct from, incest and briefly how laws help or hurt our identification of this type of trafficking. Part 2 of this session summarized the limited body of knowledge we have on the profile of victim and perpetrator(s) and explored the relational dynamics between the child and familial trafficker. February 1, 2023
  • Intrafamilial
The Cost of Caring and Strategies for Promoting Resilience Human Trafficking Prevention Project In this webinar, our guest panelist will discuss the emotional, psychological, and physical impacts of working in the caring professions and explore strategies to address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout. Attendees will learn ways to tap into the power of resilience and how to implement a trauma-informed framework while supporting staff self-care at their own organizations. The Human Trafficking Prevention Project is excited to welcome Lauren N. Jenkins, LCPC, of Anchored Hope Therapy and Hope Ignited Training, as our guest presenter for this event. January 30, 2023
  • Health Care
  • Trauma
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Part 2: Engaging Families in Preventing and Addressing Human Trafficking National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and in recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the second of a two-part miniseries focused on the roles of families in human trafficking, including participation, prevention, and intervention, Engaging Families in Preventing and Addressing Human Trafficking. During this webinar, our subject matter experts will offer a variety of approaches for school personnel to work with families to build protective factors in their children to lessen the risk of victimization and approaches to support students who have been trafficked. January 25, 2023
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Intrafamilial
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Human Trafficking Webinar: Webinar Series – Part 2: Engaging Families in Preventing and Addressing Human Trafficking U.S. Department of Education On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and in recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the second of a two-part miniseries focused on the roles of families in human trafficking, including participation, prevention, and intervention, Engaging Families in Preventing and Addressing Human Trafficking. During this webinar, subject matter experts offered a variety of approaches for school personnel to work with families to build protective factors in their children to lessen the risk of victimization and approaches to support students who have been trafficked. January 25, 2023
  • Intrafamilial
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Educational Video on Labor Trafficking Experiences as Told by Survivors HEAL Training Hear from survivors of labor trafficking about their interactions with healthcare professionals, while being trafficked, and how these critical encounters helped save their lives. Video co-produced by HEAL Trafficking and sponsored by Lush and Give Way to Freedom. January 20, 2023
  • Health Care
  • Survivors
Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Males Giant Slayer Consulting When working in the addiction field, we frequently encounter clients who appear unmotivated to change. During this webinar, we will explore the concept of motivation and provide you with practical skills to develop intrinsic motivation toward long-term behavior change. January 12, 2023
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Boys/ Males
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Part 1: Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Familial Human Trafficking National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and in recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the first of a two-part miniseries focused on the roles of families in human trafficking, including participation, prevention, and intervention, Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Familial Human Trafficking. During this webinar, you will learn about the unique needs of students who have been trafficked by a family member. Our subject matter experts, including people with lived experience, will provide brief presentations on the impacts of familial trafficking and through a panel discussion, share approaches to supporting these students. January 11, 2023
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Demand
  • Education/ Educators
  • Intrafamilial
  • LGBTQ+
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
SOAR – Responding to Human Trafficking Through the Child Welfare System SOAR Online This is an advanced training for providers who serve children, youth, and families who may be connected to the child welfare system. Prior to completing this training, users are recommended to complete: SOAR to Health and Wellness, Trauma Informed Care, and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity. If viewing this training in Internet Explorer 11 and the content is not displaying properly, if possible, switch to viewing the training in Chrome. November 27, 2022
  • Direct Service
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
Lessons From the Field Webinar Series – Partners in Prevention: Engaging the Secondary School Community to Prevent Gender-Based Violence U.S Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next Lessons from the Field webinar, Partners in Prevention: Engaging the Secondary School Community to Prevent Gender-Based Violence. November 16, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
Housing Older Survivors of Human Trafficking Freedom Network Training Institute During this webinar, attendees will learn the following: 1) The intersection and importance of serving older human trafficking survivors in need of housing. 2) Unique needs and challenges faced by older and aging survivors and ways providers may accommodate these needs. 3) Best practices and standards of care when working with older survivors. November 10, 2022
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
The Power of Lived Expertise in Research and Evaluation: Child Welfare Edition Administration for Children & Families Individuals with lived experience collaborate with agencies in conducting and leading research and program evaluation findings to inform policy and practice. This video focuses on key considerations to sustain research and evaluation partnership with people with lived expertise and minimize harm, as well as offering concrete strategies to collaborate and share power with youth and families in the practice and process of data collection, research (including Participatory Action Research/Youth Participatory Action Research), and evaluation. October 26, 2022
  • Intrafamilial
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Research Resources
FTN | The Solution Series: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children FosterTogether Network CSEC: Children and youth of the foster system are especially targeted by sex traffickers and are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Together we will hear from former Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) youth and professionals to explore the challenge of protecting our children, providing needed services to help those who have been victimized, and caregiver strategies for supporting them. October 22, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Intrafamilial
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
The Solution Series: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Foster Together Network CSEC: Children and youth of the foster system are especially targeted by sex traffickers and are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Together we will hear from former Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) youth and professionals to explore the challenge of protecting our children, providing needed services to help those who have been victimized, and caregiver strategies for supporting them. October 22, 2022
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Gen Z Insights Peer Advocacy in the Fight to End Human Trafficking Anti-Trafficking International In this special Let's Talk webinar, you will hear from leaders of Anti-Trafficking International’s Student Advisory Council about what leads them to engage in the battle to end human trafficking, how they talk with their peers about the subject, and what community leaders and advocacy groups can do to help protect kids growing up in a digital-first world. October 21, 2022
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
Building the Evidence Base Office of Justice Programs What is evidence-based research? Why is it important to measure program activities and impacts and what are some strategies to do so? How can research be used to support engagement and empowerment for historically marginalized and underserved communities? Find answers in an recorded discussion moderated by Linda A. Seabrook, Senior Counsel for Racial Justice & Equity for OJP, with a panel of distinguished experts in the field. October 6, 2022
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Research Resources
Talking Circle: Exploring the Intersections Between Human Trafficking and Missing or Murdered Indigenous People National Center for Victims of Crime Human trafficking harms the body and spirit. Learn about the connection between human trafficking and Missing or Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP). Both human trafficking and MMIP victims may have been exposed to domestic and sexual violence, adverse childhood experiences, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. While human trafficking can happen to anyone anywhere, traffickers often exploit these vulnerabilities. During this conversation, Lenny Hayes, Carolyn DeFord, Lynette Grey Bull, and Nicole Matthews offer insight and answer questions on the possible intersection between MMIP and human trafficking, provide resources for addressing the MMIP crisis, and share actionable steps for involving the community. September 8, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Minorities/ Racism
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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Boys/ Males
  • Demand
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • LGBTQ+
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
The Crossover Between Sex and Labor Trafficking: Elevation WIthout Segregation Framework - Tools to Combat Labor Trafficking This 2-hour survivor-led panel focuses on the intersections across the labor and sex trafficking industries. It included 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. Featuring Jaimee Johnson, Ashley Maha’a, Eva Eakins, Eric Harris and Hazel Fasthorse. August 18, 2022
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Preventing and Intervening in the Labor Trafficking of Students National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar in this series, Preventing and Intervening in the Labor Trafficking of Students. In the United States, the primary job of school-aged young people is that of student, but this is not the case for all our young people. In 2021, the International Labor Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund estimated that global child labor, including child labor trafficking, rose from 152 million in 2016 to 160 million children in 2020 (International Labour Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund, 2021). Child labor trafficking doesn’t just happen in other countries, it also takes place here in the United States. Students who are forced to work long hours, often before they can complete schoolwork, or in dangerous jobs are less equipped to achieve in school given the trauma of their forced labor. In this webinar, we will explore what labor trafficking looks like in the United States and talk to subject matter experts, individuals with lived experience, and practitioners about how you can support students who are involved in labor trafficking. August 17, 2022
  • Education/ Educators
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Trauma
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Leveraging Systems to Maximize Reach and Impact Policy 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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Intrafamilial
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Trauma
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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Public Health Reports Meet the Authors — The Public Health Response to Human Trafficking: A Look Back and A Step Forward Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Professionals working with and serving communities at risk of human trafficking increasingly use public health strategies to establish evidence-informed, data-driven responses to human trafficking. “The Public Health Response to Human Trafficking: A Look-Back and a Step Forward,” published by Public Health Reports (PHR) and sponsored by the Office on Trafficking in Persons, expands the current evidence base and highlights the strengths of using a public health approach when preventing and responding to human trafficking. The authors in this supplement explore the efficacy of individual and communal public health interventions and describe the tools used by professionals and systems of care to respond to human trafficking. August 3, 2022
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
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. July 19, 2022
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
LGBTQIA+ Youth and Human Trafficking Anti-Trafficking International Our speaker this evening Wade Rvitsu, has been providing recommendations and input to inform research policies and programs to combat trafficking since 2014. Wade has focused much of his work on improving services and advocating for lgbq plus and transgender survivors of exploitation. He is working on his second book which focuses on the connection between the systemic oppression of queer and transgender youth and trafficking he is passionate about economic empowerment for survivors of exploitation and trafficking and he is grateful for the opportunity to work to increase the number of survivors employed in economically stable jobs through his work as the associate director of employment pathways at the Survivor Alliance. July 5, 2022
  • Labor Trafficking
  • LGBTQ+
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
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. June 30, 2022
  • Law Enforcement
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Research Resources
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
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Direct Service
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Beyond Counting: Strategies to Collect and (Actually) Use Your Family Treatment Project TRUST and the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) 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. June 15, 2022
  • Intrafamilial
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Research Resources
Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ Event End Violence Against Children The Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ Event brought together one of the most diverse and influential groups of advocates that have ever come together solely to end all forms of violence against children. On 14 June, 2022, 40 speakers – including heads of state and United Nations leadership, children and survivors of childhood violence, royalty, CEOs and celebrities – were joined by over 1,000 participants from 143 countries, to accelerate progress towards a shared vision of a world where every child grows up in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. It was a global moment at a critical time for children, as the world rebuilds from the pandemic amidst the rising challenges of conflict and climate change. The event witnessed a comprehensive discussion on the current global context, placing a spotlight on what works and what needs to be done to #ENDviolence against children at home, in schools, in communities and online. June 14, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Minors/ Youth
Talking Circle: Trauma and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities National Center for Victims of Crime 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. On June 9, 2022, Desiree Coyote, Lu-Anne Haukaas, and Guadalupe Lopez convened to answer participant questions on recognizing and addressing trauma from a human trafficking survivor's lived experience. June 9, 2022
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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. May 31, 2022
  • Direct Service
  • Intrafamilial
  • Leadership/ Social Change
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – Emerging from Trafficking: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Survivors National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar in this series, Emerging from Trafficking: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Survivors. Leaving a trafficking situation is a 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 supports. Join us so you can add tools to your toolbox as you support young people who have experienced human trafficking. May 25, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Health Care
  • Intrafamilial
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
OJJDP FY 2022 Supporting Effective Interventions for Youth with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior Solicitation Webinar Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Center (OJJDP NTTAC) Held on May 11, 2022, this grant solicitation webinar assisted eligible applicants interested in applying for the OJJDP FY 2022 Supporting Effective Interventions for Youth With Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior Solicitation. This webinar provided a general overview of the program, the goals and objectives, a discussion about the application process, and a Q&A opportunity for participants. May 11, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
Human Trafficking Webinar Series: Reducing Student Vulnerability in the Face of Community Risk Factors National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar in this series, Reducing Student Vulnerability in the Face of Community Risk Factors. This webinar is focused on how chronic community risk factors such as poverty, violence, and lack of stable safe housing are exacerbated by acute risk factors such as pandemics, influx of new or inexpensive drugs, or natural disasters and how this interplay between chronic and acute risk factors may increase student vulnerability to human trafficking. You will leave this webinar with concrete actions you can take to reduce student vulnerability to human trafficking by building protective factors against community risk factors. April 21, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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. April 19, 2022
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
Addiction and Working with Clients: enhancing Motivation When None Exists National Criminal Justice Training Center When working in the addiction field, we frequently encounter clients who appear unmotivated to change. During this webinar, we will explore the concept of motivation and provide you with practical skills to develop intrinsic motivation toward long-term behavior change. April 13, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Health Care
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. April 7, 2022
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Survivors
What You Need to Know About Labor Trafficking Anti-Trafficking International Every day, we all likely come into contact with the spoils of labor trafficking – from the clothes we wear, to the foods we eat, even to some businesses in our own communities. This webinar can help us all be smarter consumers, and working together, we can put an end to modern day slavery. Mary Graw Leary is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at The Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. A former federal prosecutor, Professor Graw Leary is a recognized expert in the areas of criminal law and procedure, exploitation, human trafficking, missing persons, technology, and the Fourth Amendment. In this webinar, she defines what constitutes labor trafficking and what it looks like regionally in the U.S, as well as globally. She outlines which products and services Americans use that are commonly produced by forced labor, explores current issues with eliminating forced labor from supply chains, and discusses what roles the public can play in eliminating the practice. April 2, 2022
  • Labor Trafficking
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. March 24, 2022
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
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. February 24, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Survivors
“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." February 15, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Human Trafficking Webinar Series – The Impact of Bias, Inequities, and Injustices in Supporting Students Impacted by Human Trafficking National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar in this series, The Impact of Bias, Inequities, and Injustices in Supporting Students Impacted by Human Trafficking. The values, beliefs, and stereotypes we all have affect how we perceive our world and the people in it. Unfortunately for all of us, sometimes these can become biases. For educators, this potential is incredibly critical as it could result in misinterpreting behavior and providing insufficient or inappropriate supports. For example, one’s bias could result in missing important cues from students that indicate they are involved in human trafficking. This webinar shared how bias affects the identification and support of students involved in human trafficking; provide suggestions on how we can lessen the impact of bias, inequities, and injustices in this work; and offer some examples of techniques, practices, and policies that help ensure a more equitable approach to supporting students impacted by human trafficking. January 29, 2022
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Direct Service
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Human Trafficking Webinar Series: Effective Engagement of Individuals with Lived Experience Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar in this series, Effective Engagement of Individuals with Lived Experience. This webinar expanded the scope of the series by addressing 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 wholistic approach to preventing trafficking. Specific strategies of meaningful outreach, engagement, and sustained partnership with survivors of trafficking were shared. January 26, 2022
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Schools/ Educators
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
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
  • Demand
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
Bullying as a Developmental Precursor to Sexual and Dating Violence Across Adolescence Center of Victim Research This webinar includes a discussion of the longitudinal studies of the bully-sexual violence pathway (Bully-SV pathway), where bullying is a precursor for sexual violence (e.g., sexual harassment, sexual coercion, sexual assault) and teen dating violence. Potential mechanisms underlying the bully-sexual violence pathway include social dominance orientation, exposure to sexual education, alcohol use, etc. The discussion includes several school-based intervention approaches that have shown marginal success in reducing rates of bullying and SV. November 18, 2021
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Intrafamilial
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
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 October 17, 2021
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Survivors
Back to School Basics: Childproofing our Communities from Human Trafficking Anti-Trafficking International Dr. Stephanie Streat, contributing faculty member at Walden University and social worker with 20+ years of experience in the public school system in Virginia, discusses how to keep our kids safe from human trafficking as they go back into physical classrooms. How do student behaviors today differ from student behaviors pre-pandemic? What behaviors could be cause for concern? How can parents most effectively engage with their schools to keep their children engaged and secure? This video is the third in ATI's quarterly Let's Talk Series, featuring discussions about topics relevant for professionals involved in fighting the scourge of human trafficking. October 6, 2021
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Survivors
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
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Human Trafficking in the API Community Training Series – Part II Free to Thrive Human trafficking survivors come from many cultural backgrounds. It is incumbent upon social service and legal services providers in the anti-trafficking space to tailor their services to meet the unique needs of their clients taking into account their cultural background. This training offers guidance to organizations serving API victims and survivors on community outreach, trauma-informed, cultural and linguistic awareness, and supporting your staff in doing this work. March 18, 2021
  • Health Care
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • 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. March 16, 2021
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
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
  • Direct Service
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
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 23, 2021
  • Direct Service
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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
  • Covid
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Policy
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
Human Trafficking in the API Community Training Series – Part I Free to Thrive This training provides members of the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community and organizations serving the API community with an overview of the impact that human trafficking has on this community. The training covers what trafficking looks like among diverse populations with a focus on the API community, vulnerabilities, recruiting, intersectionality, the impact of COVID-19, and the needs of survivors. February 18, 2021
  • Covid
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Survivors
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minorities/ Racism
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Direct Service
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Law Enforcement
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Policy
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Minorities/ Racism
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Covid
  • Leadership/ Social Change
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. October 29, 2020
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Intrafamilial
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Labor Trafficking
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Policy
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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
  • Law Enforcement
  • Leadership/ Social Change
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
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
Addressing Human Trafficking: An Expanded Look at Online Safety The U.S Department of Education Throughout 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address trafficking. In response to this webinar series, educators have expressed significant interest in learning more about human trafficking and have posed important questions. In this dynamic webinar, subject matter experts who work directly with survivors of trafficking and those who support them will address questions compiled from the most recent webinar which addressed online safety. It will provide opportunity for deeper discussion of topics raised by past participants and provide tips and strategies for school staff members in addressing human trafficking. The event is designed to provide administrators, teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, parents, caregivers, and students with trauma-informed and survivor-centered information to help protect students from online trafficking activity. August 27, 2020
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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
  • Covid
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
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
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
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
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
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Research Resources
  • Sex Trafficking
Human Trafficking: Online Safety The U.S Department of Education The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In recognition of this significant milestone, the U.S. Department of Education is conducting a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. In light of current realities related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant increase in young people’s online exposure, this event featured anti-trafficking strategies in the online space to prevent human trafficking and child labor exploitation. The event was designed to provide administrators, teachers, and specialized instructional support personnel, parents, caregivers, and students with trauma-informed and survivor-centered strategies for protecting students from falling prey to online trafficking activity. June 17, 2020
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
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
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Covid
  • Direct Service
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
Sleep and Well Being University of Minnisota's Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing In this webinar, Dr. Michael Howell, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, provided new insights on the role of sleep in promoting health and wellbeing. Additionally, Dr. Howell provided tips that may help individuals recognize their own innate circadian rhythms and how to address common sleep challenges. May 21, 2020
  • Health Care
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
  • Leadership/ Social Change
Identifying and Supporting Students Affected by Human Trafficking The U.S Department of Education The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In recognition of this significant milestone, the U.S. Department of Education conducted this webinar, the first in a series to be conducted in 2020, to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The event included discussion of strategies being used to support students impacted by trafficking. The event was designed to provide building-level administrators, teachers, and specialized instructional support personnel with information on how they can effectively identify, and support students impacted by trafficking activity. January 30, 2020
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Direct Service
  • Education/ Educators
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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. January 9, 2020
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Demand
  • Health Care
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Trauma
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.
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Sex Trafficking
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.
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Policy
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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.
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
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.
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Survivors
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.
  • Direct Service
  • Housing
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Sex Trafficking
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.
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minorities/ Racism
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
SOAR to Health and Wellness Training Office on Administration for Children & Families Many individuals who have experienced trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals during and after their exploitation, but still remain unidentified. The SOAR training equips professionals with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to human trafficking. By applying a public health approach, SOAR seeks to build the capacity of communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking and understand the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities vulnerable to trafficking.
  • Health Care
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
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.
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Research Resources
  • Survivors
  • Trauma
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.
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Leadership/ Social Change
  • Sex Trafficking
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.
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Intrafamilial
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Sex Trafficking
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.
  • Health Care
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sex Trafficking
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.
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Minors/ Youth
  • Trauma
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.
  • Direct Service
  • Housing
  • Policy
  • Trauma
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.
  • Abuse/ Violence
  • Intrafamilial
  • Minors/ Youth
Working with Landlords While Maintaining Survivor Confidentiality Freedom Network USA During this webinar, attendees will learn the following: Effective tips for engaging with landlords outside of one's own housing program; the importance of survivor confidentiality while accessing housing options; examples of ways that housing programs and landlords can work together to provide services and advocacy to survivors; Ideas for outreach planning to build a diverse landlord network.
  • Direct Service
  • Housing
  • Survivors