Case Management Approaches to Support Trafficked Victims/ Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Title: Case Management Approaches to Support Trafficked Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Many victims/survivors of human trafficking have also been sexually assaulted or battered by an intimate partner. Therefore, the possibility of a trafficked individuals seeking support from sexual assault and/or domestic violence service providers is high. Effective advocacy and case management to support the unique needs of human trafficking survivors involves collaboration with multiple systems and connections to benefits and resources. The presenters will provide promising case management practices to support trafficked victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Perla P. Flores is the Director of the domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking programs at Community Solutions, a non-profit human services agency serving South Santa Clara County and San Benito County in California. Perla is a commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and she chairs the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking. Ms. Flores holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and was a recipient of the 2010 California Peace Prize.
Erica Elliott is the Program Manager for Sexual Assault, Prevention, and Sexually Exploited Minors at Community Solutions. Prior to Community Solutions, Erica worked in Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for 10 years as a Senior Group Counselor. In 2011, Erica began the CSEC Workgroup in Santa Clara County which has helped develop protocols, inform policies, and provided education and trainings to professionals in Santa Clara County. She is passionate about working with youth, especially teens. Erica has a B.A. in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Jose State University.
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This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K029, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.