Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Title: Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault, Virtual Institute 2021

See the virtual institute flyer. 

Learning Objectives:

As a result of the Virtual Institute, participants will be better able to:

  • Strengthen multi-disciplinary collaborative strategies in responding to youth and adult trafficked survivors with domestic violence and sexual assault experiences.
  • Define and clarify professional and organizational roles and responsibilities in responding to trafficked survivors.
  • Identify the intersections of human trafficking, domestic and sexual violence.
  • Provide a victim-centered, trauma-informed response to trafficked survivors.
  • Create an action plan to develop and implement a collaborative response to address human trafficking in your community.

Institute Schedule: 

  • January 2021: Pre-Institute work, team collaboration, and pre-recorded webinar

Live, 2 hour webinars at 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST (subject to change):

  • Tuesday, February 2: Module 1 – Support for Survivors and Collaboration
  • Tuesday, February 9: Module 2 – Collaboration Strategies
  • Tuesday, February 16: Module 3 – Collaboration Sustainability
  • Tuesday, February 23: Module 4 – Collaboration Action Plan Exchange


  • Kiricka Yarbough-Smith, Human Trafficking Consultant
  • John Vanek, Lieutenant (retired), Human Trafficking Consultant
  • Perla Flores, Division Director for DV/SA/HT Programs, Community Solutions/ South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
  • Cindy Liou, Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant
  • FUTURES staff and other guests/speaker

Who may attend?:

  • Multidisciplinary teams comprised of different organizations (teams of 3-5 people) which may include, but are not limited to: domestic violence/sexual assault program staff, healthcare staff, attorneys/legal experts, law enforcement, anti-human traffickingprograms and taskforce members, civil law enforcement agencies, social service programs, and other faith-based and community-based programs.
  • At least one of the team members needs to represent a DV/SA organization.
  • Priority will be given to groups that have recently started or would like to enhance their existing efforts and strategies to improve support and meet the needs of human trafficking survivors, through an anti-human trafficking task force, coalition, or other multidisciplinary partnership.
  • Teams should represent diverse decision makers with at least one designated lead person to help implement the multidisciplinary work.

How to apply:

For questions, please contact: Mónica Arenas,