Collaborating to Increase Access to Employment and Educational Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic and Sexual Violence
Title: Collaborating to Increase Access to Employment and Educational Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic and Sexual Violence
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm PST/ 12:00-1:30pm MST/ 1:00-2:30pm CST/ 2:00-3:30pm EST
Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking (DV, SA, HT) need access to education and job training programs that are grounded in trauma-informed practices. This webinar will focus on recognizing barriers to employment and education for survivors and strategies for building strong cross-sector collaborations between advocacy service providers and workforce development programs. This presentation is designed for service providers, anti-human trafficking collaborations and/or task force members.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Recognize the intersection of DV, SA, HT and the impact on the physical and mental health of survivors.
- Describe the obstacles to education, training, and to seek and hold employment opportunities that result from abuse and trauma.
- Consider local workforce development agencies, educational institutions, job readiness training and apprenticeship programs, to potentially engage in collaboration.
- Identify key components to build successful partnerships that support education and job opportunities for survivors.
- Utilize tools and resources for collaboration.
Carolyne Ouya, Sr. Training & Technical Assistance, Futures Without Violence
Mónica Arenas, Program Manager, Futures Without Violence
Missy Blackwell, Job Training Program Manager, Safelight
Domestic violence/sexual assault program staff, legal service providers, human trafficking taskforce members, and others interested.
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.