Supporting the Health and Economic Needs of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and Trafficking Survivors during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Title: Supporting the Health and Economic Needs of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and Trafficking Survivors during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Date: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

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Resources on COVID-19 & Human Trafficking, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response 

Telehealth, COVID‐19, Intimate Partner Violence, and Human Trafficking:  Increasing Safety for People Surviving Abuse – Guide

Handouts in large print 

Overview of Presenters 


Human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence victims/survivors are experiencing increased isolation and danger as a result of social distancing measures during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The COVID-19 public health emergency has illuminated both urgent and ongoing health care needs for survivors, as well as economic and employment impact. This webinar will discuss the ways in which advocacy programs and collaborative partners are shifting their in-person and virtual approaches to meet the needs of trafficking survivors. The webinar will also identify tools and approaches for anti-human trafficking collaborations or task forces to expand their partnerships with health care and workforce development partners, to enhance safety and wellness for survivors.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Learn how domestic violence and sexual assault programs are adapting their services to meet the needs of human trafficking/domestic violence/sexual assault survivors during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
2. Know how to initiate and/or expand formalized human trafficking collaborative partnerships with community health centers.
3. Describe how to develop and/or strengthen partnerships between and among victim service providers and local workforce development and educational service providers to address human trafficking.


Anisa Ali, MA, Futures Without Violence

Anna Marjavi, Futures Without Violence

Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski, MPP, Futures Without Violence

Tina Pennington, The Beloved Haven

Kiricka Yarbough Smith, North Carolina Department of Administration


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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..