Collaborative Strategies and Tools to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Title:  Collaborative Strategies and Tools to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Date:  August 22, 2019

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Upcoming training onBuilding Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Handouts

Handouts and Resource List,  Including Links to Past Webinars

Needs and Resources Worksheet, Collaboration Roles & Human Trafficking Indicators

Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force – Sample Resources

List of Anti-Human Trafficking Resources, by Topic with Links

Webinar Description:

This webinar will highlight collaborative work undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams across the U.S. to support domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking (DV/SA/HT) survivors.  Presenters will share how their partnerships or task forces were initiated; strategies to enhance client services and case coordination; and tools and training opportunities to build or expand collaborative responses for HT survivors across communities and states.  The webinar will share lessons learned from a community-based DV/SA/HT advocacy program, a law enforcement-led program, and a statewide task force operated by the Attorney General’s Office. It will also feature technical assistance and training resources offered by Futures Without Violence.  Time will be included for audience question/answer and discussion.

After the webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Define the unique service needs HT victims that differ from domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Identify community and state-wide strategies to develop new collaborations or expand existing networks to support survivors of HT.
  • Clarify multidisciplinary professional and organizational roles in coordinating services for trafficked survivors.
  • Utilize resources to help build or expand multi-disciplinary teams and task forces to support survivors of HT.

Presenters: 

  • Mónica Arenas, Program Manager, Futures Without Violence
  • Elynne Greene, MA, Manager, Victim Services & Human Trafficking, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and head of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Anna Marjavi, Program Director, Futures Without Violence
  • Kathryn Moorehead, Director of VAWA and Human Trafficking Programs/ Coordinator of the SC Human Trafficking Task Force, South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
  • Katie Spriggs, BSW, Executive Director, Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, Martinsburg, WV

Target Audience:

OVW grantees, sub grantees, and potential grantees, advocacy staff, multidisciplinary teams and programs interested in initiating task forces or new collaborations to support survivors of human trafficking, including: Executive Directors, Program Directors/Managers/Coordinators, and Client Advocates.

Questions? Please contact Mónica Arenas at marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.

This webinar is part of a project entitled Building Collaborative Responses Project, supported by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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.