Integrating Assessment for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking into Advocacy Programs: Promising Practices and Emerging Tools
Title: Integrating Assessment for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking into Advocacy Programs: Promising Practices and Emerging Tools
Date: April 4, 2019
Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates play a critical role in identifying the intersection of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in their work with clients. Recognizing these intersecting dynamics allows advocates to further assess the needs of survivors and provide the best referrals for services and support. The presenters will highlight promising approaches and sample tools to identify these intersections, assess survivor needs, and best refer clients to support and referrals across their community.
After the webinar, participants will be better able to:
– Define intersections of human trafficking, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault, when supporting an adult survivor of violence.
– Explore tools to assess the needs of survivors related to the intersections of domestic violence/sexual assault and human trafficking.
– Identify the key resources and partnerships required to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Perla P. Flores, JD, MPA, Community Solutions and South Bay Coalition to End Human trafficking. She 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 master’s degree in Public Administration and Doctor of Law, and was a recipient of the 2010 California Peace Prize and 2015 Outstanding Advocate Award.
Mónica Arenas is a Senior Program Specialist at Futures Without Violence, working on the Rights and Social Justice Project and Legal Program. Ms. Arenas has participated in the development and implementation of training programs and technical assistance on: human trafficking multidisciplinary collaborations to assist adult victims of human trafficking; organizational sustainability of organizations working on gender based violence; training and partnerships with international programs; and immigrant survivor leadership development. She also helped in the production of the Latina leadership manual “Breaking the Silence: Training Manual for Activists, Advocates and Latina Organizers.”
Questions? Please contact Mónica Arenas at firstname.lastname@example.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.