This workshop explores practical and accessible tools for supporting the work readiness and career development of youth survivors. Expertise from DOL WIOA + Youth Collaboratory and Covenant House New Jersey will help participants explore how to utilize collaboration with the workforce development system to connect youth survivors to education and employment opportunities. The primary audience for this session is victim-service provider agencies.
This panel of experts from Free to Thrive, Freedom Network, and Casa Cornelia Law Center explores the barriers justice-involved survivors face on their journey towards economic empowerment and long-term well-being. Experts will share their insight on the comprehensive legal needs of survivors, key strategies for supporting these needs, and community resources that can help.
To help build strong and mutually beneficial collaborations between victim service agencies and workforce development program, Futures Without Violence has developed an interactive guide to demonstrate why these collaborations are fundamental to survivor safety, economic stability, and healing and how to build successful partnerships. This webinar introduces the guide and the various components of collaboration from partnership development, to types of partnership models, to foundational collaboration principles, and securing long-term funding.
Practical Tools for Supporting Survivors’ Mental Health in the Workplace (Part 2) (5.27.2021)
In partnership with FUTURES’ Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence team, part 2 in this series on mental health impacts in the workplace focuses on what employers can do to build a more inclusive and resilient workplace for survivors.
Practical Tools for Supporting Survivors’ Mental Health in the Workplace (Part 1) (5.12.2021)
This webinar discusses how the impact of burnout and trauma affects survivors’ retention in the workplace and offers practical steps advocates can do to better prepare survivors for successful employment.
Creating Trauma-Responsive Programs: The Building Blocks for Success (12.9.2020)
This webinar describes the key principles of trauma-informed practices and share practical steps workforce development programs can take to integrated a trauma-informed lens to advance the well-being and success of young people.
Building Pathways to Education and Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (11.19.20)
This webinar, in partnership with Preventing Child Abuse and Trafficking (PACT) Project of the Child and Family Policy Institute of California and Fresno Economic Opportunities (EOC), introduces the range of job training programs and career development services encompassed in the workforce development system, shares how victim service programs can best to prepare survivors for job training and employment success, and describes how to build cross-sector collaborations between victim service providers and workforce development programs to improve education, training, and employment opportunities for survivors.
Survivor Strategies to Generate Income: Opportunities through Independent Contracting (1.21.20)
Working as an independent contract can allow survivors to utilize their skills, build their confidence as well as a resume, provide flexibility and control, and perhaps even lead to the development of their own small business. This webinar will introduce independent contracting, key considerations for those pursuing contracting, and resources to help survivors safely navigate these employment opportunities.
Building Sustainable Partnerships Between Human Trafficking Services and Workforce Development Programs (8.28.19)
This webinar will focus overcoming common challenges when building cross-sector collaborations between victim service providers and workforce development programs to help foster a strong foundation that mutually benefits collaborating agencies and survivors of human trafficking.
Job Training and Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (07.30.19)
This webinar features a presentation from Workforce Analyst, Charlotte Harris, from the Office of Workforce Investment at the Employment & Training Administration (ETA) about job training programs and career development services offered through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, how to prepare survivors for job training and employment success, and how victim service providers can partner with local workforce development agencies.
Human Trafficking and Its Impacts on Employment (06.26.19)
Human trafficking has profound impacts on an individual’s ability to obtain employment and thrive. Perla Flores, Community Solutions & South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, and FUTURES’ Sarah Gonzalez, discuss the obstacles to employment and opportunities to improve access to quality jobs.
Building Skills and Obtaining Employment: Understanding Opportunities and Resources Available through Local Workforce Systems (05.22.2019)
This webinar features experts from the Urban Institutes who provide an introduction to the functions, people served, organizations involved, and key activities that make up local workforce systems.