Upcoming Trafficking Related Trainings for Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Talking Circle: Supporting Survivors Through Tribal Court Victim Service Programs
Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 11:00am AKT/12:00pm PT/1:00pm MT/2:00pm CT/3:00pm ET | 1.25 hours
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and an opportunity to learn more about the issue, recognize individuals who have experienced it, and highlight available educational resources. Providing victim services within a Tribal court setting offers survivors confidential, victim-centered services, advocacy, and assistance in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. These services reflect the dignity, cultural beliefs, needs, and voices of survivors. Register for this live, no cost Talking Circle webinar on Thursday, January 26th to learn how to offer court-located victim services in a meaningful way. American Indian and Alaska Native panelists will share their insights and answer your questions on how to start or expand victim service efforts within a Tribal court. This no-cost webinar is hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center.
In addition, child victims and witness support materials from the Office for Victims of Crime use age-appropriate content to teach children how the justice system works, what their rights are, the roles of the different practitioners they will meet, and how they can cope with the difficult feelings they might have.
A SANE Approach to Human Trafficking Cases
January 30, 2023 | 11:00am AKT/12:00pm PT/1:00pm MT/2:00pm CT/2:00pm ET | 2 hours
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are invaluable collaborative partners in a prosecutor's response to human trafficking. Victims of sex and labor trafficking are at risk of serious injury, as well as short- and long-term physical and psychological health consequences, and SANEs provide much-needed medical care to these patients. Trafficking investigations and prosecutions are also enhanced by the addition of SANEs to a multidisciplinary team. SANEs document injury, collect evidence, and provide critical insight into medical issues and survivor responses to trauma that can educate criminal justice practitioners and jurors alike.
Co-presented by SANE and prosecutor subject-matter experts, this presentation will demonstrate the value of collaboration in trafficking cases. The SANE will explain the health risks associated with sex and labor trafficking, the content of a medical forensic examination, and documentation of victim statements and demeanor. The prosecutor will provide strategies to improve the investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases by using SANEs as fact and expert witnesses and litigating the admissibility of victim statements under the medical hearsay exception. This training is for federal, state and tribal law enforcement, prosecutors, victim services, medical professionals, including SANEs.
Webinar Series - Human Trafficking and Intimate Partner Violence: Intersectionality, Trauma-Informed Investigation, Victim Identification, and Multidisciplinary Collaboration
January 26, 2023 | February 2, 2023 | February 9, 2023
7:00am AKT/8:00am PT/9:00am MT/10:00am CT/11:00am ET
Session 1: Intersectionality and the Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach — January 26, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, ET
Session 2: Complexity in Identification and Victim Disclosure — February 2, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, ET
Session 3: Trauma-Informed Screening, Interviewing, Survivor Support, and Collaboration — February 9, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, ET
This webinar series presents knowledge sequentially, with each collection of content and material building upon the previous. Submitting this form registers you for all three sessions. While we hope you can maximize your learning by participating in the entire series, we realize that you may not be able to attend all the live events. After each learning opportunity, a session recording will be shared with all registrants so you can watch at your convenience and prepare for the next installment. We look forward to your participation! This webinar series presents knowledge sequentially, with each collection of content and material building upon the previous.
More About This Opportunity and Why It Matters to Your DVSA Work
What does human trafficking have to do with domestic violence and sexual assault (DVSA)? There is a substantial overlap in the tactics and patterns of behavior used by perpetrators of DVSA and traffickers to exert power and control over victims, including sexual violence, physical abuse, psychological manipulation, substance abuse coercion, and financial control. Webinar participants will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the intersections; why it’s important for law enforcement and advocates to partner as soon as possible (even co-learning during this webinar series); how to uncover these overlapping crimes during calls for service and screening; and how to effectively, compassionately, and holistically serve and support victims and survivors.