Thursday, May 26, 2022
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. EST
1 hour lunch break

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Join us for this virtual, interactive training

Beyond the Fundamentals:

Advanced Human Trafficking Training for Advocates

Thursday, May 26, 2022

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Advocates working with domestic violence survivors are also likely to encounter human trafficking victimization and need to be prepared to respond appropriately. However, even experienced advocates may struggle to know the following steps to meet the unique needs of human trafficking survivors seeking safety and healing. 

Join us for a training that goes beyond the basics of human trafficking advocacy. Participants will learn advanced skills to appropriately screen for human trafficking, respond to the needs of underserved survivors, and serve victims of labor trafficking. In addition, advocates, law enforcement, and survivors will share their perspectives and expertise on best combatting human trafficking and empowering survivors.

This training is considered a 201-level course and will cover topics beyond the fundamental concepts of human trafficking victimization. Individuals who wish to attend this training and have not attended previous Human Trafficking 101 trainings are encouraged to complete the E-Learning module Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Advocacy at the Intersections on ODVN's Online Learning Academy.

Trainers and Sessions:

Session 1: State Human Trafficking Update

Maria Busch, State Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Ohio Department of Public Safety

Session 2: Labor Trafficking & Service Needs

Grace Tellez, Senior Client Advocate, Advocating Opportunity

Session 3: Power & Control in Labor Trafficking Cases

Harold & Dancy D’Souza, Co-Founders, Eyes Open International

Session 4: Illicit Massage Businesses

Kathy Chen, Program Advisor, Heyrick Research

Session 5: Screening and Identification

Rebekkah O’Bryan, Anti-Human Trafficking Grant Coordinator, Ohio Department of Public Safety

Session 6: Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement & DV Partnership

Jacqueline Hughley, Rape Crisis/Victim Services Coordinator, COMPASS Family & Community Services

Bill Cranston, Deputy, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office

Session 7: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grants

Jacquetta Al-Mubaslat, Grants Planner, Ohio Department of Public Safety

Cost: Free for ODVN Members (ODVN Member Program or Individual/Organizational Membership); $50 for Non-ODVN Members. ***Note: If paying by check, please include the name of the training on the memo line. 

CEUs: To obtain 4 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training and complete the evaluation. When you go to register, please include your complete license number if you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio. 

Deadline to Register: May 23, 2022

American Sign Language interpreters will be available.

Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact us at training@odvn.org.