Friday, January 27, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Child Focus Training Center 
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244


Shelley Drummond, Training Center Office Manager 
Child Focus, Inc. 

    Presented by Human Trafficking Task Force, Hosted by Child Focus

HT Task Force with space

     Identifying and Responding to Juvenile Victims of Human Trafficking In Ohio

      Friday, January 27, 2023     8:00am to 4:00pm

In Person: Conference Room C

Register Now! If you do not receive a Confirmation Email after completing the Registration page, please email Shelley Drummond sdrummond@child-focus.org


CEU's: 6.5 Ohio Licensed Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist and Psychologist 

Lunch on your own. Restaurants in area.


This interactive training is intended to equip child-serving professionals with the tools and skills needed to identify and respond to juvenile victims of trafficking in their own communities. Through activities, case studies, and the knowledge of subject matter experts, attendees will learn how to recognize signs of trafficking, understand dynamics of exploitative relationships, build empathy with youth who may be experiencing a trafficking situation, and identify available resources to support youth who have been trafficked.


  1. Understand Human Trafficking: Overview of Federal and State Laws, State and Local Data,                  Dynamics of Exploitation
  2. Identify Human Trafficking: Risk Factors, Red Flags and Indicators, Screening Tools
  3. Respond to Human Trafficking:Trauma-Informed Care, Response and Intervention,                              Using Ohio’s Safe Harbor Law, Resources


Vanessa Perkins is the Workforce Development Director at Freedom A La Carte and has previous experience working as a criminal justice professional for a local county court and the county prosecutor’s office. Ms. Perkins is an anti-trafficking subject matter expert who uses her knowledge, experience, and professional expertise to educate professionals and general audiences across the state. She also serves as a grant project constituent for the Ohio Department of Public Safety Office of Criminal Justice Services.

Emily Dunlap provides direct legal services and advocacy to trafficked and exploited persons. She represents clients in a variety of legal matters including immigration, criminal defense, domestic relations, and civil proceedings. She also provides technical consultation on anti-trafficking best-practices, policy, court programming, and legislation. Emily received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2014. She graduated from Ohio University in 2010, receiving her undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Women & Gender Studies. Prior to joining Advocating Opportunity, Emily was The OSU Mortiz College of Law’s Greif Fellow in Juvenile Human Trafficking, representing exploited and trafficked children in a wide variety of legal proceedings.

Chelsea Gaffey, LSW is the Trafficking Liaison for the Department of Youth Services. She is a Licensed Social Worker, with 10 years of professional experience in the Anti-Human Trafficking field. Her work includes both domestic and international experience, as well as direct service, providing technical assistance, trainings, and advocacy work.

Continuing Education                                                                                                                                        Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. This program is offered for 6.5 clock hours of continuing education for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Social Work Provider#: RSX129410 Counselor Provider#: RCX029503 Marriage and Family Therapist Provider#: RTX091001                                                                                           Psychologists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association MCE program to offer continuing education for Ohio psychologists. This program is offered for 6.5 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                        

Please note for late arrivals and/or early departures certificates will be amended.

Cancellation Policy: The Training Center must be notified 7 days prior to a training via telephone, fax or email in order to cancel a registration and receive a full refund.

Please note:  Because we are not able to control the room temperature to fit everyone’s needs, we encourage you to dress in layers to better accommodate your personal comfort level.

Child Focus Training Center is accessible to wheelchairs. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Melanie Palmer at mpalmer@child-focus.org.