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  • Liked SAFE Coalition for Human Rights (SAFECHR)
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    SAFE Coalition for Human Rights (SAFECHR) - ACES: Vulnerabilities to Human Trafficking

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Dr. Vincent Filetti is the co-developer of the ACEs which is highlighted in the current presentation. This is a rare event, a seminal workshop that Dr. Filetti is graciously providing to participants of SAFE 2018. The talk is unique in its addressing human trafficking and how ACEs impacts the vulnerability of youth and adults to human trafficking. His speaking engagements are very limited at this time, and we are honored to have him give us his time.

    https://youtu.be/v3A_HexLxDY

  • Liked Vanessa Leanne Tynes Jass
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    Vanessa Leanne Tynes Jass - #Iamreal - A Personal Story of Triumph

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Advanced

    Vanessa Jass came from very humble beginnings and with a physically abusive childhood, and at 17 years old she was thrown out of her parents' home and ended up in a horrific situation as a victim of domestic human trafficking. At 18 years old, her roommate, and friend Kelly was murdered and she, being the last to see Kelly alive was forced to identify the body. After several attempts of escape, Vanessa made it out of the lifestyle; cheating death on at least 3 different occasions. After escaping she was able to carve out a life for herself and her new baby boy. With the assistance of government funding, scholarships, and many resources, she attended university for 8 years and succeeded at becoming a lawyer. She opened and ran her own firm for over 15 years until the Complex PTSD took over her thoughts. She had this secret within her for so many years, and the traumatic thoughts and thoughts of her former friend never left her mind. 27 years had gone by since the murder and she always believed that she survived all of the traumas suffered for a particular reason but she did not know why. She soon discovered that the reason and that it was time to tell her story. It was time to use her experience to show the world that Human trafficking is not only a news headline that is used from time to time. The victims are real girls, real sisters, real daughters, real mothers, real brothers, real sons.

    It is time to show the world who we are, that we are real, that I am real, and my story is real.

  • Liked Ezemba Stanley
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    Ezemba Stanley - Transnational Trafficking: What are the factors that have supported the transnational trafficking of minors and adults in labor and sex trafficking? What are the current and best practices available to combat it?

    15 Mins
    Demonstration
    Beginner

    To deal with any issue we need knowledge, information and believe. for us to bring information to the highest level where it will have maximum effect we must involve music. I believe in the power of music as a tool to drive imformation. when we speak or talk the ear listens but most times lacks the will to diseminate to the emotions for the benefit of the system but when music speak emotion listens and imformation content is well digested for maximum effect. We must bring in creative songs to help us in spreading information when it comes to stop trafficking, child labour and other social vices

  • Liked Dawn
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    Dawn - Fashion and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

    Dawn
    Dawn
    Founder/CEO
    Made for Freedom
    schedule 10 months ago
    Sold Out!
    75 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    It touches each of us every day. Fashion is an estimated $2.4 trillion industry with fragmented accountability and complex supply chains. Globalization has created economic opportunities in developing nations while the lack of fair wages, the never ending demand for cheap clothing, and shortened fashion cycles results in labor vulnerabilities. Without attentive consideration, the clothing we wear may be part of the cause behind sweatshop and trafficking atrocities. Learn how trafficking and fashion are intertwined, how ethical fashion prevents vulnerabilities, and how to shop ethically.

  • Liked Linda Dykstra
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    Linda Dykstra - STORIES IN GRACE (SING): A 36 lesson curriculum for restoration

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    The two-fold goal of the 36 lesson, trauma-focused STORIES IN GRACE curriculum is emotional healing and spiritual growth. It requires no literacy on the part of the participants and uses an inductive rather than deductive educational approach. The Campus Crusade for Christ MAGDALENA film is the "textbook" or "storybook" for the curriculum. This film consists of a variety of stories told by Mary Magdalena about Jesus' loving, compassionate, and healing ministry to many of the deeply wounded women in His day. Each of the 36 stories is taught using the one page Six-Step Lesson Format. This outline includes the story (film segment), open-ended discussion questions, a colorful graphic (teaching tool), class exercises, a Bible verse and prayer, and creative homework which is a way to practice outside of the class what was learned in the class. The results of this homework are discussed and celebrated at the beginning of the next session. In summary, each story and lesson have the potential to move broken-hearted woman and child one step closer to healing and hope.

  • Liked Kaneshia Greene
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    Kaneshia Greene - Get Into It: The fundamentals to achieving community engagement for the purpose of inclusive advocacy

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Abstract:

    This interactive workshop has three primary aims: (1) to raise awareness of the importance of understanding the factors of engagement; (2) to understand how to utilize the spectrum of community engagement effectively; and (3) to foster positive and effective engagement skills that can be applied to community advocacy initiatives.

  • Liked Ashlie Bryant
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    Ashlie Bryant - PROTECT - Human Trafficking Prevention Education

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    PROTECT is a systematic, scalable, statewide prevention program. In collaboration with two other nonprofit organizations, 3Strands Global has helped launch PROTECT in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California and the California Department of Education, joined together in the fight against human trafficking.

    The joint mission of PROTECT is to help educators and students across the state identify and prevent instances of human trafficking through a standardized educational curriculum.

    3Strands Global has helped created materials to allow 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grade teachers to incorporate the topic of human trafficking into their annual educational calendar. These materials are grade-level appropriate, state standard-compliant and provide a holistic view of the problem. The materials also illustrate techniques that support identification and prevention.

    Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. With as many as 100,000 victims of human trafficking nationwide, education and prevention efforts are quickly becoming an imperative for local governments and school districts.

    In this workshop, 3Strands Global will give an overview of the PROTECT program, demonstrate the online learning management system where educators and county workers can access PROTECT content, and give an overview of PROTECT training modules, curriculum, and protocol coordination.

  • Liked Elizabeth Ziemba
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    Elizabeth Ziemba - Human Trafficking and the LGBTQ+ Youth Population: A Socioecological perspective on Risk, Identification, Prevention, and Making a Difference

    Elizabeth Ziemba
    Elizabeth Ziemba
    Research
    Carter Brown
    schedule 9 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Original Research
    Intermediate

    Presenters: Joy Kelleher, LCSW and Elizabeth Ziemba

    Time: minimum 45 minutes; maximum 90 minutes

    The issues surrounding the unique needs and challenges of the LGBTQ+ community are being viewed from a lens of safety and human rights. However, there is still a dearth in research that addresses multifaceted risk factors in the LGBTQ+ community in regards to the vulnerability of these youth. Human trafficking continues its insidious evolution within this group of society. According to the Polaris Project website, there have been nearly 21 million victims of human trafficking globally, with more than 26% of those victims being children (Polaris, 2018). The LGBTQ+ youth population are more vulnerable to human trafficking. This group makes up a disproportionate 40% of the homeless youth (this is in comparison to just 7% of the general population identifying as LGBTQ+) and they are 3-7 times more likely to engage in “survival sex” (Polaris, 2018).

    Are you aware?

    LGBTQ+ youth are at more risk due to the higher incidents of homelessness, family isolation, violence, discrimination, and economic hardships leaving them open to exploitation by traffickers who hone in on the absence of positive connections and security. Although LGBTQ+ organizations advocate for victims of trafficking, but often these youth do not have access to prevention measures or services because of the fear of societal and systemic discrimination (Xian, Chock, Dwiggins, 2017). These children are often victim to multi-layered vulnerabilities unique to their population: not meeting social norms; lack of safe environments to express their identity and lack of safety in home, educational, health care, and spiritual systems; disproportionate homelessness, and the absence of positive interpersonal relationships with others outside their social group.

    Xian, Chock, and Dwiggins (2017) use the socioecological model to identify the need for specific advocacy, outreach, and survivor programs for LGBTQ+ trafficked youth; legal policies that protect from discrimination; and funding for programs that provide safe care. This presentation will provide an overview of existing research on the topic of risk. In addition, we will explore avenues of identification, prevention, rescue, and treatment. The context of this discussion will be viewed through the self-determination theory of sense of belonging as belonging is an essential facet of self-determination; we will highlight this theory as a means of addressing and impacting this complex issue.

  • 90 Mins
    Original Research
    Beginner

    Serious games (SGs) provide a space of cognitive and emotional engagement where participants experience, interact, and enact social worlds that might not otherwise be possible; therefore, allowing a psychosocial meaning-making process to unfold. Moreover, SGs move beyond embedded prosocial messages and mere entertainment value and serve as facilitators of deeper and more personalized processes through creating new complex environments of embodied experiences. The process of engaging in experiential learning, actively constructing educational outcomes (e.g., constructivism), on-the-spot problem solving, and other features, make serious games qualitatively different than traditional approaches.

    This presentation seeks to articulate the process by which a research and design team employed a transdisciplinary, participatory approach to develop a game-based prevention tool aimed at tackling commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). Given the complexity of CSEC, this project moves away from traditional methodologies, and presents an interactive, experientially-based approach to reducing the stigmatization of child victims and increasing empathic feelings on behalf of community members. Months of formative research, game development, and findings of in-depth analysis will be shared.

    Through engaging in a simulated, role-playing safe space participants gain a deeper understanding of the risk factors and reporting mechanisms of CSEC. By creating a space where participants can think ‘as someone else,’ this CSEC prevention game (Play if Safe) allows for both solution-based dialogue to emerge and new avenues for collaboration to be explored for prevention, service provision, and data reporting of CSEC.

    Beyond learning about Play if Safe, participants will have an opportunity to work alongside others in a mini game development sessions centered on their own area of interest within the larger umbrella of CSEC.

  • Liked Dominique Malebranche
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    Dominique Malebranche - Intersections of Complex and Cultural Trauma in Human Trafficking

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Human trafficking is often only part of a larger constellation of adversity and traumatic stress faced by survivors. Research has theorized the association between the prolonged exposure to interpersonal trauma human trafficking survivors experience and complex trauma (APA, 2014; Cloitre et al., 2012; Courtois, 2008; Hopper, 2017a; Roe-Sepowitz, Hickle, Dahlstedt, & Gallagher, 2014). Not only can early or repeated interpersonal trauma, such as sexual assault, lead to complex PTSD, but it also impacts a range of responses: emotional, social, physical, and spiritual well-being. In addition, systems of oppression that result in interpersonal trauma (e.g., racism) often intersect and create further challenges for survivors of color. This workshop will introduce the association between trauma theory and social oppression through didactic and experiential activity, as well as discuss complex trauma in survivors of human trafficking and its implications for service planning. Complex trauma impacts and how these reactions increase vulnerability to exploitation, how traffickers play on these reactions as coercive strategies, and how these struggles impact life after the trafficking experience will be explored.

  • Liked Research Associate
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    Research Associate - Relationship among Human Trafficking Risk and Health Literacy: Implications for Screening and Referral among Substance Abuse Populations

    30 Mins
    Demonstration
    Beginner

    Health care professionals are among the most likely to come into contact with those that are currently or have been victims of human trafficking. A response to education and awareness campaigns worldwide has increased efforts to improve screening and referral for trafficking victims among the medical, legal, and social service communities. This presentation will describe a pilot study aimed at understanding what relationships exist between human trafficking victimization and health literacy among substance use populations. A pilot of 24 participants completed a screening for Human trafficking using and adapted version from the VREA assessment and the Newest Vital Sign a screening for health literacy upon intake into substance use treatment. Over one half screened at risk for human trafficking without self-identifying as victim. Pilot analyses reveal that there is a significant inverse relationship between health literacy and human trafficking risk. These results informed an implementation study to better screen for human trafficking victimization, make appropriate referrals to services, and implement universal precautions for populations with low health literacy.

  • Liked Linda Thomas
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    Linda Thomas / Jeanne Allert - Assumptions vs. Realities in Long-Term Survivor Care

    90 Mins
    Case Study
    Advanced

    The Samaritan Women has been providing comprehensive, long-term residential care for female victims of domestic sex trafficking and childhood sexual abuse for 10 years. This session presents a composite of the extensive data they have accumulated from intake, clinical and psychological assessments, case management, service providers, and client progress notes. The session will focus on how that data has challenged their assumptions about survivor needs and informed program architecturew and services.

  • Liked Wonbin Her
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    Wonbin Her / Charles Hounmenou - Scope and Characteristics of commercial sexual exploitation of children in Southeast Asia: A Review of Literature

    45 Mins
    Poster Presentation
    Beginner

    Sex trafficking of children, known today as commercial sexual exploitation of children(CSEC), is highly prevalent in Southeast Asia. The largest number of victims trafficked annually in the world comes from this region. This study examines distinctive aspects of CSEC in the region and research-related issues. A total of 69 studies were selected and reviewed for the purpose of this paper. The reviewed literature shows child prostitution and child sex tourism as the most prevalent forms of CSEC in Southeast Asia. Poverty was the major pushing and pulling factor of CSEC in the region. Southeast Asia is one of the globe's biggest child sex tourism hot spots due to the limited enforcement of child protection policies in the 11 countries in the region. Most studies on CSEC in the region focused more on the prevalence of CSEC than on consequences of the problem on victims. There was little research done on issues of mental health of victims. There was also limited research on the prevalence of CSEC among boys and LGBTQ youth. In addition, the reviewed literature showed the following: more qualitative research than quantitative and mixed methods studies; substantial number of conceptual articles on CSEC lacking focus on specific issues affecting child victims of CSEC; number of studies lacked details on research designs and recruitment strategies. Additionally, ethical issues in research about CSEC in the region were not identified or discussed in most of the reviewed literature. Social, cultural and economic environments of the problem were reviewed. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

  • Liked Hannah Thinyane
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    Hannah Thinyane - Apprise: supporting first responders to proactively screen for signs of labor exploitation and human trafficking

    15 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    The 2018 US State Department TIP report calls for improvements to the capacity of ‘law enforcement, labor inspectors, and first responders to consistently and proactively screen for and identify victims among vulnerable populations, including migrant workers …’ (p 414). This session begins by describing a series of five stakeholder consultations that we have facilitated over the past sixteen months, to understand how first responders current use technology, and how they believe technology could support them to identify more victims in Thailand. Based on their feedback, we then discuss the design of Apprise, a mobile app to support communication between the two parties; as well as the development of sector specific lists of indicators of exploitation. After a demonstration, we present a series of user stories, illustrating how first responders are currently using Apprise in Thailand.

  • Liked Youngbee Dale
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    Youngbee Dale - Beyond Massage Parlors: Exposing the Korean Sex Market in the U.S.

    45 Mins
    Original Research
    Advanced

    This presentation exposes the Korean sex market beyond massage parlors. In the past, the U.S. anti-trafficking efforts have heavily focused on combating massage parlors to fight Korean sex trafficking in the U.S. The presentation will illuminate changing trafficking techniques, victim characteristics, and new brothel models used by traffickers in response to changing cultural and policy trends taking place in the U.S. and South Korea. It will also present current challenges faced by the law enforcement and NGOs to fight Korean sex trafficking nationwide. Lastly, it offers recommendations to fight the Korean sex market in the U.S. more effectively.

  • Liked Victoria Mahand
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    Victoria Mahand - Millennials vs. Generation Z......"Gender Matters"

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Risk factors relating to family dysfunction, domestic violence, abuse, mental health, substance abuse, poverty, academic problems, and academic challenges are typically the same for minors of human trafficking. However, long-term effective treatment options for these minors requires a closer look at gender responsive programming to meet their generational specific needs.

    This workshop will engage participants through an experiential presentation on the benefits of utilizing two nationally recognized gender-responsive program models implemented across diverse trauma, cultures, ethnicities, genders, and adverse childhood experiences (ACES)- Girls Circle and The Council for Boys and Young Men.

    Girls Circle is a female responsive support group for girls, 9-18 years, regardless of risk factors. The purpose of the Girls Circle is the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills for all girls. Girls Circle is the first evidenced-based program in the country proven to reduce delinquency. Outcomes show significant increase in educational goals and aspirations, self-efficacy, school engagement, body image, positive peer and adult interaction, and decreases alcohol use and self-harming behaviors. Girls Circle is currently listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence -Based Programs and Practices.

    The Council for Boys and Young Men targets harmful masculinity beliefs strongly associated with boys' risk behaviors. The model and approach aims to prevent and reduce violence, restore relationships impacted by violence, aggression, and bullying and increases boys' attachment to school. In 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded a 4-year study to evaluate The Council for Boys and Young Men in conjunction with New York Department of Health and Cornell University at at preventing sexual violence.

  • Liked Melinda Albright   CCISM, C.E.C.R., CCRC,  D,.A.A.E.T.S.
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    Melinda Albright CCISM, C.E.C.R., CCRC, D,.A.A.E.T.S. - Understanding Effects of Crisis and Trauma for First Responders

    60 Mins
    Panel
    Advanced

    The submission of this proposal is in recommendation of Dr. Gopal. The recommendation for a panel format is what she has suggested. I agree and would like to present the dynamics of how secondary trauma can effect Law Enforcement. The influence of the environment that saturates their world plays a hard impact on their lives. Each and every response can be life threatening as well as heart wrenching, anything from human trafficking, child deaths, domestic violence, school shootings, terrorism and more.

  • Liked Ray Mathis
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    Ray Mathis - The Mental and Emotional Tool Kit for Life - An REBT Approach to Empowering Young People and Helping Them Protect Themselves Against Being Used and Abused by Others

    20 Mins
    Panel
    Intermediate

    We have millions of young people who generate more emotion in their lives than is necessary or helpful in response to their life events. That they do so is part of being human, and understandable given what many of their life experiences have been. However, it makes them susceptible to engaging in all manner of unhealthy behaviors, even self-destructive ones, and being used and abused by other people in a host of ways, including sexually.

    An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. We can give all our young people "tools" from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Education (REBE) that help them better manage their thoughts. Doing that will help them generate a more functional amount of emotion and empower themselves, thereby significantly reducing their vulnerability to being used and abused, and reduce significantly any purpose that could be served by starting and continuing to engage in unhealthy, self-destructive behaviors.

    These same "tools" from REBT/REBE can also be very helpful to those who have been abused in some way, or are already engaging in unhealthy, self-defeating or even self-destructive behaviors. Dr. Albert Ellis always said, "Therapy should be educational, and education can be very therapeutic". People can do much to help themselves if given the right "tools" and shown how to use and apply them.

    In 1969, in a speech to the APA, A.G. Miller said, "I can imagine nothing that would pose a greater challenge to psychologists and be more relevant to human welfare than to discover how best to give psychology away". REBE, and in particular The Mental and Emotional Tool Kit for Life is the way, and our schools could be the perfect place to give psychology away.

    There are many outside-in approaches we can and must take to try to prevent the many problems plaguing our young people, including being used and abused by others. However, we also can and should take an inside-out approach to prevention that "hardens the targets" of such abuse by teaching them to better manage their own thoughts and feelings about themselves, others, life and what has or might happen to them. We don't currently do enough and never have. We need to start.

  • Liked Eitan Peled
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    Eitan Peled / Hanna Cody - UNICEF in Action: Protecting Children on the Move

    60 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    There are 50 million children on the move today, which is more than at any time in history. Many were driven from their homes by conflict or disaster with hopes of a brighter future, and far too many of them face danger and exploitation along the way. In response, UNICEF launched the Children Uprooted campaign, which aims to foster policy change, garner public support, and mobilize resources for refugee and migrant children around the world. This workshop will give an overview of the child migrant crisis and discuss ways that organizations worldwide are working to protect children.

  • Liked Pamela J. Pine
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    Pamela J. Pine - Joining Together in a Global Movement toward the Prevention and Mitigation of Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking: Developing and Maintaining Partnerships and Enhancements of Collaboration

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Given the relationship between child sexual abuse (CSA) and trafficking (i.e., children who are trafficked are often abused before they are trafficked given that they are on the streets, easily manipulated due to their need for money and food and shelter, and are therefore easy prey), and the fact that prevention, treatment, and mitigation are going to take fundamental efforts in collaboration on many levels, this session will look at how those working on all aspects of these issues - on the front lines, on strategy and logistics, on policy, on outreach and education, on training, on enforcement, etc. - can all work better and best together, locally, nationally and internationally, to prevent and mitigate CSA and trafficking.

    This session will outline some of the basics and details of making and maintaining connections and networks; agreeing on purpose, process, and gestalt; and carrying out movement toward a unified, concerted effort toward the prevention, treatment, and mitigation of CSA and trafficking. The partnership between Stop the Silence®: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (Stop the Silence®, www.stopthesilence.org) and Trust MYRIVR (http://www.myrivr.co.nz/) in New Zealand (an organization focused on the reporting and address of interpersonal violence through the availability of a free, downloadable app) and the model we are using, will be used to highlight the type of partnerships that can and should be developed to implement comprehensive programs. The partnership and programming has an emphasis on enabling government representatives, community members, and service providers in New Zealand to prevent CSA/trafficking and provide quality care for children, adolescents, and adults who have/may have been sexually abused. The presentation will also highlight: the possibilities for worldwide expansion, and the prevention/mitigation of the negative health consequences of CSA/trafficking and improve children’s, adolescents’, adults’ and societies’ well-being.

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