SAFE 2019: Fourth Annual Global Conference on Human Trafficking Day 2

Sun, Nov 3
10:00

    Coffee Break - 30 mins

10:15
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    Christy Croft

    Christy Croft - Human Trafficking in the Historical Context of U.S. Slavery

    schedule  10:15 - 11:30 AM place Community

    Human trafficking is sometimes presented by those working within the field as “modern day slavery” -- framing the United States’ modern efforts to prevent and end trafficking and support those who have survived it as a continuation of historical abolition of chattel slavery.While these narratives are useful in garnering public support, awareness, and funding, they do so at the expense of racial equity work that brings awareness to systemic racism’s historical roots. This presentation will trace the historical lineage from chattel slavery to the current systems and institutions in the United States which carry on its legacy of racism, and explore the modern anti-trafficking movement’s historical roots as instead located in the White Slave Traffic Act (Mann Act) of 1910. Presenters will then propose shifts in language and framing for use in U.S. advocacy that honor the continuing work of racial equity without minimizing the urgency of ending human trafficking. (Presentation would be co-presented with Robin Colbert, Associate Director of NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Chair of the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking)

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    SAFE Coalition for Human Rights (SAFECHR)

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

    schedule  11:10 - 11:55 AM place Global

    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 2019. 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

12:30

    LunchBreak - 60 mins

03:00

    Coffee Break - 15 mins

SAFE 2019: Fourth Annual Global Conference on Human Trafficking Day 2

Mon, Nov 4
09:00
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    Dugal Trimble

    Dugal Trimble - Missing Children, Runaways and the Human Trafficking Connection

    schedule  09:00 - 09:30 AM place Room 1

    I would like to propose this presentation entitled "Missing Children, Runaways and the Human Trafficking Connection" as an awareness and educational forum mainly to the law enforcement community and child welfare professionals. I feel that this is important because in this day and age its to easy to dismiss a runaway as just a "runaway." Believe it or not, I personally see it happen too frequently. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, "Of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to the NCMEC in 2017, one in seven were likely a victim of child sex trafficking. Of those, 88% were in the care of social services when they went missing. (1) In this presentation, I plan on discussing the statistics, the contributing factors as well as discuss real life missing child cases, resources and tools.

10:00

    Welcome Note - 15 mins

10:15

    Coffee Break - 15 mins

10:30
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    Elyssa Caplan

    Elyssa Caplan - Empowering Trafficking Survivors Through Criminal Record Relief Laws

    schedule  10:30 - 11:00 AM place Room 1

    Many survivors of human trafficking have arrests and convictions that occurred because of their trafficking. A survivor’s criminal record can be a barrier to finding gainful employment and securing safe housing, among other things. Specifically, 73% of respondents in a National Survivor Network survey of trafficking survivors reported losing or not receiving employment due to their criminal records, while 58% experienced barriers to accessing housing because of this. In addition, a criminal record can prevent or limit a survivor’s ability to continue or begin their education.

    Over the last few years, all but six states have enacted criminal record relief legislation for trafficking survivors. Under these laws, survivors can have their criminal records expunged or vacated, which removes this heavy burden and empowers survivors to better pursue the life they want after they have left their trafficking situations.

    In order for survivors to benefit from these laws, they first need to know what options are available to them in their state and what steps they need to take to have their records cleared. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of state expungement and vacatur laws, available resources that can assist survivors in applying for relief under such laws, and tools for the trafficking community to use to increase awareness and empower survivors through these laws.

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    Mirella Beltram

    Mirella Beltram - Connecting Victims and Survivors to Services Around the World: Global Modern Slavery Directory

    schedule  11:10 - 11:40 AM place Room 1

    Service providers and other stakeholders working with survivors face the problem of not knowing what resources are available to them in their country or in the home country of the survivors with whom they are working. Victims and survivors seeking services also do not have an easy and centralized resource where they can identify service providers that are close to them and provide the specific services they are searching for.

    Due to the fragmented nature of the anti-trafficking field, key stakeholders, who are interested in creating or funding anti-trafficking programs are finding it hard to know what the specific gaps and needs are in a specific region or sector, often leading to the duplication of efforts. A tool is needed in order to help these stakeholders determine where and how to invest in targeted strategies and tactics to eradicate human trafficking in communities, slavery-proof communities for the future, and prevent the root causes of trafficking.

    The anti-trafficking field needs comprehensive real-time information and insights in order to fully understand the anti-trafficking service provider and population landscape in a particular city, country, or region.

    THE GLOBAL MODERN SLAVERY DIRECTORY (GMSD)

    The purpose of the Global Modern Slavery Directory is to create a central, publicly accessible resource so that anyone, in any country, may easily access information about the global anti-trafficking field. Service providers, government agencies, task forces, as well as law enforcement agencies make up the GMSD.

    The GMSD is not just a website but a functional application built around data. This data has already proven to be in demand for different stakeholders and constituencies. By building a more functional application around valuable data, the data then not only becomes more accessible but its value is magnified.

    The GMSD is also being used by the National Human Trafficking Hotline to coordinate international case response through the creation of emergency protocols for countries and regions.

    By highlighting the tool and the use it has for not only services providers but as well as other stakeholders doing research, the GMSD is able to help bring about change to the anti-trafficking field.

12:30

    LunchBreak - 60 mins

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    Pamela Glenn

    Pamela Glenn - Screening for Human Trafficking in the Health Care System

    schedule  01:30 - 02:15 PM place Room 1

    The health care team is a vital partner in addressing the human trafficking situation in the U.S. and around the world. This presentation takes on the extraordinarily hidden and complex challenge of screening for human trafficking in the health care system. One study notes that approximately 88% of sex trafficking victims had contact with a health care professional (Chisolm-Straker, et al, 2014). Each of these contacts is an opportunity for identifying and assisting a victim. It is a goal of this talk to provide an increased awareness of the trafficking situation to all members of the health care team. Included in this presentation is the identification of the multiple trafficking types, behaviors and dynamics which play out in these situations, as well as "red flag" warning signs. Stereotypes surrounding this issue, barriers to screening, and the unique challenges faced when trying to identify trafficked victims are also discussed. Most importantly, techniques for effectively screening victims, as well as follow-up recommendations and resources, are provided. As a result, it is hoped that all members of the health care team are empowered to incorporate effective screening techniques into their every day practice, along with strategies for identifying and assisting trafficking victims.

03:00

    Coffee Break - 15 mins

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    Milos Dordevic

    Milos Dordevic - Suppression of Human Trafficking in Serbia and Western Balkans - Local, Regional and International perspective with a Case study

    schedule  03:15 - 04:00 PM place Room 1

    We are living in the emerging complex security challenges era. It is important to strategically and comprehensively understand every vector that successfully drives our societies towards more democratic, secure and resilient setting. Existing global and regional powers are inevitably shaping the future of international relations and power dynamics, but smaller nations and countries like Serbia and other Southeast European countries were always important segment of global concerns, due to their important Geo-political and Geo-strategic position as well as their historically implicated influence on contemporary balance of powers within the international arena. Addressing of Human Trafficking is an important segment for bridging and synchronizing wider security policies of the region but more importantly it represents a contemporary security challenge that should be addressed pro-actively through cross-sector collaboration, multilateral partnerships and intelligence and information sharing. Serbian response is directed towards modern and comprehensive strategic approach, including successful implementation of the National Strategy for Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Humans, Especially Women and Children and Protection of the Victims, from 2017-2022.

    Western Balkans is a relatively small but culturally and demographically very diverse region of Europe. It is one of the regions currently vastly affected by the irregular migrations with the high influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East, hence, the problem of Human Trafficking along the migration routes is emerging and rising every day. The Republic of Serbia is geopolitically positioned in the center of the Balkan route. Although the problem of Human Trafficking is addressed with high priority in Serbia, there is still much more to be done in respect to cooperation and coordination between various organizations and agencies, resulting with creating of synergy for countering this rising problem. Through the recent years, the understanding of this important security and humanitarian concern has developed and Ministry of Interior of the republic of Serbia is constantly synchronizing and adapting its legislation and regulations towards comprehensive and adequate response through partnership and cooperation with various organizations and stakeholders present in the region and globally. The importance of regional and international cooperation is definitely crucial. Many cases of Sex and Labor Trafficking are organized and transnational in their nature and only strong and sustainable international cooperation can bring us to satisfying results such is adequate protection of victims and dismantling of the criminal groups of perpetrators. A case study of child sexual exploitation that took high publicity in Serbia in 2017, and its international criminal nature involving Germany, Austria, USA, Australia and Sweden should be thoroughly analyzed as an example of emerging shapes of Sexual Exploitation of Children with using Internet by traffickers as a highly efficient asset.

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    Daniel Eastman

    Daniel Eastman - Life and work after the life

    schedule  04:15 - 05:00 PM place Room 1

    This session co-presented by the director and a research assistant at Free Our Girls will provide a format of what employment can look like after exiting the life. We will discuss some of the requirements for successful employment after exploitation, the barriers that many victims face, and how allies and employers can work together to create economic opportunity for survivors.

05:00

    Closing Talk - 15 mins

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    Arun Dohle

    Arun Dohle - Child Trafficking from Ethiopia under the guise of adoption

    schedule  05:15 - 06:00 PM place Room 1

    After the closure of Romania the adoption agencies opened up Ethiopia for intercountry adoptions. Thousands of children have been send abroad.

    The adoption program was riddled with trafficking from day one. Scandal after scandal came out and in 2018 Ethiopia finally stopped intercountry adoptions.

    What did exactly happen ? Why and how do we deal today with the victims of this trade ?

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    Sunny Slaughter

    Sunny Slaughter - "Responding to the Public Health Crisis of Human Trafficking during Natural Disasters"

    schedule  06:15 - 07:00 PM place Room 1

    Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises involving the force, fraud, and coercion of human beings as a commodity for profit. The trafficking of persons for sex, labor, and organs means a victim can be sold and exploited on multiple levels and repeatedly. Natural disasters such as Katrina and Maria can fracture the lives of individuals, families, and communities leaving them open for even greater vulnerability to traffickers for intersecting forms of victimization and exploitation.

    Direct and indirect victims (families/communities - involved and receiving) can suffer physical, emotional and psychological trauma and scars from displacement and loss, however, there are at greater risk for trauma exposures and experiences which can be directly attributed to human trafficking victimization and significant ignored.

    Because of this, there is a need for more targeted emergency preparedness response systems that are coordinated, cooperative and consistent -- that includes recognizing, responding and reporting trauma and vulnerabilities directly related to human trafficking schemes and victimization to the public. Coordinating culturally informed, responsive and responsible services and support. Providing a consistent continuum of care that exists across professional disciplines and community partners that are not sitting on the task force.

    Governmental leaders and agencies often identify price gouging in alerts and media notifications, however, first responders, (medical, mental health, law enforcement, social workers) fail to recognize the significant dangers of lurking above and beneath the surface of nearly every interaction. Response teams need to recognize all vulnerable populations including but not limited to those most discussed for trafficking (children/women) but also those least recognized; minorities, immigrants, refugees, homeless, veterans, returning citizens and persons with disabilities.

SAFE 2019: Fourth Annual Global Conference on Human Trafficking Day 3

Tue, Nov 5
09:00
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    Pamela J. Pine

    Pamela J. Pine / Akerei Maresala-Thomson - An Update: Stop the SilenceĀ® and Trust MYRIVR - Comprehensive Prevention, Treatment, Mitigation of Child Sexual Abuse and other Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)

    schedule  09:00 - 09:45 AM place Room 1

    Focus: Describe collaborative efforts, coalition building, community advocacy efforts.

    Stop the Silence®, a respected U.S.-based, international non-profit with a mission to prevent, expose, and stop child sexual abuse (CSA) and other adverse childhood events (ACEs) and award-winning management, and its international partner, Trust MYRIVR, based in Auckland, NZ have developed, tested, and vetted an internationally-applicable model for radically altering the way people report a problem and get information about and obtain and use services. Through a free, downloadable App, the public can easily choose from thousands of trained-by-the-Team providers of various types (psychologists, police, social workers, doctors, etc.) who are able to coordinate with each other in real time; a country-wide advocacy program gives info to the public and providers; the App gathers and run analytics used to show concrete results while providing info to enhance the program. Encouraging providers, employees, and the public to collaborate and to access health and social services in their communities can position all those involved to vastly enhance access to and use of services, improve the health of millions, and save millions in disease prevention and treatment.

10:00

    Welcome Note - 15 mins

10:15

    Coffee Break - 15 mins

12:30

    LunchBreak - 60 mins

03:00

    Coffee Break - 15 mins

05:00

    Closing Talk - 15 mins