Name
Casi Knowles
Bio

Casi Knowles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and works with Devereux as the DELTA Clinical Coordinator.  The DELTA Treatment Track is the identified treatment program throughout the Devereux continuum of care for victims/survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation.  Prior to moving to Florida in 2013, Casi lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area where she worked with children in foster care for nine years.  For four years Casi provided administrative oversight to a safe home for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children with Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes.    

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Clinical Coordinator @ Devereux
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Charles Hounmenou
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Charles Hounmenou, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Previously, Hounmenou was a visiting research specialist at the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research, UIC. He worked with the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research for six years as a research associate on human trafficking, police brutality, and prison issues. He was also the Managing Editor for the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, an international peer-reviewed academic journal. Hounmenou, a Fulbright Fellowship alumnus, holds three Master’s degrees, including one in social work from the Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s doctoral program in social work in 2009. His main research areas are human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, human rights of detainees and immigrants, and community policing. In his most research in 2014, Hounmenou conducted an international three-country study of child prostitution in Benin, Niger and Burkina. His short-term research projects include a study that aims to explore the characteristics of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Chicago and assess the victims’ needs as well as services available to assist this population. 

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Assistant Professor @ University of Illinois at Chicago
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Colleen Owens
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Colleen Owens is a research associate with Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center where she serves as co-director of a diverse portfolio of research on human trafficking that spans the United States and seven countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.

Ms. Owens has over a decade of research experience directing a variety of research projects funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. She currently serves as coprincipal investigator leading a National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-funded study to examine forced marriage in the United States. She was coprinicpal investigator of a study on the organization, operation, and victimization process of labor trafficking in the United States. She was also coprincipal investigator for three US Department of State-funded projects including a: an impact evaluation of a trafficking victims’ service-provision program in Cambodia; a process evaluation of an anti-trafficking awareness-raising initiative in South America; and a project identifying promising practices in anti-trafficking prosecution, prevention, protection, and partnership in four tier-one countries. Owens served as Urban Institute project director for an NIJ-funded study with Northeastern University to examine challenges in the investigation and prosecution of state and local cases of human trafficking in the United States. She served as the Urban Institute project director of the national Human Trafficking Reporting System, a joint project with Northeastern University, to design and operate the first national data collection and reporting system on human trafficking victims and offenders in the United States. In this role, Owens coordinated and provided technical assistance to 42 BJA-funded human trafficking task forces regarding data collection, task force operation and investigation and prosecution. Owens was also involved in an NIJ-funded study to estimate the size of the unlawful commercial sex economy in the United States. She has conducted evaluability assessments of anti-trafficking programs in Africa and Asia and conducted research on federal prosecutions of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States.  She was an invited participant to the 2007 White House Compassion in Action Roundtable on Human Trafficking and has been invited to speak about human trafficking before various national and international audiences.

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Sr. Research Associate @ Urban Institute
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Connie Rose
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Connie Rose - Director Training and Survivor Leadership

She received her M.S. from Barry University in Adult Education, Training and Development. Connie has a diverse background in non-profit and the business world.  She is currently the Director of Training and Survivor Leadership for Selah Freedom, a non-profit organization committed to confronting the issue of sex trafficking and exploitation by setting the standard and leading the implementation of best practices, programs, and services.  Connie is the founder of Victims2Survivors,; providing supportive coaching to survivors of violence, exploitation, sex trafficking and domestic violence that prepares them to be trainers, speakers and media contributors.

Connie is the ambassador for Selah Freedom, brining a face and a voice to sex trafficking.  She travels nationally providing training to organizations, survivors, social services, schools, law enforcement and the community on awareness of the issue, prevention, education and intervention of domestic sex trafficking.  Connie oversees the survivor-led "My Life, My Choice" Prevention Program for 12 - 17 years at-risk girls.

Connie has been certified with the Florida Crime Prevention Training Instituted for Human Trafficking. She has been appointed to the Hillsborough County Violence Prevention Collaborative by Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, sits on the board of the F.R.E.E. Slavery Survival Network.. She serves on the Clearwater/Tampa Bay and Polk County Human Trafficking Task Forces.  Connie has more than 1500 hours of training in the field of human trafficking.  She has given over 200 keynote speeches and presentations and participated in four human trafficking documentaries, 40 news media contributions, 15 radio shows, several print media contributions and has conducted hundred's of Domestic Sex Trafficking certified trainings.

Connie is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. Over 16 years of her abuse was at the hands of her serial, sex offender father.  Her life's mission is to help other survivors embark and stay on their paths to recovery. "Survivors are a vital part of the solution that puts a face and brings a voice to the statistics of victims, johns, traffickers and predators."

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Director Training and Survivor Leadership @ Selah Freedom
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David Kenneth Waldman
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 Dr David Kenneth Waldman

Uniquely experienced social entrepreneur, educator, consultant; expert in public policy, international nongovernmental organizations, educational development for girls, international public health, and gender justice, offering the benefit of 40 years’ experience to inform positive social change in education pursues new challenges.

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SUMMARY

Accomplished career reflects successful experience as educator, social entrepreneur, nongovernmental organizational leader, educational consultant, curriculum development, trainer, sales professional nonprofit management, and gender justice subject matter expert.

Instrumental in driving positive social change through uniting people at the grass roots level to influence top government decision makers to implement educational development policy.

Obtained Special consultative status in United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Gained a positive reputation as a liaison across the education, non-profit, private, and government sectors.

Expert in public policy, gender justice, and educational development for girls in the developing world.

Extensive experience in the design, delivery, evaluation, and enhancement of effective curriculum programs.

Highly articulate and effective communicator with excellent team-building and interpersonal & intercultural communication skills.

Skilled networker with individuals across all sectors and levels. Recognized as creative problem solver.

Developed and implemented solutions to aid local communities to enhance sustainable educational development for girls.

Applied overall public policy expertise to impact local community strategic education and HIV/AIDS prevention goals.

Versatile educator, with 40 years extensive background in educational consulting, curriculum development, educational publishing, and direct classroom instruction; Elementary-University level. Background includes training educators, consulting with education specialists, curriculum directors, and educational publishers to tailor curriculum and teaching models to meet specific needs. Experienced educator at elementary to university level. Conducted numerous teacher professional development workshops. Implemented train the trainer curriculum workshops based on UNICEF Model.

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Founder/President/CEO @ To Love Children Educational Foundation International Inc.
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Eliza
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Eliza Reock is Director of Programs for Shared Hope International where she manages the funding and development of restoration programs, monitors and evaluates current restoration partners and to identify leading field techniques to develop direct service provision systems for sex trafficking survivors.  She provides critical policy support to Shared Hope in the areas of establishing protections against Internet facilitation of child sex trafficking and developing child serving agency response mechanisms. Prior to joining the Shared Hope team she served as Executive Director of a private foundation where she managed the strategic implementation of funding targeted towards strategic social justice initiatives.

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Director of Programs @ Shared Hope Interanational
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Emily Pasnak-Lapchick
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Emily Pasnak-Lapchick is the Manager of the End Trafficking Project at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF where she leads a national awareness and advocacy campaign about child trafficking, reaching over 55,000 constituents each year. She manages the creation of resources, in-person and online training, development of partnerships, and the creation of Public Service Announcements. Emily is a member of the Executive Board for the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons and serves as the US representative for GIFT box on behalf of Stop the Traffik. She was honored as a New Abolitionist in 2016. Emily currently serves on the board of More Too Life and on the National Steering Committee for Fair Trade Campaigns.

Previously, she served as the End Trafficking Fellow at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF where she helped to build a brand new awareness campaign to end human trafficking and engaged over 10,000 people in-person on the issue of trafficking. Through her work, she has spoken on CNN International, at the United Nations and international conferences, at over 25 colleges and universities, and has worked with dozens of groups on how they can take action against human trafficking. Emily is an honors graduate from Eckerd College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a founding member of Hope for Stanley, an organization committed to raising money and sending volunteers to New Orleans to assist post-Hurricane Katrina residents return home.

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Manager, End Trafficking Program @ U.S. Fund for UNICEF
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Emily Waters
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Emily Marie Waters has worked in anti trafficking since 2008, and is a survivor of trafficking. She has trained counselors around the world in trauma informed care, has conducted legislative and trafficking prevention work in Eastern Europe, and has mentored treatment centers in Europe and Asia. Her research from Bulgaria was featured in the 4th International Social Work Conference, and her CSEC work was featured at the AACRC Conference in 2015. SHe also presented at the 2016 IASWG Conference on Trafficking Aftercare in Group Models.

Emily has a Master of Social Work from Azusa Pacific University and a Master of Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work at Adelphi University.

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Sr. Director of Counseling Programs @ VIBS
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Gabrielle Thompson
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Thompson works as the Exectutive Director of Free for Life International, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Free for Life International focuses  its efforts to end modern day slavery, specifically sex trafficking in Nepal and India. Thompson's background is in women's socioeconomic development in Central America, and gender equality research in the Middle East.  She holds a Master's in International Development focused in gender, from Middle Tennessee State Univertsity. Thompson's primary passion  to continue in the field  of women's development and empowerment through sustainable measures. 

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Executive Director @ Free for Life International
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Giselle Gaviria
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Joann Alicea, CFCI, CHTI
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My name is Joann Alicea and since 2011 I have been lobbying the US Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network known as FinCEN to update the Suspicious Activity Report known as the SAR for a Human Trafficking Checkbox Category. The SAR is used by all US Financial Institutions to report on illicit activity by simply following the money. Please see my article published in the 23rd Edition of the FinCEN SAR Activity Review Trends, Tips and Issues entitled FinCEN SAR Checkbox for Human Trafficking by Joann Alicea; Page 67; Article URL listed below:
http://www.fincen.gov/news_room/rp/files/sar_tti_23.pdf
Updating the SAR for a Human Trafficking Checkbox will do so much to help rescue victims, arrest traffickers by simply following the money trail in reporting the horrific crime of human trafficking through the SAR Process to Law Enforcement.

Please see my most recent interview on How the Fight Against Human Trafficking/Human Smuggling Continues in ACAMS Today

https://www.acamstoday.org/joann-alicea-the-fight-against-human-traffickingsmuggling-continues/

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U.S. Treasury FinCEN SAR Checkbox for Human Trafficking @ Certified Financial Crimes Investigator, Certified Human Trafficking Investigator
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Judith Cohen
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Julie Atella
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Julie Atella is a research scientist at Wilder Research. Her background includes research and evaluation in the areas of human trafficking, intimate partner violence, juvenile justice and delinquency, and corrections.  Currently, she provides research and evaluation leadership to a number of government and community-based agencies, including evaluating programs that focus on strengthening families with incarcerated parents, working with at-risk youth, and assessing prevention efforts. 

Julie has had experience overseeing and evaluating Department of Justice projects over the years.  Currently, she is the Project Director of a 3-year project funded by OJJDP (2011-JR-FX-0008), which includes a rigorous evaluation that compares outcomes for program participants to a historical comparison group.  In addition to providing oversight, she is the lead evaluator for the process and outcome activities and works closely with Wilder’s economist on the return-on-investment assessment.  In addition to her experience overseeing the OJJDP evaluation, she has served in an evaluation capacity for other NIJ-funded initiatives, including Researching Sexual Violence in the Deaf Community Project (RSVP; 2003-IJ-CX-1035) and Project Reclaiming Our Area Residence (ROAR; 96-IJ-CX-0074 and 93-IJ-CX-0054).  Julie was also NIJ’s Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program’s Site Director for three years in Hennepin County, MN.

Julie has managed and worked on a number of multi-site initiatives, including serving as the project lead for the Volunteer of America’s (VOA) Look Up and Hope sites, which are currently located in three states.  She and other Wilder staff provide research and evaluation, with the chief role of assisting VOA in ensuring that its approach to addressing maternal incarceration is strongly research-based and builds on the best available evidence-based practices. In working in multi-site initiatives, Julie has become skilled at presenting using non-traditional methods, including a variety of webinar systems. 

Julie is currently a community faculty member at Metro State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she has taught Introduction to Human Services and Program Evaluation courses. 

Julie has a strong personal interest in human trafficking and victimization.  Julie has volunteered for over 10 years with a Twin Cities 24-hour crisis line for crime victims, working with victims of general, domestic violence, and CSEC.   Julie completed her Ph.D. course work in Political Science and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University.  She also holds a B.A. in Sociology/Law & Society from the University of California at Riverside.

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Research Scientist @ Amherst H. Wilder
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Kakraba Emmanuel
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Professional Experience

Kra Integrated Solutions Ltd (Chief Executive Officer, 2008-Present)

Kra Global Footprints, Accra, Ghana (Director, 2010 - Present)

Ghana Immigration Service, Accra, Ghana (Assistant Inspector, 2001 - 2010)

Education

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria (BA, 2010 - 2013)

Tarkwa Secondary School, Tarkwa, Ghana (High School, 1992 - 1994)

Huni Valley Secondary School, Huni Valley, Ghana (High School, 1986 - 1991)

Professional Training

Austrian Armed Forces International Center, Vienna, Austria (Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, 2010)

Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm, Sweden (International Crisis Management, 2009)

Ghana Armed Forces Asutsuare Training Center, Asutsuare, Ghana (Military Training, Confidence Building and Teamwork, 2006)

Ghana Immigration Service Academy and Training School, Assin Foso, Ghana (Immigration Duties, Laws, Regulations and Procedures, 2001)

Conferences

UNWTO Regional Conference on Enhancing Brand Africa: Fostering Tourism Development, Accra, Ghana (August, 2015)

International Tourism Exchange, Berlin, Germany (2012)

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, London, UK (Arts as a Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders (2012 & 2013) 

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, New York and Washington DC, USA (Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA, 2013)

 

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Chief Executive Officer @ Kra Integrated Solutions Ltd
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Kathleen Moran
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Kathleen T. Moran, RN, BSN

 

Kathleen has been a registered nurse for over twenty five years.  She has served in the New York City area for most of her career.

In 2010 the United Nations Association (Queens NY Chapter) started the Partnership for the Eradication of Human Trafficking (PEHT) committee. Kathleen has been working with members on projects that educate and bring attention to the crime since it’s inception.

Kathleen and PEHT committee members started to collaborate with Maria Almario to develop, The Inclusive Human trafficking Checklist: A Dialectical Methodology for Measurement, in 2013.  The tool that aids in the identification of victims of modern day slavery.

Through PEHT Kathleen has moderated panel discussions as well as coordinated events focused on educating the general public about the crime of modern day slavery.  Our most recent event in November of 2015, brought together RESTORE, Garden of Hope, and Freedom Ladder to inform people about services and/or ways to prevent young people from falling victim to a potential trafficker.  During the same event the The Inclusive Human Trafficking Checklist was utilized to impart knowledge about some of the traits a victim may posses.  The aim was to illicit participation in identification of a victim, so that the people can inform the proper authorities to a potential situation.

Kathleen and co-committee member Barbara Felton have been presented with an impact award for their work on com-batting human trafficking and domestic violence.

As of January 2016 Kathleen is now chairperson of PEHT.  

She continues to serve the senior population as a nurse through health conversations she conducts throughout Queens.

 

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Chairperson of (PEHT) @ United Nations Association, Queens NY Chapter (Partnership for the Eradication of Human Trafficking) PEHT
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Kelly Kinnish
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Kelly Kinnish, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Services at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy in Atlanta, Georgia, where she oversees the Center’s clinical service programs to sexually abused and traumatized children. She is also the Director of Project Intersect, a SAMHSA-funded program of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that targets the mental health needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Project Intersect supports clinical services to CSEC-identified clients at the Georgia Center and also supports the training of a network of providers throughout the state to serve commercially sexually exploited children and their caregivers utilizing trauma-focused evidence-based practices. She is active in both state and national task forces and working groups addressing this complex public health concern with particular focus on effective mental health interventions and collaborative systems response. Dr. Kinnish has worked with maltreated and at-risk children and families for over 20 years in clinical, research, and administrative capacities. Kelly received MS and PhD in Psychology (Clinical-Child), from the University of Utah and completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the University of Miami (FL).

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Clinical Director @ Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
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Kimberly Grabert
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Title:

Florida’s Human Trafficking Screening Tool: Effectively Identifying Victims

 

 

Presenter Information:

 

Kimberly Grabert, MPA, CPM PRIMARY PRESENTER

Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director Florida Department of Children and Families

400 W. Robinson Street, S1109

Orlando, Florida 32801

Kimberly_grabert@dcf.state.fl.us

407-317-7960

352-303-1366 cell

 

Bethany Gilot, MS

Anti-human Trafficking Director

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Bethany.Brimer@djj.state.fl.us

(850) 597-6063 cell

 

 

Presenter bios:

Kimberly Grabert, MPA, CPM: Kimberly Grabert is the Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). She has been with DCF for 13 years and worked in the Child Welfare field for 16 years. She is responsible for the implementation and development of child welfare policy and administration for human trafficking issues across the state of Florida. She has her B.A. in Justice from American University in Washington D.C. and a Masters in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. She currently sits on the Advisory Council for the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force (GOHTTF). She previously Co-founded and Co-Chaired the Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force from and Co-founded and Co-Chaired the Commercially Sexually Exploited Child (CSEC) Committee for the GOHTTF.

 

 

Bethany Gilot, MS: Bethany Brimer Gilot is the Anti-human Trafficking Director for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Bethany joined the Department in 2014 after working at non-profit organizations serving sex trafficking victims and survivors in both Miami, Florida and West Bengal, India. She has direct care and program development experience working with both adult and minor female victims of sex trafficking at multiple levels of the continuum of care. She has two Bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminology and a Master’s in Criminology from Florida State University. Bethany currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse and represents the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice as a speaker at national meetings on human trafficking.

 

 Program Description:

 

Human trafficking response has been in the forefront in regards to child welfare for the past several years. The Florida Legislature required the development of a screening tool for the identification of human trafficking victims. This program will review the tool development process, the training components, implementation across the child welfare and juvenile justice programs, as well as data collected and outcomes. This is a non-proprietary tool that can be shared with attendees.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of Florida child welfare legislation and its impact on developing the Florida Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST).
  • Participants will be better informed on the history of attempts to identify this cross over population in child welfare and juvenile justice.
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of data collection in the development and implementation of the HTST tool.
  • Participants will learn how critical the collaborative model across state agencies, juvenile justice and child welfare, and non-governmental providers (NGO) was in the development and implementation of the HTST.
  • Participants will learn about current data collection and outcomes related to the HTST.

 

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Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director @ Florida Department of Children and Families
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Kimberly McGrath
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Dr. Kimberly McGrath is the Clinical Coordinator of Foster Care services at Citrus Health Network, a position she has held since 2002. Citrus Health Network was founded in 1979 as a community mental health center dedicated to serving mentally ill individuals and their families. In 2004 Citrus Health Network began offering primary care in addition to mental and behavioral health services. Dr. McGrath is the founding clinician for the Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively affected by Commercial Exploitation (CHANCE) Program, a Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care (STFC) and Community Response Team (CRT) for victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation. The CHANCE Program addresses the emotional, social and behavioral needs of victims of human trafficking.

 

Dr. McGrath has presented about the CHANCE program at several local, state, and national conferences on topics including human trafficking, child welfare, mental health and substance abuse. She serves as a member of the Statewide Human Trafficking Services Workgroup, and the Workgroup’s Residential Providers Subgroup, as well as of the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force. Additionally, she has been a Panel Participant at the Human Trafficking in Miami and Our Local Response Conference, and the Philanthropic Collaborative, Human Trafficking Summit. In November 2015, Dr. McGrath was awarded the Community Advocate of the Year Award by the Florida Attorney General’s Office for her work with this population.

 

In addition to founding and developing the CHANCE Program, Dr. McGrath is also the founding psychologist for the Treating Adolescents Coping with Trauma (TACT) program, an outpatient program for sexual offenders, victims of sexual abuse, and their families.

 

Dr. McGrath is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Northeastern University, and her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She has been with Citrus Health Network since 1999 when she joined the organization as a Predoctoral Intern.

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Clinical Coordinator of the CHANCE Program @ Citrus Health Network
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Lana Monique
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Lana Monique

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COO @ Unveiled Human Trafficking Training and Consulting
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Lenore Walker
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Dr. Lenore E.A. Walker, Ed.D., is Professor at NSU College of Psychology and Coordinator of the Clinical Forensic Psychology Concentration. In addition, Dr. Walker is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Trauma and Victimization at NSU-College of Psychology. Dr. Walker is also the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education and training, research and public policy issues around domestic violence with affiliate centers around the world. Dr. Walker also has a national practice in forensic psychology and testifies on psychological impact from interpersonal violence and trauma including domestic violence, child abuse and violence against women.

Dr. Walker received her doctorate from Rutger's, The State University of New Jersey in 1972 and was on the psychiatry faculty of Rutgers Medical School from 1972 to 1975. She then moved to Denver Colorado and was on the faculty at Colorado Women's College from 1976 until the school closed in 1981. She also held clinical adjunct psychology position at the University of Denver School of Professional Psychology where she supervised doctoral students until she came to the College of Psychology in 1997. She is licensed to practice psychology in the states of Florida, Colorado and New Jersey, a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Walker's areas of interest have been in feminist psychology, violence in the family and violence against women including sex-trafficking. She has written 13 books in the area including the now classic, "The Battered Woman", has published extensively in journals and book chapters and presented her work at scientific meetings around the world.

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Psychologist @ Nova Southeastern University
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Maria Almario
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Maria Almario PhD. Maria is a psychologist who specializes in trauma and has had over 10 years of experience working nationally and internationally as a human trafficking abolitionist on issues of policy, prevention, research, and mental health services. Maria has served as Chairman of the Partnership for the Eradication of Human Trafficking for 4 years. She is the creator of a human trafficking screening and intervention methodology called the Inclusive Human Trafficking Model. She has directed an extensive research project geared toward the validation of the model. Maria currently works assisting processes of refugee resettlement in Nürnberg Germany 

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Chairman @ Partnership for the Eradication of Human Trafficking United Nations Association Queens Chapter
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Nancy M Sidun
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Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Registered Art Therapist

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Clinical Psychologist @ Independent Practice
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Naomi Azar, PhD
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Naomi Azar, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, one of the nation’s leading agencies in the study and treatment of the psychological impact of exposure to trauma. She is a clinician with Project REACH, a program that serves victims of human trafficking throughout the United States. In her work with Project REACH, she offers short-term assessment and mental health services to survivors of sex and labor trafficking, including foreign-born and domestic survivors of all ages. She also offers training and consultation to anti-trafficking professionals throughout the U.S.  Dr. Azar completed a pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, where she focused on the intergenerational transmission of trauma. She has worked with children, adolescents and families who present with extensive histories of trauma, both singular and complex in nature. She worked with a trauma evaluation team at the Butler Child Advocacy Center in the Bronx, NY, and provided treatment to minors who were victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. She also facilitated a group intervention for mother-infant dyads referred by the Administration for Children’s Services and treated adults suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Internationally, Dr. Azar has worked with CARE International and Save the Children, evaluating the impact of an intervention designed to address the needs of vulnerable children living in poverty.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology with Project REACH @ The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
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SAFE Coalition for Human Rights (SAFECHR)
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Dr. Gopal is the President and founder of SAFE Coalition for Human Rights and recipient of the Indiana Attorney General's Voices for Victims Award in 2015. She also received the Lake County Indiana Superior Court Outstanding Service to the Community Award in 2004. She works with victims of violent crimes and testifies in high profile criminal cases.

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President, SAFE Coalition for Human Rights @ SAFECHR
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Subir
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I am working as the Director (Programs and Projects) of Shakti Vahini, a national level anti trafficking organization in India having its international reputation in the field of women and child rights. I have long been active in the movement of Anti Human Trafficking in India. My diverse responsibilities involve implementation and monitoring of various programmes and projects on women rights and child rights, Training, preparation of various modules and SOPs, campaigns, partner relations. I have been associated with Shakti Vahini since 2008. I have received my Master in Mass Communication and Journalism in 2005 and Master in Social Work in 2010.

As a Director (Programmes and Projects) I am heading the Trafficking in Persons (JTIP) Projects being implemented to strengthen the Govt. of India in its fight against Human Trafficking. Heading the Anti Trafficking and Justice project in North Bengal supported by European Union. Heading the Child Helpline (1098) Programme in Gurgaon supported by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.

I was selected as the visiting scholar in Texas Christian University, Texas, USA in 2014. I spoke on the issue of human Trafficking with the students of the Department of Child Development, Mass Communication, Political Science and also the University senior officers. I also was the speaker on Anti Human Trafficking in a public lecture in Texas Christian University.

Over the last 10 years I have served in various grass roots organizations. I have extensively worked in the research projects of Shakti Vahini on Anti Human Trafficking and is the instrumental in maintaining police partnership of source, transit and destination and victim support. I have been the part of various rescue operation in the red light districts and witness in the court cases in which convictions happened.

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Director (Programmes and Projects) @ Shakti Vahini
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Tracey Williamson
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I have been in the field of sexual assault prevention for 13 years. Within that capacity, I have educated over 15,000 youth ages 12 through 25 and have held trainings for over 1,000 school staff members throughout the state of South Carolina. The topics that I focus on are  sexual assault /sexual harassment, dating violence, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and engaging men in ending sexual violence. I have been a guest speaker for the annaual South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence sexual assault and domestic violence conferences. I have educated clergy and faith based organizations on sexual assault within the walls of faith, have organized the "Pee Dee Townhall on LGBTQI youth and I am also a nationally certified self defense instructor. In 2014 I was a selected presenter for the first annaual Global Sex Trafficking conference which was held in Chicago in October 2015. 

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Rape Reduction Coordinator @ Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault
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Whitney Anderson
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Whitney Anderson, MBA: Whitney Anderson is the Owner/ Co-founder of Unveiled, Human Trafficking Training and Consulting, LLC and the Oklahoma Assistant Executive Director of the Beautiful Dream Society. Whitney is an active participant of Oklahoma's Human Trafficking Task force, Co-Chairs the Training and Awareness Committee, and assisted in establishing the first State Certified Shelter for Adult Victims of Sex Trafficking in Oklahoma City, where she has provided thousands of hours of direct care to victims of trafficking, both residentially and non-residentially. Whitney works to build critical partnerships and leverage strengths in the community and regularly speaks and trains on matters of trafficking. She has trained thousands of mental health professionals, medical professionals, victim advocates, attorneys, judges, social and child welfare workers, tribal professionals, students, and community members. 

 

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Owner and Co-Founder @ Unveiled, Human Trafficking Training and Consulting
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