Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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November 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This training will focus on improving collaborative responses for adult/youth domestic violence and sexual assault victims who  have also experienced human trafficking. The 2-day training will provide multidisciplinary participating teams with effective skill-building  to identify, assist, and promote safety for trafficked survivors; promote peer exchange to share innovation and problem solve; and improve team coordination and recruitment of new partners to enhance services that increase access to social services, health care, legal, and criminal resources that promote survivors’ healing and justice.

Topics to be covered:
As a result of this training participants will be better able to:
* Strengthen multi-disciplinary collaborative strategies in responding to youth and adult trafficked survivors with domestic violence and sexual assault experiences.
* Define and clarify professional and organizational roles and responsibilities in responding to trafficked survivors.
*Describe the intersections of human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence.
* Provide a victim-centered, trauma-informed response to trafficked survivors.
* Collaborate with healthcare providers, community health centers and other health systems to support the short-and long-term health needs of survivors.
*Create an action plan to develop and implement a collaborative response to address human trafficking in your community.

Training Format:
* Interactive and innovative educational sessions
* Cross-professional sessions on building collaborations
* Case analysis and application
* Peer exchange

Who may attend?
*OVW grantees may apply in multidisciplinary teams composed of different organizations (teams of 3-4 people) which may include, but are not limited to: domestic violence/sexual assault program staff, attorneys/legal experts, law enforcement, human trafficking task force members, civil law enforcement agencies, and health care staff. At least one member of each team must be an OVW grantee.

*OVW grantees and their OVW grantee partners can participate and use their OVW travel funds to send grant-funded staff and partners to this training, with prior approval from their OVW Program Manager.

How to apply:
* Teams interested in participating need to submit a complete application for this training. If you are using OVW funds, please obtain approval to participate from your OVW Program Specialist. Due to space limitations of 15 multidisciplinary teams, your application is not confirmed until you receive an acceptance letter from FUTURES’ staff.

The training is provided free of charge. Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending. Accommodations are available at the government rate of $150/night plus 15.3% tax. Detailed information on the hotel will be provided upon confirmation.