Now Accepting Applications: Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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February 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Multi-Day Virtual Training Institute in February 2021
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Multidisciplinary teams are invited to participate in th Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Institute. The Institute will focus on improving collaborative responses for adult/youth domestic violence and sexual assault victims who have also experienced human trafficking.
As a result of the Institute, 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.
• Identify the intersections of human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence.
• Provide a victim-centered, trauma-informed response to trafficked survivors.
• Create an action plan to develop and implement a collaborative response to address human trafficking in your community.
Institute Schedule
• January 2021: Pre-Institute work, team collaboration, and pre-recorded webinar
Live, two-hour webinars at 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST (subject to change):
• Tuesday, February 2, 2021: Module 1 – Support for Survivors and Collaboration
• Tuesday, February 9, 2021: Module 2 – Collaboration Strategies
• Tuesday, February 16, 2021: Module 3 – Collaboration Sustainability
• Tuesday, February 23, 2021: Module 4 – Collaboration Action Plan Exchange
Who May Attend?
• Multidisciplinary teams comprised of different organizations (teams of 3-5 people) which may include, but are not limited to: domestic violence/sexual assault program staff, healthcare staff, attorneys/legal experts, law enforcement, anti-human trafficking programs and taskforce members, civil law enforcement agencies, social service programs, and other faith-based and community-based programs.
• At least one of the team members needs to represent a DV/SA organization.
• Priority will be given to groups that have recently started or would like to enhance their existing efforts and strategies to improve support and meet the needs of human trafficking survivors, through an anti-human trafficking task force, coalition, or other multidisciplinary partnership.
• Teams should represent diverse decision makers with at least one designated lead person to help implement the multidisciplinary work.