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Webinar Series 2024

Fostering Collaboration in our Anti-trafficking Communities 

We are deeply honored to welcome five nationally recognized speakers and subject matter experts to this year’s virtual conference. Please take a moment to read their extraordinary bios. Our 2024 conference is free and consists of four educational sessions, one on Tuesday May7th, May 14th, May 21st, and May 28th – all from 10am to 12pm PT on Zoom.

Providing comprehensive services to youth to end human trafficking is only possible through collaboration. This includes: living by example, creating a culture of respect, understanding and shared responsibility, networks of support from parents, educators, community leaders, and businesses, co-collaborating with youth in the planning and implementation of best practices and actively listening and partnering with survivors to expand the understanding of the intersections of human trafficking.

Our series of speakers will share their wisdom and vision for reimagining systems and services that serve youth. Each webinar will offer tools and solutions for social service providers, parents, teachers, advocates and those working directly with youth.

The conference schedule is below. 

Schedule for Tuesday, May 7th

Building a Movement For Community Resilience

  • Creating communities resilient to trafficking
  • How to support 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth
  • Building a movement where survivors cross the finish line together

Schedule for Tuesday, May 14th

Online Awareness and the Evolution of Exploitation in America

  • Evolution of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
  • Online exploitation overview
  • Collaborating with digital natives and highlighting youth voices

Schedule for Tuesday, May 21st

Understanding and Serving Exploited Parents through Trauma-Informed Care 

This presentation has four learning objectives: 

  1. **Identify the intersections between exploitation and the child welfare system**: Learners will recognize the complex relationship between exploitation and the child welfare system, including how exploitation can intersect with child welfare involvement and the impact of such involvement on exploited parents.
  1. **Recognize the trauma and challenges faced by exploited parents within and beyond the child welfare system**: Learners will understand the profound impact of exploitation and system involvement on parents, including the trauma of removal and ongoing challenges faced during and after child welfare processes.
  1. **Appreciate the significance of holistic support for exploited parents**: Learners will understand the importance of providing comprehensive support to exploited parents regardless of their involvement with the child welfare system. This includes recognizing the need for support before, during, and after any child welfare interventions, as well as understanding the broader social, economic, and systemic factors that impact their well-being.
  1. **Develop strategies for trauma-informed care and support for exploited parents**: Learners will explore practical approaches and strategies for providing trauma-informed care and support to exploited parents, emphasizing empowerment, collaboration, and resilience-building. This includes recognizing and addressing the unique needs and experiences of exploited parents and their families, fostering trust and safety, and promoting healing and recovery.

Schedule for Tuesday, May 28th

  • Learn about the trauma renegotiation practice of Somatic Experiencing and the ways it can strengthen youth voices in the movement.
  • Explore how the somatics of sexual trauma demonstrate the importance of collaborating across advocacy, healthcare, and healing providers to support survivors.
  • Strengthen families by empowering them with accessible education about nervous system regulation and co-regulation.