Webinar: Trauma-Informed, Community-Centered Responses to Human Trafficking

A Two-Part Webinar Series for Health, Social Service, and Advocacy Providers
March 19, 2018 and March 26, 2018

Health care settings are key to the provision of trauma-sensitive identification and response for survivors of human trafficking. This two-part webinar series is intended to strengthen the ability of healthcare providers, mental health providers, social workers, legal professionals, and survivor advocates to identify and respond to at-risk and affected individuals, and to work collaboratively both within and beyond the health care setting, using principles of trauma-informed care on both individual and institutional/system levels.

Webinar 1 will provide an overview of human trafficking, offer tools for identifying survivors in healthcare settings, discuss strategies for responding to disclosure, and introduce principles of trauma-informed response. Webinar 2 will provide insights about systems impacting survivors – focusing on legal, mental health, and social services, with emphasis on developing strategies for identifying and building inter-professional networks across these systems.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar series participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the scope, presentation(s), and health effects of human trafficking
  2. Outline strategies for trauma-informed identification and response in the health setting
  3. Articulate reporting, mental health, social welfare, and safety considerations
  4. Describe legal processes for immigration relief, civil litigation, and criminal prosecution
  5. Articulate how a trauma-informed approach can be used in legal, advocacy, and case management settings
  6. Identify ways engaged communities can collaborate to promote prevention
  7. Foster passion for ongoing education, networking, and leadership

Elaine Alpert, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Medical Society
Morgan Burdick, MSWc, API Chaya
Mariam Garuba, MD
Katy Giguere, Her Justice
Ronnie Harris, I Am Campaign, Sacred Roots
Chris Lapining, JD, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Danielle Latimer, LCSW, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program
Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Bud Vana, MD, Brown University
Zahra, API Chaya
Keri Zug, MSN, La Clinica de la Raza

Additional Resources:
View the recording of PART I here. Download the slides from PART I here.
*Errata for Slides 10 and 11: Please note that under the TVPA definition of Human Trafficking, inducement by the use of force, fraud or coercion applies only to situations involving commercially sexually exploited minors.
View the recording of PART II here. Download the slides from PART II here.
View the webinar flyer here.
View a list of sample questions to inquire about human trafficking here.
View a list of clinics with specialized services for human trafficking survivors here.
View a list of relevant additional resources here.