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November 2014

OJJDP Webinar To Examine Nature, Impact of Child Sex Trafficking

November 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
ONLINE United States

On November 19, 2014, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. ET, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice will present "Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice." This Webinar will focus on the nature of child sex trafficking, its impact on victims, and the history of U.S. responses. Presenters will discuss the intersection of trafficking with juvenile and criminal justice, particularly for high-risk populations, such as runaway and homeless youth; describe current federal and state laws to prevent the criminalization of trafficking victims; and highlight…

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May 2020

Responding to Child Victims of Trafficking Webinar

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
ONLINE United States
Free

Join our next webinar! (No registration required) This training helps participants understand the resources available to assist foreign minor victims of trafficking. Additionally, participants receive an overview of the process to submit a request for assistance to OTIP for review and an understanding of Interim Assistance Letters for minors who are potential victims of trafficking. Participants also gain an understanding of the services and benefits available to a minor should the minor receive an Eligibility Letter and be determined as…

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Big Day of Giving 2019

May 7
ONLINE United States + Google Map

Big Day of Giving is back! Please save the date and the link below to donate on May 7, 2020. https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/CASH Big Day of Giving 2019 For our 11th year – we went  BIG! Our goal was $10,000 to support our Center for Women – the hub of our community for women. Thanks to your generosity, we raised $8,400 on the Big Day of Giving 2019!   Your gifts help us meet very basic needs, keep our doors wide open, and enables women to see a different…

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Now & Next Speaker Series

May 7 @ 9:00 am
ONLINE United States
Free

Past is present: The historical effects of the sex trade on women and girls of color today. Presented by Cherice Hopkins (Rights4Girls) We cannot discuss the sex trade in the U.S. without addressing colonization, slavery, and the institutionalized inter-generational oppression of women and girls. Ignoring this history has led to the continued exploitation, and too often criminalization, of women and girls of color. Cherice Hopkins, Staff Attorney at Rights4Girls will discuss the racial and gender disparities among survivors, how to disrupt the…

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For Advocates: Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
ONLINE United States + Google Map

This webinar is meant for front-line advocates who are navigating using technology to continue providing support to survivors. Whether answering hotline calls, hosting online support groups, or facilitating a forum discussion; this webinar will look at the challenges and opportunities raised by tele/online-support services. Many of the skills needed are those advocates already have — we’ll look at how the existing skills of empathy and active listening translate to online spaces. We’ll also explore considerations for ensuring informed consent, prioritizing…

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Free to Thrive Online Legal Training

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
“Online Legal Training: Working With Trauma Survivors - Part 2: Overcoming Vicarious Trauma”
ONLINE United States + Google Map

Free to thrive virtual training. May 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm “Online Legal Training: Working With Trauma Survivors - Part 1: Trauma Resilience” May 28th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm “Online Legal Training: Working With Trauma Survivors - Part 2: Overcoming Vicarious Trauma”

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Human Trafficking & the COVID-19 Crisis

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE United States + Google Map
Free

This webinar will review human trafficking risk factors related to the COVID-19 crisis. The presenters, Dr. Paola Contreras and Ms. Stacy Reed, will begin by providing an overview of human trafficking in the United States. Using examples from their work with victims and survivors of trafficking, they will explain how the risk of exploitation increases with contextual stressors, such as the current health crisis. The presentation will close with a review of practice recommendations and local and national human trafficking…

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Resilience: Human Trafficking Survivors Master Class Webinar Series

May 7 @ 12:00 pm
ONLINE United States
Free

Falling Forward: Reframing Resilience as a Personally Sacred Journey of Vulnerability While Being Able to Take a Present Breath This webinar will cover how to identify potential harm in denying and in judgement of one’s authentic truth. We will also look at steps to move through healing accountability while gently acknowledging internal and external needs of self, others and interpersonal community. We will also honor my and another’s journey with compassion and learn to be present and breathe. We will…

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Remote Home Visitation: Supporting clients experiencing Intimate Partner Violence in the Time of COVID-19

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ONLINE United States

Given the COVID 19 pandemic, and the shift to virtual home visitation, we recognize that is very difficult for home visitors to determine client safety, confidentiality and promote healthy relationships.  The “shelter-in-place” recommendations for communities can increase the risks for survivors of Domestic Violence (DV)/Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and their children. The lack of privacy for conversations and heightened isolation makes it difficult to assess the home environment and figure out if coercion and abuse are happening to a client.…

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Promising Practices in Multi-Victim Operations Webinar

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ONLINE United States + Google Map

Human trafficking is an organized and coordinated criminal endeavor that requires an organized and coordinated response. Because of the lucrative and clandestine nature of trafficking, traffickers often exploit multiple victims concurrently. Over the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in law enforcement efforts to identify human trafficking schemes involving multiple victims; sometimes across various locations. In 2012, the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking developed a protocol to provide advocacy and legal support to individuals uncovered…

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Now & Next Speaker Series

May 14 @ 9:00 am
ONLINE United States
Free

Let's Get Real: Life in the legal sex trade Presented by  Rebecca Bender (Rebecca Bender Initiative), Bekah Charleston (Valiant Hearts) The sex trade is being glamorized as never before – from the promotion of “sugar dating,” to films and shows that portray rich, independent "sex workers" choosing handsome, rich, kind "johns" who treat and pay them well, to advocacy from “sex workers” who argue that fully decriminalizing the sex trade is a move to empower women. Yet the reality of legalized prostitution looks…

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Strategies to Enhance Employee Resilience and Engagement within Survivor-Serving Organizations

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ONLINE United States

Employee turn-over is a challenge faced by many organizations, particularly organizations that serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Frequent staff changes can disrupt the quality of and capacity to serve the community and can impact an organization’s sustainability and sense of cohesion.  What strategies can survivor centered organizations utilize to attract and engage staff, mitigate burnout, and build strength and collective resilience? This webinar will feature representatives of three organizations that serve survivors of violence and trauma who…

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Innovation on Demand Part 2: Advancing Collaboration during COVID-19 to Protect Children and Families

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ONLINE United States

Join us for Part 2 of our 3 Part webinar series! In Part 2, presenters share new ways they are working with community partners when there are concerns about family violence. Presenters will focus on partnerships between child welfare and domestic violence professionals, including during child welfare screening and investigation. The presenters will talk about why collaboration is important to effectively help families experiencing domestic violence when there are safety concerns. To learn more about the rest of the series, please…

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Resilience: Human Trafficking Survivors Master Class Webinar Series

May 14 @ 12:00 pm
ONLINE United States
Free

Cultivating Resilience In this webinar Cari Herthel will share as a survivor leader, practical tools and skills to navigate life’s adversities and challenges, offering self regulation to uncertain times. Speaker: Cari Herthel - Survivor Leader, Speaker Consultant, Resource Specialist, Engaged Coalition Partner based in Monterey County California Registration Now Open

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Connecting the Dots: Human Trafficking and Child Abuse

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
ONLINE United States
Free

In this training, we will explore the intersection between child abuse and human trafficking. In this training, we will explore the intersection between child abuse and human trafficking. Attendees will receive an in-depth look at the different types of human trafficking, signs of predatory “priming”, common myths of the trafficking industry, practical resources and its connection to child abuse. This presentation will be accessible via ZOOM. Details for conference call or video option will be sent via email and Eventbrite…

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Innovation on Demand Part 3: Well-being as a Pathway to Safety

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ONLINE United States

Join us for Part 3 of our 3 Part webinar series! In this virtual session, we will share how current shifts in practice can improve future efforts to prevent and respond to family violence and inequities of care. Reducing a family’s stress and making family well-being a priority can help families be safer. Presenters will discuss how communities can move beyond surveillance and monitoring to build resilience and strengthen families. Presenters will also share best practices for trauma-informed telehealth and…

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Now & Next Speaker Series

May 21 @ 9:00 am
ONLINE United States
Free

Growing Up in a Porn Culture: Social, emotional, and cognitive impact on youth Presented by  Dr. Gail Dines (Culture Reframed) Online porn has become a primary source of sex education for boys and young men around the world. Prior to 2000, most would first encounter soft-core pornographic images in magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse. Since 2000, the internet has become the main vehicle for porn, and hardcore porn is just a click away—it is free, violent, and based on the…

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Resilience: Human Trafficking Survivors Master Class Webinar Series

May 21 @ 12:00 pm
ONLINE United States
Free

LGBTQ2IA+ Human Trafficking, Healing Justice and Resiliency Indigenous healing gives a sense of belonging, connection to culture, community, and relationships. This workshop seeks to educate attendees on the importance and impact of indigenous healing relative to resiliency building to and from Human Trafficking. Participants will gain understanding around the intersections of decolonization work, human trafficking, and LGBT2QIA+ inclusion. Speaker: Erik Gray - Innovations HTC Programs Director, Thurston County Human Trafficking Taskforce Chair Registration Now Open

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Now & Next Speaker Series

May 28 @ 9:00 am
ONLINE United States + Google Map
Free

Man to Man: Promoting healthy masculinity and ending men's violence Jimmie Briggs (Skoll Foundation) and Peter Qualliotine (Modeling Equality) The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities at the root of so much suffering, exploitation and violence at every level in our relationships, communities, institutions and society. For many working to end gender-based violence, the issue of commercial sexual exploitation has long played a similar role in unmasking the historical and intersectional legacy of privilege and oppression being laid bare in…

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Now & Next Online Speaker Series

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
ONLINE United States
Free

Privilege and Racial Marginalization: The Racism of Prostitution Vednita Carter (Breaking Free), Christine Stark (Author) More details TBA. Register

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Free to Thrive Online Legal Training

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
“Online Legal Training: Working With Trauma Survivors - Part 2: Overcoming Vicarious Trauma”
ONLINE United States + Google Map

Free to thrive virtual training. May 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm “Online Legal Training: Working With Trauma Survivors - Part 1: Trauma Resilience” May 28th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm “Online Legal Training: Working With Trauma Survivors - Part 2: Overcoming Vicarious Trauma”

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Resilience: Human Trafficking Survivors Master Class Webinar Series

May 28 @ 12:00 pm
ONLINE United States
Free

The Void If we are lucky, during our life span there will be a divine space in time where the nonsensical reigns, complete surrender beckons, and faith and doubt morph into oneness. How do we traverse life when it decides to turn upon a slippery slope of voided nothingness? Please join us for a storytelling time of resiliency, of hard earned wisdom, and of the strength to believe in the ability to thrive magnificently. Speaker: Regina Evans - Award Winning…

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June 2020

Monthly Webinars: Responding to Child Victims of Trafficking

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
ONLINE United States
Free

Join our next webinar! (No registration required) This training helps participants understand the resources available to assist foreign minor victims of trafficking. Additionally, participants receive an overview of the process to submit a request for assistance to OTIP for review and an understanding of Interim Assistance Letters for minors who are potential victims of trafficking. Participants also gain an understanding of the services and benefits available to a minor should the minor receive an Eligibility Letter and be determined as…

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Technology and Trafficking (Online Class)

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
ONLINE United States
$10

Join us for our popular class, now offered online! Participants in Technology, Teens, and Trafficking will: Develop a basic understanding of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and vulnerability. Understand the cultural and media influences on teens. Learn how to keep your child safe online. Learn to establish a safety plan with your teen and discover resources available to help. This class normally costs $20. Please give what you are able. No one will be denied based on ability to pay.…

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July 2020

Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2020 Online Global Summit

July 18 - July 31
ONLINE United States
Free

WHY THE ONLINE GLOBAL #CESESummit? The rise of the Internet, social media, and other technologies have completely revolutionized the way people live. Along with the good these developments have made possible, they have also unleashed tidal waves of sexual harm: pornography exposure abuse; sexually explicit and sexually violent video games; child sexual abuse images; spycamming; sexting; sextortion; “sugar daddy” sites; online sex trafficking; prostitution review boards; compulsive sexual behaviors; grooming, and more Modern technology is accelerating the pace and scale of sexual abuse and exploitation. This reality—combined with a…

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