Workshops for the 8th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking - Be Free: Building Bridges

WORKSHOP 1 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Workshop 1.1 The Intersection of Child Welfare and Human Trafficking

Workshop Description: This workshop will offer a comprehensive overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and child labor trafficking. Participants will be educated on the recruiting tactics of traffickers, challenges to breaking free, and the services available to victims and survivors. Additionally, the session will explore the intersection with the Child Welfare system, and share collaborative resources available to primary and secondary victims, as well as the integration of care to include family members and/or support persons.


Workshop 1.2 Identifying Trafficking in LGBTQ Communities

Workshop Description: This workshop explores the realities, complexities and impacts of human trafficking within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Questioning community. It will explore the heightened vulnerabilities of youth and how service providers and community members alike can promote cultural sensitivity, by generating increased access to resources.


Workshop 1.3 Investigative Trends in Labor Trafficking

Workshop Description: This session will provide participants with a basic framework of labor trafficking by defining how a victim is assessed and identified, discussing means of recruitment and methods by which traffickers gain and maintain control. Further discussion will center on the specific investigative methods utilized to secure a successful prosecution of a perpetrator. Case studies will address vulnerabilities and barriers involved in serving non-citizen clients, available resources and potential legal provisions for immigration relief.


Workshop 1.4 Framework to Understanding Modern Day Slavery

Workshop Description: This workshop is an introduction to the issue of human trafficking that addresses how through prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships individuals can collectively combat human trafficking on a grassroots level. The session explores the realities, complexities and impacts of the issue within a local and global framework.


WORKSHOP 2 - 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


Workshop 2.1 Integrative Practices: Trauma Informed Care for Survivors

Workshop Description: This session provides an integrative framework for engaging Trauma Informed Care (an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma), in serving survivors of human trafficking. The session will emphasize the physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and explore how service providers can assist survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. Participants will learn basic trauma informed practices to utilize when working with survivors of human trafficking.


Workshop 2.2 Identifying Trafficking in LGBTQ Communities

Workshop Description: This workshop explores the realities, complexities and impacts of human trafficking within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Questioning community. It will explore the heightened vulnerabilities within youth and how service providers and community members alike can promote cultural sensitivity, by generating increased access to resources.


Workshop 2.3 Solutions to Address Demand, Johns and Conscious Consumerism

Workshop Description: This workshop will discuss the central elements of supply and demand in fueling the exploitation of individuals for sex and/or labor in our local and global economies. Models to address the “buying of sex” will be addressed in addition to exploring positive solutions through conscious consumerism.


Workshop 2.4 Pathways to Freedom: Finding Hope Through Immigration Assistance

Workshop Description: This session will provide an in-depth overview into immigration relief for non-citizen victims of labor/sex trafficking. Participants will be educated on available provisions of Continued Presence (CP), T-Visas, U-Visas and asylum. Q & A will allow participants to engage legal experts in discussion on case studies to address unique vulnerabilities and barriers involved in serving non-citizen clients (Recommended for participants who attended Workshop 1.3 Investigative Trends in Labor Trafficking)


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Contact Information:
Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking
(559) 263-1379
cvaht@fresnoeoc.org