Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim's physical and emotional safety.
Effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security.
Participants gain information on how to incorporate best practices and strategies for meeting the needs of LGBT clients, ensuring safety and confidentiality while building community partnerships to better serve this population. This session provides grantees with information on strategies for supporting the needs of male victims through their programs. This webinar features presentations from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), and the U. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), about plans for an upcoming pilot program in Chicago, IL which will designate up to 60 vouchers for survivors of trafficking to access housing in the private market.
In this session, grantees gain information on how relationships with medical professionals and health care systems can support the delivery of comprehensive, trauma-informed, and survivor-centered services. Three members of the team that worked toward the prosecution and conviction of Mohammad Sharif Alaboudi in 2013 discuss their involvement in the case.
Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative, will host a discussion with Elaine Dodd, EVP Fraud Division, Oklahoma Bankers Association, and Corporal Kim Lopez, Triad Coordinator, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, to demonstrate how banks and law enforcement can work together to combat elder financial exploitation and abuse.
The Act offers critical rights and options to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.This webinar explores strategies and opportunities for strengthening and sustaining relationships between law enforcement, victim service providers, and their communities. Iannarone and Sarah Jones from Covenant House New Jersey, and Shannon Traore from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Youth, discusses the approaches, successes and challenges of family reunification for victims and survivors of human trafficking. This webinar, moderated by OVC Fellow, Kristy Cho, and featuring Amy Fleischauer from the International Institute of Buffalo, Kim Harris from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U. Department of Health and Human Services and Ami Rowland from Covenant House California, discusses the concept and role of person-centered approaches in supporting victim-centered and trauma informed practice and policy.It considers how family dynamics, trauma, and service provision for both foreign nationals and U. Participants gained information on how outreach, identification, and service provision to victims of trafficking can be positively impacted by implementing strategies that utilize trauma-informed approaches. Multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) are highly regarded as achieving success in communities, improving responses for victims, and increasing prosecution rates. The Oklahoma Bankers Association and the Oklahoma Sheriff's Department Triad program formed a partnership in this effort, and the hosts will share the successes, tips, and best practices learned from this collaboration.This session, moderated by OVC Fellow, Tuyet Duong, and featuring Yazmeen Hamza from Woman Kind, Eria Myers from Pacific Asian Counseling Services and David Steib from Ayuda, discusses the role language access plays in providing appropriate and competent services for victims of human trafficking who are deaf, hard of hearing, or those who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP).