All pre-conference workshops are now closed due to capacity. Attendees will be required to check in for pre-conference workshops on-site on November 11.
Lunch will not be provided during pre-conference. If you have questions, contact Elizabeth@sharedhope.org.
SURVIVOR ONLY WORKSHOPS
All survivors of trafficking are invited to register for these closed workshops. If you have any questions, contact Nancy@sharedhope.org
3:00 – 4:00 pm—Finding a Balance Between Self and Others in Your Service Carissa Phelps, Runaway Girl, Inc.
4:00 – 5:00 pm—It’s Your Story: Navigating Media with Confidence: Survivors talk about experiences with the media (Panel discussion hosted by Survivor Leaders and Shared Hope staff)
5:00 -7:00 pm—Survivor Networking Reception
OPTION A: Technical and Professional Development Seminar
10:00 – 5:00 PM (60-minute lunch break provided; lunch on your own)
Shared Hope is partnering with U.S. Government agencies to provide survivor advocates and direct service providers training, technical and professional development that will:
- Describe the fundamentals of building a victim services program
- Identify strategies to build sustainable staffing, including how to address burn-out and vicarious trauma
- List best practices in grant writing and securing financial support through state and federal resources (including how to navigate VOCA funding)
Attend two workshops of your choosing. Select from the following options.
OPTION B: Workshops (closed)
1:00 – 2:30 PM | Session 1
Speak Out of Strength, Not Out of Trauma (**Approved for 1.5 NBCC credit hours)
Connie Rose, Selah Freedom
Ever wonder when a survivor of human trafficking is truly healed from the trauma and the aftermath of addiction to be your next speaker, presenter, or employee? Ever unintentionally exploited a survivor or allowed the survivor to unknowingly exploit themselves? What if there was a better way to convey to your funders, event attendees and the survivors you serve why you are doing the work that you do? What if you knew how to provide the right platform for empowered, healed survivors to demonstrate and convey what the future holds and promises for new survivors? What if you knew how to distinguish when a survivor is ready to speak or simply available to speak? What if you budgeted to compensate survivors for being professionals and experts in the field? What would that look like? This workshop explores all of these questions, providing the appropriate tools to address them.
Media Gone Wild! Crafting Responsible Media Messaging on the Issue of Sex Trafficking
Sandy Skelaney, Florida International University, Ignition Fund
Human trafficking is a hot topic these days. There are dozens of articles and news pieces being published every day across the United States, most of them about child sex trafficking. Raising awareness is one tool used to end trafficking, and more publicity can help generate much needed grant money to programs, but at what price? This interactive workshop dissects pros and cons of media engagement and provides guidelines on responsible participation of survivors.
Mobilizing Citizen Action Through Awareness Tools and Strategic Collaboration with Civic Organizations
Kate Lee, NJ Governor’s Advisory Council Against Sexual Violence and Junior League of New Jersey’s State Public Affairs Committee; Lee Lowry, Junior League of Tampa; Catherine Parkay, Junior League of Portland
This session will profile how civic organizations such as Junior Leagues can bring the issue of juvenile sex trafficking into mainstream awareness and provide actionable steps for the general public to make a difference. This session will offer examples of how civic organizations are catalyzing their communities through public awareness campaigns, educational programs, and informed advocacy. Junior Leagues from Florida, Oregon and New Jersey will share results and lessons learned from their various campaigns. Attendees will leave this session with strategies to harness the power of civic organizations and spark widespread community engagement.
OPTION B: Workshops (closed)
3:00 – 4:30 PM | Session 2
Creating a Successful Social Enterprise to Enhance Survivor Empowerment
Emily Fitchpatrick, On Eagles Wings Ministries
If you are interested in creating a social enterprise to empower survivors, this workshop is for you! We will explore various ways to use trade as a means of professional development and earned income for those you serve. We will share our Fields of Hope business model as a blueprint for those of you creative thinkers seeking to enhance your programming.
Effective and Practical Activities for Trauma-Informed Care Training (**Approved for 1.5 NBCC credit hours)
Dr. Becca Johnson, Engedi Refuge, Agape International Mission
Powerful, practical and empathy-inducing activities training staff and volunteers in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), with emphasis on the importance of engaging the heart, not just the head, with academic knowledge in the process of understanding victims of multiple trauma. This seminar provides practical material to use in training service providers, information which elicits a better understanding of the dynamics and key issues of trauma’s effects on individuals.
- Participants will be able to distinguish between the terms trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive care and trauma-focused care.
- Participants will engage in and practice presentation exercises designed to elicit a deeper empathetic understanding of the effects of multiple trauma on victims.
- Participants will be able to identify four key components in trauma-informed/trauma-sensitive care.
Fighting on the Frontlines: Effective Tactics for Outreach
Lindsay Blair, Switch; Stephanie Johnson, Switch
Is your organization hoping to provide outreach into your community where both adults and domestic minors are trafficked? Come learn the ins and outs of the strip club industry and how to build relationships with club management in order to gain inside access for your team to meet the women and potential victims working on site. Learn how to recognize sex trafficking inside a strip club and how to report it. Learn what services and which community partners to establish in advance in the event that you are approached by someone wanting to leave the sex industry. The presenters will discuss how this organization’s outreach started, what services we have implemented and what we have learned in the process.