Juvenile Sex Trafficking Conference
This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. Join experts and professionals from across the nation to learn practical ways you, and your agency, can create sustainable changes and leverage your resources to tackle sex trafficking from all angles.
Speakers are selected through a formal application process. Any individual who wishes to submit an application should sign up for the Shared Hope Newsletter to receive up-to-date conference details.
CHARLI is our digital platform for collaboration, advocacy, resources, and learning. CHARLI provides comprehensive and interactive training hosted in an innovative environment online. CHARLI offers you the opportunity to receive training via live webinars, or at your own pace with our on-demand courses, available 24/7. Designed to train first responders and professionals from a wide range of sectors, CHARLI will equip you to respond to the crisis of juvenile sex trafficking.
Coming Spring 2018, sign up below for updates.
Customized Training for Professionals
Bring Shared Hope to your community! Our staff will create a customized training curriculum to fit your professional needs. This training is available for agencies or organizations that may encounter victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, such as law enforcement, service providers, child welfare, juvenile justice, social services, non-governmental organizations, health care, educators, community or youth leaders.
We offer a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
- Victim profiles and vulnerabilities
- Recruitment, grooming, and control tactics used by traffickers
- Trafficker profiles
- Physical and psychological consequences of trauma
- Tips for interacting with victims
- Gang trafficking dynamics and case studies
- Commercial sex buyers
- The intersection of health care and trafficking
- Establishing and implementing effective state policies
Cost depends on location, scope, size, and required materials.
Shared Hope’s published training resources provide comprehensive education on the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking and suggested practices to improve agency response. The two training guides, developed as training toolkits, equip the user to build a training for any team or agency, complete with pre and post training tests, group discussion points, group exercises, and case studies.
The two provider guides, developed for professionals who interact daily with potential victims, offer the user critical support through in depth instruction and simple screening tools to implement with suspected trafficking victims. Each resource comes with a video training series, addressing the same topics through interviews with experts and survivors across the United States. Additional details and customer reviews are available in the Shared Hope Store.
Anti-Trafficking Resource Network
The ATR Network is Shared Hope International’s peer-to-peer communication listerv created for anti-trafficking professionals. This tool is designed to support cross-discipline connections from state to state, and foster the sharing of anti-trafficking practices and strategies for NGOs, law enforcement, service providers and other professionals combatting trafficking in the United States.
This listerv is for professionals in the anti-trafficking field and is by invite only. You may request an invitation to the Anti-Trafficking Resource Network here. The request must include your official work email address, your title and the organization/agency you represent. If you are self-employed or otherwise consulting in the anti-trafficking field, you must reference two individuals or agencies who can support your request to join the Network. One of the references should already be active in the ATR Network at the time of your request.
- Communications should focus on anti-trafficking practices and strategies, requests for immediate contact/response in key regions (for the purpose of victim services, investigative support, etc.), the sharing of resources, and opportunities for training. While key updates or concerns regarding state and federal policy may be addressed, it is not a forum for public policy debates.
- Messages sent to the Network will be received by all listserv members. However, members will have the option of responding publicly or directly (and privately) to a fellow member’s post. It is the user’s discretion to determine which avenue is most appropriate.
- The Network is not designed to be a social media platform or an open forum for discussion. If any member uses the Network to publicly slander, discredit or otherwise disparage a fellow member or agency, their access will be discontinued.
- Any concern regarding the credibility of fellow members or agencies should be addressed directly with the ATR Network hosts.
Note: The above guidelines are in place to protect the integrity of the network and the privacy of the information shared. Shared Hope International is not moderating posts or contributions, and does not claim to support or endorse any contribution or communication posted within the network. However, the ATR Network hosts may provide a reminder to all members if or when any network posts fall outside of the intended guidelines for the network.
Are all my communications public?
- Non-registered users can find the name of the listerv in a google group search, but all emails and communications written by group members to the listerv are only visible to fellow network members.
Will other members be able to see my email address?
- Other members of this group can find your email address.
How soon will I be added after I make a request?
- You will receive a confirmation of acceptance within two weeks, or a request from network hosts for additional information to clarify your eligibility.
Will my contact information be shared with anyone else besides the Network?
- Shared Hope International will not add you to the organization’s database or share your contact details with anyone outside of the ATR Network.
Why do you require references if I’m not employed by an agency?
- While we recognize and validate the contributions of every community member to the anti-trafficking field, the network is designed to support the needs of professionals who work full-time in this field, or who operate in a consultation capacity. References provide the assistance we need to substantiate your request when you are attempting to join from a personal email account.
What sort of professionals are registered on the Network?
- We have invited hundreds to participate from disciplines such as law enforcement, legal and court services, probation and parole, child welfare, juvenile justice, victim services, healthcare, training, consultation, public education, NGOs, and mental health.
If there are hundreds of members, how many notifications am I going to receive every day?
- We doubt you’ll receive an abundance of posts every week. That said, your choice of settings is entirely up to you. Members can customize their settings to receive immediate notifications, daily summaries, bundled responses, or no notifications at all.