Webinar: Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis
Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 02:00 PM – Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 03:00 PM

Certificate on Human Trafficking from McCain Institute in conjunction with National Summit on Youth Homelessness
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
March 20, 2019

THE FREEDOM NETWORK: Grounding & Growing: Tools for a Powerful Anti-Trafficking Movement
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
March 20-21, 2019

The 19th Annual Statewide WV Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium
April 3, 2019
Stonewall Resort State Park
Roanoke, WV.

Provides a multidisciplinary training opportunity to learn about emerging practices in sexual assault cases. The symposium is essential for law enforcement, campus security, victim advocates, SANEs, medical personnel, prosecutors, SART members, college campus staff, social workers, counselors, disability service providers and correction staff.

Registration Information
Registration Fee: $36.00 (plus $2.84 online registration fees)
Register for the 19th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium online
Please Note: Registration will close when capacity is reached. Cutoff date for discounted lodging is February 22, 2019.
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Human Trafficking 101: Criminal Justice System Response
Shepherdstown, WV
April 11, 2019
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Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Engaging Survivors of Sexual Exploitation to End Gender -Based Violence
April 11-12, 2019

Building Recovery: Starting a Comprehensive Residential Program for Survivors of Human Trafficking
April 26th, 2019 from 9 AM to 5 PM

Developing A Community Response to High Risk Victims of Child Sex Trafficking & Exploitation
May 15 – 16, 2019
Judge Donald F Black Courthouse Annex
317 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The deadline to register is April 3, 2019.

Learn how to quantify the problem of sex trafficking locally, define the high risk victim and the correlation and commonalities between the chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, and the child victimized through sex trafficking as well as effective interview techniques when working with these victims.
During the training, you will engage in a group exercise to develop your own local response for child victims of sex trafficking.

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking (MDT to CST)

Apr 23-26, 2019
New Orleans, LA

May 6-9, 2019
Portland, OR

July 22-25, 2019
St. Louis, MO

Sept 23-26, 2019
Burlington, VT

juST Conference 2019- Shared Hope International
Oct 15-17, 2019
Cincinatti, OH


A21 Walk for Freedom
Hosted in Charleston by Julianne Yacovonne, the A21 Walk for Freedom takes place globally on October 14th. Speakers began at 9am at Haddad Riverfront Park and participants walked down the Kanawha Blvd to the Capitol Building and back to fight against Human Trafficking.

Training Students
Members of our Task Force are available to educate and raise awareness in our schools about Human Trafficking and Internet Safety

Other Trainings
Members of the Task Force provide Multi-disciplinary trainings for Law Enforcement, Medical Professionals, Service Providers and Community Members

YWCA Human Trafficking Awareness Event
On January 9th, YWCA Charleston hosted a Human Trafficking Awareness Event. Survivor-Advocate Angie Conn, Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer and US Dept of Homeland Security Special Agent Brian Morris discussed the scourge of human trafficking in WV. Following the panel discussion, local women lead us through a candlelight vigil to music by Amanda Bridgette from her play “Sins of A Savior.”