The 19th Annual Statewide WV Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium
April 3, 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm
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 Fee: $36.00 (plus $2.84 online registration fees)
Register for the 19th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium online

WEBINAR-Integrating Assessment for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking into Advocacy Programs:  Promising Practices and Emerging Tools
April 4, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET, (90 minutes)

Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates play a critical role in identifying the intersection of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in their work with clients. Recognizing these intersecting dynamics allows advocates to further assess the needs of survivors and provide the best referrals for services and support. The presenters will highlight promising approaches and sample tools to identify these intersections, assess survivor needs, and best refer clients to support and referrals across their community.

WEBINAR-What’s Wrong with this Picture?: An Overview of a Program Model to Educate Men About the Impact of Viewing Pornography
April 9
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

THINK CONFERENCE 2019 : Breaking the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy
Glade Springs, WV
April 10 – 11, 2019

Breakout Sessions: Human Trafficking in WV, Addressing Substance Abuse Stigma, Tobacco, Juuling, Marijuana, Drug Trends, Dangers of Pornography, STI Education, Cyber Security, Hidden in Plain Sight

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
Richmond, VA
April 26th, 2019
9 AM to 5 PM

Conference participants will learn:

  • Basic facts about human trafficking including how to identify a victim of sex trafficking,
  • The unique needs of sex trafficking survivors and what the stages of change and recovery often look like based on trauma and the brain,
  • What services can be provided to sex trafficking survivors in a residential setting as well as strategies for successful implementation,
  • How to partner with counselors, the criminal justice system, and health care providers to provide coordinated care to sex trafficking survivors,
  • How prevalent substance abuse is in trafficking situations as well as how to incorporate substance abuse recovery services into residential care for survivors, and
  • How to measure program outcomes to evaluate the success of a residential program

Please register for the conference using this link:

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

Following the Evidence in Child Exploitation Cases
June 24-25, 2019
Westchester, OH

WEBINAR-Emerging Tech: What are the current trends for Teens and Kids
2-3:30pm EST

What are the current hot locations for teens to search on the Internet? This presentation will discuss the most current studies and provide demonstrations of where children are going on mobile devices and what kinds of actions they are taking. This presentation will demonstrate several of the newer applications for mobile devices that are popular for teenagers. Participants will learn about vault applications and the ability to secretly store information. Finally, participants will also be shown the different emerging technological devices and the roles they are playing in potentially manipulating children.

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.”