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.”
Members of our Task Force are available to educate and raise awareness in our schools about Human Trafficking and Internet Safety
The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference
Sept. 19-20, 2019
The University of Toledo
The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference has been bringing together researchers, practitioners, and individuals with lived experience in an effort to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development
Sept 23-26, 2019
juST Conference 2019- Shared Hope International
Oct 15-17, 2019
The Juvenile Sex Trafficking Conference by Shared Hope International 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.
Handle With Care WV
October 16-18, 2019
The goal of the WV Children’s Justice Handle with Care Conference is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas, and most successful intervention strategies to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against children. The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to people who work in the multi-disciplinary field of child maltreatment. This includes governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime
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.
Specialized GEMS Training
Hosted by WLU and Wheeling YWCA
WLU’s Highlands Center
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
Providing training curriculum on the commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children and youth.
Chicago/Lisle, Illinois, USA
November 3-6, 2019
The SAFE Conference brings to you global leaders in the fight against human trafficking from 75 nations around the world. Join us for four intensive days of education and networking with advocates from Iran, Serbia, Albania, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Myanmar to name a few, Listen to our US Survivors educate on how to think like a traffickers, experts train on opioid addiction and trafficking, the development/breaking of the trauma bond, watch law enforcement and clinicians train on identification, assessment, treatment and learn about LGBTQ interventions. Engage with our UN panel of experts. SAFE Conferences have been touted as “the most enthralling and comprehensive training on human trafficking I have ever been to” SS, New Mexico.
Conducting Child Abuse Investigation
Nov. 18-Nov. 22
Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team(MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.
Registration Deadline: September 23, 2019
The Conducting Child Abuse Investigations course is designed for new and experienced law enforcement, CPS, forensic interviewers and other child-serving professionals.
Members of the Task Force provide Multi-disciplinary trainings for Law Enforcement, Medical Professionals, Service Providers and Community Members