Event date: 2/8/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Export event
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Human Trafficking for Service Providers

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Donna Plourde

1.5 Category A CEs pending approval from NASW NH for each workshop - 3 CEs if you sign up for both (CE# 4157A - 101; CE# 4157B - Intersections)

You can sign up for one or both workshops

101 - Human trafficking is happening in NH, in our backyard. We’re seeing it across all 10 counties, from rural to urban settings. At this workshop participants will learn about human trafficking, what it looks like in NH, vulnerability factors, recruitment and control tactics and how to provide trauma-informed support to victims and survivors.

Intersections - This session will examine the intersections of childhood abuse, substance misuse, interpersonal violence and homelessness and their relationships to human trafficking. Emphasis in this session will be on expanding understanding of how these factors overlap and contribute to vulnerability, victimization, and trauma. Being aware of the complexity of the backgrounds and needs of survivors will help advocates successfully meet their individual needs. Starts at 2:30 pm EST

Learning objectives

101 - Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the definition and underlying dynamics of human trafficking
  • Identify risk factors and indicators
  • Describe best practices for responding and reporting

Intersections - Participants will be able to:

    • Discuss current data and anecdotal evidence on the impact of adverse life experiences
    • Describe how these experiences increase vulnerability to human trafficking
    • Describe the service and support needs of victims and survivors

About the Presenter

Donna Plourde is the Chief Impact Officer at Light of Life, a nonprofit serving women who have experienced sexual exploitation, substance misuse, homelessness and other traumas through their transitional housing program, support and resource center and street outreach. Previously, she served as the Executive Director at Real Life Giving, a nonprofit committed to fighting sex trafficking and exploitation through education and training, and to supporting survivors and at-risk women through outreach, recovery and resiliency programs, and meeting practical needs. She holds a B.A. in Microbiology (1977) and is a certified trainer with the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking, the My Life My Choice Prevention Curriculum, and the Ending the Game coercion resiliency program. A member of the NH Human Trafficking Task Force since 2012, she has chaired the Training Committee, presenting to organizations and agencies across the state, and coordinating presentation development.

A zoom link and any handouts will be emailed to you prior to the workshop

Please note if you sign up for only the second workshop, your Eventbrite confirmation will say that it starts at 12:45 pm EST, but will actually start at 2:30 pm EST. The zoom link will be the same for both workshops.

Prefer to pay by check? Send an email to Lynn - lynncstanley@gmail.com and mail your check to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive #3, Concord, NH 03301


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