Upcoming webinar series starts January 28: Trauma-Informed Approaches for Supporting Domestic Trafficking Survivors

Hosted by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program in partnership with the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities.

Trauma-Informed Approaches for Supporting Domestic Trafficking Survivors 

This Three-Part Webinar Series will focus on minor and adult; Native, citizen, and immigrant/refugee women and youth trafficked for sex, labor and other purposes.  Advocates will learn strategies for operationalizing trauma-informed approaches within their organizations and key considerations to build their agency’s capacity to establish innovative partnerships and provide accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed services.


TITLE: Trafficking, Trauma, & Trauma-Informed Care for Domestic Trafficking Survivors

DATE & TIME: January 28, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

DURATION: 1 hour and 30 minutes

REGISTRATION LINK: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/tybtswt 

We encourage all participants to attend webinar series to build on and operationalize your knowledge

DESCRIPTION: The first of three webinars lays the foundation for understanding the types of domestic trafficking, the traumatic impacts of victimization, and operationalizing trauma-informed responses within new and existing advocacy structures and partnerships.

  • Types of Domestic Trafficking: Understanding the differences between pimp-, gang-, parent-, crime syndicate- and transgender-controlled trafficking serves to guide outreach and service strategies.

Tina Frundt, Courtney’s House, is a leading expert and trainer in the field on services for victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking; and a DMST survivor herself.

  • Complex Trauma lives in the physical, sexual, emotional, spiritual, mental/cognitive, relational, behavioral, and/or parenting experiences of survivors.

Elisabeth Corey, Beating Trauma, is a writer, speaker, trainer, sex abuse and trafficking survivor whose reaches into her own trauma journey to educate, support and deepen our understanding of holistic harms and healing.

  • Trauma-Informed Care integrates the impact of individual, historic, chronic, insidious, and community-, family- and systems-inflicted trauma into program design.

Carole Warshaw, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health is a national trainer, a complex thinker, and a powerfully effective advocate for the implementation of trauma-specific and trauma-informed services across systems.

  • Anti-trafficking responses require systems to learn new practices and engage in new multi-agency partnerships, so at critical points of contact, such as arrest, release, healthcare, counseling, shelter, etc., they are trauma-informed gateways to help, healing and safety.

Chic Dabby, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, engages in training, technical assistance, issue-analysis, research, and policy advocacy to the surface culturally-specific dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and trafficking and the powerful intervention and organizing models Asian/Pacific Islander advocates have built to grow gender democracy in their communities.


  • Staff and program grantees from the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security.
  • Direct victim service providers, including system-based victim advocates, and in domestic violence, sexual assault, anti-trafficking, and child advocacy programs.
  • Community-based social services, mental health and substance abuse providers serving all populations – particularly, youth, young adults, Native women and girls, immigrants, and refugees.
  • Run-away homeless youth program providers.


  • Trafficking in Native communities and responses that integrate historical contexts of oppression and cultures of resistance.
  • Impact of trauma from repeated victimization; how negative help-seeking experiences in the past influence future attempts.
  • Partnerships and resources across various sectors and federal, state and local agencies.
  • Intersections of domestic violence, sexual assault and multiple types of trafficking.
  • System responses to increase victim-identification, design outreach strategies and interventions.
  • Healing, resiliency, coping.

Please check out the websites of the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities for future webinar opportunities and past webinar archives.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Nancy Wan, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, at nwan@apiidv.org or 415-568-3313 for logistical/registration questions.

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