LCADV/NOFJC: Duluth Batterer Intervention Training
Jun
18
to Jun 21

LCADV/NOFJC: Duluth Batterer Intervention Training

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The New Orleans Family Justice Center are inviting you to our 2019 Statewide Batterer Intervention Training and Healing and Accountability Summit June 18-21, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. This training is intended for anyone working with families affected by domestic violence and we are extending this invitation to all professionals in attempt to expand of state’s capacity for Batterer Intervention work.

 Why do we recommend obtaining training in Duluth’s Domestic Abuse Intervention Program? Certified batterer intervention programs distinguish themselves from more generic forms of treatment by their emphasis on abuser accountability as well as victim safety. The Duluth model also focuses on larger community and statewide responses to domestic violence. Batterer intervention programs are considered by many to be an important part of a comprehensive approach to domestic violence, and some courts order offenders to attend these programs while on probation for a domestic violence offense. Beyond this, batterer intervention programs also appear to help significant numbers of abusers to change their behavior, and to have more positive relationships with their partners and children.
 
The goal of intervention programs is to teach abusive partners to develop empathy for their victims, identify and self-monitor negative thoughts, and to identify and interrupt the negative self-talk that often precedes incidences of violence, in order to prevent further abuse. The programs also aim to teach gender equality in relationships and typically teach participants to identify various forms of abuse, recognize and detail the type of abuse they have engaged in, take responsibility for the abuse, and find alternatives to violence, often helping participants learn to develop a non-abusive response to behavior that they might ordinarily respond to in an abusive manner. Despite this, batterer intervention programs are still underutilized, particularly by the larger human service and medical communities, who tend to view these programs as mere extensions of the criminal justice system.
 
The first 3 days of our statewide summit will be a comprehensive Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) training Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, presented by Duluth presenter, Mr. Ty Schroyer. The BIP portion of the training is perfect for anyone who:

  • Is interested in working with men who batter

  • Has the ability to be an educator

  • Has an openness to be self-reflective regarding one’s own struggle with privilege

  • Is looking to sharpen their facilitation skills and deepen their insight

  • Wants to start a batterer intervention program

  • Wants to become a certified Duluth men’s non-violence group facilitator 

(We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context should both deepen your understanding of the curriculum and how best to use it in a social change framework.)
 
The topics that will be covered include: theories that guide Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, facilitating structured, interactive classes, establishing and maintaining dialogue while avoiding collusion, using control logs, equality logs, exercises including role-plays and video vignettes, helping men identify and change beliefs that support violence, and learning how a Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter program fits within a Duluth Model interagency coordinated community response.
 
Following the 3 day Duluth training, the Healing and Accountability Summit will be a 1-day community-wide gathering to discuss various intervention and accountability models for those who commit domestic violence and/or sexual assault, as well as discussions of ‘systems accountability.’ Drawing on varied approaches from experts nationwide, the summit will give those in New Orleans an opportunity to reflect on our current systems and how could we improve/shift our approaches. It will be a chance to deepen our understanding of effective intervention and how we measure ‘success’ in intervening on violence.
 
Cost: The cost of attendance for the Duluth’s training for LCADV tier 1,2, and 3 members is only $100/person and $225/person for non-members. The Summit on day 4 will be FREE to attend! Registration for both is now open and the registration deadline is June 11, 2019 at 4pm.

Continuing Education: 17 CEUs are being offered for social workers upon completion of the batterer intervention training (Days 1-3). 6 CEUs will be offered for social workers for The Healing and Accountability Summit for a fee of $40. Payments should be made on the day of the summit by cash or card. 
Accommodations: Also, a room block has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113, for June 17-20th. It is only 1 block away from the training/summit which will be held at the New Orleans Family Justice Center. The group rates are $149 for king bed rooms and $174 for double beds. To reserve a room, please use the link below. Please do so soon because, the block is filling up quickly and the cutoff date to book is 05/28/19. https://book.passkey.com/go/duluthjune2019

Registration: http://lcadv.org/2019biptraining/
Batterer Intervention Training: http://lcadv.org/2019-statewide-batterers-intervention-training-form-page/

Healing and Accountability Summit: http://lcadv.org/2019-healing-accountability-summit-form-page/

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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Half Day Workshop Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program
Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

Half Day Workshop Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program

Come learn about employment discrimination from the experts! Training that you cannot afford to miss. Join EEOC for the latest developments in EEO law and best practices from the experts who enforce the law. 

Will be held at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, Grambling State University,

Grambling, LA 71245

June 19, 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

VISIT THE https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKWebId=0x2547b105

View EEO Seminar registration to register for New Orleans

CONTACT: MARVIS.HICKS@EEOC.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION

(504) 595-2861

What: EEOC’s Technical Assistance Program Seminar 2019

Where:  Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana

Date:  August 9, 2018; 8:15am - 4:30pm

RSVP: To RSVP, visit https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x138713632&varPage=location

Cost: This seminar has a $349 fee. CEUs and continuing education credits submitted. For more information, visit the registration page.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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LCADV, NOFJC: Healing and Accountability Summit
Jun
21
8:30 AM08:30

LCADV, NOFJC: Healing and Accountability Summit

The Healing and Accountability Summit will be a free, full day gathering to learn about various intervention and accountability models for those who commit domestic violence, as well as discussions of community and systems-level accountability. Drawing on varied approaches nationwide, the summit will give those in New Orleans an opportunity to reflect on our current paradigm of intervention and how we could shift our approaches to create more safety and healing. It will be a chance to deepen our understanding of effective, survivor-centered intervention and how we measure ‘success’ in transforming the massive social and public health problem of domestic violence.

 

Event: Healing & Accountability Summit

Date: June 21st, 8:30-4:30

Location: 701 Loyola 3rd & 4th floors

Hosts/Sponsors: LCADV, NOFJC

CEUs available

Confirmed speakers

Ulester Douglas, Men Stopping Violence, Atlanta

In addition to his work as Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, Ulester is a licensed psychotherapist with extensive training in working with individuals, families and communities impacted by violence. Ulester obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and recently completed his third year as an adjunct professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Ulester was honored by Lifetime Television for Women and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in 2003, and in 2012 by The Ford Motor Company, for his work to end violence against women.

Lisa Nitsch, House of Ruth, Maryland

Lisa serves as Director of Clinical Services & Education at House of Ruth Maryland. Lisa is responsible for oversight of adult therapeutic services, children’s therapy, residential childcare, intervention programs for perpetrators of intimate partner violence, and the agency’s Training Institute.

Lisa consulted on federal legislation regarding responsible fatherhood programs and domestic violence at the invitation of the White House in 2010. She served as the Vice President of the national organization, Women in Fatherhood, for over six years and as Chair of Maryland’s Abuse Intervention Collaborative for ten years. She currently serves on the Governor’s Family Violence Council and Baltimore City’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Dr. Rhea Almeida, Institute for Family Services, New Jersey

Rhea V. Almeida, Ph.D, is a family therapist, trainer and educator. She is the author of numerous journal articles and three books: Expansions of Feminist Theory Through DiversityTransformations in Gender and Race: Family and Developmental Perspectives and co-author of Transformative Family Therapy: Just Families in a Just Society. She is the founder of the Institute for Family Services. Her 4th book was recently released, in April 2019.

Dr. Willie Tolliver, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, The City University of New York

Willie Tolliver is Associate Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Doctoral Social Welfare Faculty of the Graduate School & University Center of The City University of New York. He has a range of experience in research, administration, and direct services. Dr. Tolliver has published extensively, presented and participated in various panels on challenging inequities, racism, poverty, etc. Dr. Tolliver was the recipient of the Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018. In July and August of 2018, Dr. Tolliver returned to his North Florida roots where he served as a consultant on the successful re-election campaign for Democratic Congressman Alfred Lawson.

Albery Abreu, MSW, Family Wellness Program, NYC

Albery is program coordinator and therapist for the Family Wellness Program of the Children’s Aid. With a special interest in working with teenagers, Mr. Abreu is also a prevention educator for Freedom Institute’s Hallways program, an NYC- based prevention program tailored to the specific challenges faced by independent school communities.

Mr. Abreu has also worked as a facilitator for Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families Teen Accountability and Relationship Abuse Prevention Program educating teenagers on healthy relationships and helping inspire them create their own positive definitions of masculinity, manhood, and strength. Additionally, he has been a peer educator and trainer with STEPS Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), which partners with nine New York City high schools to provide outreach, education, and counseling on abusive relationships for students.

 

Local speakers

Noble Barkley, PLPC, Family Services of Greater New Orleans

Noble Barkley is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor at Family Service of Greater New Orleans, a non-profit organization that has been serving Orleans and Jefferson parish for over 100 years. Mr. Barkley primarily provides services through the Psychoeducation Department, which encompasses the Domestic Violence Intervention and Anger Management Program as well as the NOLA Dads and the Healthy Relationships Program. Mr. Barkley is responsible for providing evidenced based and culturally competent counseling in both individual and group settings for these programs within the facility as well as in the community.

Allen Powell, LCSW-BACS, No Abuse Coalition

Allen is a graduate of Divine Word College where he studied Sociology, theology and philosophy. He received his MSW from Tulane University in 1982 and he obtained his license in 1985.

He became a part of the No Abuse Coalition doing DV groups for men shortly before becoming an incorporator of its Limited Liability Corporation in 1995. He has facilitated men’s DV groups since 1996 until present. He has volunteered with NASW as the chair of the New Orleans branch on the state board and received the Dorothy Schenthal Leadership Award while doing so. He has been a recipient of the Millie Charles Founder’s Award of NOABSW.

Allen is one of the 10 founders of NABSW Afrikan Jegna Collective working toward development and healing of Black men. He is an active member of the pastoral council of St. Augustine Catholic Church.  He is also an advocate with the All Together in Dignity 4th World Movement. 

Where?

701 Loyola Ave.

Third and Fourth Floors

New Orleans Family Justice Center 

RSVP - click to register

Healing and Accountability Summit is FREE. Although there is no cost, please register so that we have the appropriate amount of materials. Coffee and lunch will be provided. 6 CEUs will be offered for social workers for The Healing and Accountability Summit for a fee of $40. Donations to the NOFJC welcome. Payments can be made on the day of the summit by cash or card.

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General Task Force Meeting
Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

General Task Force Meeting

The quarterly General Task Force Meeting will include key updates surrounding Task Force activities, successes, and upcoming events.

This meeting will include training on:

  • “Over-represented, Under-served” Dr. Laura Murphy, a presentation that examines and explores the populations & communities that often are overlooked in anti-human trafficking response.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program Seminar
Aug
8
7:30 AM07:30

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission TA Program Seminar

  • Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn about employment discrimination from the experts! Training that you cannot afford to miss. Join EEOC for the latest developments in EEO law and best practices from the experts who enforce the law. 

Will be held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center on AUGUST 8, 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

VISIT THE https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKWebId=0x2547b105

View EEO Seminar registration to register for New Orleans

CONTACT: MARVIS.HICKS@EEOC.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION

(504) 595-2861

What: EEOC’s Technical Assistance Program Seminar 2019

Where:  Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana

Date:  August 9, 2018; 8:15am - 4:30pm

RSVP: To RSVP, visit https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x138713632&varPage=location

Cost: This seminar has a $349 fee. CEUs and continuing education credits submitted. For more information, visit the registration page.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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GNO Community Connections Resource Fair
Aug
23
12:00 PM12:00

GNO Community Connections Resource Fair

The New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, is hosting a community resource fair. This fair will be open to any community members, service providers, or other individuals who would like to learn more about social services available in the Greater New Orleans community. This fair will include information about social service organizations, free and low cost medical services, housing entities, youth programs, and more! Folks of all different ages are welcome to attend.

More information to come soon.

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Human Trafficking Vacatur Training
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking Vacatur Training

The Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force is hosting a training featuring national legal services expert Jamie Quient, President and Managing Attorney from Free to Thrive in San Diego. Free to Thrive empowers survivors of human trafficking to be free from exploitation and to thrive by providing them with legal services and connections to other supportive services.

This full day program will train attorneys on the legal needs of human trafficking survivors and the models for serving these needs. The program will then guide participants through trauma-informed lawyering practices, and provide an in-depth learning experience about providing vacatur support to victims and survivors of trafficking. The program will conclude with identifying concrete action items for participants to turn their ideas into ACTION!

This free event is specifically tailored to individuals working in legal services or judicial system in Louisiana: attorneys, pro-bono services, judges, court members, etc. are welcome to join for this training. Additionally, folks who attend should have a base-level understanding of what human trafficking is prior to attending this course. To find out if you qualify to attend this training, please contact us at info@nolatrafficking.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to attending the Human Trafficking Vacatur Training, we require that participants have attended at least one human trafficking training. We cannot stress enough how important this is- please ensure that you understand the basics of human trafficking prior to attending. We suggest accessing one of these online training modules listed below:

Other interesting resources related to vacatur and post-conviction work for trafficking survivors:

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Apr
24
12:01 AM00:01

National Denim Day

On April 24, 2019, millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.

For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.

Engage in Denim Day with local organizations such as New Orleans Family Justice Center, LAFASA, and STAR!

Post your denim photos online with #AskMeWhyImWearingDenim and #DenimDay2019.

NOTE: This event is not organized by the GNOHTTF. Please reach out to the above mentioned organizations for more information.

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Training & Evaluation Committee Meeting
Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Training & Evaluation Committee Meeting

Join us for our next Training & Evaluation Committee meeting! 

WHEN: April 18th, 2019- 2:30pm- 4:00pm

WHERE: via Conference Call / Webinar


****Due to impending weather (and closure of our meeting location for the weather), our Training & Evaluation meeting will take place via conference call/ webinar that you can view from your computer. ****


This meeting will include:

  • a presentation by Dr. Laura Murphy on findings from the final evaluation of the GNOHTTF's activities from 2016-2018

  • Strategic Planning for the Task Force  

  • Healthcare provider training materials

There will also be a discussion on taking a systematic approach to training medical professionals and what can be done to improve the buy-in toward human trafficking specific training.  

We HIGHLY SUGGEST that you use the webinar function to see the evaluation of the Task Force. You can either call in or use your computer audio to listen and engage with the presentation. 


CONFERENCE CALL LINE: 605- 313-4490
ACCESS CODE: 301-875
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/lmccallum4

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Louisiana Denim Day
Apr
10
12:01 AM00:01

Louisiana Denim Day

DENIM DAY LOUISIANA IS APRIL 10, 2019

MAKE A SOCIAL STATEMENT WITH YOUR FASHION STATEMENT: SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT BY WEARING JEANS ON APRIL 10.

Since 1999, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol against destructive attitudes surrounding sexual assault that blame victims for the assaults perpetrated against them. The Denim Day campaign was originally triggered by a ruling in the Italian Supreme Court, where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Denim Day always takes place in April, which is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Engage in Denim Day with local organizations such as New Orleans Family Justice Center, LAFASA, and STAR!

Post your denim photos online with #AskMeWhyImWearingDenim and #DenimDay2019.

NOTE: This event is not organized by the GNOHTTF. Please reach out to the above mentioned organizations for more information.

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Tip Out Day
Apr
7
12:00 AM00:00

Tip Out Day

TIP OUT DAY is an annual day of charitable giving from bars, restaurants, and nightlife businesses. Bartenders, servers, and other tipped employees join together to donate all or a portion of their tips to local sexual violence awareness, response, and prevention organizations.

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Labor Trafficking Committee Meeting
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

Labor Trafficking Committee Meeting

This meeting will emphasize goal setting for the labor trafficking committee, natural disaster preparedness and response, and a draft victim rights and protection protocol.

WHEN: Thursday, April 4th, 9:00am-10:30am
WHERE: Loyola University New Orleans
RSVP: Email info@nolatrafficking.org for parking and room information for the meeting.

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Human Trafficking 101 Training
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Human Trafficking 101 Training

The LSU Tigers Against Trafficking are hosting the GNOHTTF to provide a Human Trafficking 101 training. This training will identify common misconceptions, provide an overview of trafficking vulnerabilities, and equip attendees with tools to identify potential trafficking situations. This training is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 2-4pm

Where: Barnes & Noble Event Room, Union Castillion Room 304, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Delgado Community College Human Trafficking Symposium
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Delgado Community College Human Trafficking Symposium

The Delgado Community College will be hosting a Human trafficking Symposium and expert panel on human trafficking. The panel discussion is open to the public, students and faculty. Anti-trafficking agencies will be tabling and sharing information throughout the symposium.

WHERE: City Park Campus Building 1 - Timothy K. Baker Theatre 615 City Park Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119

WHEN: March 25th, 10:00am- 12:00pm

LEARN MORE: www.dcc.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither sponsored by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The Task Force is not responsible for the content of this event.

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Human Trafficking 101 Training
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Human Trafficking 101 Training

The LSU Tigers Against Trafficking are hosting the GNOHTTF to provide a Human Trafficking 101 training. This training will identify common misconceptions, provide an overview of trafficking vulnerabilities, and equip attendees with tools to identify potential trafficking situations. This training is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 2-4pm

Where: Barnes & Noble Event Room, Union Castillion Room 304, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Webinar: The Essential Role and Function of Task Force Coordinators
Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: The Essential Role and Function of Task Force Coordinators

Are you a new task force coordinator who would love to hear from more experienced task force coordinators about their role? Is your task force already established, but interested in learning how other task forces have structured task force coordinator roles and responsibilities? On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 2:00PM – 3:30PM EDT, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will present a webinar for ECM human trafficking task forces to discuss the vital role of task force coordinators.

This webinar will:

  • Describe BJA and OVC recommendations for task force coordinators

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of task force coordinators

  • Highlight effective strategies to streamline communication within the task force

  • Discuss ways to stay on target to ensure completion of administrative and operational activities

  • Offer event planning tips, including how to obtain sponsors and access resources  

  • Provide insight into the task force coordinator’s role in data collection, sharing, and analysis, as well reporting of performance measurement

  • Introduce new and upcoming resources for task force coordinators

Presented by:

  • Alissa Huntoon, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance

  • Mary Atlas-Terry, Victim Justice Program Specialist, Office for Victims of Crime

  • Leanne McCallum, Task Force Coordinator, Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force

  • Emily Schwartz, Director, North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force

Moderated by:

  • Erin Albright, Visiting Fellow, Human Trafficking Task Forces, Office for Victims of Crime

 

Attendance: Task force coordinators are required to attend, but all task force members are welcome and encouraged to join.

Register here or click this link: https://cqpublish.post.utah.gov/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_landing.html?sco-id=579565&_charset_=utf-8

 

For more information or questions, feel free to contact Cari Jankowski at the IACP, 1-800-THE-IACP X802 or jankowski@theiacp.org.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-VT-BX-KOO1 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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DHS Blue Campaign: Facebook Live- "What Happens When You Report Trafficking"
Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

DHS Blue Campaign: Facebook Live- "What Happens When You Report Trafficking"

On February 27th at 1PM EST, a member of the GNOHTTF’s law enforcement partners will be participating in a a Facebook Live about what happens when someone reports human trafficking, hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, a human trafficking awareness and education program. Polaris and Homeland Security Investigations will also be joining for the event. We encourage you to tune in to Blue Campaign’s Facebook page to watch Mary Ann Doffeny, Program Manager, with Homeland Security Investigations speak about:

  • What to expect when calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline

  • how tips are investigated through federal law enforcement

  • how victims are supported in the process.

 The panel will be answering questions from the viewers live during the broadcast. More event information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2WZ85Yw We hope you can join!

NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The GNOHTTF is not responsible for the content or coordination of this event.

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Strangulation: The invisible threat to public health
Feb
21
8:30 AM08:30

Strangulation: The invisible threat to public health

  • New Orleans Family Justice Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thursday, February 21

9am-12pm

4th floor, Lilac Conference Room, New Orleans Family Justice Center

Registration starts at 8:30am

Come learn about one of the most common tactics of abuse and the most accurate predictor of domestic violence homicide from two of New Orleans’ experts on the topic of strangulation. Advocate Ashley Ponson and Forensic Nurse Andrew Mahoney will present on the traumatic impact and health outcomes of strangulation, as well as ways the New Orleans community could better support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable for this dangerous behavior.

CEU’s available for the training.

See the flyer here.

REGISTRATION: Click here.

COST:

  • $10 training only

  • $25 for CEUs (3 hours)

  • $60 for 3-month series including CEUs (9 hours)

Upcoming events in this series:

  • Thursday, March 14—Chan Hellman, The Science of Hope

  • Thursday, April 18—Eva Lessinger, Sexual Harassment: A Policy Writing Workshop

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Legal Services Working Group: Inaugural Meeting
Feb
5
2:30 PM14:30

Legal Services Working Group: Inaugural Meeting

In order to improve our Task Force community's response to survivors' legal needs, we will host a new working group specifically for legal service providers who serve trafficking victims and survivors. All attorneys, public defenders, pro-bonos, etc. would be welcome for this inaugural meeting.

During this meeting, we will discuss community needs and gaps, how this working group might fit into the GNO community, and discuss limitations and roles for the group.

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Developing a Community Response for High-Risk Victims of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
Feb
4
to Feb 5

Developing a Community Response for High-Risk Victims of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

Construct a multidisciplinary response to high risk victim cases. 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. Learn effective victim interview techniques and a 5-point strategy to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).

During the training, you will engage in a group exercise to develop your own local response for child victims of sex trafficking.

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:• Court System Personnel• Emergency Management• Law Enforcement• Law Enforcement Support• Prosecutors• Social Workers• Tribes/Tribal Partners• Victim Service Providers

When: Feb 4-5, 2019

Where: Methodist Children’s Home Chapel: 904 Deville Ln, Ruston, LA 71270

Registration: This is a free event, but advanced registration is required. Priority registration due December 28th. Registrations will still be accepted after this date based on your qualifications to attend and if seats are still available. Tuition, student materials, and instructional costs are provided by the AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program.  https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00000111/TRI0007991/developing-a-community-response-for-high-risk-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking-and-exploitation

For more information: Contact Jim Walters at (877) 712-6237 or askamber@fvtc.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The Task Force is not responsible for the content of this training, and is not responsible for the coordination of this event 

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WEBINAR: What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can do to Address Human Trafficking
Jan
31
1:00 PM13:00

WEBINAR: What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can do to Address Human Trafficking

Event sponsored and hosted by Futures Without Violence. This is a courtesy notice.

What Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Can do to Address Human Trafficking

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m MT, 1:00 p.m. CT, 2:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 a.m. AKST, 9:00 a.m. HST (90 minutes)

Presented by Futures Without Violence

*Closed captioning will be provided

Registration link:  https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/what-domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault-organiza.html 

Webinar Overview:

Many victims/survivors of human trafficking have also been sexually assaulted or battered by an intimate partner.  Domestic violence and sexual assault service providers provide assistance to survivors of human trafficking as well, sometimes unknowingly and without adequate training to address the unique needs of human trafficking survivors.  Presenters will highlight ten things that domestic violence and sexual assault service organizations can do to better support survivors of human trafficking, and will share tools and resources to assist OVW grantees in enhancing their assistance to human trafficking survivors.   

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the intersections of human trafficking with domestic violence and sexual assault, and the unique needs of survivors of human trafficking.

  • Identify strategies to address human trafficking within domestic and sexual assault organizations, and in collaboration with others in your community.

Presenters:

Perla P. Flores, Community Solutions & South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking. 

Perla P. Flores, J.D., MPA, is the director of the domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking programs at Community Solutions, a non-profit human services agency serving Santa Clara County and San Benito County in California.  Perla is a commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and she chairs the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking.  Ms. Flores was recipient of the 2010 California Peace Prize and 2015 Outstanding Advocate Award. 

 

Monica Arenas, Futures Without Violence

Monica Arenas is a Senior Program Specialist at Futures Without Violence, working on the Rights and Social Justice Project and Legal Program.  Ms. Arenas has participated in the development and implementation of training programs, as well as technical assistance on building collaborations to assist adult victims of human trafficking and organizational sustainability of programs working with underserved communities. 


If you have any questions, please email Monica Arenas at marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.

For information and resources on anti-human trafficking please visit the FUTURES website. 

As space is limited, the webinar will be recorded and available after the presentation at:  https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/resources-events/webinars/

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K047, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Please note: this event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The GNOHTTF is not responsible for the content of this presentation.

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Night of Honor: Networking and Community-building Event
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Night of Honor: Networking and Community-building Event

On Thursday, January 24th the Greater New Orleans Human Task Force from 5:30pm- 7:00pm at Broad Street Cider in New Orleans will host an evening of networking. This “Night of Honor” will be an informal, open house style networking event to connect with each other and to celebrate the hard work of individuals throughout the Greater New Orleans region who dedicate their lives to combat human trafficking.

To memorialize the event, former Louisiana Poet Laureate, Julie Kane will read an original poem, created for this event. 

Light food will be provided, beverages will be available for purchase.

Where: Broad Street Cider, 2723 S. Broad Street. Parking in the back accessible from either Washington Ave or Eve Street. 
When: 5:30pm- 7:00pm, Thursday January 24th.

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Panel: Human Trafficking Response in New Orleans
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Panel: Human Trafficking Response in New Orleans

This community event will give attendees a window into human trafficking response in the Greater New Orleans region. The event will start with a brief human trafficking 101 presentation, and then a panel discussion from members of the anti-trafficking community representing law enforcement, social services, and coordinated response. This event is sponsored in partnership with the Mid-City Library and is open to the public. This event is free to attend.

When: January 23, 2019. 6:00pm- 7:30pm.

Where: Mid-City Library, 4140 Canal Street New Orleans

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LACAC Benefit: Yoga & Live Music class with Church of Yoga
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

LACAC Benefit: Yoga & Live Music class with Church of Yoga

Join the Church of Yoga New Orleans for a very special Yoga & Live Music class benefiting the LACAC. Bringing awareness during Human Trafficking Awareness month. 

Here is a bit about this important non profit:

The Louisiana Alliance of Children's Advocacy Centers (LACAC) supports local children's advocacy centers (CAC) across the state in serving victims of child maltreatment through investigative services including forensic interviews and trauma-informed forensic medical exams; extensive case management to kids and non-offending family members; trauma-focused therapy to promote healing; and prevention programs to reduce the occurrence of child abuse. 

Join Church of Yoga for this fun yoga class with a live DJ and sweat it out for a good cause! Suggested donation is $15. Capacity is limited, pre-registration is recommended!

Link to register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=652202&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=18&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=13&date=01/22/19

Sign up online, class cost a suggested donation of $15.

Learn more at the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1957291297716705/

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The Task Force is not responsible for the content of this event.

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Webinar: Rethinking Representation of Human Trafficking
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Rethinking Representation of Human Trafficking

The GNOHTTF's Task Force Coordinator, Leanne McCallum, will be presenting a webinar through the Minnesota Safe Harbor Network. This training is "Rethinking Representation: Framing Human Trafficking". This 2 hour webinar specifically for professionals in the anti-trafficking field- particularly those who conduct outreach, awareness, and training.

Overview:

Representation is “the description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way or as being of a certain nature”. This training explores how the anti-trafficking movement represents human trafficking in its public awareness efforts via visual media, stories and testimonies, and data and statistics. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify common missteps and promising practices to utilize a trauma-informed, survivor-centered approach to authentically sharing information about human trafficking.

Goals/objectives:

  • Explore what “representation” means and how human trafficking practitioners use it and why it’s important

  • Identify common missteps within the mainstream human trafficking representation and where those ideas originated

  • Discuss promising practices in representation of trafficking

  • Consider how to apply this to our own organizations

RSVP information TBD.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day: TedX Talk
Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: TedX Talk

Loyola University New Orleans’ Student Government Association (SGA) and Loyola’s Women's Resource Center (WRC) will be hosting to draw awareness and educate students about human trafficking. The program will be January 11th at 5pm at Loyola New Orleans.  This Ted Talk style presentation will be focused on human trafficking in the Greater New Orleans region.

More information to come shortly.

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“Think Prevention” Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Day at the Capitol
Jan
9
10:30 AM10:30

“Think Prevention” Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Day at the Capitol

YOU’RE INVITED! 

 

On January 9, 2019 @ 10:30am The Governor’s Office Children’s Cabinet will host its first “Think Prevention” Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Day at the Capitol.  State Capitol Press Room 4th Floor.

Our Governor and First Lady, Chairs of the Human Trafficking Prevention Commission and Advisory Board, and survivors alike will highlight the Important Prevention and Treatment efforts happening across our great state! Governor John Bel Edwards will also make a very special announcement!!!! 

Please join us for this momentous occasion! You and the agency you represent are a vital part of the success that has taken place in our state! 

NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The GNOHTTF is not responsible for the content or coordination of this event.

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Multi-disciplinary Human Trafficking Investigation Training
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Multi-disciplinary Human Trafficking Investigation Training

  • Lakeview Christian Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A specialized multi-disciplinary training from the Department of Justice and the International Associate of Chiefs of Police is coming to our Task Force!

THIS TRAINING IS INTENDED FOR PROSECUTORS, INVESTIGATORS AND VICTIM SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS WHO HANDLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES AND/OR SERVE THE VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES. 

Instructors include some of the nation’s leading subject matter experts and topics include:

  • Overview of human trafficking statutes and techniques to prove all elements based on most recent case law

  • National and regional trends in sex and labor trafficking – do we have these in our region? Are we looking in the right place?

  • Victim-centered, trauma informed approach – what is it and how do I do it?

  • Proactive victim and case identification techniques using a multi-disciplinary team approach

  • How to make your case larger and stronger

  • Not another war story – sex and labor trafficking case studies with practical lessons learned

  • Anticipating and defeating common defenses

  • What’s my role – the roles of prosecutors, investigators and services providers on a human trafficking task force. Techniques to anticipate and face the growing pains

  • Evidence to make a case stronger

  • Navigating victim’s needs throughout the criminal justice system process – it takes a team

  • What do I do with the victim who commits a crime?

  • Restitution – investigator and prosecutor’s roles

The DOJ and IACP will be providing this 1.5 day specialized multi-disciplinary Task Force training which has been rescheduled for April 25th and 26th, 2018. This technical assistance training provided by the Dept. of Justice has been tailored specifically to the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, and will provide vital insight into the roles needed for successful collaboration in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.The full day training will be open to all Task Force member organizations, the half day will be specifically for law enforcement and prosecutors only.

The IACP training will be happening in lieu of the General Task Force meeting, Survivor Services committee, and Law Enforcement Working group for the quarter in order to increase participation and limit the "meeting fatigue" on our partners. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE all of our partners, and particularly our key partners, to attend this training: law enforcement, social service providers, prosecutors and legal service providers' attendance is necessary for this assistance to be a success!

RSVP:

Day 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-orleans-human-trafficking-task-force-training-day-1-tickets-41880064400

Day 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-task-force-training-day-2-tickets-41880285060

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Human Trafficking Mentorship Training
Mar
20
to Mar 21

Human Trafficking Mentorship Training

  • 320 Metairie-Hammond Highway Metairie, LA, 70005 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This two day training has been designed for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana, but is open to any service providers who are working directly with juvenile victims/survivors of human trafficking. 

TOPICS COVERED:

  • human trafficking 101

  • trauma speak: a trauma-informed perspective to victim experiences within child trafficking

  • mentorship program challenges and successes

  • the CARE model and CAC resources for juveniles

  • "Not the perfect victim"

  • human trafficking resources in the Greater New Orleans community

  • self care

TRAINING PROVIDED BY: 

  • Covenant House New Orleans

  • Healing Place Serve

  • Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force (training organizer)

  • Children's Advocacy Center New Orleans

  • Volunteers of America Southeast Lousiana

RSVP:

To RSVP, email lmccallum@nolatrafficking.org. Space for the event will be limited. Priority for attendance will be given to Volunteers of America staff, and then to staff of organizations providing the training. Other RSVPs will be considered in the order that they are received, and will be contacted to confirm whether they've been approved to attend by the event organizer. 

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New Orleans Human Trafficking Summit
Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

New Orleans Human Trafficking Summit

Hosted by the Governor's Office and Amber Alert, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, we welcome you to join us for a regional summit to discuss human trafficking efforts in the Greater New Orleans region. This will be a day to gather information about efforts which will inform future statewide efforts. We suggest that your organization/agency bring 1-2 individuals total in order to give space to as many stakeholders as possible. 

We will share more information and details with you as soon as possible. 

STATEWIDE PARTNERS: Office of Governor John Bel Edwards | Governor’s Office of Programs and Planning | Human Trafficking Prevention Commission | Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers | Department of Children and Family Services | Louisiana State Police | HP Serve

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