Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

1. Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

 
December 4, 5, and 6, 2013

Location: San Francisco, California
Open Square Conference Center, Futures Without Violence, Presidio National Park.

Day 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Wednesday)
Day 2 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Thursday)
Day 3 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Friday)

Application Deadline: November 11, 2013.
Training has been approved by OVW.

Presented by:
U. S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. In partnership with Futures Without Violence

This 2.5 days training with one year follow up support on action plans will provide participants with effective skills on how to identify and assist domestic violence and sexual assault victims who may also be human trafficking victims. This training will focus on improving collaborative response to adult international trafficked victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Presented by: U. S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with Futures Without Violence.

Areas to be covered:

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

* Initiate multi-disciplinary collaborative strategies in responding to trafficked victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

* Define and clarify individual and organizational roles and responsibilities in responding to trafficked victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

*Develop culturally competent and linguistically accessible approaches for effective case management to assist trafficked victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

* Enhance knowledge on the legal options, assistance and benefits that are available for trafficked victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

* Identify and respond to adult international trafficked victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

* Apply victim-centered strategies to assist trafficked domestic violence and sexual assault victims/survivors

* Create an action plan to develop and implement a collaborative response to addressing human trafficking in your community

Who may attend?
* OVW grantees are highly encouraged to come in multidisciplinary teams composed of organizations in their communities ("teams" of 3-4 individuals) which may include, but not limited to: domestic violence/sexual assault program staff, attorneys, law enforcement, human trafficking taskforce members, and immigration community service providers. Possible team configurations: DV/SA program director, law enforcement, immigration attorney, community based organization. (Possible OVW grantee teams: A. Teams of 3-4 include at least 2 OVW grantees; B. Teams of 2, at least 1 OVW grantee).

* OVW grantees and their partners must receive prior approval from their OVW Program Specialist if they will be requesting to use their OVW travel funds to participate in this training.

How to apply:
* Teams interested in participating will need to submit an application for this training. Please obtain approval to participate from your OVW program specialist before applying. Due to space limitations, your application is not confirmed until you receive an acceptance letter.

Costs:
The education program is provided free of charge. Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program. Accommodations are available at the program rate of $139 plus 16.10% tax per night. Hotel: Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf.

Training Format:
* Interactive and innovative educational sessions
* Cross-professional sessions on building collaborations
* Case analysis and application
* The training faculty are multidisciplinary national domestic violence/sexual assault experts who are working in the anti-trafficking field
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1. Please fill out this application form for each member of your team. Please note that your registration is not confirmed until you have received an acceptance letter.
2. Please check your discipline category:
3. Please list your team members who will be registering to attend the training. They must also fill out an application form. Please contact us, if you have questions about possible team members. E-mail: marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.
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4. Do you have experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assault victims/survivors who are international born?
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5. Do you have any experience working with trafficking victims/survivors?
6. Have you participated in training on human trafficking?
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7. Are you collaborating with any organization on human trafficking cases?
MEETING ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS:
We value access for all participants and strive to make our meetings as accessible as possible. Select any accessibility accommodations you require for the meeting sessions below. Please be as specific as possible. Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; on-site requests cannot be guaranteed.
8. Are you traveling with a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) or Personal Assistant (PA)?
9. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. However, by providing us with information on the type of room you need, we will be able to check with the hotel to make they meet your room request. Please indicate which room type you require from the following list:
10. Interpretation
11. Please inform us of any additional accommodations you require for the meeting sessions, including physical accommodations during the training. Be as specific as possible.
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12. My project receives funding from the following Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant program. Please check all that apply to your organization and team partners’ organizations.
13. We are a partner of an OVW grantee organization. Please list OVW grant program and organization.
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14. Training Agreements:
* NOTE: Your application is not confirmed until you have received an acceptance letter. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.
15. Comments:
For additional information please contact Monica Arenas at 415-678-5519, E-mail: marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.

Please send your completed registration form to:
Futures Without Violence, Attention: Mónica Arenas
100 Montgomery Street The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129
PH: 415-678-5519 |Fax: 415-529-2930| E-mail: marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org

Note: Accommodations are available at the program rate of $129/night + 16.10% local tax. Hotel is located in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco (Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf). The program is provided free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program.

Meals: On your own.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K067, 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.