Application Deadline: February 9, 2018 - Late applications may be accepted based on available space.

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

This 2.5 day training 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/survivors.  This training will focus on improving collaborative responses to adult/youth foreign-born trafficked victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
 
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.

*Identify and respond to adult foreign-born 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.

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

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

*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 apply in multidisciplinary teams composed of organizations in their communities ("teams" of 3-4 individuals representing different organizations) which may include, but are not limited to: domestic violence/sexual assault program staff, attorneys, law enforcement, human trafficking task force members, immigration legal service providers, labor/worker rights organizations, civil law enforcement agencies, immigrant rights and refugee resettlement organizations, and health care providers.  Possible team configurations may include members from a DV/SA program, law enforcement, immigration attorney, or community based organization. One member of each team must be an OVW grantee.

*OVW grantees and their OVW grantee partners can participate and use their OVW travel funds to send grant-funded staff and partners to this training, with prior approval from their OVW Program Manager.

How to apply:
* Teams interested in participating will need to submit a complete application for this training. If you are using OVW funds, please obtain approval to participate from your OVW program specialist. Due to space limitations to 15 multidisciplinary teams, your application is not confirmed until you receive an acceptance letter from FUTURES' staff. 

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 will be available at the program rate of $148 plus 15% tax per night.

Training Format:
* Interactive and innovative educational sessions
* Cross-professional sessions on building collaborations
* Cas

Faculty:
Maria Jose Fletcher, VIDA Legal Assistance

Kiricka Yarbough-Smith, Human Trafficking Consultant, NC Council For Women
John Vanek, Leutenant (Retired), Human Trafficking Consultant
Elena Dineen, Futures Without Violence

Training Schedule:

*March 6, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*March 7, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*March 8, 208 – 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For additional information please contact Monica Arenas at 415-678-5519 or marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.

Application Form -  has several sections.  Link to flyer and printable application. 

* 1. Please fill out an application form for each member of your team.

* 2. Please list your team members who will be registering to attend the training. They must also fill out an application form.  If you don't know, list TBD. 

* 3. Please check your discipline category:

* 4. 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.

T