Institute Overview 

Multidisciplinary teams are invited to participate in a Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Institute. The Institute will focus on improving collaborative responses for adult/youth domestic violence and sexual assault victims who have also experienced human trafficking.

As a result of the Institute, participants will be better able to:
  • Strengthen multi-disciplinary collaborative strategies in responding to youth and adult trafficked survivors with domestic violence and sexual assault experiences.
  • Define and clarify professional and organizational roles and responsibilities in responding to trafficked survivors.
  • Identify the intersections of human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence.
  • Provide a victim-centered, trauma-informed response to trafficked survivors.
  • Create an action plan to develop and implement a collaborative response to address human trafficking in your community.
Institute Schedule
January 2021: Pre-Institute work, team collaboration, and pre-recorded webinar

Live, 2 hours webinars at 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST (subject to change):
  • Tuesday, February 2: Module 1 - Support for Survivors and Collaboration
  • Tuesday, February 9: Module 2 - Collaboration Strategies
  • Tuesday, February 16: Module 3 - Collaboration Sustainability
  • Tuesday, February 23: Module 4 - Collaboration Action Plan Exchange
Kiricka Yarbough-Smith, Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant
John Vanek, Lieutenant (retired), Human Trafficking Consultant
Perla Flores, Division Director for DV/SA/HT Programs, Community Solutions/South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
Cindy Liou, Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant
Please see below, for information on who may attend and commitments. 
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