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Trainings & Presentations

 

Human Trafficking 101

This presentation is an introduction to one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time: Human Trafficking. The presentation covers both Labor and Sex Trafficking (although focus can be narrowed down to one of the two major types of Trafficking upon request). Human Trafficking is presented from global, national, and local perspectives. Participants will also learn more about the work of SAS/FWCAT and other organizations fighting to defeat Human Trafficking locally. Participants will get practical information on how to identify and effectively respond to situations of suspected or confirmed Trafficking. Participants will also learn how to prevent Human Trafficking both by volunteering in their communities and/or on their own.

Audience: Anyone over 11 years of age; any size group
Length
:  30 – 120 minutes
Contact
: Claudia Lawrence, Community Mobilization Director

 

Responding to the Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Youth
This training provides information on the fundamentals of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, including a detailed discussion of identification and Red Flags. This training focuses on victim engagement and interventions with emphasis on King County’s Coordinated Response and the Bridge Collaborative Community Advocate Model.
Audience: Anyone working with youth/young adults and general community members
Length:  4 hours – 3 days
Contact: Claudia Lawrence, Community Mobilization Director

Youth Trainings & Presentations

 

Trafficking Prevention for Schools: Context & Introduction

A presentation that allows teachers and school administrators to learn about our high school program Trafficking Prevention for Schools in order to decide if it is a right fit for their students. Participants will get a brief overview of local Human Trafficking and learn about how our program works to prevent future violence.

Audience: Teachers, school administrators, those who work with youth in other contexts
Length
: 30 – 60 minutes 
Contact
: Tanya Fernandez, Education Director

 

Trafficking Prevention for Schools

A four-session discussion-based program for high school students that explores the root causes of Sex and Labor Trafficking and encourages students to take on leadership roles in their community that help shift our culture away from exploitative practices. This program builds empathy and communication skills by providing a safe space to discuss tough topics such as violence, racism, sexism, and economic inequality.

Audience: Youth aged 13-21, small groups (~30 students)
Length
: Four 45-minute sessions
Contact:
Tanya Fernandez, Education Director

 

Preventing Local Human Trafficking

This presentation gives participants the opportunity to learn about how to prevent Human Trafficking both locally and globally. This interactive presentation provides an overview of what Human Trafficking is and what it looks like domestically and abroad. We will explore the root causes and work as a group to develop realistic, actionable solutions that everyone can do in order to prevent Trafficking in their community.

Audience:  Youth aged 11-21, any size group
Length
: 45 to 120 minutes
Contact
: Tanya Fernandez, Education Director

 

Internet Safety

As we move further into the Internet Age, we see more and more Trafficking activity online, including the online targeting, recruitment, and grooming of youth/young adults by Traffickers. This training is directed at teaching youth/young adults strategies for how to use the Internet in ways that reduce risk from online exploitation and Trafficking recruitment/grooming. A set of handouts will be distributed so that participants can reference the skills and methods they’ve been taught after the class ends.

Audience: Youth/young adults ages 11 and above; parents/ caretakers; and other community members
Length
: 1 – 2 hours
Contact:
Claudia Lawrence, Community Mobilization Director

 

iEmpathize

iEmpathize is an upstream prevention training directed toward teaching youth/young adults skills to better equip them against vulnerability to Trafficking. Facilitators use materials developed by iEmpathize, a national nonprofit organization fighting Human Trafficking, which teaches youth/young adults about empathy, compassion, exploitation, and other concepts and skills needed to develop strength, resilience, and awareness in our youth/young adults.

Audience: Youth ages 11 and up; all community members, esp. those who work closely with youth; and parents/ caretakers
Length
: 2 – 8 hours
Contact:
Claudia Lawrence, Community Mobilization Director

Specialized Presentations

 

Men Engaging Men to End Violence (MEMEV)

MEMEV works to empower men to become partners in the fight against the sex trade. Trained facilitators work with community members to learn about the root causes of Sex Trafficking, gender-based violence, and what they can do to make a change. During MEMEV, attendees will strengthen their critical thinking skills and develop realistic, actionable solutions for the problem of Sex Trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, sexual violence, and gender-based violence overall.

Audience: Male-identified adults
Length
: 2 hours
Contact
: Johnathan Martyn, Education Coordinator

 

Human Trafficking and Specialized Professions

This presentation is similar to the Human Trafficking 101 presentation but with emphasis on the unique relationship of particular professions to interacting and serving the needs of Trafficked persons. Healthcare providers, law enforcement professionals, etc. interface with Trafficked people in particularized settings and ways. This presentation is often interactive — utilizing hypothetical case scenarios and discussing Trafficking Warning Signs and Red Flags as presented in those scenarios. Specific free materials and resources developed by SAS/FWCAT for those professions will also be shared by the presenter for use by professionals and their work sites.

Audience: Healthcare professionals, law enforcement, community service advocates, etc.
Length
: 30 minutes – 2 hours
Contact:
Claudia Lawrence, Community Mobilization Director

 

Tech for Good: Creating Software to End Sex Trafficking

Our victim outreach & buyer deterrence software was born out of volunteer engineering efforts and today is used across the country to measure, disrupt, and reduce online Sex Trafficking. By utilizing a language AI designed by survivors, the software gathers intelligence about how, when, and where people are attempting to buy trafficked sex online while the automated texting outreach platform helps local survivor advocates connect with and help potential victims. We’ll go over our tech stack and engineering strategies as well as have a demo number for you to interact with one of our chatbots!

Audience: Technology groups or companies, law enforcement, women in tech organizations
Length
: 1 hour
Contact
: Liz Rush, Technology Director