Break the Silence 2021 (free and online): Advocating for survivors of human trafficking

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. EDT
Location: online

Free and open to advocates working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking.

Overview:

Break the Silence is our annual conference designed to help advocates identify and protect vulnerable populations.

 

 

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM                  Is it really “in my own backyard”?

                                                       Hannah Estabrook, MA, LPCC-S, Co-Director, Porchlight

  • Identifying vulnerable individuals at risk of exploitation

10:30 AM to 10:45 PM                BREAK

                                                      

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM               Reframing the “Modern Day Slavery” Paradigm in the U.S.

                                                       Megan Mattimoe, JD, TRCC, Executive Director, Managing Attorney, Founder of Advocating Opportunity

                                                       Kate D’Adamo, Partner, Reframe Health and Justice

  • Better understand history of the use of language/terminology around slavery, and why it was connected to trafficking
  • Better understand both the history of chattel slavery and how it evolved
  • Recognize the coded messaging, and its impact on contemporary trafficking efforts to conflate these two issues

             

 

12:15 PM to 1:00 PM                  BREAK

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM                     CATCH Court: Meeting Essential Needs of Surviviors by Engaging                                                                 Community Resources            

                                                       Gwen England, CATCH Court Program Leader

                                                       Amber Pascol

  • CATCH Court is a human trafficking and prostitution court in Columbus, OH, certified through the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Collaboration with the community in efforts to build resilience in survivors
  • Provide essential resources to promote success and independence after exiting the life of prostitution and human trafficking

 

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM                     BREAK

 

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM                     Labor Trafficking: a New Framework      

                                                       Megan Mattimoe, JD, TRCC, Executive Director, Managing Attorney,                                                            Founder, Advocating Opportunity

                                                       Erin Albright, JD, Internationally Recognized Anti-Trafficking Expert

5.5 hours of CLE and CEU credit have been requested

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