Advocate Training (CLE): Break the Silence 2022

Location: Online or in-person at Kent Conference Center, 215 S. Depeyster St., Kent

Free and open to attorneys and other advocates - Thursday, March 31st from 9:00 a.m. - 4: 00 p.m. (CLE and CEU credits approved - Ohio only)


Community Legal Aid's Break the Silence is a one-day conference focused on serving vulnerable populations who are experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.

Plenary Session One - Trauma Bonding: An Exploration into the Dynamics that Bond Victims to Abusers, Ashley Kline, Direct of Crisis and Clinical Services, Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties

Plenary Session Two - Providing Culturally Specific Services for Immigrant and Refugee Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking Survivors Break Out Session, Samantha Salamon, Ahimsa Manager, ASIA, Inc., Amanda Smith, Advocate Supervisor, ASIA, Inc., Monicah Yonghang, Bilingual Advocate, ASIA, Inc.


Other topics will include:

  • Human Trafficking and Race: How racism and systemic oppression increase vulnerability to sexual exploitation
  • Intimate Partner Violence and The Impact On Children
  • Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Orders: A Tool for Protection and Autonomy
  • How not to Enrage an Immigration Attorney: Immigration Law Tips and Considerations when Working with Non-Citizen Survivors


Attend this year's conference in-person ($25.00) or online (free). Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. 

In-person guests will be expected to adhere to prescribed safety protocols in light of the pandemic. This may include masking regardless of vaccination status. Refunds will be provided in the event that in-person gatherings are suspended.