Direct Services Committee
Last Tuesday of every month from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The Direct Services Committee is made up of dedicated professionals working with survivors of human trafficking in Northeast Ohio. This group is made up of court staff, law enforcement officers, residential shelters, mental health providers, attorneys, healthcare workers, and those working with trafficked individuals in a variety of different capacities.
For questions, or if you are interested in attending, contact: Kelli Cary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education & Outreach Committee
First Thursday of every other month
The Education and Outreach Committee focuses on expanding accurate knowledge about human trafficking in the community. Outreach efforts focus on raising awareness, participating in community events, offering free education presentations, outreach, and support services for survivors.
For questions, or if you are interested in attending, contact Co-Chairs, Mary Kate Waggoner and Megan Vermillion, at email@example.com.
Details for ongoing trainings and registration info can be found on our Facebook page or our Eventbrite page.
Human Trafficking 101
This training is designed to provide basic information about the issue, including how to identify it, how to respond to survivors, and how to get involved in prevention and outreach.
Human Trafficking 101, Youth Presentation
This training teaches about human trafficking through a trauma-informed lens, with a focus on youth education and empowerment. We examine the basic stages of grooming and how to recognize them with real-world, accessible examples. Discussion surrounds what makes an individual vulnerable to trafficking and how to build resiliency skills to lessen those vulnerabilities. By giving young people the knowledge, tools, and confidence to confront human trafficking in this safe environment, we can empower them to be more in control when confronted with these issues in their own lives—or in the lives of their friends.
Generational Trauma Amongst Human Trafficking Survivors
This training offers an in-depth look into the generational trauma behind human trafficking. Topics covered include intersections of human trafficking and other forms of trauma, violence, breaking cycles of generational trauma, and treatment methods.
Don’t see a training listed that meets the needs of your group? We are happy to chat about custom presentations. All of our presentations are given by community experts, and are free of charge. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!