Human Trafficking Awareness for Youth Workers

bulletIn-person training in Brooklyn Park, MN

bulletFriday, March 2, 2018

bullet9 am to noon Central Time

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$60 for non-YIPA members

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Human trafficking is an inconceivable crime. Sex and labor traffickers often recruit youth in particular because they are more vulnerable and less likely to know how to seek help than adults. The demand is high, yet most people don’t understand the problem. Too many youth workers are not fully informed about trafficking and don’t understand its impact on our youth.

The Minnesota Safe Harbor law created a system to identify youth victims of sexual exploitation and provide them with trauma-informed, victim-centered services. And, a new federal grant provides funds for statewide efforts to combat youth labor trafficking. Understanding trafficking and protective services will help you better support the youth you serve.

By attending this training, you will learn about human trafficking and understand how you can become an important part of the Safe Harbor system of care. You will also increase your knowledge, skill and confidence about understanding trafficking and be provided with tips on prevention and resources you can utilize. Plan to join us for this important training.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand basic definitions of human trafficking, including sex and labor trafficking, under Minnesota law
  • Learn the risk factors that make youth vulnerable to trafficking and the indicators of potentially trafficked victims
  • Explore how to respond to victims of human trafficking

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Trainers

Madeline Lohman is a Senior Researcher with The Advocates for Human Rights. She conducts research, community education and outreach, and legislative advocacy on immigrant rights in Minnesota. She also specializes in trainings and technical assistance on human rights advocacy for social justice organizations, as well as international monitoring and reporting, primarily on the death penalty. She recently published a report on labor trafficking and exploitation in Minnesota and is part of The Advocates’ team on combating human trafficking in Minnesota. As part of The Advocates’ work against labor trafficking, she also convened a working group of government experts to design a self-assessment card for labor trafficking victims as well as trainings and materials to accompany the card.

 

Paula Schaefer is the Safe Harbor Training Coordinator with the Injury and Violence Prevention Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health. She provides training and technical assistance to agencies that provide services for sexually exploited/sex trafficked children and youth. Paula was a consultant for a number of years for the child welfare and juvenile justice systems providing consultation for agencies throughout the U.S and Canada. Paula has worked as a practitioner with children and adolescents for many years in community and residential-based services.

 

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: At-Risk Behaviors

Logistics

  • Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, Garden View Room, 5600 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • Friday, March 2, 2018
  • 9:00 am to noon Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $60 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 3 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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