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Tuesday, August 20
 

8:00am

Registration
Registration will be in the main lobby of the 3rd floor. 

Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

Welcomes (Introductions, Housekeeping, Keynote Speech)
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa McNeal

Vanessa McNeal

Vanessa McNeal MSW is an award winning documentary filmmaker, national speaker, and 2x TEDxspeaker. She travels and speaks nationally about her personal story, social injustices, sexual violence, trauma, leadership, personal development, and overcoming adversity.At an early age, Vanessa... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom

10:30am

"Ending the Game: Understanding The Problem and Process of Psychological Coercion in CSEC and Exploring One Promising Solution"
Over the last decade, thousands of domestic sex trafficking victims have been identified and offered services. Though there is little evidence-based research on the mental health treatment of victims of human trafficking, one disturbing trend cannot be ignored: victims oftentimes exhibit strong attachments to their trafficker and/or the lifestyle of commercial sexual exploitation. One resource, a survivor-written coercion-resiliency curriculum, is being utilized in dozens of victim-serving facilities in 22 states with extremely promising results in addressing and minimizing the effects of psychological coercion in trafficking. Participants attending this presentation will learn about this ten-week psychoeducational curriculum as a resource for victim recovery, as well as foundational knowledge concerning coercion in trafficking and its role in recidivism. This presentation is recommended for clinicians, survivor-leaders and all professionals working with victims of commercial sexual exploitation in any capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Thomas and Emily Hollerbach

Rachel Thomas and Emily Hollerbach

Educators, Ending The Game
A graduate of UCLA with a Masters in Education and a personal survivor of human trafficking, Rachel has extensive experience teaching, training, curriculum writing, public speaking and mentoring. As Director of Sowers Education Group, she has educated and inspired a wide range of... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
317

10:30am

"Impact of Primary and Secondary Trauma"
In a field that is full of suffering, we attempt to do our best to manage the ongoing toll that is taken on us and our lives as we help others. Shifting back to living life in a way that mitigates the ongoing exposure is not easy; this presentation offers a perspective and framework for how to do just that. Objectives: Discuss the difference between primary and secondary trauma; Identify ways that these impact this field specifically; Discuss ways to manage the impact.
Target audience: law enforcement, medical professionals, advocates, prosecutors, etc

Speakers
avatar for Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW

Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW

Hope Sparks
Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW has been providing services to trauma survivors since 2006. She previously served as Clinical Director of a mental health agency in Pierce County and continues to be committed to training therapists on current on best practices in the field and building integrated... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
316

10:30am

"Investigating Child Sex Trafficking in a Post Backpage World Using Spotlight"
It’s been a year since Backpage shut down and has left many investigators working on child sex trafficking wondering what the future of the online sexual marketplace will look like. During this session, we will discuss trends and shifts seen since Backpage shutdown. Attendees will see first hand how Spotlight has reacted to these changes, and how you can leverage Spotlight to identify victims of sex trafficking on new sources and reduce your investigation time by up to 65%. Note: Spotlight is offered free of charge to law enforcement thanks to the generous donors of Thorn. Due to the nature of this workshop, it is being offered to law enforcement only.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin McGunnigle

Kristin McGunnigle

Product Trainer, Thorn
Kristin McGunnigle serves as a Product Trainer for Thorn, a nonprofit building technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Kristin leads and maintains user facing training, support, and engagement with Thorn’s core products. Driven by helping the world’s most vulnerable children... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
318

10:30am

“Unraveling the Clinical Challenges Facing Professionals Working with Victims of Sex Trafficking: Some Initial Suggestions from the Field”
The context for treating victims of sex trafficking will be presented, as a backdrop for a review of work currently being conducted, as well as to serve as a framework for the discussion of a range of clinical approaches most adaptable to this context. The model currently being developed, at one site with comprehensive sex trafficking victim response systems in place, will be described. The session will feature an extensive question/answer component. This format is intended to enhance the opportunity for participants to adequately share, discuss, understand, and to begin to evaluate potentially effective clinical approaches for their own unique settings.

Speakers
avatar for Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith

Executive Director, Sex Trafficking Response and Awareness Program
Twenty years of professional work as a clinician, manager, and Executive Director for agencies serving incarcerated youth, elderly clients, street youth, and victims of sexual assault and sex trafficking. Extensive experience establishing relationships with a broad spectrum of law... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
315

12:00pm

Lunch and "Operation Net-Nanny: A Collaborative Attack on Child Sex Trafficking"
We will be serving lunch (TBA), and will then have a facilitated viewing and discussion from Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez and John Neeb with The Washington State Patrol.

This presentation serves as a guide on how law enforcement can conduct successful online investigations. Washington's Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) has two detectives and no assigned administrative support. This presentation details how MECTF conducts proactive online investigations to apprehend suspects who exploit children. Topics include team-building, initial set-up, logistics, personnel issues, site selection, UC management, investigative techniques, surveillance activities, arrests, and prosecution results. The presentation includes examples of UC online chats, UC phone conversations, arrests, suspect interview videos, pitfalls to avoid, and identifying areas of improvement.

Speakers
avatar for Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez and John Neeb

Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez and John Neeb

State Patrol Detective and Deputy Prosecutor, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
This presentation serves as a guide on how law enforcement can conduct successful online investigations. Washington's Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) has two detectives and no assigned administrative support. This presentation details how MECTF conducts proactive... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

"Investigating Online Advertisements"
This workshop will focus on the current trends for online prostitution-related ads found on the internet and indicators that investigators can look for to assist them in identifying and locating minors involved in sex trafficking. This class will also look at social media and the evidence that can be used and obtained for purposes of the investigation that will assist in the criminal case and prosecution of the traffickers. This presentation is geared toward detectives/officers, probation officers, analysts and prosecutors (state/federal).

Speakers
avatar for Chad Opitz

Chad Opitz

Detective and Task Force Officer, Beaverton Police Department; Portland FBI
Chad Opitz is currently a Detective with the Beaverton Police Department in Beaverton, Oregon, and a Task Force Officer on the Portland FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. He is a 20-year law enforcement officer and has been a detective for the last 13. Detective Opitz is also assigned... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
317

2:00pm

"Restorative Justice for Survivors of Sex Trafficking"
This session will explore the legal remedies and protections available to survivors of sex trafficking, with a focus on vacatur and expungement laws. Many survivors continue to endure stigma and suffer from collateral consequences associated with criminal records that resulted from their victimization. Today, forty-two states have some version of a vacatur law that enables survivors to clear their record of unjust convictions. These laws are illustrative of a national trend toward recognizing that survivors of commercial sexual exploitation should not be criminalized for a crime that is committed against them. While state-based vacatur is a valuable remedy, the laws are still inadequate. This session will equip participants with the knowledge necessary to advocate for further legislative and policy reform. Furthermore, to leverage post-conviction remedies, survivors need access to affordable, trauma-informed legal advocates. We will train participants on confidentiality and other legal considerations, make recommendations for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal advocacy, and encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration.)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi

Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi

Justice for Victims Fellow Institute to Address
Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi are attorneys with the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. They educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, the United States and beyond, promoting victim-centered... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
316

2:00pm

"Sex Trafficking Disruption: ChatBots, Text Messages, and Automated Solutions for Intervention"
Robert Beiser is the Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery (SAS). After several years at Microsoft, he left the tech world to work in the nonprofit sector as a social justice advocate. Robert holds a Master's Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Washington, serves on the Washington State Task Force on Human Trafficking, and travels the country speaking on technology and human trafficking prevention.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Beiser

Robert Beiser

Executive Director, Seattle Against Slavery
Robert Beiser is the Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery (SAS). After several years at Microsoft, he left the tech world to work in the nonprofit sector as a social justice advocate. Robert holds a Master's Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Washington, serves... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
318

2:00pm

“From Concept to Reality: Developing a Statewide Multidisciplinary Response to Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking”
Minnesota has made ground-breaking strides in legislation and service provision for sexually exploited and trafficked youth. In 2018, the state initiated a project, led by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), to coordinate five multidisciplinary teams across MN working to develop community-specific protocols for the response to victim/survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
The presentation will describe the 18-month protocol development process, including successes and lessons learned from the pilot sites. We will focus on practical skills and techniques for the development of tailored protocols that reflect the unique needs of each community, as well as best practices for team formation and process. The presentation will culminate in the introduction of the Safe Harbor Protocol Development Guidebook, a combination training manual and template developed by MNCASA that participants can adapt and customize to fit their localized response.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Florman

Sarah Florman

Trafficking Policy Coordinator, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Sarah is the Trafficking Policy Coordinator at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has spent over 15 years working with youth in crisis. In her current role, Sarah coordinates the five pilot Safe Harbor protocol teams in Minnesota that are working to develop their... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
315

3:30pm

"Engaging Men to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation"
This workshop will explore the social development of harmful masculinity and how that contributes toward men choosing to buy sex. With that, we will also explore the innovative 10 week sex buyer intervention program, Stopping Sexual Exploitation: a Program for Men (SSE), which Eli directs and facilitates. Ultimately, this workshop will seek to: draw connections between multiple sectors of society and the harmful practice of sex buying highlight holistic intervention models toward engaging men to build healthier versions of masculinity in their life.

Speakers
avatar for Eli Zucker

Eli Zucker

Director of Men’s Accountability, Seattle Against Slavery
Eli Zucker comes to Seattle by way of Michigan, where he has extensive experience as a community organizer in Detroit and metro-Detroit, as well as an administrator in higher education at the University of Michigan. For the past many years, Eli was immersed in efforts to uplift sustainable... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
318

3:30pm

"Interviewing and Working with Sex Trafficking Victims"
This presentation designed to assist investigators and prosecutors with knowledge about the unique challenges of interviewing sex trafficking victims and providing them with some tools that will help to elicit information and gain cooperation.

Speakers
avatar for Detective Maurice Washington

Detective Maurice Washington

Detective, Seattle FBI
Maurice Washington is a detective with The Seattle Police Department, assigned to the VICE/HRV Unit for over 6 years. He is also a TFO with the FBI CETF. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience and 18 years of undercover experience.  He teaches VICE related human trafficking... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom

3:30pm

"Restorative Justice for Survivors of Sex Trafficking"
This session will explore the legal remedies and protections available to survivors of sex trafficking, with a focus on vacatur and expungement laws. Many survivors continue to endure stigma and suffer from collateral consequences associated with criminal records that resulted from their victimization. Today, forty-two states have some version of a vacatur law that enables survivors to clear their record of unjust convictions. These laws are illustrative of a national trend toward recognizing that survivors of commercial sexual exploitation should not be criminalized for a crime that is committed against them. While state-based vacatur is a valuable remedy, the laws are still inadequate. This session will equip participants with the knowledge necessary to advocate for further legislative and policy reform. Furthermore, to leverage post-conviction remedies, survivors need access to affordable, trauma-informed legal advocates. We will train participants on confidentiality and other legal considerations, make recommendations for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal advocacy, and encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration.)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi

Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi

Justice for Victims Fellow Institute to Address
Sarah Robinson and Jamie Lee Pizzi are attorneys with the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. They educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, the United States and beyond, promoting victim-centered... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
316

3:30pm

“From Concept to Reality: Developing a Statewide Multidisciplinary Response to Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking”
Minnesota has made ground-breaking strides in legislation and service provision for sexually exploited and trafficked youth. In 2018, the state initiated a project, led by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), to coordinate five multidisciplinary teams across MN working to develop community-specific protocols for the response to victim/survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
The presentation will describe the 18-month protocol development process, including successes and lessons learned from the pilot sites. We will focus on practical skills and techniques for the development of tailored protocols that reflect the unique needs of each community, as well as best practices for team formation and process. The presentation will culminate in the introduction of the Safe Harbor Protocol Development Guidebook, a combination training manual and template developed by MNCASA that participants can adapt and customize to fit their localized response.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Florman

Sarah Florman

Trafficking Policy Coordinator, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Sarah is the Trafficking Policy Coordinator at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has spent over 15 years working with youth in crisis. In her current role, Sarah coordinates the five pilot Safe Harbor protocol teams in Minnesota that are working to develop their... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
315
 
Wednesday, August 21
 

9:00am

"Navigating the Chaos: Trauma Treatment with Sex Trafficked Victims"
This workshop is suitable for clinicians, administrators or anyone interested in expanding therapy services to survivors of sex trafficking.  How are the approaches/assumptions in working with clients who have experienced trauma or even sexual abuse differ from best practice with clients experiencing sex trafficking?  How might what is helpful in one situation act as a barrier in others?  As we expanded and adapted our sexual assault treatment program to survivors of sex trafficking we quickly realized the large differences in the 2 populations, and their  differing  needs.   How do we adapt program services to provide for both populations.  Can you provide “trauma treatment” to youth that are a  actively engaged in the life? If not, what approaches are useful? Come explore the many questions and challenges clinicians may face as they attempt to expand services for victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Sacks

Stephanie Sacks

Director of Therapy Services, Rebuilding Hope! The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County
Stephanie Sacks is the Clinical Director of Therapy Services with the Rebuilding Hope!The Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County where she has worked for the past 25 years.She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from the California Institute... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
317

9:00am

"Survivor Cultural Competency"
Providers are often unsure of the social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and economical impacts that moving from in “the life” to survivorship contains. We will discuss a range of values, norms, behaviors, and expectations within the survivor community. This workshop will emphasize on trauma informed approaches and common challenges that survivors experience. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in interactive exercises that will enable them to approach interactions with survivors with an enhanced lens. In this workshop we will discuss screening methods and intake development for identifying survivors. We will take an in-depth look at relationship development, accompaniment, advocacy opportunities, holistic services,  partnership development, and empowerment. Attendees can expect to have a clear direction for providing services in a meaningful way to survivors that enhances their self-efficacy and stability.

Speakers
avatar for Kyra Doubek

Kyra Doubek

CSEC Behavioral Health Specialist, Kent Youth & Family Services
Kyra Doubek is a survivor leader and local expert on domestic sex trafficking. At Kent Youth and Family Services, Kyra works closely alongside Kent Police Department and federal law enforcement to provide direct services to youth ages 12-25.Kyra is a co-founder of Survivor Impact... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
316

9:00am

"Am I Crazy? My journey to determine if my memories are true" (Documentary Screening & Discussion)
Human trafficking survivor, Mary Knight, will show her 55-minute personal documentary, “Am I Crazy?  My journey to determine if my memories are true.”  Knight was trafficked by her parents and was used by them to produce child pornography.  As is common for victims of familial trafficking, Knight had delayed recall of her childhood atrocities. She did not remember them until she was 37 years old.  Her film contains interviews with experts in the field of recovered memory including Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps The Score.  Knight, MSW, retired clinical social worker, will be available to answer questions.  View the trailer for the film at www.maryknightproductions.com 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Knight, M.S.W

Mary Knight, M.S.W

Mary Knight Productions
As a clinical social worker Mary Knight, MSW, placed over 100 children in adoptive homes, provided therapeutic services for traumatized children, and, by court appointment, conducted 400 divorce custody evaluations. She has been a full-time writer and filmmaker since 2010. Knight... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom

10:30am

"Black Women and Healthy Sexuality"
This workshop will explore healthy sexuality among American black women. After reviewing how healthy sexuality aids in preventing sexual violence, we’ll examine how racism, sexism, and Christianity combine to form a major barrier to black women achieving healthy sexuality. Finally, we’ll examine how black women can embrace healthy sexuality and teach it to future generations.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Ingram

Joy Ingram

Founder, Love and Joy
This workshop will explore healthy sexuality among American black women. After reviewing how healthy sexuality aids in preventing sexual violence, we’ll examine how racism, sexism, and Christianity combine to form a major barrier to black women achieving healthy sexuality. Finally... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
316

10:30am

"Investigating Child Sex Trafficking in a Post Backpage World Using Spotlight"
It’s been a year since Backpage shut down and has left many investigators working on child sex trafficking wondering what the future of the online sexual marketplace will look like. During this session, we will discuss trends and shifts seen since Backpage shutdown. Attendees will see first hand how Spotlight has reacted to these changes, and how you can leverage Spotlight to identify victims of sex trafficking on new sources and reduce your investigation time by up to 65%. Note: Spotlight is offered free of charge to law enforcement thanks to the generous donors of Thorn. Due to the nature of this workshop, it is being offered to law enforcement only.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin McGunnigle

Kristin McGunnigle

Product Trainer, Thorn
Kristin McGunnigle serves as a Product Trainer for Thorn, a nonprofit building technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Kristin leads and maintains user facing training, support, and engagement with Thorn’s core products. Driven by helping the world’s most vulnerable children... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
318

10:30am

"You Don't Know My Profile: Increasing Cooperation With Complex Trauma Victims"

Social media often casts dissociative identity disorder (DID) as a rare and frightening "disability". In fact, DID and dissociation are brilliant coping skills used when humans experience extreme circumstances where they cannot physically remove themselves. Maddie explains what you need to know to increase the cooperation of victims with complex trauma in a simplified way leaving the learner with a new perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Maddie Caballo

Maddie Caballo

Education Specialist, Shana’s Place
Maddie Caballo is an Education/Equine Facilitated Learning Specialist with over 25 years of experience working in the field of education.  She has developed curriculum, specialized in accreditation, and assisted over 12,000 students to reach their personal goals.  Through her own... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
317

10:30am

“Impact of Primary and Secondary Trauma”
In a field that is full of suffering, we attempt to do our best to manage the ongoing toll that is taken on us and our lives as we help others. Shifting back to living life in a way that mitigates the ongoing exposure is not easy; this presentation offers a perspective and framework for how to do just that. Objectives: Discuss the difference between primary and secondary trauma; Identify ways that these impact this field specifically; Discuss ways to manage the impact.
Target audience: law enforcement, medical professionals, advocates, prosecutors, etc

Speakers
avatar for Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW

Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW

Hope Sparks
Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW has been providing services to trauma survivors since 2006. She previously served as Clinical Director of a mental health agency in Pierce County and continues to be committed to training therapists on current on best practices in the field and building integrated... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
315

12:00pm

Lunch and Keynote Speech from TBD
This speaker is to be determined.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

“A case study of State v. Jeremy Fenney”
Coreen Schnepf is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Kitsap County where she supervises the felony vice unit which is responsible for the counties human trafficking cases, gang cases, and drug cases. Coreen helped start a county initiative targeting human trafficking, created a county protocol for investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases, and established a rehabilitative court for the victims/survivors. She works closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement to coordinate multi-agency investigations that target traffickers and the demand. She has prosecuted more than 50 human trafficking cases, including charges of Human Trafficking, Promoting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Promoting Prostitution, and leading organized crime. Coreen received the Humanitarian award from the Kitsap County Bar Association for her work on human trafficking in 2013.

Speakers
avatar for Coreen Schnepf

Coreen Schnepf

Prosecutor, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Coreen Schnepf was a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Kitsap County where she supervised the felony vice unit which is responsible for the counties human trafficking cases, gang cases, and drug cases. Coreen helped start a county initiative targeting human trafficking, created... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
315

2:00pm

“Black Women and Healthy Sexuality”
This workshop will explore healthy sexuality among American black women. After reviewing how healthy sexuality aids in preventing sexual violence, we’ll examine how racism, sexism, and Christianity combine to form a major barrier to black women achieving healthy sexuality. Finally, we’ll examine how black women can embrace healthy sexuality and teach it to future generations.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Ingram

Joy Ingram

Founder, Love and Joy
This workshop will explore healthy sexuality among American black women. After reviewing how healthy sexuality aids in preventing sexual violence, we’ll examine how racism, sexism, and Christianity combine to form a major barrier to black women achieving healthy sexuality. Finally... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
405

2:00pm

“The Journey of Building a Positive Perception of Self for the Survivor”
Born out of the desire to see a way out for women and children in the sex industry, Scarlet Road set out to change social perspectives, help the community understand and serve victims of sexual exploitation, and provide long term support for a population of women and children that was receiving none. Our three founders first came together in 2008, hoping to create more awareness through hosting a Freedom 5K run. This quickly evolved into a true passion for serving the victims that were within their own reach and since the start of the outreach programs in 2009 they have been journeying with women leaving the commercial sex industry, and supporting them in the hard transitions they face.The journey that Scarlet Road has been on has been one of passion, hard work and a sincere dedication to exploited women in our community. We have journeyed with many partners in our community and continue to do so in order to create increased knowledge of this issue throughout the Kitsap and North Mason area. Victoria is a survivor and has grown into an advocate who is unwilling to let trauma care remain as it is within current systems and care provisions and seek to gain the tools, experience and influence necessary to make great impact on behalf of the faceless and voiceless within our midst.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Ahlfors

Victoria Ahlfors

Survivor, Scarlet Road
Born out of the desire to see a way out for women and children in the sex industry, Scarlet Road set out to change social perspectives, help the community understand and serve victims of sexual exploitation, and provide long term support for a population of women and children that... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
317

3:30pm

“Effects of CSEC on Adult Mental Health”
Sex trafficking has only recently been identified as a problem crime against our youth, even though children in the sex trade has been going on for centuries. The lack of victim identification and intervention over decades has resulted in thousands of adult survivors with have received little to no support. Through her personal journey and professional experience, Katie will discuss the psychosocial impact of untreated complex PTSD in older youth and adult victims. She will explain how the lack of recognition of trauma in youth further complicates recovery as an adult. She will describe the criminalization of adult survivors, racial biases impacting victim identification, and successes and challenges of providing services to this underserved population. Participants will be provided ways providers can: develop trauma informed, holistic service plans to serve older youth and adult survivors of CSE, advocate with adult survivors for policy and services to address sex trafficking, and how to provide choice so that older youth and adults can make informed decisions around their own care.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Rhoades

Katie Rhoades

Executive Director, Healing Action
Katie Rhoades, MSW is the founder and executive director of Healing Action, a St. Louis Based NPO that provides direct services to adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
316

3:30pm

“Investigating Online Advertisements”
This workshop will focus on the current trends for online prostitution-related ads found on the internet and indicators that investigators can look for to assist them in identifying and locating minors involved in sex trafficking. This class will also look at social media and the evidence that can be used and obtained for purposes of the investigation that will assist in the criminal case and prosecution of the traffickers. This presentation is geared toward detectives/officers, probation officers, analysts and prosecutors (state/federal).

Speakers
avatar for Chad Opitz

Chad Opitz

Detective and Task Force Officer, Beaverton Police Department; Portland FBI
Chad Opitz is currently a Detective with the Beaverton Police Department in Beaverton, Oregon, and a Task Force Officer on the Portland FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. He is a 20-year law enforcement officer and has been a detective for the last 13. Detective Opitz is also assigned... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
317

3:30pm

“Let Me Tell Y’all Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography (Documentary Screening and Discussion)”
The hypersexualization of Black women and girls is a pervasive feature of our
daily visual landscape. Join us to about the public health consequences associated with the consumption of images of racial stereotypes in pornography and discuss ways to promote healthy sexuality and combat hypersexualized images.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Carolyn M. West

Dr. Carolyn M. West

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Division Chair, University of Washington
Dr. Carolyn West is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington where she teaches courses on the Psychology of Black Women and Sex Crimes and Sexual Violence. Dr. West won the 2013 University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2016 Distinguished... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom

3:30pm

“Survivor Cultural Competency”
Providers are often unsure of the social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and economical impacts that moving from in “the life” to survivorship contains. We will discuss a range of values, norms, behaviors, and expectations within the survivor community. This workshop will emphasize on trauma informed approaches and common challenges that survivors experience. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in interactive exercises that will enable them to approach interactions with survivors with an enhanced lens. In this workshop we will discuss screening methods and intake development for identifying survivors. We will take an in-depth look at relationship development, accompaniment, advocacy opportunities, holistic services,  partnership development, and empowerment. Attendees can expect to have a clear direction for providing services in a meaningful way to survivors that enhances their self-efficacy and stability.

Speakers
avatar for Kyra Doubek

Kyra Doubek

CSEC Behavioral Health Specialist, Kent Youth & Family Services
Kyra Doubek is a survivor leader and local expert on domestic sex trafficking. At Kent Youth and Family Services, Kyra works closely alongside Kent Police Department and federal law enforcement to provide direct services to youth ages 12-25.Kyra is a co-founder of Survivor Impact... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
318
 
Thursday, August 22
 

9:00am

"Sex Trafficking in Indian Country"
This presentation will explore the dangers faced by children in Indian Country that contribute
to victimizations through abductions, exploitations and maltreatment and various other
factors that contribute to trafficking and exploitation.


Speakers
avatar for Tyesha Wood

Tyesha Wood

Detective, Gila River Police Department Criminal Investigations
Tyesha M. Wood has worked in law enforcement since 2001, beginning that work with SaltRiver Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tyesha worked with Salt RiverPolice Department for 12 years as a Patrol Officer and then as a Detective assigned to theProfessional Standards... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
315

9:00am

"The Impact of Social Media on Criminal Investigations"
This module will provide investigators with an overview of current trends within the realm of social
networking to include social networking apps that are currently popular and how social networking
has evolved to a mobile interface. Specific attention will be paid to highlighting the potential
investigative leads that can be garnered from Social Networking sites and possible digital evidence
that can be secured in criminal investigations. E-commerce sites (backpage.com, craigslist.com, etc.)
that contribute to the current problems with human trafficking will be addressed as well as dating sites
that can be used to target potential stalking victims.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Fagan

Colin Fagan

Medford Police Department, Digital Evidence Forensic Examiner
Throughout his career, Mr. Fagan has been a leader and innovator in the use of technology to improveinvestigative outcomes and in his efforts to improve the law enforcement response to domestic violence. Mr. Fagan currently works as a Digital Evidence Forensic Examiner for the Medford... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
318

9:00am

“A Medical Response to Sex Trafficking: The Importance of Identification, Approach & Treatment of Victims in the Healthcare Setting”
This presentation will cover the importance of healthcare workers identifying patients who are being trafficked or at risk. It will cover options for screening protocols, patient questionnaires, appropriate engagement with families & the long-term plan when discharging patients who are known or at risk victims.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elizabeth Woods

Dr. Elizabeth Woods

Medical Professional, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Elizabeth Woods, MD is the Medical Director for The Child Abuse Intervention Department/Children's Advocacy Center of Pierce County at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Pierce County. Under her supervision the clinic services the South Sound for evaluation of physical and sexual... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
316

9:00am

“Saving Our Boys to Save Our Girls”
Workshop participants will be given an overview on the importance of working with young men and boys and insights into the struggle those who become involved in the crime of trafficking may face, including but not limited to, the mass marketing of hyper-masculinity, socioeconomic inequalities and institutionalized oppression. This workshop will allow participants to critically reflect further on how they assess trafficking cases potentially providing a new means of intervention to explore. By discussing the trafficker as someone needing services in addition to victims and buyers, we position ourselves on the national level to make systemic changes for young men and boys to enhance their well-being while potentially eliminating the market facilitator, the trafficker, the pimp. 

Speakers
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Stefania Agliano and Bryan Hall

I AM Training and Consultation Group LLC
Stefania M. Agliano, LMSW received her graduate degree at Fordham University and has worked in child welfare services and child protection for over twenty-five years. Ms. Agliano is co-founder of I AM Training and Consultation Group LLC and currently works in the field of child welfare... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
317

10:30am

" Fashion and the Fight Against Human Trafficking"
It touches each of us every day. Fashion is an estimated $2.4 trillion industry with fragmented accountability and complex supply chains. Globalization has created economic opportunities in developing nations while the lack of fair wages, the never ending demand for cheap clothing, and shortened fashion cycles results in labor vulnerabilities. Without attentive consideration, the clothing we wear may be part of the cause behind sweatshop and trafficking atrocities. Learn how trafficking and fashion are intertwined, how ethical fashion prevents vulnerabilities, and how to shop ethically.

Speakers
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Dawne Manske

Social Entrepreneur, Made for Freedom
Dawn Manske, founder of Made for Freedom, fights human trafficking with style. She witnessed the atrocities of human trafficking first hand during her 10 years living in China. After meeting children who were being used as slave labor and seeing a report with girls under the age of... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
317

10:30am

"Reality of the Game"
This presentation gives an introduction/orientation to the prostitution/sex trafficking world. Presentation goal: Identifying and recognizing the hidden crime and its components and understanding how and why this sub-culture works in our society.  

Speakers
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Detective Maurice Washington

Detective, Seattle FBI
Maurice Washington is a detective with The Seattle Police Department, assigned to the VICE/HRV Unit for over 6 years. He is also a TFO with the FBI CETF. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience and 18 years of undercover experience.  He teaches VICE related human trafficking... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom

10:30am

"Testifying as an Expert in CSEC Cases"
This presentation is designed to assist those who are tackling human trafficking and
commercialized sexual exploitation of children cases, to develop and prepare for
expert testimony. It is crucial to define who has expertise that can help the jury
understand the special issues involved in CSEC cases. Once these areas of
expertise are defined, helping witnesses understand their role as experts and
helping them prepare is important for success.


Thursday August 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
318