DATE: Wednesday January 25, 2017
TIME: 2:00-3:30PM EST
Survivors of trafficking play an important role in assisting in the recovery of trafficked victims. Their expertise can be integrated into programs and services to demonstrate to other victim/survivors that they can also overcome their exploitation and thrive. In addition, survivor- informed approaches can assist programs in their work with vulnerable populations and human trafficking prevention methods.
In an effort to support National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month , the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Children’s Bureau (CB) are joining forces to host the panel session “ Lessons from the Field: Survivor- Informed Approaches and Human Trafficking”.
Grantees from Runaway and Homeless Youth, Domestic Violence, and Child Welfare programs will discuss how survivor-informed approaches have enhanced their services and contributed to their prevention and intervention efforts. FYSB and CB grantees will share lessons learned, challenges, promising practices, and innovative strategies.
Moderator: Alisa Santucci, ICF International
Panelist: Chic Dabby, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence.
Panelist: Ronna L. Bright, PACT Project Director, Child and Family Policy Institute of California.
Panelist: Mel Jett, Director of Youth Services, Janus Youth Programs, Inc.