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    Human Trafficking

    About this event

    Human Trafficking: Training for Service Providers
    Linda Douglas M.S.Ed
    Donna Plourde
    1.5 Clinical Category A CEUs pending approval by NASW NH
    This presentation is designed to educate and equip crisis advocates, system based advocates and service providers in how to identify and best support potential victims of human trafficking. Topics covered will include: vulnerability factors, recruitment and control tactics, a trauma-informed approach to response and service provision, and available support and resources.  

    Learning objectives

    Participants will be able to:
    • Give the definition and describe the underlying dynamics of human trafficking
    • Discuss the nature and scope of human trafficking in NH
    • Identify risk factors and indicators
    • Review best practices for responding and reporting

    About the Presenters

    Linda Douglas M.S.Ed. is the Trauma Specialist for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence working to enhance the capacity of member programs of the coalition, and local communities, to address the affects of trauma and the complex needs of victims with mental health and substance abuse problems. She has provided training to crisis center staff on the issues of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health over the past twelve years using trauma informed materials. Over the past nine years she has expanded her expertise to understanding the effects of trauma and domestic violence on children. Linda has also been providing training to the Department of Children, Youth and Families and the Department on Homelessness.
    She has worked in the area of substance abuse and domestic violence since the mid-1990s when she coordinated the implementation of the Women in Recovery program for the YWCA of South Hampton Roads. This program was one of the first domestic violence programs in the country that provided services to battered women who self medicated with alcohol and other drugs. Ms. Douglas also provided training and consultation regarding the connection between substance abuse and domestic violence to other domestic violence programs in Virginia before moving to New Hampshire in 2005.
    Donna Plourde is the Executive Director at Real Life Giving, a nonprofit committed to fighting sex trafficking and exploitation through education and training, and to supporting survivors and at-risk women through outreach, recovery and resiliency programs, and meeting practical needs. She is a certified trainer with the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking, the My Life My Choice Prevention Curriculum, and the Ending the Game coercion resiliency program. Donna oversees program development, facilitates support groups and coordinates direct care services at Revive, Real Life Giving’s support center for women. A member of the NH Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force, she chairs the training committee. In that capacity, she presents to organizations and agencies across the state, coordinates presentation development, and facilitates training for task force members and trainers.

    Workshop details:

    • The zoom link will be sent to you prior to the workshop
    • The workshop will begin at 9:00 am EST, please join a few minutes early to ensure your technology is working
    • You will be emailed an evaluation form after the workshop. CEU certificates will be emailed upon receipt of your completed evaluation.
    • Questions or want to pay by check? Email Tori – [email protected]
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    Jun 23 2021


    9:00 am - 10:30 pm


    $0 – $40
    NASW New Hampshire Chapter.


    NASW New Hampshire Chapter.