Human Trafficking Awareness Webinars

Monthly webinars related to human trafficking topics will be scheduled on the last Tuesday of each month.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the 5th Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking, Immigration, Child Protection, and Domestic Violence will be rescheduled for May 2021.

Justice-Involved Human Trafficking Survivors: Mitigating the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records

October 27, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Case Management and Comprehensive Support for Survivors of Trafficking

October 27, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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NEW: Dual-Credit Certificate in Human Trafficking Awareness

Relevant Certificate offering from WilmU

Wilmington University Human Trafficking Symposium
 

For Additional Information, Please Contact Dr. Johanna Bishop, Director of Behavioral Science Programs – Johanna.P.Bishop@WilmU.edu


Upcoming Webinars

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020

10 AM
“Justice-Involved Human Trafficking Survivors: Mitigating the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records”

Presenter: Kelly Head, Esq.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: In this session, we will discuss: 1) the collateral consequences of a criminal record; 2) why these consequences are particularly damaging for survivors of human trafficking; 3) legal options for survivors to clear their criminal records in Delaware; and 4) how to screen survivors for criminal record relief.

SESSION OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the collateral consequences of a criminal record, and why these consequences are particularly damaging for survivors of human trafficking.
  • Screen survivors for eligibility for three forms of criminal record relief: vacatur, expungement, and pardon

Presenter Bio: Kelly Head is a Staff Attorney at Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“CLASI”) in Wilmington, Delaware. CLASI is a non-profit law firm that provides free and confidential civil legal services to Delawareans who are low-income, are elderly, have disabilities, and are immigrant victims of crime, abuse, and neglect. Kelly has been working at CLASI since September 2017, and was admitted to the Delaware Bar in March 2018. At CLASI, Kelly represents immigrant victims of crime, abuse, and neglect, and survivors of violence who are seeking expungement of their victimization-related criminal records. Kelly also conducts outreach and community education about the availability of immigration relief and record clearing for survivors. Before CLASI, Kelly attended Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Kelly obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown in May 2017. While at Georgetown, Kelly gained extensive experience working with survivors of gender-based violence as a Student Attorney in the Georgetown Law Domestic Violence Clinic. Kelly also had numerous public interest internships during law school, including with Community Legal Services in Philadelphia; the Public Defender Service in Washington, DC; and the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia. Finally, Kelly served as a Student Notes Editor on the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, which furthered her interest in and passion for women’s rights. Before Georgetown, Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in Political Science and History from Pennsylvania State University in 2013. Kelly is excited and grateful to use her law degree to expand access to justice in Delaware. She is passionate about serving people living in poverty; survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and trauma; and the immigrant community. Kelly lives in Wilmington, Delaware. When she is not at work, Kelly enjoys reading, yoga, volunteering, and spending time with her friends, family, boyfriend, and cat.


2 PM
“Case Management and Comprehensive Support for Survivors of Trafficking”

Presenters: Lauren Arnold & Diana Suchodolsky

SESSION DESCRIPTION:Victims of trafficking present with complex layers of victimization, coping strategies, and potential criminal involvement that all pose unique challenges in case management. Considering these challenges, providing long term, wrap-around support services for survivors of trafficking can seem insurmountable particularly when navigating social systems. Barriers as simple as not having access to a library card or as complex as not meeting requirements for stable mental health treatment can create obstacles to life changing opportunities. Learn how to navigate potential barriers and continue to empower survivors in the process.

SESSION OBJECTIVES 

  • Know how to respond to common challenges of case management - specific to trafficking survivors.
  • Comprehend the most prevalent barriers to services.
  • Identify resources and systems and build partnerships to provide comprehensive support for victims/survivors of trafficking.

Presenter Bio: Lauren Arnold is the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager for The Salvation Army Delaware’s Restoration Now program. This new program provides emergency shelter and trauma informed, intensive case management to those who identify as female and are adult victims of Sex and Labor Trafficking. Arnold is a graduate of the Psychology Program at Penn State University (1997). Prior to working for the Salvation Army, Delaware, Lauren worked for the Delaware Division of Family Services (DFS) for 20 years in various capacities, as a case manager and then as Supervisor of the Adolescent Unit. Lauren is actively involved with the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council (HTICC), serving on the juvenile and victim services committees. She is also a member of Delaware Coalition Against Trafficking (DelCAT). For over twenty years, Lauren has been a champion for the voiceless, advocating for the rights and needs of those who go unheard in our society. She is passionate about walking the path to recovery with women whose lives have been devastated by the horrible crime of human trafficking. Arnold’s ongoing goal is to establish collaborations with other individuals, organizations, and services in order to build solid, effective programming in Delaware for those who need to rebuild and restore their lives.

Presenter Bio: Currently in a Project Coordinator role for the Delaware Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council (HTICC), Diana Suchodolsky supports various agencies in developing Delaware’s current response to human trafficking through the identification of victim support services, collection and evaluation of data, the coordination of training, and promoting public awareness. As an active volunteer and current board member of Meet me at the Well Foundation, Diana also engages in trauma informed practices working with survivors of human trafficking to help them identify and work towards life-changing goals. Diana has a Bachelor’s in Public Policy and Public Service with an academic focus on commercial exploitation, certified in providing trauma responsive care and completed a 40-hour training with Pennsylvania’s Domestic Violence Prevention Project for providing support in residential programs.