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Human Trafficking Summit

January 14, 2021

8:45 AM – 4:00 PM

The Ohio Attorney General’s 2021 Human Trafficking Summit has gone virtual!

Agenda
8:45 AM Attendees log in
9:00 AM Welcome to the 2021 AGO Human Trafficking Summit
9:15 AM Attorney General Remarks
Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General
9:45 AM Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jennifer Tscholl & Dr. Kelly Kelleher from Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Human Trafficking and Health: Traumatized Children and Traumatizing Systems”​
11:00 AM Workshop 1
The Illicit Massage Industry: A Quick Look at the Chinese Supply Chain
 
Workshop 2
First Responses to Human Trafficking

 
Workshop 3
Federal Perspective: The New Human Trafficking Division at the Office for Victims of Crime
Workshop 4
When Parents Are Pimps


 
Workshop 5
From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Shifting the Next 20 Years of Anti- Trafficking Work
12:00 PM Break for Lunch
12:30 PM Renee Jones Empowerment Center
“Trapped” ​
1:10 PM Workshop 6
Considering a Dedicated Docket for Juvenile Human Trafficking? The Triumphant and Turbulent Tale of One Ohio Court’s Response
 
Workshop 7
Cases in Family Medicine: Offering Comprehensive Care for Patients Impacted by Human Trafficking

 
Workshop 8
The Role of ACEs and Their Implication for Human Trafficking in Ohio


 
Workshop 9
Finding How To Fit: Positive Impacts of Fitness and Wellness Programming for Survivors & Anti-Trafficking Professionals
 
Workshop 10
Why Colorblindness Does Not Work: Creating and Sustaining Culturally Competent Sexual Violence Programs and Supporting BIPOC Survivors
2:20 PM Workshop 11
Overcoming Issues Within a Human Trafficking Case

 
Workshop 12
Prevention Solution Model


 
Workshop 13
Lessons from Statewide Partnerships To Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth Victim Services
Workshop 14
Substance Abuse and Human Trafficking


 
Workshop 15
Anti-Human Trafficking & Black Lives Matter


 
3:30 PM Closing Session
Human Trafficking Initiative Team
4:00 PM Adjourn
Breakout Sessions
Workshop 1

The Illicit Massage Industry: A Quick Look at the Chinese Supply Chain
Presenter: Kathy Chen, Canterbury Consulting

According to the Polaris Project, there are at least 25 typologies of modern slavery. One is the illicit massage industry, which includes an estimated 10,000-plus parlors in the United States. Many are staffed by two or three women from China or other Asian countries who work more than 12 hours a day, seven days a week. This workshop looks at the Chinese supply chain as well as measures adopted in the United States to eradicate this human trafficking.
Workshop 2

First Responses to Human Trafficking
Presenter: Thomas Beers and Michele Reali, Cleveland Clinic

First responders play an important role in the fight against human trafficking. Specifically, firefighters, Emergency Medical Services technicians and fire prevention officers have tools and abilities unique among public-sector workers to identify, assist and advocate for human trafficking victims. This session examines how first responders currently operate in Ohio and what can be done moving forward.
Workshop 3

Federal Perspective: The New Human Trafficking Division at the Office for Victims of Crime
Presenter: Bill Woolf, Lindsay Waldrop, OVC/DOJ

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is the largest federal funder of efforts to combat domestic human trafficking. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently consolidated all human trafficking initiatives under one division within OVC to better align funding, training, technical assistance and resources. By integrating the anti-trafficking work of the OJP’s law enforcement, juvenile justice and victim services units into the Human Trafficking Division, the department hopes to model a multidisciplinary approach that ultimately serves as a best practice for addressing victims’ needs. This session shares more about the new division, including funding opportunities, priorities, available training and technical assistance. 
Workshop 4

When Parents Are Pimps
Presenters: Jeanne Allert, The Samaritan Women

When a child is commercially sexually exploited by an immediate relative, it is known as familial sex trafficking – which relates to, yet is distinct from, incest. The law can help — or hurt — the discovery of this type of trafficking, data for which sheds light on its prevalence. This workshop summarizes the limited body of knowledge available on victim and perpetrator(s) profiles, and explores the relational dynamics between the child and trafficker pre-, peri- and post-trafficking.
Workshop 5

From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Shifting the Next 20 Years of Anti- Trafficking Work
Presenters: Celia Williamson, Emancipation Nation Network and Podcast, University of Toledo

The intersectionality of racism, sexism and homophobia within the anti-trafficking movement is a reality, and, in light of the Black Lives Matter, Me Too and It Gets Better movements, anti-trafficking advocates need to find a collective voice. This workshop seeks to expand the 3P’s of anti-trafficking work (prosecution, protection and prevention) to include three more: partnership, power and privilege. All must be dealt with to end human trafficking.
Workshop 6

Considering a Dedicated Docket for Juvenile Human Trafficking? The Triumphant and Turbulent Tale of One Ohio Court’s Response
Presenter: Judge-Elect Lasheyl Stroud, Franklin County Juvenile Court

Judge-Elect Stroud, her team members and young human trafficking survivors candidly tell the story of how the Franklin County Juvenile Court built a specialized human trafficking response into every court process, including Intake, Diversion, Families in Need of Services, and Probation. Inspired by trafficking courts throughout the country, Franklin County sought a multilevel approach to best fit its court and population. The road wasn’t always easy – there were challenges involving participants, external agencies and the Supreme Court’s special docket application process – but the rewards have been many.
Workshop 7

Cases in Family Medicine: Offering Comprehensive Care for Patients Impacted by Human Trafficking
Presenters: Mary Sutherland, Memorial Family Medicine

Patients affected by human trafficking present unique challenges in the medical field. This workshop presents three patient situations, based on true cases, to explore how human trafficking influences clinical situations, to identify indicators of trafficking and to develop multidisciplinary treatment plans using trauma-informed methodology. Although the context will be medical, discussions benefit from a variety of professional perspectives and insight.
Workshop 8

The Role of ACEs and Their Implication for Human Trafficking in Ohio
Presenters: Christi Bartman and Jennifer Schwirian, Eyes Up Appalachia

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can put people at increased risk for a host of behavioral and physical illnesses and make youth in rural communities more vulnerable to human trafficking. This workshop explores these connections as well as human trafficking in Appalachian Ohio and what is being done to address it. Ohio has determined that collaboration within communities is the most effective way to fight trafficking, and you can help make a difference.
Workshop 9

Finding How To Fit: Positive Impacts of Fitness and Wellness Programming for Survivors & Anti-Trafficking Professionals
Presenters: Jenny Footle, Beautiful Feet

Fitness and wellness programming can help survivors of trafficking. To help survivors find their fit, this session shares approachable activities well-suited to survivors, ways to encourage others to pursue physical activity to bolster their healing journey, and trauma-informed fitness.
Workshop 10

Why Colorblindness Does Not Work: Creating and Sustaining Culturally Competent Sexual Violence Programs and Supporting BIPOC Survivors
Presenter: Morgan Whiting (Rumple), Indiana Coalition To End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking

For many who want others to know they are inclusive, the buzzword is colorblindness. But does the concept actually hurt BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) survivors? This workshop explores biases within the sexual violence movement about people from black communities as well as the implications of culturally insensitive staff and procedures. Hard questions should be asked as we evaluate ourselves and our own organizations, and, together, we can find solutions. The workshop provides tools – including tips on cultural assessments and competency trainings – so organizations can begin to implement changes that better support BIPOC survivors.
Workshop 11

Overcoming Issues Within a Human Trafficking Case
Presenter: Detective Ricky Lynn, Kentucky Attorney General’s Office

This case review centers on trafficker Silky Kenneth Clark, a Kentucky man sentenced in 2019 in federal court. Originally, in 2017, Clark was charged in state court with 50 felonies, accused of trafficking more than 30 minors and adults in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky. This workshop presents some of the barriers and issues that authorities had to overcome while investigating the case.
Workshop 12

Prevention Solution Model
Presenter: Audrey Morrissey, My Life My Choice

The Prevention Solution Model (PSM) is a survivor-led blueprint for service providers that reduces the risk of the commercial sexual exploitation of youth, particularly among those in congregate care. The model enables programs to expertly wrap specialized care around all female-identified youth, ensuring that no exploited or high-risk girls slip through the cracks. The workshop shares the core tenants of the Prevention Solution Model and an overview of the nationally renowned, evidence-based My Life My Choice Exploitation Prevention Curriculum.
Workshop 13

Lessons from Statewide Partnerships To Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth Victim Services
Presenter: Sophia Papadimos and Veronica Scherbauer, Governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force; Hannah Feeney and Kathleen Krieger, RTI International

Multidisciplinary collaborations across all systems that come in contact with children and youth are essential to developing coordinated strategies to identify and respond to underage victims of human trafficking. This session presents an overview of the Office for Victims of Crime-led Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking project; example projects from throughout the country; and a case study of the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Improving Outcomes project, including key lessons learned.
Workshop 14

Substance Abuse and Human Trafficking
Presenter: Billie McIntire, survivor and therapist

Self-medication after a traumatic life event is not uncommon for at-risk youth, who, in pursuing intoxication, fuel a feedback loop between psychological distress and substance misuse. This clinical presentation, the work of a human trafficking survivor, provides an evidenced-based look at substance use, the brain and how substance use can make people more vulnerable to human trafficking. Included are recovery perspectives and other information.
Workshop 15

Anti-Human Trafficking & Black Lives Matter
Presenter: Hannah Estabrook, Sanctuary Night; Yvonne Zimmerman, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Combining human trafficking survivors’ clinical and judicial experiences with academic theory and reflection, this workshop explores some of the racialized history of today’s anti-trafficking movement and how racism continues to affect the movement. Participants will be invited to consider their own biases and blind spots, including those regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, with the goal of developing anti-racist practices and activism.
Cost

$10 per person.

Payment Options: payment can be made by check or credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover).

Refund: refund requests should be submitted to HTI@ohioattorneygeneral.gov no later than 1/13/21.