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Tuesday, May 22
 

7:00am PDT

Registration and Check In
Tuesday May 22, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
TBA

8:00am PDT

Welcome and Breakfast
Speakers
avatar for Tasha Smith, MS

Tasha Smith, MS

Executive Director, STRAPWA


Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
Ballroom

8:30am PDT

Keynote Speaker
Bobbe J. Bridge, ret. is the Founding President/CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice, a nonprofit organization she created in 2006 to reform Washington State’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She served on the State Supreme Court from 2000 to 2008 and on the King County Superior Court from 1990 to 2000, where she was Chief Juvenile Court Judge for three years. She continues to chair the Washington State Supreme Court Commission on Children in Foster Care. Before joining the bench, Justice Bridge was the first female partner at the Seattle law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer.

Speakers
avatar for Justice Bobbe J. Bridge

Justice Bobbe J. Bridge

Founding President & CEO, Center for Children and Youth Justice
Bobbe J. Bridge, ret. is the Founding President/CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice, a nonprofit organization she created in 2006 to reform Washington State’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She served on the State Supreme Court from 2000 to 2008 and on the... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am PDT
Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Following the Evidence in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Forensic Interview
This presentation will provide content that forensic interviewers should incorporate in interviews of minors suspected as trafficking and/or internet crimes victims.  The focus will be on non-caregiver cases.  Commercial sexual exploitation interviews will be compared and contrasted to intrafamilial cases.  Strategies to obtain case specific details will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kennistion MSW LISW

Julie Kennistion MSW LISW

National Criminal Justice Training Center


Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
316

10:00am PDT

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 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, LMHC MA

Stephanie Sacks, LMHC MA

Clinical Director of Therapy Services, Rebuilding Hope, the Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County


Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
318

10:00am PDT

Responding to Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
This workshop is designed to provide introductory information and prepare service
providers and first responders to identify, engage and provide long-term support to
sexually exploited youth. The introductory topics include: the social and cultural context
of the sex trades, the sub-culture of prostitution, types of exploitation, identification,
resiliency, trauma and global impacts of exploitation. The interventions and response
portion of the training is based on Stages of Change (Prochaska and DiClemente) and
is geared for community-based, drop-in, clinical and/or residential programs. Specific
approaches and interventions covered are: Relationship Building, Harm Reduction,
Safety Planning and Motivational Interviewing.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Briner MSW

Leslie Briner MSW

Youth Care
Leslie Briner has worked in the field of direct services with children, youth and families for fifteen years.  She began working in programs serving homeless families, youth with developmental disabilities, foster care youth and, since 2005, has worked with commercially sexually... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
317

10:00am PDT

There’s no I in MDT
Multidisciplinary teams exist in a variety of different settings.  The question is how well developed is the team and how effective does the team function? Some teams suffer from barriers such as professional mistrust, issues with confidentiality, lack of support from administration, and overall lack of knowledge of what team members may bring to the table.   In this interactive workshop, participants will examine the strengths and barriers of MDTs,  how improved communication and collaboration foster a healthy environment for team collaboration, and help team members navigate tough discussion that have the ability to impact the clients we serve.

  • Participants will Identify the members and roles of an MDT and how a lack of communication and/or collaboration can affect clients 
  • Participants will explore the strengths and weakness of MDT model 
  • Participants will understand the process of forming an MDT
  • Participants will describe ways communication and collaboration can assist in the development of effective teams for the safety of the client


Speakers
avatar for Tanisha Knighton, B.A., M.C.J.  Ph.D.

Tanisha Knighton, B.A., M.C.J. Ph.D.

President, Knighton Consulting Group LLC


Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
315

12:15pm PDT

Lunch with Jabali Smith
Jabali will speak about his recently published book, Slave, which documents his first hand experience as a victim of human trafficking. When he was six years old, living in Berkeley California, he was trafficked along with his sister over the border into Mexico and held captive by a messianic doomsday sex cult. Jabali spent years being beaten, tortured, starved, sexualized, brainwashed, and confined to a dark closet in both Mexico and the United States. He will also cover how he overcame his trauma and his experiences which are also documented in his book, Slave.

Speakers
avatar for Jabali Smith

Jabali Smith

Founder/Executive Director, The Well Child Foundation
abali Smith is a Bay Area native and Founder/Executive Director of The Well Child foundation. The foundation is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters health, growth and transformation for foster children and inner city youth who have experienced abuse, as well as for victims... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Ballroom

2:00pm PDT

A Trafficker's Deadly Control: A Detailed Guide of How to Investigate and Prosecute Strangulation and The New Laws that Support it
With the knowledge that strangulation is a method sometimes used by traffickers to maintain power and control over their victims, this presentation is intended to be a detailed overview primarily geared toward law enforcement officers and prosecutors covering what strangulation is and why it should be investigated and prosecuted as the serious assault offense that it is.  The class covers highlights of the groundbreaking San Diego Strangulation Study, signs and symptoms of strangulation, potential ongoing dangers to victims of strangulation and ways that LE can help make a case that will assist prosecutors with the adjudication of these types of cases.

Speakers
avatar for Sgt. Thomas Stewart

Sgt. Thomas Stewart

Lakewood Police Department


Tuesday May 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
318

2:00pm PDT

Dignity Health's Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths
Dispelling ten myths/misconceptions associated with human trafficking often using examples provided by sex and labor trafficking survivors.
 Objectives:
•        Recognize common misconceptions associated with human trafficking
•        Identify the three victim populations of criminal human trafficking
•        Access support and resources for victims

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Barnes

Wendy Barnes

Human Trafficking Response Program, Dignity Health San Francisco, CA
Wendy Barnes is Program Coordinator for Dignity Health’s Human Trafficking Response Program. Dignity Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation and largest hospital provider in California. Wendy supports efforts to recognize and respond to trafficked persons in the... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
317

2:00pm PDT

Sex Trafficking in Tribal Communities
Anywhere in the world where you find poverty, you will find human trafficking. This includes our tribal and rural communities, and most often, an overlooked region. Extreme poverty fuels the sex trade, and with the growth of tribal hotel and casinos, an influx of sex trafficking has emerged as a social ill. There’s no clear avenue to justice in Indian Country, learn the problem, and how you may extend your efforts towards communities that are the poorest in the nation.

Speakers
avatar for Lynette Grey-Bull

Lynette Grey-Bull

Founder and Director, Not Our Native Daughter
Lynnette Grey Bull is Hunkpapa Lakota of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and is also Northern Arapaho from the Wind River Indian Reservation. Economical issues, high rates of sexual assault, crimes against children, high suicides in tribal youth, uninvestigated crimes and the rise of... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
315

2:00pm PDT

Why Don't They Leave? Understanding Trauma and Trauma Bonds
For victims of human trafficking the ability to “just leave” is easier said than done.  This workshop will explore why the ability to leave may be difficult for victims by examining the different types of trauma, the effect trauma has on the brain, and the impact trauma bonds may play on the victim.


Speakers
avatar for Tanisha Knighton, B.A., M.C.J.  Ph.D.

Tanisha Knighton, B.A., M.C.J. Ph.D.

President, Knighton Consulting Group LLC


Tuesday May 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
316

3:30pm PDT

Black Girlhood Interrupted: Physical and Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Girls

A disproportionate number of African American girls are sexually victimized in form of child sexual abuse, rape, and sexual harassment, which increases their risk for commercial sexual exploitation of children. Consequently, Black girls often suffer mental and physical health problems; while at the same time they are remarkably resilient. Yet, service providers may perceive Black girls are less innocent and more sexually active than their White peers. As a result Black girls may be undeserved.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Carolyn West

Dr. Carolyn West

Professor & Division Chair, University of Washington


Tuesday May 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
315

3:30pm PDT

Engaging Succes - Best practices when working with trauma survivors
This workshop will equip agencies, allies and service providers with a greater understanding of how to effectively serve victims of human trafficking. It will incorporate a culturally appropriate, victim-centered and trauma-informed approach. It will also provide context and framework around the importance of including survivors in anti-trafficking efforts.The discussion will include an understanding of “the Life” as a subculture, stages of change, effects of trauma, and some Do’s and Don'ts of advocacy. There will also be a focus on ways to strengthen collaboration between survivors leaders and allied professionals to enhance an effective response to commercial sexual   exploitation and human trafficking.

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Moomaw

Jerri Moomaw

Founder, Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative


Tuesday May 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
316

3:30pm PDT

Trauma in the Sex Trade
This unique training is an advanced offering for those with previous
clinical training. During this course, participants will receive in depth knowledge about
the prevalence of harm, violence and trauma experienced by sexually exploited people
and the specific effects of this trauma. Participants will learn about an integrative
recovery model as well as how evidenced based interventions, such as Trauma
Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, are used with this population.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Briner MSW

Leslie Briner MSW

Youth Care
Leslie Briner has worked in the field of direct services with children, youth and families for fifteen years.  She began working in programs serving homeless families, youth with developmental disabilities, foster care youth and, since 2005, has worked with commercially sexually... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
317

3:30pm PDT

Understanding 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
avatar for Maurice Washington

Maurice Washington

Detective, Seattle FBI Child Exploitation Task Force


Tuesday May 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
318
 
Wednesday, May 23
 

8:00am PDT

Breakfast and Networking
Wednesday May 23, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Ballroom

9:00am PDT

Healthcare: A Victim-Centered and Trauma-Informed Response
Healthcare: A Victim-Centered and Trauma-Informed Response This workshop will describe a victim-centered and trauma-informed response in healthcare to victims of abuse, neglect, and violence. A one-page tool to assist with victim-centered education and intervention will be provided with case scenarios and role playing for practice. Objectives : (1) Provide a victim-centered response to care and services (2) Implement trauma-informed practices into normal care and services.


Speakers
avatar for Holly Gibbs, Director of Human Trafficking Response Program of Dignity Health San Francisco, CA

Holly Gibbs, Director of Human Trafficking Response Program of Dignity Health San Francisco, CA

Director of Human Trafficking Response Program, Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA
Holly is the Director of the Human Trafficking Response Program at Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation and largest hospital provider in California. Holly joined Dignity Health in 2015 and oversees efforts to recognize and respond to trafficked persons in... Read More →


Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
317

9:00am PDT

Service Provision 101: A Survivor's Perspective
This presentation gives a brief overview of the myths vs facts of exploitation, barriers to exiting, reasons for return, effective holistic responses to complex trauma, and survivor recommendations to service providers.




Speakers
avatar for Alisa Bernard

Alisa Bernard

Survivor Advocacy Coordinator, The Organization of Prostitute Survivors
Alisa Bernard is the contracted Survivor Advocacy Coordinator for the Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) where she created a new model 12 class mentoring series for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). She is a candidate for the Masters of Public Administration... Read More →


Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
315

9:00am PDT

The Art of Seduction: A Case Study on Anthony Curry
This presentation will look at the investigation involving Anthony Curry and how he seduced, groomed, trafficked, and exploited a 15-year-old girl in the Beaverton, Oregon area. Curry acted as the “master manipulator” when their relationship first started and then continued for weeks. This presentation will also focus on the individual strip club that hired “Stasia,” and how this was the second case where the club had employed a minor to dance. Detective Opitz will discuss the complexity of the investigation, struggles that law enforcement and prosecutors faced, and lessons learned, and how the strip club  was forced to change their business practices regarding how dancers were hired and employed.



Speakers
avatar for Chad Opitz

Chad Opitz

Detective & Task Force Officer, Beaverton Police Department; Portland FBI:


Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
316

9:00am PDT

Vicarious Trauma for First Responders
Speakers
avatar for Felice Davis

Felice Davis

Associate Superintendent, Washington Corrections Center for Women
Felice Davis has worked for Washington State Department of Corrections in a wide range of roles and is currently the Associate Superintendent of Programs at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Davis has worked in both sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy and has... Read More →


Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Misc. Room

9:00am PDT

Victim Witness
The recent increased awareness of and efforts to prevent trafficking has resulted in an accompanying focus on prosecuting traffickers. These criminal cases are built on the testimony of victims. Testifying in an adult criminal prosecution can be incredibly traumatizing, particularly for a young person in the foster or juvenile justice system. In an effort to support these youth, individuals in Los Angeles County came together to build a protocol that dictates how a multi-disciplinary team, including Law Enforcement, District Attorney, Child Advocates, Child Welfare, Probation, Mental Health, and community-based partners, will work together to support a youth. The Protocol includes the development of a Victim Witness Support Team for every youth and covers each agency’s roles and responsibilities from case filing through post-testimony. In addition to reviewing components of the policy, the presenters will discuss case examples to illustrate the challenges and successes of the protocol.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Guymon

Michelle Guymon

Director, Los Angeles County Probation Department
Michelle Guymon is currently the Director of the Child Trafficking Unit with Los Angeles County Probation Department. Ms. Guymon graduated from California State University, San Bernardino where she received her Masters Degree in Social Work. She is the project manager for Los Angeles... Read More →


Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
318

10:30am PDT

Community Health Workers and Harm Reduction
Community Health Workers are key components to continuing the advancement of harm reduction policies, practices and programs that address the adverse effects of unsanctioned drug use and sex work including overdose, HIV/HCV, isolation, addiction, and incarceration. CHW’s and Harm Reduction will provide an overview of what it means and looks like to serve injection drug users and at risk populations appropriately and effectively. We will be sharing  steps and tools that will help to identify appropriate linkages to care and documentation.\

Speakers
avatar for Shantel Davis

Shantel Davis

Operations Manager, North American Syringe Exchange Network


Wednesday May 23, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
317

10:30am PDT

LGBTQ Panel
Speakers
avatar for Seth Kirby

Seth Kirby

Executive Director, Oasis Youth Center


Wednesday May 23, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
316

10:30am PDT

Operation Net-Nanny: A Collaborative Attack on Child Sex Trafficking
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 John Neeb

John Neeb

Deputy Prosecutor, Piece County Prosecuting Attorney's Office


Wednesday May 23, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
318

10:30am PDT

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, MS

Tasha Smith, MS

Executive Director, STRAPWA
avatar for Nathan Church, PhD

Nathan Church, PhD

President, World Education University


Wednesday May 23, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
315

12:00pm PDT

I am Jane Doe: Film viewing and Panel Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Erik Bauer

Erik Bauer

Trial Attorney, Law Office of Erik L. Bauer
Erik Bauer has traveled the nation, meeting with victims, hearing their stories, and training others how to recognize the seriousness of child sex trafficking.   fighting child sex trafficking, which is included in the film I Am Jane Doe chronicling the battle that several American... Read More →


Wednesday May 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Ballroom

3:00pm PDT

Beyond ‘John Schools’; Rethinking Sex Buyer Education Programs
In it's fourth year of operation, “Stopping Sexual Exploitation: a Program for Men” (SSE) is an innovative new model of sex buyer education utilized by municipalities in King County.  Learn more about the history of traditional one day ‘John School’ type diversion programs. Discover how and why the  new 10-week SSE class is an important step forward in the evolution of sex buyer education.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Qualliotine

Peter Qualliotine

Co-Founder, Organization for Prostitution Survivors


Wednesday May 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
317

3:00pm PDT

Innovative, Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Identifying and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking
This workshop will review Los Angeles’ nationally recognized Law Enforcement First Responder Protocol for CSEC (FRP) that has been in place for nearly four years. The FRP spells out a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, 90-minute response when a commercially sexually exploited child is identified by law enforcement. The FRP has allowed Los Angeles County to drastically diminish the number of children arrested for prostitution and related offenses and instead has provided these children a non-punitive, victim-centered response. In addition to reviewing the components of the policy and data from the first three years of implementation, several cases will be discussed to illustrate the collaboration to meet the children’s needs, the benefits, and challenges of the FRP.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Guymon

Michelle Guymon

Director, Los Angeles County Probation Department
Michelle Guymon is currently the Director of the Child Trafficking Unit with Los Angeles County Probation Department. Ms. Guymon graduated from California State University, San Bernardino where she received her Masters Degree in Social Work. She is the project manager for Los Angeles... Read More →


Wednesday May 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
318

3:00pm PDT

Timber! Strategies for Uprooting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Industry
Sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) are driven by sex buying. If there were no buyers, there would be no business. And yet, even as the volume of sex buying across the country balloons, the harmful practice has traditionally been neglected in efforts to address sex trafficking. Val Richey will talk about a new approach in Washington dedicated to ending CSE by reducing sex buying in concert with improving victim services. The initiative, “Ending Exploitation Collaborative,” is a unique coalition of organizations including the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, social service agencies, advocacy organizations, and law enforcement. Audience members will learn how to develop a multi-disciplinary strategy for ending CSE that improves both victim services and accountability for  exploiters. Val will also discuss some of the innovative tactics to reduce sex buying including high volume online deterrence, social media, community education, business engagement, media engagement, high school education, traditional law enforcement stings, and a ground-breaking 10-week sex buyer class.

Speakers
avatar for Valiant Richey, JD

Valiant Richey, JD

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office


Wednesday May 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
316

3:00pm PDT

Trauma Informed Care for CST Survivors in Care
The target audience for this presentation are providers that directly serve CST population. The presentation will focus on healing trauma/treatment instead of compliance.

Objectives:
a.     Increase awareness of trauma related issues present in CST survivors
b.     Understand basic brain function and potential impact of CST related trauma
c.      Learn about the nervous system’s role in discharging trauma
d.     Learn to see behaviors through the lens of survival

Speakers
avatar for Shandra Carter, LCSW

Shandra Carter, LCSW

Project Director, The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
Shandra Carter is an accomplished mental health professional with 20 years of experience In the human services field. She has dedicated her career to serving vulnerable populations, especially children who have suffered from sexual exploitation and abuse. Shandra serves as Project... Read More →


Wednesday May 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
315
 
Thursday, May 24
 

8:00am PDT

Breakfast and Networking
Thursday May 24, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Ballroom

9:00am PDT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Evidenced based Model in Working with Trafficking Clients
This presentation will offer a brief overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and how it treats Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I will give reasons for why not all, but perhaps some survivors of sex trafficking would benefit from DBT. We will review the biosocial theory looking at how biological vulnerabilities and environmental invalidations combine to create the symptoms and behaviors present in BPD. A sample of DBT skills will be reviewed to demonstrate how skills can be utilized by survivors as well as by supporters to enhance their positive impact. The presentation will conclude with a brief description of how DBT treats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
 
 
 
 
 
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This presentation will offer a brief overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and how it treats Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I will give reasons for why not all, but perhaps some survivors of sex trafficking would benefit from DBT. We will review the biosocial theory looking at how biological vulnerabilities and environmental invalidations combine to create the symptoms and behaviors present in BPD. A sample of DBT skills will be reviewed to demonstrate how skills can be utilized by survivors as well as by supporters to enhance their positive impact. The presentation will conclude with a brief description of how DBT treats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 
 
 


Speakers
avatar for Daphna Peterson

Daphna Peterson

DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI)
Daphna received her master’s degree in social work fromPortland State University and is a licensed clinical socialworker in the state of Oregon. Prior to her joining PortlandDBT Institute (PDBTI) she spent several years providingintensive, community-based counseling for families... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
317

9:00am PDT

Identifying and Responding to Sex Trafficking as a Medical Professional
Health care professionals are in a unique position to identify signs of sex trafficking. Learn about the dynamics around sex trafficking, red flags every health care professional should watch out for, and ways in which you can support your patient safely.

Objectives:
As a result of this session, participants will be better able to:
- Explain the dynamics around sex trafficking
- Consider the variety of ways in which a sex trafficking patient may present
- Identify key elements in successfully supporting and empowering a sex trafficking patient

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Broder

Nicole Broder

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Rapid SAVE Investigation
Nicole Broder is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in the Portland Metro area with Rapid SAVE Investigation and the state SANE Program Coordinator with the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force. She has worked with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Swanson

Amanda Swanson

Statewide Trafficking Intervention Coordinator, Oregon Department of Justice


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
315

9:00am PDT

Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, Pornography and the Reproduction of Harm
Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) takes several forms that serve to reinforce one another. This presentation will explore the links between forms of CSE as they relate to those who are exploited as well as to those who exploit for profit or gratification.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Qualliotine

Peter Qualliotine

Co-Founder, Organization for Prostitution Survivors


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
318

9:00am PDT

Strapped: A 30 Year Look at Tacoma's Street Gang and Exploitation
Speakers
avatar for Greg Greer

Greg Greer

Lead Gang Unit Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Greg Greer, Team Chief of the Gang Unit, oversees all felony gang-related crimes for the CriminalDivision of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Mr. Greer oversees attorneys and support staff,prosecuting all crimes gang-motivated or involved. Mindful of the scope and depth of impact... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
316

10:45am PDT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Evidenced based Model in Working with Trafficking Clients
This presentation will offer a brief overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and how it treats Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I will give reasons for why not all, but perhaps some survivors of sex trafficking would benefit from DBT. We will review the biosocial theory looking at how biological vulnerabilities and environmental invalidations combine to create the symptoms and behaviors present in BPD. A sample of DBT skills will be reviewed to demonstrate how skills can be utilized by survivors as well as by supporters to enhance their positive impact. The presentation will conclude with a brief description of how DBT treats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Speakers
avatar for Daphna Peterson

Daphna Peterson

DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI)
Daphna received her master’s degree in social work fromPortland State University and is a licensed clinical socialworker in the state of Oregon. Prior to her joining PortlandDBT Institute (PDBTI) she spent several years providingintensive, community-based counseling for families... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
317

10:45am PDT

From Gang Member to Pimp to Inmate: A Case Study on Marteze Clair
Speakers
avatar for Greg Greer

Greg Greer

Lead Gang Unit Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Greg Greer, Team Chief of the Gang Unit, oversees all felony gang-related crimes for the CriminalDivision of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Mr. Greer oversees attorneys and support staff,prosecuting all crimes gang-motivated or involved. Mindful of the scope and depth of impact... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
315

10:45am PDT

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 Maurice Washington

Maurice Washington

Detective, Seattle FBI Child Exploitation Task Force


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
316

10:45am PDT

Let Me Tell Y'all Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography Documentary Screening and Discussion with the Director
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 West

Dr. Carolyn West

Professor & Division Chair, University of Washington


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
318