Identifying and Responding to Juvenile Victims of Human Trafficking Training

Start Date
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 8:00 am
End Date
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 4:00 pm
Event Contact Name
Pam Tenwalde
Event Contact Phone #
Event Contact E-mail

Sponsored by School of Social Sciences and Human Interaction and Hardin County Domestic Relations Court.

This training is approved by the State of Ohio for 6.25 CLEs and 6.5 CEUs.


• Emily Dunlap, JD – Staff Attorney – Advocating Opportunity

• Chelsea Gaffey, LSW – Juvenile Justice Human Trafficking Liaison – Ohio Department of Youth Services

• Vanessa Perkins – Survivor Consultant


This interactive training is intended to equip child-serving professionals with the tools and skills needed to identify and respond to juvenile victims of trafficking in their own communities. Through activities, case studies, and the knowledge of subject matter experts, attendees will learn how to recognize signs of trafficking, understand dynamics of exploitative relationships, build empathy with youth who may be experiencing a trafficking situation, and identify available resources to support youth who have been trafficked.


8:00-8:15 Introductions

8:15-9:15 Stay or Go Activity

9:15-9:30 Break

9:30-10:30 Understanding Human Trafficking

10:30-11:15 Identifying Human Trafficking

11:15-12:00 Case Studies Activity

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the McIntosh Dining Hall or local restaurants.

1:00-1:15 Review

1:15-1:45 Building a Multidisciplinary Approach

1:45-2:15 Trauma-Informed Language

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15 Understanding Lived Experiences

3:15-3:55 Utilizing Ohio’s Safe Harbor Law

3:55-4:00 Wrap-Up


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Location:McIntosh Ballroom