Hands That Heal Training

Hands That Heal Training

The Hands That Heal Community-Based Edition is used in participatory, informal training sessions called Training of Trainers (TOTs) to prepare others to teach Hands That Heal in their community.

December 14, 15, & 16, 2015

Vanguard University Costa Mesa, CA

Scott Academic Center, Room 227

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration: $150+

Please order and bring the Community Based Curriculum (2 volumes)

(available at www.faastinternational.org/hands-that-heal)  

The Academic Text is optional, but may be ordered at the same site.

 

What is Hands That Heal?Hands That Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors provides a comprehensive approach to serving victims of trafficking and educating caregivers so that they may appropriately and effectively provide care and support. This curriculum was developed in two editions: Community-Based and Academic Edition.How is it used?Hands That Heal is being used by secular and faith-based universities, churches and community groups to inspire people to engage in the battle against human trafficking and to train people on how to provide transformational care to survivors of trafficking.

What is the purpose of the training?

To provide a community-based curriculum in an interactive educational format that can be used in local communities and churches around the world to:

  • Make people aware of the issues of sex trafficking;
  • Inform them of the multifaceted needs of trafficking survivors; and,
  • Train potential caregivers in introductory transformational care. The Hands That Heal Community-Based Edition is used in participatory, informal training sessions called Training of Trainers (TOTs) to prepare others to teach Hands That Heal Curriculum.

 To register online: https://connect.vanguard.edu/event/handsthatheal  

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111: Collaborating Against Human Trafficking [PODCAST]

During this episode, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak interview special guest Kirsten Foot. Kirsten Foot serves on the Board on Editorial Board on Human Trafficking and acts as Professor of Communication at the University of Washington. On this episode, Kirsten discusses aspects of her new book Collaborating Against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices .

Foot realized in the early 2000s the lack of collaboration among task forces and related groups fighting against human trafficking. In researching this topic further, Foot looked into the daily operations of task forces, talked to many leaders of task forces, and attended hundreds of meetings. Essentially all groups stated a desire for collaboration and alliances. Yet Foot was able to discover that such collaboration was not taking place. Instead, what was taking place was the creation of new task forces left and right. Groups were not working together. Instead they were acting too independently and believed they themselves could do a better job at bringing people together than others. With this knowledge that groups were not collaborating with each other to combat the perils of human trafficking, Foot went about tackling the question, why is collaboration so tough? How can the act of collaboration be made more practical to leaders? How can the message be conveyed that collaboration allows for better understanding of the issues at hand? All this and more on today’s podcast.

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Resources:

Kristin Foot’ Book

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog

Global Center for Women and Justice

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Live2free Solidarity Sleepout 2015!

Solidarity Sleepout

Friday, November 13, 2015

Scott Veterans Courtyard, 7pm

070 Join Live2free at the annual Solidarity Sleepout to experience what it is like to be homeless for a night as they will be sleeping out in Scott Courtyard after a time of worship, a speaker and community prayer at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to bring awareness about youth homelessness in Orange County. Chapel Credit provided for students. Contact l2f@vanguard.edu with questions or more for information.

Alvaro Salgado: Why I am a Women’s Studies Minor

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  Why I am a Women’s Studies Minor

“Why are you studying Women’s studies as a dude?” This is usually the response that I get when I tell my friends and family, and yes even strangers, that I am a bible studies major with a minor in Women’s Studies.  When speaking to them, I feel more strange about the fact that they don’t question my decision to study the bible before wondering why I “want to study women”.  These conversations include men and women from all walks of life and after I politely give them an answer, they usually give me a “cool” or “that’s interesting” comment.  The sad part is that most people don’t see the struggle women have as a real life event that still happens to this day.  I can definitely understand where they are coming from. Going back to my childhood, I remember not having to clean my room or wash the dishes because that was not a “man’s job.”  As I grew, I learned what it was to be a “man” and what it was to be “not manly”.  Upon reaching the age to marry I continued with these views and I completely destroyed my marriage.  The machismo attitude lead me to under-appreciate my wife and all the women I came into contact with.  I used women and demeaned them to get what I wanted and never felt bad about it.  After all, I am a man that has needs or wants.  What’s worse was that I could always count on my upbringing to say, “Well, they are women and they are there for me.”  For the first 25 years of life, I grew up this way.

After I found God and started going to church I started reading the bible and praying.  As I read the bible, I couldn’t help but notice an ongoing theme.  Salvation is for all and all could proclaim the gospel.  I started feeling that women and men might be equal but I yet could not figure out why.  As I read more and more, I noticed that God spoke to women like human beings.  God spoke to the Samaritan woman and she in turn told everyone else about Jesus in that region.  God also appeared to women first after his resurrection. Also, I couldn’t help but notice, that women were being highlighted in these gospels as well as the men.  Mary was excused by Jesus to learn instead of doing her ‘womanly duties’ and Paul spoke highly about women in his epistles to the Romans and Galatians.  As a Christian, we should care about equal rights for women because we are brothers and sisters in Christ.

I am a Woman’s Studies minor because I want to be rightfully equipped.  In my lifetime, I would like to see the spark that will end machismo and a greater effort to see human trafficking come to an end.  I have a son and I want him to grow up with the belief that women are our counterpart, an equal in our journey called life.  When he is of age to marry and decides to choose a wife, I want Genesis 2:18 in his mind.  I want him to understand that his future wife will not be his helper in the sense of a hierarchy, but a help meet in the sense that in biblical Hebrew is known as an ‘ezer. When God used this he was implying an ally that is more of a mutually ranked ally without one over another.

As this is being read this, some may not agree with my view of women in the context of Christendom, to that I challenge the reader to see it in the context of being human.  Women and men are humans and as humans we should be viewed and respected with dignity and equality.  We need to stop seeing women’s rights as a problem that only applies to women but incorporate it as basic human right that affects us all.

Alvaro Salgado
Biblical Studies, WMST Minor
Vanguard University Veteran

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110: Just Choices- Is it Too Complicated? [PODCAST]

In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss our responsibility as consumers to make just-oriented choices with our purchasing power. Making just choices is a practical way to take a stand individually and collectively against forced labor and child labor. The simple starting point is to stop and think about the items we are buying, and not just be swayed by the “best deal”. We can unknowingly be perpetuating the demand for child or forced labor when we are only considering price and not the ethical reliability of the company’s supply chain.

Sandra shares a few resources we can use from the Bureau of International Labor Affairs researched based reports that help us know how to decipher what products are slave free and which are not. Tune in to this episode to become educated on the resources available to help guide you to make responsible choices as a consumer.  YOU can be a part of changing the quality of life for another human being with your just choices.

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Resources:

List of Good Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses

Department of Labor’s iTunes App: Sweat and Toil 

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog

Global Center for Women and Justice

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Women in Leadership Series 2015: Tammy Guadagno

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Join the Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University for its annual Women in Leadership Series featuring Tammy Guadagno, owner of Chick-fil-A Harbor Blvd. She has a passion to demonstrate her own true heart of business in life in life, faith, and work.  This event give students and community members the opportunity to learn from leaders in the community balancing work, faith, and family.

 

Monday, November 16

Newport Mesa Church

7pm

Chapel Credit Provided

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015 Events

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GLOBAL CENTER FOR WOMEN AND JUSTICE

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Continuing the legacy of our friend Dr. Elizabeth Leonard, join the Global Center for Women and Justice on several events to discuss and seek to end domestic violence. All events are free to attend. Questions? Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or x6360

 

HEALING AND RECONCILIATION, SPECIFICALLY FOR WOMEN

Monday, October 5

10:00am

Smith Hall 101

Questions? Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or x6360
International Peacemaker Sushma Ramswami from India, comes from the Church of North India and works in communications and with an ecumenical network. Her expertise lies in poverty, human trafficking, healing and reconciliation. She has worked closely with the so-called “untouchables” or “Dalits”, marginalized people.
Chapel Credit Offered

 

SPEAKING TO HIGH SCHOOLERS

Monday, October 12

10:00am

Heath 105

Questions? Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or x6360
Join Live2Free and the GCWJ for guest speaker Stacy Deeble-Reynolds from the Orange County Department of Education who will give a talk on how to speak to high schoolers about domestic violence.

 

VIOLENCE AND CHILDHOOD

Monday, October 19

10:00am

Smith Hall 101

Questions? Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or x6360

Join Live2Free and the GCWJ for guest speaker Janelle Joes from the Orange County Department of Education. She will be speaking about violence and childhood.
Chapel Credit Offered

 

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Friday, October 23

7-8pm

Library

Questions? Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or x6360
Join the Global Center for an opening night reception for Life Without Parole which featuresDr. Elizabeth Leonard’s research on-stage.

 

WHITE RIBBON AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY WEEK

October 26-30

Questions? Contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or x6360

Join Live2Free and the GCWJ for White Ribbon Week again Pornography. Giant white ribbons will be wrapped around every tree on campus for the week and a table with resources will be available at the caf for people with questions.

 

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109: Prevention – Saving up for a Rainy Day [PODCAST]

During this episode, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the two divisions of developmental assets which are internal and external assets. External assets focus on positive experiences from the people and experiences in a young person’s life such as family support, adult relationships, caring neighborhoods, and family involvement in schooling. Internal assets focus on individual qualities that guide positive choices and develop a sense of confidence, passion, and purpose. Internal assets come with time and internal assets give children motivation to achieve, have a positive approach to school and homework. External assets must support internal achievement.  Sandra states that we have the power to help a child develop internal assets by encouraging them by spending time with them.  We can be strategic at an earlier point in someone’s story so they will never become a statistic. Instead, look at shifting from fixing problems to promoting strengths. Sandra and Dave encourage listeners to become a part of a developmental external asset for a child, which is the key to prevention. You can be involved in the community around the child, involved in how children use their time, and empowering efforts. You have the ability to change a child’s life by just being involved and encouraging them. A good place to start is with your local schools; find out what their strategies are. Secondly, we can’t prevent all adversity in the lives of children that are in our care, thus it is imperative to understand how to protect children from the worst ravages of adversity and how to promote positive development when rearing conditions are not optimal. Remember to study the issues, be a voice, and make a difference.

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Resources:

External Developmental Asset Chart

Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development by Ann S. Masten

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog

Global Center for Women and Justice

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108: Survivor Voices – Code Red Films [PODCAST]

During this episode, Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak welcome Grant Knisely, the director and producer for the film Untouchable: Children of God. The film is based in Nepal and focuses on the lives of young girls who were past victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Grant explains how he began working with human trafficking victims four years ago where he learned about the dark “culture” of human trafficking and exploitation. His passion to work with victims and fight for social justice issues compelled him to direct and create films to raise awareness on this serious issue and change the way the media looks at real world situations. He then created Code Red Films to highlight the stories of victims as to way to join the effort against social injustices.

The film, Untouchable: Children of God, focuses directly on the girls who are being trafficked from Nepal to India. This film gave an opportunity for these young girls to tell their stories and empower survivors to keep going.  In this film, they highlight the causes and realize the root of the issue behind modern day slavery in Nepal.  This podcast educates listeners about the root causes of human trafficking and what we can do to make a difference to abolish slavery and human trafficking in our generation. In order to make a difference, we must understand that education is the cornerstone for change. Once we gain knowledge on this issue, then we can start working to bring change and end human trafficking.

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Resources:

Film: Untouchables: Children of God

Code Red Films

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog

Global Center for Women and Justice

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2015 Human Trafficking Podcast Toolkit #3

Lean about the issues surrounding human trafficking so that you can begin to study the issues, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. Host a “Study the Issues” group using on of the GCWJ Human Trafficking toolkits. Here is toolkit #3 to help you get started:

TOOLKIT #3 – Human Trafficking and Health

Get a small group together for three weeks during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Listen to one Ending Human Trafficking podcast a week and meet during lunch or after work to discuss it.

This toolkit includes 5 podcasts on various health issues associated with human trafficking. Also included is an article by Dr. Laura J. Lederer and Christopher A. Wetzel on the health consequences of human trafficking victims to include in your discussion. Then send us feedback on how you used what you learned. gcwj@vanguard.edu

  1. Health Consequences of Human Trafficking  - Link to Podcast
  2. The Role of Psychologists: The APA Report on Trafficking of Women and Girls- Link to Podcast
  3. Victims with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities – Link to Podcast
  4. Why Healthcare Providers Matter and What They – Link to Podcast
  5. Physiology of Children in Human Trafficking – Link to Podcast
  6. Article: Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities