Ensure Justice: Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Multi-Disciplinary Track aims to support children at high-risk of exploitation.

Stemming from our special Frontline Summit event in November 2013, we are offering a special pre-conference track for our friends from the Frontline Summit and their colleagues working in education, law enforcement, probation, social work, and other professional fields as they work to support children at high-risk of exploitation.

This special track will be offered Friday March 7, 2014 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. It is open to all professionals focused on working with children at high-risk of exploitation and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

 

Multi-Disciplinary Track, Ensure Justice Conference
Friday March 7
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Event will be held in Newport Mesa Church

 

To Register: http://www.vanguard.edu/gcwj/2014-ensure-justice-conference/conference-registration/

  • On the registration page, please choose under “Rates” the option: Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams, $0 

 

Multi-Disciplinary Track Overview

Session 1 – Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams – Breaking Down Silos

How do we build the best multi-disciplinary teams in order to prevent and intervene for high-risk children? Based on the findings from the Frontline Summit, this session features a panel of experts who work on multi-disciplinary teams. They will share about their experiences, best practices, and steps to take in order to build the best collaborative teams for your area.

 

Session 2 – Trauma-informed Care

What is trauma-informed care and why is it important for all disciplines to understand the effects of trauma on CSEC victims? The panel will discuss the cross-discipline impact for those serving high-risk youth.

 

Session 3 – Coordinating a Victim-Center Response

Based on the Federal Strategic Action Plan, a panel of experts will discuss what it means to align efforts, improve understanding, and expand access to services in order to improve outcomes for survivors and high-risk children.

GCWJ Finalist for COAST Community Award

sandie Coast Community AwardsThe Global Center for Women and Justice was a finalist in the Education category for COAST Magazine’s Coast Community Awards!

On Monday, February 3, Director Sandra Morgan attended the award ceremony at AnQi Bistro at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. One of four finalists, GCWJ sat along side The Dodge School of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University, The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UCI, and Soka University Performing Arts Center at Soka University of America. Other award categories included Business, City Projects, Environment, and Nonprofit. Vanguard University President Mike Beals, his wife Faith, and Vice President of University Advancement Kelly Kanniwischer joined Sandie at the awards ceremony.

 

For more details about the event, check out this article from the Orange County Register.

74: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking [PODCAST]

This episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast features GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discussing the US Government’s five year strategic action plan on services for human trafficking survivors. Sandie and Dave discuss the overarching themes of Coordination, Collaboration, and Capacity. The strategic report includes ideas about what terms to use and four main goals: Align Efforts, Improve Understanding, Expand Access to services, and Improve Outcomes. Tune in to hear more about a victim-center approach using the 4 P’s to provide services for survivors of human trafficking.

Don’t forget – Register for the Ensure Justice Conference by February 16 to secure the Early Bird Rate!

 

Resources:

Five Year Strategic Plan

Ensure Justice 2014 – Why is She a Slave? Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Early Intervention

 

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73: Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern Child Slave – A Conversation With Shyima Hall [PODCAST]

This episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast features Ensure Justice 2014 Speaker Shyima Hall, Survivor Advocate. Shyima was born in Egypt to a very poor family. She was sent to work for a family in Cairo, who later moved to the US, taking 8-year-old Shyima with them to continue her service as a domestic slave. When a neighbor noticed she was not going to school, Shyima was rescued. Listen to Shyima’s story from being a child slave to living in freedom and experiencing justice in this special episode, and don’t miss her at this year’s Ensure Justice Conference! Register today to secure your place!

Shyima released her memoir, Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern Slave on January 21, 2014. Purchase it today online, at your bookstore, or on your e-reader!

 

Resources:

Shyima’s Story

Shyima’s Author Page

Citizenship Video

ORDER Shyima Hall’s Book at Amazon.com

Ensure Justice 2014 – Why is She a Slave? Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Early Intervention

 

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72: A Dozen Myths About Human Trafficking (Part 2) [PODCAST]

Episode 72 of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast is the continuing installment of episode 71: A Dozen Myths About Human Trafficking. The Polaris Project compiled a list of myths and misconceptions many believe about human trafficking and GCWJ Director Sandie Morgan and Westminster Police Department’s Deputy Chief Derek Marsh discuss these myths and misconceptions from Polaris Project, as well as two additional myths not included on the top 10 list. Deputy Chief Marsh worked  on Orange County’s local anti-trafficking efforts since 2003, including co-chairing the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force for nine years.

Listen to the conclusion of this special two-part Ending Human Trafficking Podcast episode on trafficking myths. Share with us on Facebook or Twitter what myths about Human Trafficking you most often hear in your fight to end modern day slavery. Let us know if this episode helped debunk a myth for you!

Don’t forget to register today for your spot at Ensure Justice 2014 – The early bird rate of $99 for general registration ends soon!

 

Resources:

10 myths of human trafficking from Polaris Project

Trends in Human Trafficking – Special Report from Polaris Project

 

Ensure Justice 2014 – Why is She a Slave? Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Early Intervention

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71: A Dozen Myths About Human Trafficking (Part 1) [PODCAST]

The Polaris Project compiled a list of myths and misconceptions many believe about human trafficking, particularly what is human trafficking, who are the victims, and how victims are identified. GCWJ Director Sandie Morgan and Westminster Police Department’s Deputy Chief Derek Marsh discuss these myths and misconceptions of human trafficking. Deputy Chief Marsh worked  on Orange County’s local anti-trafficking efforts since 2003, including co-chairing the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force for nine years.

Tune into Part 1 of this special two-part Ending Human Trafficking Podcast episode on trafficking myths. Are these myths you believed? What are the most common myths that are widespread in the community you live and work? Share with us your thoughts and let us know if this episode helped debunk a myth for you!

 

Resources:

10 myths of human trafficking from Polaris Project

 

Ensure Justice 2014 – Why is She a Slave? Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Early Intervention

GCWJ Monthly Newsletters

PREORDER Shyima Hall’s Book at Amazon.com

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Thank you to The Rick Amato Show

I want to give a big shout out to The Rick Amato Show for inviting me to be a guest as they introduced the topic of human trafficking. The stories of children who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation are especially heart wrenching. It raises questions about who the victims are, who is selling them, and who is buying a child. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect is the fact that there is demand to purchase a young person, girls and some boys. The growing number of State and Federal laws that have been passed in the past few years is evidence that this is a bi-partisan issue.

We are a community that wants to do something to end human trafficking, whether it is sex trafficking or labor trafficking. Understanding what it is, recognizing the signs and learning how to report it is important knowledge and The Rick Amato Show gave us a megaphone to reach out to millions and give out the hotline number (888-3737-888) to report suspected human trafficking, as well as to direct parents to reliable resources to learn how to protect their children from predators online.  If you want more information about the complex issues that surround this issue, please go to our website and click on resources or check out our podcast, Ending Human Trafficking.

- Sandie Morgan, Global Center for Women and Justice Director

 

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70: How the Travel Industry Can Fight Human Trafficking [PODCAST]

The travel industry has a unique spot in the fight against human trafficking. Many individuals are trafficked across both local and international boundaries, and those who work in the airline, bus, and hotel industries are likely to come in contact with someone being trafficked. GCWJ Director Sandie Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss the different ways the travel industry can begin to provide training opportunities for their employees and make available the proper tools for the employees to report. As private citizens, we can also make a difference while we are traveling by being aware of our surroundings. Tune into this episode to learn more about fighting trafficking in the travel industry, and some of the key companies that are already committed to making a difference!

 

Resources:

Airline Ambassador Training - Human Trafficking

ECPAT Hospitality Training – Benefits

ECPAT – Companies that signed the Code of Conduct

ECPAT – Promote the Code of Conduct 

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Women Veterans Reflection for 2013

The Women Veterans Network (WVN) is a project funded by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California.  Through a grant to Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice in tandem with its Veterans Resource Center (VRC), the Women Veteran Network uses innovative ways to provide services to veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life and employment.   Since January 2013, the Women Veterans Network has hosted a variety of educational, professional, and social event for women veterans in Orange County.

2013 events include:

  • Women Veterans Across the Decades – March Women’s History Month event
  • StrengthsFinder character assessment + dinner – July Women Veterans Forum
  • Women in Leadership: Lindsey Sin, Deputy Secretary for Women Veterans Affairs – November Women Veterans Forum + Leadership lecture
  • Brunch & Spa day – December wrap celebration

We are so grateful for the partnership with the Employees Fund of Boeing California during 2013. We have been able to connect with and build opportunities for women who served our country, a great beginning to a safety net for women veterans in Orange County. The growing connections lead to new opportunities to meet with women in the military and allow them to build relationships with each other based on their shared experiences and find the best services to meet their needs.

We are looking forward to the end-of-the-year celebration with our Women Veterans Network members, both first time attendees and our faithful supporters. The 2014 year holds opportunities to strengthen relationships and provide new educational and professional development opportunities!