Webinars and Training

Webinars & Training

PACT hosts webinars & training opportunities with thought leaders and experts in the anti-trafficking field to increase public awareness, access to services and share promising practices. Attendees include child welfare, probation, law enforcement, school personnel, youth servicing providers and the community at large.

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Previously Recorded Webinars

Considerations in Serving Foreign National Minor Victims of Trafficking (Watch Now)

  • Part 1 (June 21, 2020): The Federal Response
  • Gain an understanding of the role of OTIP in relation to supporting foreign national minor victims of trafficking, human trafficking indicators for foreign born children and youth, when and how to report a case to OTIP and the process and benefits of obtaining Interim Assistance and Eligibility Letters.

Considerations In Serving Foreign National Minor Victims of Human Trafficking (Watch Now)

  • Part 2 (June 29, 2020): The State & Local Response
  • Hear from the Refugee Programs Bureau, California Department of Social Services and International Rescue Committee Sacramento regarding the expansion of statewide benefits and services for immigrants in light of COVID-19 and access points for support and recovery.

Boys Are Trafficked Too! Factors of Resilience For Male Survivors of Exploitation (Watch Now)

  • Russell G. Wilson (July 21, 2020; August 11, 2020)
  • “It’s about more than surviving, it’s about thriving…” Learn about vulnerabilities that lead to victimization of boys and men, the impact of stigmatization and the tumultuous pathway from trafficking victim to self-actualized “Thriver.” Russell’s message highlights his personal journey as a male CSEC survivor and former foster child, including practical tips and tools to engage youth.

The Intersection of Child Labor Trafficking and CSEC (Watch Now)

  • Jamelia Hinds and Deborah Pembrook (January, 2021)
  • Every day children and youth are forced, tricked or coerced to work for little to no pay, in unsafe and abusive working environments. While it is a common belief that labor trafficking only occurs outside the United States or to immigrants, recent research demonstrates the problem is more pervasive than we think, occurring throughout the country, including California, to both domestic and foreign-born youth. Attend this webinar to gain a basic understanding of child labor trafficking, the spectrum of related abuses, and key indicators and red flags to identify children and youth at risk of/or experiencing labor trafficking and the co-occurrence of CSEC.

Building Pathways to Training and Employment Opportunities (Watch Now)

  • Futures without Violence and Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Thursday, November 19, 2020)
  • Access to employment opportunities can provide economic security and stability, which is critical for the safety and long-term recovery of survivors of human trafficking. Attend this webinar to learn about models for successful partnership with workforce development programs and improve access to a range of high-quality education, job training programs and career development services in California.

Technical Assistance

PACT’s staff and consultant network includes diverse members with unique backgrounds and expertise, including those with lived experience. We provide customized technical assistance rooted in harm reduction and guided through the lens of lived experience. Our team strengthens the capacity of county child welfare agencies receiving SB 855 CSEC Program allocations to effectively collaborate; reducing barriers to service delivery.