Building a Macro-Multidisciplinary Statewide Response to the Human Trafficking of Youth


Veronica Scherbauer, MPA; Rebekkah O'Bryan, BSSW, LSW; Bhumika Patel, MAv & Dominique Burns, PhD, LPC, NCC | September 20 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Topic: Direct Service | Knowledge Level: Intermediate, Advanced | Location: TBD

This workshop demonstrates how Ohio is utilizing a cross-agency team of human trafficking experts (Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers, Public Children Services Association of Ohio, Department of Public Safety, and Department of Youth Services) to develop enhanced, trauma-informed strategies. Through this advanced practical training, participants will learn about identification, referral continuum, shelter, stabilization/ transition, MDT resiliency, safe harbor implementation, specialty docket development, and prosecutor/magistrate training.

Presentation Objectives:

·  Demonstrate how Ohio is utilizing a cross-agency team of human trafficking experts (ONCAC, PCSAO, DPS, and DYS) to develop enhanced, trauma-informed strategies

·  Discuss identification, referral continuum, shelter, stabilization/transition, MDT resiliency, safe harbor implementation, specialty docket development, and prosecutor/magistrate training

About the Presenters