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Building a future!: A Reentry Program Forever

Goodwill has been awarded a $1.36 million federal grant to provide training, case management, mentoring, and employment services to incarcerated adults transitioning back into the community. Goodwill will serve approximately 170 men and women who are in work release programs, recovery houses, and residential release centers. They have placed many individuals back into the work force. In addition, the program is operated by all restored citizens who have served time incarcerated.

Presentation Objectives:

·         Describe the program that Goodwill will introduce as a result of federal grant funding

·         Describe the reasons and importance of effectively integrating citizens returning from prison back into the community

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Sex Trafficking Victims: Best Practices for the Courtroom and for the Clinical Setting

The mental health concerns among sex trafficking victims include emotional, behavioral, social, and spiritual ramifications (Clawson, Dutch, Solomon, & Grace, 2009; Hodge, 2014; Zimmerman, Hossain, & Watts, 2011). The Changing Actions to Change Habits (CATCH) specialty court provides human trafficking survivors charged with a crime, the opportunity of comprehensive assessment and treatment services. With no evidenced-based treatment interventions for survivors of human trafficking, it is important that people glean best possible practices from what is already available. Trauma-competent interventions and experiences will be discussed.

Presentation Objectives:

·       Overview of CATCH Court

·       Review of best practices that are currently available

·       Discussion of trauma-competent interventions

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Guidelines for Treating Human Trafficking Victims: A Resource for Healthcare Professionals

This presentation will discuss methods for educating healthcare professionals to recognize and respond effectively to suspected victims of human trafficking. The presentation consists of a one-hour film outlining the guidelines developed for the four Cleveland area health systems (Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Sisters of Charity Health System, and University Hospitals). This resource, along with a manual, were created in response to the need for common guidelines among the health systems in order to assure improved quality of care and interdisciplinary communication among area healthcare providers, law enforcement, and social service providers. The film features local physicians, nurses, a social worker, law enforcement personnel, and a survivor.

Presentation Objectives:

·         Define the role of the healthcare professional in responding to human trafficking

·         Discuss the guidelines for responding to potential victims of human trafficking who may be encountered in local health facilities

·         Present the community partners with whom health providers need to establish strong working relationships

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Sex and Labor Trafficking Among Refugee Populations

The purpose of this session is to present the current literature on global labor and sex trafficking among refugee and asylum-seeking populations, as well as the conditions that contribute to sex and labor trafficking risk among refugees/asylum-seeking populations. This presentation establishes a baseline of knowledge regarding what is currently known about sex and labor trafficking in refugee/asylum-seeking populations, and seeks to start a conversation and an agenda for further research, as well as for policy and practice.

Presentation Objectives:

·       Present current literature

·       Discuss the conditions among special populations

·       Start a conversation and agenda for further research, policy, and practice

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Human Trafficking: Global Impact of Everyday ChoicesI

People’s everyday choices they make have implications that reverberate around the globe. As social workers, we care profoundly about people around the globe. Dire consequences are felt through modern day slavery, and most are unaware of how daily choices impact people and the environment leading to slavery, Mother Earth's destruction, refugee migration, and conflict among the most vulnerable people.

Presentation Objectives:

·       Discuss how everyday choices can impact people around the globe

·       Explain how these choices may lead to an increase in human trafficking and environmental, political, and social issues

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A Study of Cross-Border Trafficking Activity from Nepal to India

At the border between Nepal and India, citizens are free to cross without being required to show identification. The porousness of the border has led to the flourishing of human trafficking from Nepal into India. In response, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) began setting up unofficial checkpoints along the border to identify and assist women and girls whom they believed were being trafficked. Tiny Hands Nepal (THN) is an NGO that operates 20 border-monitoring stations in Nepal. THN began border-monitoring in 2006 and has collected extensive data from thousands of intercepts, including demographics of the trafficking victims (i.e., age, gender, education, economic status, and employment), motives for going abroad, recruitment methods, promises offered, relationships to traffickers, trafficking routes, and destinations. THN also facilitates the filing of legal cases against traffickers. This presentation will do a case study of approximately 30 convictions to analyze: 1) what substantive and procedural factors may lead to a successful conviction; 2) what proportion of intercepts lead to legal action; and 3) the factors relevant to whether legal action is taken.

Presentation Objectives:

·       Provide findings from over 4 years of data collected by THN about trafficking from Nepal to India

·       Identify trends and compare them with the prevailing understanding of human trafficking trends in Nepal

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Leveraging Business for Social Impact

This presentation will provide a road map on how to best use one’s organization to make a positive impact with respect to hiring, training, and supporting individuals coming from challenging backgrounds. Ohio incarcerates 53,000 individuals yearly at a cost of nearly $30,000 per person (this does not include the costs associated with our county jails). CleanTurn Enterprises leverages two brands (CleanTurn Demolition Services and She Has A Name Cleaning Services) to provide fair chance employment to those impacted by incarceration, addiction, human trafficking, and other challenging backgrounds. They have employed over 500 individuals in their first five years without the aid of public grant dollars, thereby creating a self-sustaining model of strong social impact. Communities most impacted by incarceration need us and this is why we exist!

Presentation Objectives:

  • Provide a road map on how to best use one’s organization to make a positive impact
  • Describe CleanTurn Demolition Services and She Has A Name Cleaning Services
  • Describe the importance of providing fair chance employment
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