Human Trafficking is a global issue, but lately it has become a local issue that we are hearing more and more about, this heinous crime is happening in virtually every community in the United States. Described as a “Crime that hides in plain sight,” Sex Trafficking is difficult to detect and even more so, understand. These are topics that are hard to hear, grasp and for most individuals to even believe or accept to be happening so close to home.
This training will provide a detailed definition and dive into the realm of Human Trafficking (both international and domestic) from various perspectives including the victim, the sex buyer, and the trafficker. The training will give the participant a glimpse into the everchanging cases faced by investigators as well as victim advocates and case managers including the depth how a child is approached, groomed, brainwashed, and coerced into the slave trade in all neighborhoods no matter the socioeconomic standings. Having the ability to differentiate between indicators of sex trafficking and grooming behaviors and “normal” teenage or childhood behaviors is a necessary skill in society today.
Parents and professionals alike need to be able to know when something needs to be further investigated. Social media and online recruitment/control will be discussed as this is one of the most common forms utilized by traffickers. Case examples will be discussed and used throughout the presentation to maintain focus and provide real world examples. A combination of lecture, videos, and photographs will be utilized to bring this world alive for participants and teach them the indicators to be aware of.
Goal and takeaways include:
- Myths vs. Facts
- Identify indicators of Sex Trafficking based on human behaviors
- Recruitment and Grooming process
- The different faces of “trafficker/pimps”
- What Trauma Bonding is and how it is used to keep victims in pocket Victim mindsets/barriers to self-identification
- Stages of Change from pre identification to post identification throughout a victim’s journey
- The laws put in place to protect victims
- How a case is formed and the difficulty surrounding these charges
- A live look at real cases Be empowered to report and help potential victims
- Open forum for Q & A after presentation
Jenelle Goodrich is a community Victim Advocate, mentor, and third-party case manager assisting governmental agencies such as Department of Human Services, local law enforcement as well as Law Enforcement at the federal level in victim assistance and service. She is the founder and Executive Director of From Silenced To Saved and is an active participant in the fight for victims to have voices and traffickers to be held accountable. Jenelle has worked with many victims and survivors of Human Trafficking and has made this her sole focus for those she takes in to assist whether that be mentoring, case managing, trial assistance, first responding with law enforcement, financial assistance such as clothing/food/or rent, individual safe housing, among an array of other services.
Detective Chris Stadler has worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office since 2006. He has worked in various assignments including the detention division, the patrol division, and most recently in the investigations division. Detective Stadler was assigned to the Denver FBI Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force (ILTF) as a Task Force Officer (TFO) focusing on the identification and recovery of juvenile sex trafficking victims in the Denver metro area from January 2016 until September 2019. Detective Stadler has completed numerous undercover operations as both the case agent as well as the undercover officer. Detective Stadler has presented on Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking to a wide variety of audiences and has instructed at the University level for several years. He is currently an operator on the Douglas County Regional SWAT team, and currently assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Eligible for three hours Certificate of Completion
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