This training is organized by the Women’s Coalition of Northeast Florida, led by the Women’s Center of Jacksonville.
An issue that was once thought to be an overseas issue is now being identified in our own backyard. The topic is making national news in the White House and, most recently, our own state of Florida has been a source of much conversation. As our community of service providers in Jacksonville comes face to face with this issue, many questions arise: What exactly is human trafficking? How can my organization help? What resources do we have in our city to serve survivors? What are best practices? What is a survivor’s role? Join us for a morning, where together, we will help to unpack these questions and provide practical solutions to help best serve survivors of human trafficking.
Kristin Keen, Founder and President of Rethreaded will facilitate the training. Rethreaded renews hope, reignites dreams and releases potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business. Rethreaded started with a simple idea and a strong passion from its founder, Kristin Keen. She began by forming relationships with women on the street and making prison visits and realized that the greatest need was for a safe, supportive work environment where the women could earn money while learning a skill and experiencing continued healing through community. Working in partnership with the City Rescue Mission of Jacksonville, Rethreaded hired its first full-time employee in November 2012.
The second half of the training will be facilitated and led by three survivors: Alyssa Beck, Channel Dionne, and Jamie Rosseland. All three survivors work at the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center which works to engage communities, organizations and individuals through quality research, community organizing, advocacy, training and model programming to advance the rights of girls, young women, and youth who identify as female, especially those impacted by the justice system. Alyssa Beck works as an Advocacy Specialist, serves on state and national advisory groups, and travels internationally to train professionals about how to work with survivors of sex trafficking. Channel Dionne and Jamie Rosseland are both Survivor Mentors with the Policy Center’s Open Doors program which serving Commercially Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Victims ages 10-24. In their roles as Survivor Mentors they work with in partnership with the team’s mental health professionals to serve survivors, which includes responding to their 24/7 access line.
- To gain an understanding of what is human trafficking and how we can identify survivors in our workplaces.
- To identify the tactics used by traffickers.
- To learn what resources are available in our community and how to best access them.
- To learn how to engage survivors as experts within your practice or organization.