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    Dugal Trimble - Missing Children, Runaways and the Human Trafficking Connection

    30 Mins
    Presentation
    Intermediate

    I would like to propose this presentation entitled "Missing Children, Runaways and the Human Trafficking Connection" as an awareness and educational forum mainly to the law enforcement community and child welfare professionals. I feel that this is important because in this day and age its to easy to dismiss a runaway as just a "runaway." Believe it or not, I personally see it happen too frequently. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, "Of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to the NCMEC in 2017, one in seven were likely a victim of child sex trafficking. Of those, 88% were in the care of social services when they went missing. (1) In this presentation, I plan on discussing the statistics, the contributing factors as well as discuss real life missing child cases, resources and tools.

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    Intermediate

    Three advanced clinical specialists will combine their expertise to provide a conference workshop that will address different aspects of mind/body wellness, focusing upon healing the physical/emotional/spiritual self post traumatic experiences. Jane Conron, Ph.D., a practicing licensed clinical psychologist, faculty member and allied medical staff at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, will address the relationship between evidenced-based mind/body treatments, including mindfulness, meditation, as well as the emerging field of sensori-motor psychotherapy to address the trauma healing process. Nancy Heap, LCSW, Program Director for the Faculty Scholars Program at the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, will explore and identify the way Ikigia Therapy addresses mind/body healing for trauma survivors and how she uses mindfulness and natural healing to address trauma in her own practice. Avanti Singh, MD, a traditionally trained physician and now a trainer, advocate to physicians in major medical centers on natural healing, (Northwestern Hospital, Rush Hospital, etc.), will review "teaching patients how to heal themselves by unleashing their innate healing power and educating students and practitioners how to support such self-healing using meditation, yoga, breath and food – which she believes is true medicine. Dr. Singh will engage in beginning instruction on ways to find one's inner healing resources to recover strength and resilience after trauma.

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    Sunnetta - "Responding to the Public Health Crisis of Human Trafficking during Natural Disasters"

    45 Mins
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    Intermediate

    Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises involving the force, fraud, and coercion of human beings as a commodity for profit. The trafficking of persons for sex, labor, and organs means a victim can be sold and exploited on multiple levels and repeatedly. Natural disasters such as Katrina and Maria can fracture the lives of individuals, families, and communities leaving them open for even greater vulnerability to traffickers for intersecting forms of victimization and exploitation.

    Direct and indirect victims (families/communities - involved and receiving) can suffer physical, emotional and psychological trauma and scars from displacement and loss, however, there are at greater risk for trauma exposures and experiences which can be directly attributed to human trafficking victimization and significant ignored.

    Because of this, there is a need for more targeted emergency preparedness response systems that are coordinated, cooperative and consistent -- that includes recognizing, responding and reporting trauma and vulnerabilities directly related to human trafficking schemes and victimization to the public. Coordinating culturally informed, responsive and responsible services and support. Providing a consistent continuum of care that exists across professional disciplines and community partners that are not sitting on the task force.

    Governmental leaders and agencies often identify price gouging in alerts and media notifications, however, first responders, (medical, mental health, law enforcement, social workers) fail to recognize the significant dangers of lurking above and beneath the surface of nearly every interaction. Response teams need to recognize all vulnerable populations including but not limited to those most discussed for trafficking (children/women) but also those least recognized; minorities, immigrants, refugees, homeless, veterans, returning citizens and persons with disabilities.

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    Milos Dordevic - Suppression of Human Trafficking in Serbia and Western Balkans - Local, Regional and International perspective with a Case study

    45 Mins
    Presentation
    Advanced

    We are living in the emerging complex security challenges era. It is important to strategically and comprehensively understand every vector that successfully drives our societies towards more democratic, secure and resilient setting. Existing global and regional powers are inevitably shaping the future of international relations and power dynamics, but smaller nations and countries like Serbia and other Southeast European countries were always important segment of global concerns, due to their important Geo-political and Geo-strategic position as well as their historically implicated influence on contemporary balance of powers within the international arena. Addressing of Human Trafficking is an important segment for bridging and synchronizing wider security policies of the region but more importantly it represents a contemporary security challenge that should be addressed pro-actively through cross-sector collaboration, multilateral partnerships and intelligence and information sharing. Serbian response is directed towards modern and comprehensive strategic approach, including successful implementation of the National Strategy for Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Humans, Especially Women and Children and Protection of the Victims, from 2017-2022.

    Western Balkans is a relatively small but culturally and demographically very diverse region of Europe. It is one of the regions currently vastly affected by the irregular migrations with the high influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East, hence, the problem of Human Trafficking along the migration routes is emerging and rising every day. The Republic of Serbia is geopolitically positioned in the center of the Balkan route. Although the problem of Human Trafficking is addressed with high priority in Serbia, there is still much more to be done in respect to cooperation and coordination between various organizations and agencies, resulting with creating of synergy for countering this rising problem. Through the recent years, the understanding of this important security and humanitarian concern has developed and Ministry of Interior of the republic of Serbia is constantly synchronizing and adapting its legislation and regulations towards comprehensive and adequate response through partnership and cooperation with various organizations and stakeholders present in the region and globally. The importance of regional and international cooperation is definitely crucial. Many cases of Sex and Labor Trafficking are organized and transnational in their nature and only strong and sustainable international cooperation can bring us to satisfying results such is adequate protection of victims and dismantling of the criminal groups of perpetrators. A case study of child sexual exploitation that took high publicity in Serbia in 2017, and its international criminal nature involving Germany, Austria, USA, Australia and Sweden should be thoroughly analyzed as an example of emerging shapes of Sexual Exploitation of Children with using Internet by traffickers as a highly efficient asset.

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    Arun Dohle - Child Trafficking from Ethiopia under the guise of adoption

    Arun Dohle
    Arun Dohle
    Director
    ACT
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    After the closure of Romania the adoption agencies opened up Ethiopia for intercountry adoptions. Thousands of children have been send abroad.

    The adoption program was riddled with trafficking from day one. Scandal after scandal came out and in 2018 Ethiopia finally stopped intercountry adoptions.

    What did exactly happen ? Why and how do we deal today with the victims of this trade ?

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