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CHSSD Human Trafficking Prevention Month Training Series

Training Overview

Children’s Home Society of South Dakota (CHSSD) is presenting a statewide prevention program for any professionals who are doing trauma-informed work and works with a multi-disciplinary team. There are four-sessions held this month, please make note of dates and times below.

Did you know that upwards of 90% of human trafficking survivors report a history of child sexual abuse? Recognizing the signs of sexual abuse and grooming behaviors of offenders is vital in the protection of children from human trafficking. Participants will learn how to talk with children about sexual abuse, body safety and online safety. We then take an in-depth look on what the next steps are once a child discloses abuse. The multi-disciplinary team is a vital component of investigating cases of child abuse/maltreatment or where children were witnesses to violence. We know that it takes a team to ensure the safety of the child, provide advocacy for the non-offending caregiver, investigate the alleged crime, and bring the case to court. The justice process is complex and can be time consuming. Through the decades, since the concept of Child Advocacy Centers was introduced, we have learned that collaboration is key. The South Dakota Network of Family Violence and Sexual Assault will provide a review of stalking, including cyberstalking, with discussion of tactics, and tools used by stalkers, the prevalence of stalking and lethality/risk to victims. We will then review resources and possible support for victims of trafficking.

Series Objectives:

  • Understand the commonalities, differences and relationship between child sexual abuse and human trafficking
  • To highlight possible solutions to combat human trafficking and child sexual abuse in South Dakota
  • Understanding the purpose of the MDT
  • learning how your role fits within the child advocacy center collaborative approach
  • Learn to define stalking, tactics of stalkers and impacts on victims

January Sessions

Session 1: Intersection of Child Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT/ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

Session 2: MDT completing the Puzzle

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT/ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

Session 3: Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Session 4: Stalking (South Dakota Network of Family Violence and Sexual Assault)

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT/ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

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