To commemorate World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the HHS Region 3 Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and the Regional Interdisciplinary Collaborative Working to End Human Trafficking will host "Applying Trauma-Informed Care Principles to Communication About Trafficking." The webinar will take place Wednesday, July 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.
To best serve their communities, anti-trafficking organizations integrate knowledge about trauma into their policies and practices, but they might not extend the same trauma-informed approach to their important communication role. Accurate and responsible communication about trafficking is vital for raising awareness about the issue and your organization’s efforts to combat it and to aid survivors in their recovery.
This one-hour webinar offers tips for applying the contextual and collaborative principles of trauma-informed care as you communicate with your various audiences. Your expertise matters—attention to language and imagery, and avoidance of stereotypes impacts the ways that the public and policymakers come to understand and respond to trafficking. Resources for working with media and for auditing your organization’s public-facing communication will be shared. This webinar is designed for individuals who work with human trafficking survivors, provide services to survivors, or share information around human trafficking.