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Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics with your colleagues on ...
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Do you ever conduct training for law enforcement on how to ID & serve victims? As a survivor, do you find that this increases the impact of your trainings?
Sandra
01/28/2015
arrow icon Yes and yes! I train Law Enforcement from all depts often an...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon Law enforcement training is a critical effort. In my experie...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
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What is the federal government doing to learn from survivors?
Joanne
01/28/2015
arrow icon Many new legislative laws require annual trainings. I know t...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon The Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
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Do you have any success stories about engaging survivors to pass legislation to vacate criminal histories of survivors?
Sandra
01/28/2015
arrow icon Survivor voices are, indeed, increasingly sought as traffick...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
arrow icon Jean may speak to this more than me, but engaging survivors ...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon Working together with survivors in Michigan and on our Citiz...
Richard A. Sand
01/28/2015
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What other areas can survivors participate, other than sharing their story?
William
01/28/2015
arrow icon I also consult for safe home development and curriculum deve...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon To add to that, while I choose to share my story, I have a v...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon Survivor voices are critical in so many aspects. I worked on...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
arrow icon Great question and one that is dear to my heart. Survivors D...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
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How and where can organizations get trained to learn about re-exploitation?
Janice B
01/28/2015
arrow icon That is such a great point Rebecca, ongoing training for sta...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
arrow icon GEMS does offer a variety of trainings that will assist any ...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon Julie! GEMS was exactly what I was about to recommend for re...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon Hi, this is Julie from GEMS in NYC. We have an excellent tr...
Julie
01/28/2015
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Where can survivors get involved and supported if organizations don't have openings?
J. Smith
01/28/2015
arrow icon Hi this is Ashante from GEMS, The Survivor Leadership Instit...
Ashante
01/28/2015
arrow icon There are so many critical ways for survivors to be involved...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
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Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
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How was the H.T. survivor able to escape the traffickers and remain safe to that they would not force her into trafficking again?
A. Stovall
01/28/2015
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Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
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Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
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What can an organization do to support staff or volunteers who are survivors?
Anne
01/28/2015
arrow icon I agree with Jean here also. Being aware of Secondary Trauma...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon One of the greatest things an org can do is to encourage the...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
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Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
arrow icon Part 1: First, there are some things that organizations work...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
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How do you know that a survivor is ready to work with victims?
Lynn
01/28/2015
arrow icon Adding to my first portion (Cause this only allows 120 chara...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon This can be hard and sometimes a very delicate subject. A lo...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon Great question Lynn. This is a very personalized considerat...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
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Is the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Model used within SAMHSA's DFC Coalitions being used by any Anti-Human Trafficking Coalitions? If so where and/or if not, why not?
Richard A. Sand
01/28/2015
arrow icon Thank you... We too, Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition i...
Richard A. Sand
01/28/2015
arrow icon Thank you Rebecca for your response and here is a link to SA...
Richard A. Sand
01/28/2015
arrow icon 2. While the five steps maybe formed into this model, I see ...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
arrow icon Thank you for this very interesting question. I am not awar...
Jean Bruggeman
01/28/2015
arrow icon Great question with kind of two answers from me: 1. I had ne...
Rebecca Bender
01/28/2015
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Jean Bruggeman and Rebecca Bender to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practices for Engaging Survivors ...
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