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How prevalent is the trafficking of undocumented immigrants compared to documented immigrants and Americans? Where can I find statistics about this?
Estefania Pina
01/20/2016
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What would be the key clues that someone coming in is in a trafficking situation
liz h
01/20/2016
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Dr. D. Johnson
10/19/2016
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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 ...
OVCRC
01/20/2016
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Are there resources available to train healthcare professionals, especially those working in rural areas, to identify victims and provide trauma care specific to their needs
Hannah
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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What can a rural domestic violence/sexual assault program do to better serve victims of trafficking?
Leslie
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Are there evidenced based approaches to working with this population? How does trauma come into play when working with a victim?
Mike O'Connor
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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How are communities sharing resources across jurisdictions (eg: when there's a service gap, or when the crime took place in multiple jurisdictions)? Do they have inter-agency agreements in place? Shared p...
NVolin
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Do you have any suggestions for how we might want to proceed with measuring CSEC in our community and/or the formation of a Task Force/Committee?
Tina Louis
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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NVolin
01/20/2016
arrow icon What does CSEC stand for?
Matt
01/20/2016
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For a locality that wants to better serve victims of human trafficking ,where do we begin?
Leslie
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Often, rural communities are closed systems. What have you found to be effective in identifying victims in such communities and getting resources for them?
Sarah Wilhelms
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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For juvenile victims of sex trafficking, how are rural communities dealing with the issue of housing/shelter vs. juvenile detention (if there's a shortage of appropriate shelter)?
NVolin
01/20/2016
arrow icon In 2013 NC passed the Safe Harbor Law that helps us with the...
Kiricka
01/20/2016
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What is the evidence - if known- regarding the impact of decriminalization and/or legalization of sex work ON human trafficking? (e.g. increases? decreases? no impacts?) I am part of a national group that ...
edward
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Since starting new agencies in rural areas is a challenge, what are the funding streams for adding services specific to trafficking survivors to existing agencies such as domestic violence shelters?
Marion
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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I am a nurse in a hospital. What should we do when an adult patient discloses that they are a victim but they do not want it reported?
Rayner
01/20/2016
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How are multi-disciplinary teams ensuring victim confidentiality in smaller communities where "everyone knows everyone"?
NVolin
01/20/2016
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Estefania Pina
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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What are the statistics nationally?
Jody
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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My dissertation topic is human trafficking and my area of focus is central Virginia. I found it very difficult to access local organizations that can assist me with my research. Do you provide assistance...
Oludele Doherty
01/20/2016
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Bethany
01/20/2016
arrow icon #2 It is often better to work with coalitions or organizatio...
Kiricka
01/20/2016
arrow icon Hannah, I do not know of specific listservs or groups for st...
Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Oludele Doherty
01/20/2016
arrow icon That is an excellent question. I think the Polaris project m...
Oludele Doherty
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Hannah
01/20/2016
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Up to half of the victims identified in sex trafficking cases in our state are Native Americans. Poverty and family dysfunction are acknowledged as contributing factors to vulnerability. What insight can y...
Gayle
01/20/2016
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Gayle
01/20/2016
arrow icon part 2 Sex trafficking victims are all female, ages range fr...
Gayle
01/20/2016
arrow icon PART 1 We are actually very active here in South Dakota inv...
Gayle
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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What are some of the warning signs we should be looking for that might indicate a person is being trafficked?
Matt
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Can you offer best practice tips for rural hospitals concerned about safe and effective Human Trafficking screening and interventions. In particular, when a provider suspects their patient is a victim, an...
Cyndi Leahy
01/20/2016
arrow icon This sounds similar to the SART kits that are provided to so...
Jody
01/20/2016
arrow icon When screening victims for human trafficking it is very impo...
Kimber
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Please describe some of the barriers service providers and advocates may encounter while working in collaboration with law enforcement in rural areas? What are some potential solutions, methods, etc to ove...
Melissa
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
arrow icon I think there are three main barriers to LEO and advocates c...
Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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Do NC LME/MCO’s participate in the strategic planning for these victims?
Mike O'Connor
01/20/2016
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Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Are there funding streams available for victims who need MH Treatment? If so, what are those?
Mike O'Connor
01/20/2016
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Estefania Pina
01/20/2016
arrow icon There are immigrant-specific services and resources that wou...
Kimber
01/20/2016
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Sarah
01/20/2016
arrow icon You mentioned in your reply that immigration status can affe...
Estefania Pina
01/20/2016
arrow icon There are funding streams that will assist with MH services,...
Kiricka
01/20/2016
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Kimber
01/20/2016
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What service gaps currently exist for this population?
Mike O'Connor
01/20/2016
arrow icon I know that Kiricka has done fabulous work in her state. I w...
Kimber
01/20/2016
arrow icon Polaris Project does great resources on their website. We al...
Kiricka
01/20/2016
arrow icon Do you know of any existing educational programs that have b...
Hannah
01/20/2016
arrow icon While it may not be feasible to develop specific services fo...
Kimber
01/20/2016
arrow icon Thank you. Obviously large gaps in services. What servcies...
Mike O'Connor
01/20/2016
arrow icon Rural communities traditionally have limited mental health a...
Kiricka
01/20/2016
arrow icon There are so many gaps in services for this population curre...
Kimber
01/20/2016
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Kimber Nicoletti and Kiricka Yarbough Smith to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on Human Trafficking in Rural C...
OVCRC
01/20/2016
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