Identifying & Serving Human Trafficking Survivors at Domestic Abuse Programs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West | 2303 N Mayfair Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Different systems focus on different aspects of trafficking; one system cannot adequately address the problem and no services are designed to meet all the needs of trafficking victims. How do domestic abuse programs fit into this picture? Today we are at the beginning stages of an ongoing conversation. Identifying & Serving Human Trafficking Survivors at Domestic Abuse Programs is the first of two events for advocates; in 2020 we will meet in northcentral Wisconsin.

We will learn about existing resources, share experiences with other advocates, and improve our advocacy and program responses to trafficking victims. The day will include discussion and practice with available tools and resources. A detailed agenda will be available in October. Please see Selected Training & Resources on page 2, that suggests foundational information for this event. This event is designed for advocates of DV or dual DV/SA programs. Others please contact before registering.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 8:30am- 4:30pm
  • Registration: Space is limited, so register early! Registration will be closed early if capacity is reached before the deadline.
  • Cost: $45. Refunds will be issued, less $10 for administrative fees, for cancellations received in writing by November 13, 2019.
  • Lodging & Meals: Refreshments and lunch are provided. A block of rooms at the Radisson is available for November 19, at the state rate of $90. Call 414-257-3400 or 800-333-3333. Mention the End Domestic Abuse WI room block by November 5 to receive the group rate.
  • Questions? Need assistance? If you need assistance to register, or if the registration fee is a barrier that will prevent you from being able to attend, contact Colleen (608-237-3979 or
Selected Training & Resources
  • The 2019 WI Human Trafficking Conference (October 29 & 30, 2019 in Elkhart Lake) is open to law enforcement, prosecutors, social service providers, medical personnel, victim advocates, and others who respond to human trafficking. Details and registration are at HT Conference Registration. This is not an End Abuse event; however, registrants who would like to receive a suggested workshop track for advocates may contact
  • Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool & Guide (January 2018 publication) was designed for training public health, behavioral health, health care, and social work professionals who wish to use trauma-informed and survivor-informed practices to assess adult clients and patients for human trafficking victimization or risk of potential trafficking victimization. Parts of this tool will be referenced during the event on November 20.
  • What Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Organizations Can Do to Address Human Trafficking (January 2019, Futures without Violence archived webinar) DV & SA advocates assist survivors of human trafficking, sometimes unknowingly and without adequate training to address their unique needs. This webinar highlights ten things DV/SA organizations can do to better support survivors of human trafficking, and shares tools and resources.

Event resources

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Event registration

Registration for this event has closed as of November 13, 2019.

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