Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Three sessions to be held on human trafficking

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019

The Anti-Trafficking Network of Northeast Indiana (ATNNI) in partnership with Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES, will be hosting a series of three workshops in February on Human Trafficking. The purpose of the annual ATNNI training series is to collaborate with experts in the national anti-trafficking movement in order to build the collective capacity of our local communities to support persons who have experienced, or are experiencing, human trafficking.

Each session will build upon previous sessions, allowing participants the opportunity to learn, process and engage in practical skills. All three sessions will be survivor informed and the final session will be survivor led. The sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and held at the PFW Walb Student Union located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne. The cost is $30 and covers all three sessions.

Dr. Debi Grebenik, the chief learning officer with Alia Innovations, will start the conversation on February 1 by discussing “Shame, Blame and the Trauma Train.” The goal of this session is to gain a new understanding about the role of shame and its impact on ourselves, survivors and the system and learn ways to build healing connections.

The second session on February 8 will be Dr. Katrina Mallory, a clinical psychologist and program director of TRU Harbor. SCEC: Psychological Impact and Treatment will focus on the psychological functioning of sex trafficking survivors, especially on the effects of complete trauma on daily life.

The final session will be held on February 15 with K.D. Roche sharing her expertise in on the subject of human trafficking. Roche has been providing guidance and input to inform research, policies and programs that work to combat trafficking and provide services to survivors since 2014.

The ATNNI is a ten county coalition made up of key local stakeholders who collaborate together with the vision for northeast Indiana to be “a region that is fully engaged in addressing human trafficking.” The group meets every other month. To learn more about the ATNNI or the training series contact Jeremy Greenlee the Region 3 Coalition Coordinator at (574) 213-1502.