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This session, moderated by OVC Fellow, Tuyet Duong, and featuring Yazmeen Hamza from Woman Kind, Eria Myers from Pacific Asian Counseling Services and David Steib from Ayuda, discusses the role language access plays in providing appropriate and competent services for victims of human trafficking who are deaf, hard of hearing, or those who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Participants gain information on the importance of language access in identifying and serving victims, and identify tools and program models that address the systemic barriers facing survivors of human trafficking who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or LEP. Hayes and Taylor Loomis from Sanctuary for Families, discusses how two key programs at Sanctuary for Families, the Economic Empowerment Program and the Anti-Trafficking Initiative, have come together to ensure the short- and long-term success of the clients they serve. House; Liz Chacko, Deputy Director, Friends of Farmworkers; Corinne Guest, Therapist and Program Coordinator, La Puerta Abierta; and Kathleen Thomas, Clinical Training Coordinator, Project LIFE, North County Lifeline.
Note: Due to a technical glitch, the first 15 minutes of the presentation was not recorded. Please refer to the Power Point file for slides from the missing portion of the presentation.
Effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security.