This resource spotlight will feature two innovative human trafficking (HT) interventions: Aura Freedom’s Peer Prevention Project and the Ontario Native Women’s Association’s Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison Program. Marissa Kokkoros will present on the Peer Prevention Project, an educational program that works to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation by advancing equity with marginalized communities and using knowledge, resources and support for empowerment. Workshops are designed and created ‘for youth - by youth’ for audiences such as youth, frontline workers, educators, parents and other caregivers.
Collin Graham will present on the Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison Program which provides survivor-focused and localized responses to Human Trafficking created by and for Indigenous people. The program develops and implements culturally grounded presentations, educational materials, trauma-informed tools and resources, as well as, awareness and prevention tools specific to Indigenous HT for communities that are created with invaluable guidance from survivors.
Participants will learn about:
- Enhancing program effectiveness and safety of participants
- The role of youth peer mentors in preventing human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
- Integrating survivor resilience and empowerment in human trafficking programs