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SPECIAL WEBINAR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
UNDER THE UMBRELLA: FAMILY FACILITATED CHILD TRAFFICKING
The Academy of Forensic Nursing is delighted to welcome Patricia ‘Trish’ McKnight for this upcoming Member's Only AFN Webinar - Under the Umbrella: Family Facilitated Child Trafficking on  October 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST.   

Human Trafficking doesn’t just happen at truck stops, hotels, or rest stops. When these areas become increasingly trained and the risk of being reported becomes too high; the traffickers become more reclusive.  The one true power needed to exploit or enslave another human being is the ability to silence victims.  It is the only way the trafficker can continue, and often survivors of familial harm will retain that silence and suffering far into adulthood, without ever disclosing injuries, addictions, mental illness resonating from their traumas.  As we learn about the darkest areas of these offenses, we address the barriers of victims to seek help. It permits a window to a conversation, which opens the door to rescue, care, and safety.

This presentation provides an inside awareness and empowers skills for early intervention, identification, and assistance for those affected by sexual harm and human trafficking.  This presentation also provides a dark survivor story, created by this presenter from her own terrorized journey. In sharing hidden red flags and warning signs, along with initiating healthy interactions with victims; in this combination of strategies, attendees will be able to intervene early, provide ongoing medical and emotional care to aid in survivor resilience.

Join you AFN Colleagues for this informative webinar.  See you online!

Don't miss your opportunity to:

  • Learn how to recognize the red flags of sex trafficking.
  • Discuss risk factors associated with family-facilitated trafficking.
  • Discuss available local, state, and federal resources.
REGISTER FOR THIS WEB SERIES!
IMPORTANT
You will need to register in advance for this Webinar. 
Webinar is scheduled for October 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST).  Question and answer session will immediately follow.

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM ZOOM ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION!


Any questions or concerns, please email afn@afnmail.org for further assistance.
WEBINAR PRESENTERS
PATRICIA "TRISH" MCKNIGHT
FOUNDER/CEO, BUTTERFLY DREAM ALLIANCE (BDA)

Patricia (Trish) McKnight is Founder/CEO; Butterfly Dreams Alliance (BDA), functioning as a nonprofit which focuses on advocacy, peer support, assessment, and assistance around family violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking, recovery and rebuilding, awareness/prevention and community outreach, especially to rural Midwest region.  She is also the author or her memoir-style novel, which is based on her sexual, physical abuse, along with enslavement and sex trafficking that occurred in her family for more than a decade.  It’s also a story of ‘Trecia Ann’s’ resilient journey to overcome the layers of resonating trauma; guiding Ms. McKnight in the anti-child trafficking advocacy work to disrupt the intergenerational cycle often hidden in rural America.

Ms. McKnight has been a key voice in updating the Statute of Limitations for Involuntary Servitude/Sexual Servitude of Minors, and Trafficking of Minors in Illinois, providing her survivor voice in adapting standards of care, creating and providing training for law enforcement, healthcare, educators, caseworkers, community members and teen safety strategies.  She is a sub-committee member of Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force; and Advisory Board of the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network, and CASA Volunteer.  In her decade of advocacy, she has received multiples of certifications; S.O.A.R. and Physicians Against Trafficking Humans, Youth & Adult Mental Health 1st Aid, Peer Specialist, Trauma Informed Care, Neurobiology of Trauma, Wrap Services Advocacy.
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