Curriculum and Schedule

 
 
 
 
 
16-Jul
17-Jul
18-Jul
19-Jul
20-Jul
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
All:                           Welcome and      Overview of Concepts                                     9:00 am-9:30 am
Law Enforcement/ First Responders, etc.
Legal Profession
Legal Profession/ Law Enforcement/First Responders, etc.
All Academy    Participants
9:30 am-11:00 am
9:00 am-11:00 am
9:00 am-11:00 am
9:00 am-10:30 am
8:30 am-4:30 pm
Course One:           Introduction to   Human Trafficking:        A Human Rights Violation
Course Four:       Identification
Course Four:       Identification
Course Seven:        Navigating through Services
Conference:      Creative      Strategies for Combating    Human          Trafficking
Professor Roza Pati                
Tonja Marshall, et al.
Maria José Fletcher, Esq., et al.
Regina Bernadin, et al.
 
Break:                         11 am- 11:15 am
Break:                       11 am- 11:15 am
Break:                       11 am- 11:15 am
Break:               10:30am- 10:45am
11:15 am- 1:15 pm
11:15 am- 1:15 pm
11:15 am- 1:15 pm
10:45 am- 1:15 pm
Course Two:           Human Trafficking Laws: International Framework
Course Six:          Interviewing Skills and Techniques
Course Five:       Working with      Clients/Survivors
Course Eight:       Prosecution
Professor Claude d'Estrée       
Dr. Terry Patterson, et al.
Susan French, Esq., et al.
Barbara Martinez, Esq., Brenda Mezick, Esq., et al.
Lunch:                      1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
Lunch:                   1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
Lunch:                    1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
Lunch:                      1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
Course Three:        Human Trafficking Laws: Domestic Framework
Course Five:       Working with      Clients/Survivors
Course Six:          Interviewing Skills and Techniques
Course Nine:            Civil Litigation
Professor Kathleen Kim
Susan French, Esq., et al.
Ana Vallejo, Esq., et al.
Martina Vandenberg, Esq.
 
 
 
 
 
23-Jul
24-Jul
25-Jul
26-Jul
27-Jul
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
All-:                         Welcome and        Overview of Concepts                                     9:00 am- 9:30 am
Religious            Community
Healthcare
Health Care
Academy Closing Ceremony
 
Schools
NGOs/ Schools
NGOs
 
 
 
Religious Community
 
 
9:30 am-11:00 am
9:00 am-11:00 am
9:00 am-10:30 am
9:00 am-11:00 am
9:00am - 1:00 pm
Course One:            Introduction to    Human Trafficking:   A Human Rights     Violation
Course Four:       Identification
Course Seven:        Navigating through Services
Course Four:         Identification
 
Professor Roza Pati                
Tonja Marshall, et al.
Florrie Burke, et al.
Sandy Skelaney, et al.
Break:                           11 am- 11:15 am
Break:                        11 am- 11:15 am
Break:                     10:30 am- 10:45 am
Break:                         11 am- 11:15 am
11:15 am- 1:15 pm
11:15 am- 1:15 pm
10:45 am- 1:15 pm
11:15 am- 1:15 pm
Course Two:           Human Trafficking Laws : International Framework
Course Five:       Working with      Clients/Survivors
Course Eight:        Prosecutions
Course Five:         Working with       Clients/Survivors
Professor Terry Coonan
Dr. Hilary Chester, et al.
Susan French, Esq., et al.
Susan French, Esq., et al.
Lunch:                           1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
Lunch:                   1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
Lunch:                      1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
Lunch:                     1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
Course Three:        Human Trafficking Laws: Domestic Framework
Course Six:         Interviewing Skills and Techniques
Course Nine:             Civil Remedies
Course Six:           Interviewing Skills and Techniques
Professor Terry Coonan
Florrie Burke
Martina Vandenberg, Esq.
Dr. Kimberly Chang, et al.
 

Course Descriptions:
 
1.      Introduction to Human Trafficking: A Human Rights Approach
To be offered on: July 16 and July 23
 
This course introduces students to a human rights approach to human trafficking. Trainees will become familiar with the essential terms, statistics, and categories of human trafficking. Students will also get an overview of human rights law as well as instruments and institutions of human rights protections. It will also look at comparative approaches to the issue of human trafficking.
 
1.      Defining Human Rights: Their Scope and Their Limits
2.      Overview of Human Rights Instruments (Laws/Conventions/Treaties)
3.      Human Rights Principles and Philosophies/ Religious and Non-religious Grounds
4.      The Scope and the Magnitude of Human Trafficking
5.      Applicability of Human Rights Norms to Human Trafficking
6.      Definitions of Human Trafficking/ Facts and Figures/ Push and Pull Factors
7.      Human Trafficking as a Process
8.      Stratification of Countries According to Origin, Transit or Destination: Future Trends
9.      Human Smuggling v. Human Trafficking/ Slavery v. Human Trafficking: Differences & Similarities
10. Forms of Human Trafficking
11. Local Considerations – Florida Statistics and Cases
12. Summary
13. Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
2.      Human Trafficking: International Legal Framework 
To be offered on: July 16 and July 23
 
This course introduces the participant to international minimum standards in addressing the scourge of human trafficking with particular emphasis on cooperation at the international and regional levels. 
 
1.      International Legal Arrangements on Human Trafficking
2.      Modern International Law on Slavery
3.      International Labor Standards
4.      Special International Legal Considerations for Women and Children
5.      International, Regional and Bilateral Cooperation
6.      International Cooperation in Criminal Matters
7.      Summary
8.      Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
 
3.       Human Trafficking: Domestic Legal Framework (U.S.)
To be offered on: July 16 and July 23
 
The course introduces participants to US federal and state legislation intended to address human trafficking through prevention, prosecution and victim protection. Participants will develop a firm understanding of current legal standards, and will engage in analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the current federal and state legislation. 
 
1.      Evolution of Slavery Laws in the U.S.
2.      Federal Laws on Human Trafficking and Other Related Statutes
3.      State Laws on Slavery and Human Trafficking
4.      Labor Law
5.      Legal Considerations Affecting Women and Children
6.      Migration and Its Regulation in the U.S.
7.      Summary
8.      Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
4.      Identifying Trafficking in Persons
To be offered on: July 17, 18, and 24, 26
 
Through practical exercises tailored to the respective audience, participants will learn to identify potential victims and perpetrators of human trafficking, factors that make victims vulnerable to human trafficking, signs of trafficking, and opportunities for intervention.
 
1.      Recognizing Human Trafficking Victims: Signs, Factors
2.      Identifying Traffickers or Potential Trafficking Situations
3.      Summary
4.      Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
5.      Working with Clients/ Survivors
To be offered on: July 17, 18, and 24, 26
 
This course reviews the necessary steps to be taken after identification of the victims including a deep understanding of the psychological, emotional and physical impact of trafficking experiences on survivors. Additionally, the course will review mandatory reporting, safety and confidentiality considerations as well as addressing survivor concerns that may lead to initial lack of cooperation.
 
1.      Reporting
2.      Confidentiality
3.      Identifying Reasons for Lack of or Poor Cooperation inter alia: Emotional Trauma, Physical trauma, Safety and Other Concerns
4.      Investigation of Trafficking Crimes
5.      Summary
6.      Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
 
6.      Interviewing Skills and Techniques
To be offered on: July 17, 18, and 24, 26
 
Through practical exercises tailored to the respective audience, participants will learn skills and techniques that they could employ when interviewing victims of human trafficking, including environmental factors and other considerations that should be kept in mind when interviewing possible victims.
 
1.      Initial Interviews (gender, age, and type/form of human trafficking)
2.      Screening Questions and Intake Forms
3.      Guidelines for Interviewing
4.      Developing Trust and Confidence
5.      Avoiding Re-traumatizing Survivors and Minimizing Impact
6.      Summary
7.      Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
7.      Navigating through Services
To be offered on: July 19 and 25
 
Through this course participants will gain understanding of elements and dimensions of victim protection. They will earn a good understanding of the necessary factors required for an effective recovery and reintegration of victims. They will also learn about benefits and barriers within the existing response mechanisms.
 
1.      Access to Services
2.      Services that Survivors Qualify For, and the Eligibility Requirements
3.      Housing
4.      Employment
5.      Legal Assistance (T/U visas)
6.      Counseling
7.      Medical
8.      Criminal Issues
9.      Civil Remedies
10. Training for Service Providers
11. Tips for Filing Out the Required Forms (Immigration, Government Services, Aid, etc.)
12. Proper Recording and Tracking of Case Information
13. Summary
14. Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
8.      Prosecution
To be offered on: July 19 and 25
 
This course will create an understanding of identifying and collecting evidence as well as other necessary elements for a successful prosecution of cases. Through case studies and reviews participants will learn how to present cases with a particular emphasis on the differences of the dynamics of presenting a sex trafficking case versus presenting a forced labor case. Plan, scheme and/or pattern are part of the case theory.
 
1.      Case Reviews
2.      Identifying Elements for Prosecution
3.      Related Crimes/Creative Prosecutions
4.      Victim’s Rights
5.      Summary
6.      Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
9.      Civil Litigation and Other Considerations
To be offered on: July 19 and 25
 
Through this course participants will gain an understanding of other avenues of redress in addition to the criminal prosecution of cases. Participants will learn how to present cases with particular emphasis on available civil remedies, issues specific to cases where traffickers are diplomats, issues of collecting judgments and other areas of laws that impact the lives of human trafficking survivors.
 
1.      Available Remedies
2.      Preparing a Case
3.      Diplomatic Immunity
4.      Collecting Judgments (both Civil and Restitution Orders)
5.      Post-Conviction Options for Victims
6.      Summary
7.      Quiz/Assignment/Group Activity
 
10.  Creative Strategies for Combating Human Trafficking
To be offered on July 20, 2012
 
The July 20th conference will be a plenary event aimed at highlighting the present state of affairs in the anti-trafficking work and at exploring future direction and strategies.

*The Human Trafficking Academy reserves the right to change/modify this curriculum and schedule as necessary.