Identifying, Preventing, and Addressing Human Trafficking



Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health


Zoom workshop

Zoom link to be sent after EventBrite registration

Identifying, Preventing and Addressing Human Trafficking

May 20th, 2020  10 am to 12 pm

Facilitated by DayOne (


All Vibrant Training sessions for DYCD-funded program staff will be facilitated online using Zoom throughout the end of May.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it is new technology for many of us.  


Following your registration on EventBrite, you will receive the link to the Zoom session in reminder emails.


After attending the session, you will receive a certificate of attendance via email along with the materials shared in the session within 72 hours.



Target Audience: DYCD-funded Program Staff working in youth development programs


Workshop Description:


Approximately 30% of high school students who are dating have experienced sexual and/or physical dating violence in their relationships within the past year. Unfortunately, despite these staggeringly high numbers, less than 3% of young people seek help from adults like teachers, counselors or law enforcement. 

This 2-hour workshop will focus on the influence of youth’s developmental stage and limited relationship experience on the high incidence of dating abuse and sex trafficking among youth. The presenter will provide tips and insights into working more effectively with young survivors.  


We will specifically discuss the intersection of dating abuse and the domestic sex trafficking of young people with a focus on:

  • identifying how dating abuse can lead to experiences of trafficking,

  • increasing empathy around survivors of trafficking

  • defining sex trafficking

  • understanding the process of grooming someone into the life of trafficking

  • the overlap between dating abuse and domestic sex trafficking 


This workshop will better equip you to:

  1. Consider the factors that influence the high incidence of dating abuse among youth.

  2. Confront implicit biases that arise when working with youth.

  3. Define dating abuse and focus on youth-specific forms of abuse.

  4. Identify risk factors for experiencing dating abuse.

  5. Identify next steps for preventing and addressing dating abuse among youth.





Facilitated By: DayOne NY’s Rebecca Stahl


Day One partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through preventive education, legal advocacy, supportive services and leadership development. Each program operates on an empowerment model that invests young people in maintaining safe relationships for themselves and their peers. All services for youth are free and available in English and Spanish. Legal services are now available in French as well.




Please contact Cristina Harris ( with any questions.