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Minnesota Safe Harbor Conference

Plenary session speakers 


Name

Description

Echo-Hawk, Abigail "Voices That Strung Together Beauty"
Curtiss, Sarah "The Role of Child Protection/Child Welfare in Building Trafficking-Resistant Communities: Applying a Community-Centered Approach"
D’Souza, Harold "Improving outcomes: effective collaboration with survivor-leaders"
Lung, Robert "Improving outcomes: effective collaboration with survivor-leaders"
Marty, Ronny "Improving outcomes: effective collaboration with survivor-leaders"
Oriola, Bukola "Improving outcomes: effective collaboration with survivor-leaders"
Perrote, Nigel  "Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force"
Volin, Noelle "The Role of Child Protection/Child Welfare in Building Trafficking-Resistant Communities: Applying a Community-Centered Approach"


Breakout session speakers 


Name

Description

Alvar, Mel

  • PAVSA Northeast Regional Navigator 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward” and “Identifying youth in your current work

Andriano, Jenna
  • Minnesota Department of Health Safe Harbor Evaluator 
  • Breakout session facilitator: “Using research and evaluation to shape Safe Harbor’s future
Arf, Lindsay
  • Survivor Leader
  • Breakout session speaker: “Through a survivor’s lens: Identification in the healthcare setting
Atella, Julie
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Research Scientist
  • Breakout session speaker: “Using research and evaluation to shape Safe Harbor’s future
Bakke, Allan
  • Southwest Crisis Center Southwest Regional Navigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward,” “Identifying youth in your current work” and “Protocol Development in Action
Bennett, Emily
  • Canvas Health Counselor
  • Breakout session speaker: “Functional Family Therapy: Supporting sexually exploited youth and their family
Berberick, Trevor
  • Minnesota Children’s Resource Center East Metro Regional Navigator
  • Breakout session speaker: "Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward” and “Identifying youth in your current work
Bird, Danette
  • Sherburne County Human Services Child Protection Investigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “A walk in her shoes
Bowen, John
  • Wright County Attorney’s Office Assistant County Attorney
  • Breakout session speaker: “Protocol development in action”)
Colegrove, Amanda
  • Minnesota Department of Health Safe Harbor Expansion Coordinator
  • Breakout session speaker:  “First look at the MN Youth Trafficking and Exploitation Identification Tool
Cheeseboro, Lois
  • Ramsey County Health and Wellness Administration Planner
  • Breakout session speaker: “Protocol development in action”
Cowen, Mary
  • Life House Program Manager
  • Breakout session speaker: “Ignorance is not bliss: The importance of transparency in provider-client relationships
Cross, Katherine
  • Goodhue County Safe Harbor Protocol Team Coordinator and SMART Coordinator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Protocol development in action
Dobrovolny, Siv
  • Standpoint Staff Attorney
  • Breakout session speaker: “What is the difference between legal work, exploitation and trafficking?” 
Eagle Speaker, Linda
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Sacred Journey’s Program Director and Ceremonial Elder in Residence
  • Breakout session speaker: “Mind-body medicine in Indian country: creating healing informed systems
Erickson, Katie
  • Hennepin County Human Services Child Protection Investigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Now what do I do? Child protection FAQs about trafficking and exploitation
Ernst, Vickie
  • Mayo Clinic Emergency Department Manager
  • Breakout session speaker: “Through a survivor’s lens: Identification in the healthcare setting
Florman, Sarah
  • Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault Trafficking Policy Coordinator
  • Breakout session moderator: “Protocol development in action”
Forliti, Terry
  • Breaking Free Executive Director
  • Breakout session speaker:  “First look at the Minnesota Youth Trafficking and Exploitation Identification Tool
Garnett McKenzie, Michele
  • The Advocates for Human Rights Deputy Director 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Using research and evaluation to shape Safe Harbor’s future”
Goodman, Nelda
  • American Indian Family Center Elder in Residence
  • Breakout session speaker: “Healing through time
Gokey, Pam
  • American Indian Family Center Youth Engagement Specialist
  • Breakout session speaker: “Healing through time”
Greising, Lindsey
  • The Advocates for Human Rights Staff Attorney
  • Breakout session speaker: “Trafficked and far from home: identifying and supporting foreign national youth victims”
Guernsey, Ombaazhi
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Safe Harbor Youth Worker
  • Breakout session speaker: “Coming Home: Understanding and addressing commercial sexual exploitation in Native Communities”
Hayes, Lenny
  • Tate Topa Consulting Owner
  • Breakout session speaker: “Walking in two worlds: understanding the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma on the two-spirit/ Native LGBTQ community”
Holger, Beth
  • The Link Chief Executive Officer
  • Breakout session speaker: “Protocol development in action”
Jensen, Christos
  • Ramsey County Attorney’s Office Assistant County Attorney
  • Breakout session speaker: “Now what do I do? Child protection FAQs about trafficking and exploitation”
Jordan, Becki
  • Someplace Safe West Central Regional Navigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward” and “Identifying youth in your current work”
Kannegieter, Joshua
  • Stearns County Attorney’s Office Assistant County Attorney
  • Breakout session speaker: “A walk in her shoes”
Koepplinger, Suzanne
  • Minneapolis Foundation Catalyst Initiative Director
  • Breakout session speaker: “Mind-body medicine in Indian country: creating healing informed systems” 
Kramlinger, Anastasia
  • YouthLink Intervention Program Manager 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Traffic Stop: The intersection of social services and law enforcement
La Chapelle, Donna
  • Native American Community Clinic Elder in Residence 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Mind-body medicine in Indian country: creating healing informed systems” 
Ladd, Sarah
  • Department of Human Services Human Trafficking Child Protection Coordinator (opening and closing remarks, Breakout session speaker “Now what do I do? Child Protection FAQs about trafficking and exploitation”)
Lauricella, Amy
  • Standpoint Staff Attorney
  • Breakout session speaker: “What is the difference between legal work, exploitation and trafficking?” 
LePage, Kate
  • LSS Brainerd Central Regional Navigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward” and “Identifying youth in your current work”
Lohman, Madeline
  • The Advocates for Human Rights Senior Researcher
  • Breakout session speaker: “Beyond Criminal Justice: how to help labor trafficking victims using workers’ rights and civil labor law” and “Trafficked and far from home: identifying and supporting foreign national youth victims”
Martin, Lauren
  • University of Minnesota School of Nursing Associate Professor
  • Breakout session speaker: “Using research and evaluation to shape Safe Harbor’s future”
McCormick, Dariann
  • Department of Human Services Human Trafficking Child Protection Coordinator
  • Breakout session speaker “Now what do I do? Child Protection FAQs about trafficking and exploitation”
McCoy, Maria
  • American Indian Family Center Family Empowerment Coach 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Healing through time”
Miller, Monica
  • CHUSE Executive Director
  • Breakout session speaker: “Minnesota sexual exploitation survivor story with Q&A”
Nystrom, Karin
  • Canvas Health Hennepin County Functional Family Therapy Program Supervisor
  • Breakout session speaker: “Functional Family Therapy: Supporting sexually exploited youth and their family”
O’Malley-Laursen, Alan
  • Olmsted County Family Services
  • Breakout session speaker: "Compassion Fatigue/ Secondary Traumatic Stress: A reflective journey from ‘Someone else’s blues’ to ‘We can make a difference’”
Park, Patina
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Executive Director 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Hearing their voices: Understanding the past to address the present” and “Coming Home: Understanding and addressing commercial sexual exploitation in Native Communities”
Payne, Merle
  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) Co-Director and Co-Founder
  • Breakout session speaker: “Beyond Criminal Justice: how to help labor trafficking victims using workers’ rights and civil labor law”
Pazdernik, Bobbi Jo
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force Commander.
  • Breakout session speaker: “Now what do I do? Child protection FAQs about trafficking and exploitation”
Pelto, Ahna
  • Essential Health Psychotherapist
  • Breakout session speaker: “Ignorance is not bliss: The importance of transparency in provider-client relationships”
Pittman, Michael
  • Support Within Reach Northwest Regional Navigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward” and “Identifying youth in your current work”
Schultz, Stacy
  • The Link West Metro Regional Navigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Traffic Stop: The intersection of social services and law enforcement,” “Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward” and “Identifying youth in your current work”
Skovholt, Dave
  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Beyond Criminal Justice: how to help labor trafficking victims using workers’ rights and civil labor law”
Suman, Dawn
  • Canvas Health Mental Health Practitioner 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Functional Family Therapy: Supporting sexually exploited youth and their family”
Sutherland, Laura
  • Olmsted County Victim Services Southeast Regional Navigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “Regional Coordination in Minnesota: Moving Safe Harbor Forward” and “Identifying youth in your current work”
Thompson, Jason
  • Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force Investigator
  • Breakout session speaker: “A walk in her shoes”
Tootle, Logan 
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Safe Harbor Youth Worker
  • Breakout session speaker: “Coming Home: Understanding and addressing commercial sexual exploitation in Native Communities”
Turner, Lindsay
  • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Research Associate 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Using research and evaluation to shape Safe Harbor’s future”
Webb, Jeffrey
  • Minneapolis Police Department Procedural Justice Unit 
  • Breakout session speaker: “Traffic Stop: The intersection of social services and law enforcement"

This conference is produced under #2016-MU-MU-K153, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this conference are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice. 
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