Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Human Trafficking Training Opportunity

HHS Rescue & Restore to Host WebEx Training

“Returning Home, Reintegration and
Family Reunification for Foreign
Human Trafficking Victims
in the United States"

Monday, November 5, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hosting a series of free, online WebEx training sessions on a variety of topics related to human trafficking.

The information session on Monday, November 5, will focus on how the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assists foreign human trafficking victims in the United States and address the following:

·         IOM family reunification services for trafficking victims and their families;
·         IOM assistance for trafficking victims who choose to return home; and
·         Eligibility for IOM services.


Mariana Rendón, Project Manager, IOM

Ms. Rendón works at the IOM office in Washington D.C where she coordinates the Return, Reintegration, and Family Reunification Program for foreign victims of trafficking in the United States.  She was trained as a clinical psychologist at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and she has focused on migrant mental health issues throughout her career.  Ms. Rendón previously worked with the IOM office in Mexico in the Counter Trafficking, Migrant Children and Gender Unit providing direct assistance to victims of trafficking and technical assistance to the Mexican Government and civil society organizations.

Emmanuel Martínez, Case Manager, IOM

Mr. Martinez serves as a case manager with the Return, Reintegration, and Family Reunification Program at IOM's Washington, DC office where he coordinates services for foreign victims of trafficking in the United States.  Prior to joining IOM, Mr. Martinez served as the Emergency Response Coordinator at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) in Los Angeles where he provided 24-hour response to victims of trafficking, intensive case management, and trainings to service providers in the United States and Mexico.

How to Register:

To register for the Monday, November 5th, 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) training session, please click on the link below (or place it into your Internet browser):


 Multiple participants from an organization are encouraged to register one individual for the session; participants can view the training through one computer and a speaker phone.

For those of you not familiar with WebEx trainings, all you need is access to a computer, the Internet, and your phone.

After you register, the WebEx system will send you a confirmation e-mail with login information for both the web and the teleconference portions.  Please save the confirmation email because it includes the following information:

         Toll-free phone number and participant passcode for the audio portion of the training session; and
         Web site link and passcode (same as the phone passcode) so you can view the PowerPoint (ppt) presentation as it is being presented.  The ppt will advance automatically during the training session.

As part of the WebEx session, you can ask the presenter questions.  Once on the call, the technician will guide you on how to ask questions orally.  The speaker will answer questions during the last 15 minutes of the presentation.

Accommodation Request:

In the event that any participant requires reasonable accommodations, such as closed-captioning services, please submit your request to ATIP at trafficking@acf.hhs.gov by COB October 30, 2012.  

We look forward to your participation!


Maggie Wynne
Director, Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons
Rescue & Restore
National Human Trafficking Resource Center •             1-888-3737-888    

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