A Special Announcement from One of Our Partners:
Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters
Registration is now open for the Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters webinar presented by the Freedom Network Training Institute Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project.
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
Survivors of trafficking often need housing assistance after exiting their trafficking situation. Domestic violence, homeless or human trafficking specific shelters, unfortunately, may have practices that mirror trafficking experiences and heighten the risk of re-traumatization. This webinar will provide participants a foundation for understanding and implementing trauma-informed practices in shelters. Participants will explore promising practices for shelters that are centered on self-determination, survivor choice, and trauma-informed services.
*Participants may submit questions to presenters prior to the webinar through the registration form.
Stephanie Bratnick, Anti-Trafficking Services Director, Preble Street
Stephanie Bratnick is a trauma specialist with ten years of experience in crisis and conflict intervention. She has developed conflict mediation courses for communities in Mexico; she designed education tools for cultural competency and assertive behavior in China; and she was most recently stationed in Israel as the Sexual Gender-Based Violence Senior Protection Assistant with UNHCR. Her work for the UNHCR focused on designing trauma-informed, durable solutions for asylum-seekers suffering from human rights violations. She also developed a culturally specific domestic violence prevention and response toolkit for asylum-seekers and community advocates. Stephanie recently returned to the United States as Director of Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services.
Peg Hacskaylo, Founder & CEO, National Alliance for Safe Housing
Peg Hacskaylo is the Founder and CEO of NASH, where she has overseen multiple innovative programs providing safe housing options for survivors and their families. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University.
Rebecca Sprigg, Housing Program Manager, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Rebecca Amado Sprigg is the Housing Program Manager at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), overseeing Hummingbird Haven Emergency Shelter and Mariposa Haven Transitional Shelter programs. Rebecca has over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations, including survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, immigrants, and homeless families, in both direct service and program management roles. She has extensive experience in program development, program management, creating curriculum for workshops, public speaking, volunteer management, and leveraging community resources.
Alena Victor, Director, Residential Programs, Womankind
Alena is currently the Director of Residential Programs with Womankind (formerly New York Asian Women’s Center). Within this role Alena provides oversight to the agency’s 24/7 helpline, 2 emergency Residential programs, as well as a Pathways 2 Empowerment program that works within the intersections of economic empowerment, housing and gender base violence. Additionally, Alena is a steering committee for the NYC Residential Coalition and is a co-chair of the Services sub-committee. Alena earned her Master’s degree from the Columbia School of Social Work in 2009 and is a licensed Social Worker in the state of New York.