Spotting Signs of Forced & Child Marriage & Human Trafficking

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This training was originally presented as a webinar on April 7, 2020. The program runs for 62 minutes. Additional Q&A continues for another nine minutes.

This Training Covers

★ The nature and scope of forced and child marriage in the U.S.

★ The intersectional nature of forced marriage and other forms of abuse including domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking

★ How to differentiate between real Red Flags vs. Implicit Personal Bias

★ Best practices for ensuring both parties to a marriage are giving free and full consent

★ Guidance on how to build in natural opportunities for disclosure and resource sharing

★ Tips for handling tough conversations and how to balance potential protection with professional obligations

★ Where the national movement to end child marriage in the U.S. stands now and opportunities for engagement on advocacy and awareness raising


★ Casey Carter Swegman & Hellitz Villegas – Forced Marriage Initiative, Tahirih Justice Center
with Loretta Jay of the Justice of the Peace Association

★ Convened by the Tahirih Justice Center and the Justice of the Peace Association