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Building me back up trending idea

They beat you down mentally , physically, emotionally ! They expect you to be like that for the rest of your life .

Realize you are alive . An I telling you, to give it all to the lord an pray . give him everything you change an that's out of your control. From there love yourself,

Definitely retreats very calming an soothing. Practicing to be hole again . Not only as a human maybe as mother wife. An takes time an patients.... more »

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Supporting Survivors Awaiting Work Authorization in Job Training

ODEP should develop and create meaningful apprenticeships and trauma-informed job training programs that are geared to working with immigrant survivors of trauma who are dealing with the real implication of past violence in the workplace. Not only would a program like this support survivors while they wait for immigration relief so that they are better equipped to engage in the workforce upon receipt of a T-visa, but... more »

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Know Your Rights - Outreach and Prevention

The Dept. of Labor should require that all foreign-labor contractors (those who apply for H2-B, H2-A, etc. visas) to post information similar to OSHA posters about the labor and other rights of the migrant workers employed under these programs in the relevant language of the employees. This includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Relevant Wage & Hour Laws

(2) Information about safety equipment & uniforms that must be provided... more »

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Invest in Trauma-Responsive Practices and Collaborations

Survivors of human trafficking often face a set of compounding obstacles that frequently prevent them from accessing and sustaining the employment opportunities necessary to be economically secure, heal emotionally, and reduce risk of future exploitation. First, they may face vulnerabilities initially exploited by traffickers such as poverty, homelessness, poor mental health, or a lack of social supports, and second,... more »

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Knowledge is Power: Robust KYRs Education

This will require a lot of education. Individuals with disabilities and with other vulnerabilities (ex. Criminal record, DV/abuse, homelessness, etc.) who are (re-)entering the workforce will need a robust education on warning signs, things to look out for, and their rights. Does something sound too good to be true? Are you work circumstances changing overtime? Etc. Equip the most vulnerable with the knowledge to notice... more »

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Fund Employment Specialists at Anti-Trafficking Programs trending idea

Often times seeking employment support through ODEP's programs is re-traumatizing for sex and labor survivors who often need additional support in seeking employment due to trauma, a history of abuse, safety concerns, or lack of employment experience different from others who commonly seeks assistance from these programs. Instead of trying to coordinate programs within ODEP, ODEP should pilot funding employment specialists... more »

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Employer Education trending idea

In my opinion, if an employer is going to hire a "Survivor" they first need to educate themselves regarding "post survival states of mind". ODEP would create a training module for employers about this subject in which the employer would receive a certificate of completion. Ideally, the employer would need this certificate prior to hiring a "Survivor".

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