Anti-Trafficking Program Manager Travels to Haiti
Kathleen Morris, the IRC in Seattle's Anti-Trafficking Program Manager, was invited by the IRC in Haiti to provide training for IRC’s Child & Youth Protection & Development group there on identifying and providing services to victims and survivors of human trafficking. Along with the IRC in Miami’s program manager, Kathleen spent a week working with IRC staff in Haiti to better understand and identify human trafficking, address victims’ needs and provide psychosocial support to child victims of human trafficking in Haiti.
The staff in Haiti were excellent and it was a very interactive and productive week of work. Almost all of the IRC’s CYPD staff in Haiti are locals with extensive experience serving children. “It was a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and skilled team of people to develop responses for victims of human trafficking in Haiti. We learned so much from them about what human trafficking looks like in Haiti and what the IRC and its partners can provide to victims and survivors. We shared our experience serving survivors in the U.S. and worked together to develop a plan for services in Haiti,” said Kathleen.
In Seattle, the IRC leads the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) which provides comprehensive services to victims and survivors of human trafficking in Washington State.
To learn more about the amazing and invaluable work WARN does locally, visit their website here.
Article and photo by Kathleen Morris/The IRC in Seattle