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Understanding Trauma Bonds between Traffickers and their Victims

This is a FREE training event. 

Date: July 21st, 2020

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Course Description:

The purpose of this presentation is for participates to understand how the bond between the trafficker and the victims is established and the barriers that stand in the way of recovery.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

1) Apply their knowledge using case studies.

2) Evaluate their knowledge through interactive discussions of solution recommendations. 

3) Demonstrate syntheses through interactive discussion on ways to communicate with a victim who has established a trauma bond with her trafficker. 

Participants will have the chance to submit their questions before and during the session. 


Dr. Stephany Powell is the Executive Director of Journey Out, a non-profit organization, fighting for the freedom and survival of women and girls in Los Angeles whose lives have been destroyed by human sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.  She was a thirty-year sworn veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Sergeant in Charge of Mission Area Vice the last four years of her career.  Dr. Powell is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, School of Behavioral Science.  Dr. Powell has firsthand knowledge of the fall out created by domestic sex trafficking of both children and adults, therefore she and the dedicated staff of Journey Out help to guide those who want to make the difficult journey out of a life filled with abuse and violence. She has been featured in local, national and international media as a subject matter expert on human trafficking.   


If you have any questions or comments please contact Parasto Tabrizi at

Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), made possible through the United State Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act. 






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