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TINA  PAULSON

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROGRAM DIRECTOR | LEGISLATIVE LIAISON
ARC - ASSOCIATION FOR THE RECOVERY OF CHILDREN


Tina Paulson has a life-long history of involvement in philanthropic causes in the US and South America. For several years she has been professionally engaged in combating sex trafficking in the US, specializing in prevention, locating victims, assisting victims of gang/organized crime trafficking, victim advocacy and victim services.
Having worked extensively with victims who are being actively trafficked, those who want to get out and those in recovery, she possesses a wealth of street-level insight into the vulnerabilities, traumas, and the needs of victims as well as the inner workings of the commercial sex trade, gang trafficking and the human trafficking criminal enterprise. Tina has spearheaded collaborative emergency response programs that provide immediate evaluation, care and connection to shelter and services for sex trafficking victims who are identified or recovered.
Tina participates in several anti-human trafficking committees, task forces and collaborations. By building relationships with elected officials, District Attorneys offices and state and federal legislators, she is able to provide accurate, critical knowledge that influences human trafficking policies, laws and new legislation.

position summary             Tina specializes primarily in these areas:



TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

  • Identifying trafficking victims
  • Liaison to parents and families of trafficked/missing children
  • Locating missing children, youth and young women
  • Providing Emergency response to trafficking victims (escaped, rescued or discovered)
  • Evaluating victims' well-being and needs
  • Connecting victims with emergency services and resources, including shelter
  • Ministering to the spiritual needs of victims who have faith or desire faith
  • Facilitating transportion of victims

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING COURSES

    AUDIENCES

  • Parents and Families
  • School Administration, Staff, Student Leaders
  • Churches, Action Committees and Groups
  • Communities
  • Governing Officials and Community Leaders
  • Law Enforcement Departments and Agencies
    TRAINING TOPICS
  • 3-Day Comprehensive Training Course
  • Overview of Human Trafficking
  • The Criminal Enterprise of Human Trafficking
  • Gang Sex Trafficking
  • Risk Factors and Vulnerabilities for Trafficking
  • Child/Youth Safety and Preventing Recruitment
  • How to Identify Trafficking Victims
  • How to Report
  • How to Intervene Safely
  • How to Mentor a Survivor
  • Combatting The Human Trafficking Criminal Enterprise
  • Combatting Demand (Sex Purchasers)

STRATEGIES AND SEARCH TOOLS

  • Studying trends in the factors that influence (grow and suppress) sexual exploitation and commercial sex trafficking of children and youth
  • Combatting trafficking through social media and technology (platforms that traffickers use to recruit children, facilitate communication, target victims, and to thwart law enforcement efforts.
  • Improving and innovating the use of cyber/technology tools to locate missing children, identify perpetrators and monitor movement and activities.