Voices for Florida is so excited to announce that we have updated the Framework Guide. This document is a practical, step-by-step outline crafted to demonstrate application of the Open Doors Outreach Network model in the community, and is intended for Outreach Team Members and Network Provider leadership.
After reading this document, individuals will have an understanding of:
- The vision and mission of Voices for Florida, and its role as a backbone organization
- The Open Doors Outreach Network model and how to implement the model in a local community
- The Open Doors Outreach Network Promising Practices of Care when working with survivors of sex trafficking
- The purpose, roles and responsibilities of Network Providers and Outreach Team members (Survivor-Mentors, Regional Advocates, Clinicians and Victim Services Coordinators)
- The importance of working together as a Network to support the need of survivors of sex trafficking
You can find the Framework Guide in SharePoint as a loose file under the “Education and Training” folder. The accompanying toolkit will be released digitally on 10/11. The printed version of the 2021-22 Framework Guide, Toolkit, and Housing Information Packet will be distributed at the upcoming Cohort Trainings.
Important Changes to Protocols: Reporting and Onboarding
Lauren Herod will now be leading monthly and quarterly reporting efforts. Lauren will be contacting team members regarding any corrections for the Service Provider Logs, Quarterly Reporting and other monthly reporting forms. If you have any questions regarding these reports, please contact Lauren.
Additionally, we are implementing a new process for onboarding Open Doors Team Members. Please fill out the form on this link to notify Voices of all new hires and jumpstart the onboarding process. This link can also be found in the Onboarding Materials folder in the bottom right of the SharePoint homepage. If you have any questions regarding this new onboarding processes, please contact Tiffany.
Register Now for the Open Doors Clinician Cohort Training
The annual Clinician Cohort Training will take place Tuesday, November 2nd and Wednesday, November 3rd at the Voices for Florida headquarters located at 111 S. Magnolia Drive Suite 4, Tallahassee, FL 32301. This is a mandatory training for all Clinicians serving in the Open Doors Outreach Network.
For Clinicians who will be visiting from outside of town, Voices for Florida is providing 2 nights of hotel accommodation at the Home2Suites Tallahassee, checking in on Monday, November 1st and checking out on Wednesday, November 3rd.
Additionally, Voices for Florida is providing reimbursement for one rental car and fuel per region, as well as meals according to the State of Florida rate. All reimbursements must include a receipt. Food reimbursement rates are as follows – breakfast: $6.00, lunch: $11.00 and dinner: $19.00 for a maximum daily amount of $36.00.
Hotel reservations must be made by participants by clicking here and included in the expense reports for reimbursement. Alternatively, you can call to make a reservation and ask for the Voices for Florida group rate. The deadline to book your hotel reservation is Wednesday October 13th.
Car rental reservations must be made by participants and included in the expense reports for reimbursement. Only one rental car/fuel for in-person trainings per region will be eligible for reimbursement. The OAG has indicated that car rental reimbursement rates are limited to the State of Florida car rental contract as follows: Full Size – $29.50 per day (requires more than one traveler). Compact – $25.55 (for one traveler). The OAG will not reimburse above these rates. Please note that Voices for Florida will not reimburse for mileage for participants – only rental fees and fuel costs will be covered. Receipts are necessary for all reimbursements.
In case you missed it: Webinar on Trafficking Vulnerabilities of Youth
Last week Voices for Florida hosted a webinar featuring speakers Chanel Dionne of Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Christy Gillis of DCF, Christine M. Frederick, MSW of FLITE Center, and Kayla O’Neal, MSW of Tallahassee Community College Fostering Achievement Fellowship Program. Moderated by Lauren Herod, this webinar discussed the unique support systems individuals aging out of foster care could benefit from to help prevent them from falling victim to sex trafficking.
We were so happy with the outcomes of this webinar. Not only did it facilitate such important discussions, but it was our most attended yet with over 700 participants! We’d like to give a special shout out to Chanel for sharing her experiences serving clients aging out of foster care through the Open Doors Outreach Network!
Hoyt’s Tool of the Week:
Young Leaders Training Institute for Gender and Racial Justice Hosted by A Call to Men
Do you know a high school student committed to helping dismantle sexism and racism in your life, family, school, or community? A Call to Men’s Training Institute provides in-depth training and education to help you create meaningful impact in your work and allyship practice. Join this free workshop — October 20, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET. Registration is limited. So that you have the most impactful experience possible, we ask that you attend the entire event.
Upcoming Webinars20212021 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state, and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. Learning opportunities created at the Human Trafficking Summit will allow Florida to continue working to protect victims, prevent trafficking, and prosecute traffickers.
Human Trafficking: Myths and Realities in the Big Bend (United Partners for Human Services)
Thursday, October 14, 10am–11:30am EDT
Join us for a multi-media program geared to develop an understanding of human trafficking dynamics. This training will teach non-profit service providers, businesses, healthcare professionals, faith communities, counselors, and anyone who may encounter a survivor or victim of sex or labor trafficking to be confident in responding safely and effectively. Featured speakers include Robin Hassler Thompson (STAC), Cecka Rose Green (Children’s Home Society), Courtney Atkins (Whole Child Leon), and Taylor Biro (Capital Tea).
Breaking Down Barriers: Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Survivors with Criminal Conviction (Wilmington University)
Tuesday, October 26, 10:00am – 11:00am ET
In this session, we will discuss: 1) the collateral consequences of a criminal record; 2) why these consequences are particularly damaging for survivors of human trafficking; 3) legal options for survivors to clear their criminal records in Delaware; and 4) how to screen survivors for criminal record relief.