Freedom Light Training for the Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN)

Freedom Light Training for the Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN)

Last year, Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco presented the Freedom Light Human Trafficking Training to the Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN). 

VAAN is an affordable statewide, coordinated, comprehensive, academically-based training to build and strengthen victim service agencies. Virtual VAAN is an annual academy for thirty-five (35) participants and is focused on victim advocates and assistants. VAAN is a 40-hour training course completed at a self-paced level in a 3-month time frame. Topics covered over the training include victims’ rights, ethics, boundaries, cultural considerations, sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, child abuse, elder abuse, LGBTQIA, immigration victims, suicide intervention, trauma informed care, Confidential Address and Program Certification.

In response to the Freedom Light Human Trafficking Training, VAAN leadership recieved positive feedback from the virtual academy and invited Dr. Mehlman-Orozco to present again during the Summer of 2022.  Specifically, Program Officer Jenny Escalera-Guerrero from VAAN stated that the Freedom Light “presentation on Human Trafficking received really well survey reports and participants learned a lot of useful information.”  Freedom Light is excited to continue working with VAAN to empower all people with fact-based interventions to end sex-trafficking and liberate victims.

More about the Victim Assistance Academy of Nevada (VAAN) can be found HERE

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