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Center for the Human Rights of Children

Courses/Seminars/Workshops

Current and previous courses, lectures, and workshops presented by Katherine Kaufka Walts.

 Courses
2010-Present “Human Trafficking in the United States: Special Issues Concerning Children,” Instructor, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law And School of Social Work
Feb. 23, 2009 University of Chicago, Immigrant Child Advocacy Project, Guest Lecturer, “Child Trafficking and Legal Protections”
April 2008 International Organization for Migration, Train-the-Trainer Program, "Human Rights Approach to Human Trafficking: Comparative Overview," training professors in fields of law, criminal justice, social work, and gender studies on how to incorporate human trafficking into curriculum and scholarship, Riga, Latvia
Jan. 2008 University of Chicago Immigrant Children’s Project, “Introduction to Legal Advocacy on Behalf of Child Trafficking Victims”
2006 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Human Trafficking & Human Rights Perspective, Lecturer, Winter 2006 Seminar, 3 part seminar (undergraduate). 1. History of anti-slavery/anti-human trafficking laws in the U.S., 2. Intersection of human rights and human trafficking, 3. Human trafficking and touch points: immigration, criminal justice, gender studies, child welfare, migration, labor, and international human rights; practical application for students and aspiring professionals.
April, 2005 Northern Illinois Law School, Immigration Law and Protections for Immigrant Victims of Crime, Guest Lecturer.  2 hour course on anti-slavery and anti-trafficking statutes in US Criminal Law, with emphasis on human trafficking within human rights framework and international comparative overview of protections and immigration relief.

 

 

Lectures/Trainings/Workshops

8 hrs Freedom Network Training Institute: Legal Module and NGO/Govt Collaboration Module of 5 module/8 hour “Human Trafficking: Tools for Effective Response” training curriculum targeting NGO social service providers, public health, attorneys, government agencies, and law enforcement , facilitation of multi-disciplinary response 
2 hrs “Special Considerations in Working with Child Trafficking Victims”  Target: “first responders”, law enforcement social service providers, child welfare professionals, attorneys, government/law enforcements
1.5 hrs “Child Trafficking and Legal Protections: Human Rights Approach Under U.S. and International Law"
2 hrs “Introduction to Legal Advocacy on Behalf of Child Trafficking Victims: For Attorneys and Non-Attorney Advocates and Service Providers” 
1.5 hrs “Special Considerations in Interviewing Victims of Trauma, Especially Children”; focus on children who are victims of gender based violence and crimes, including sexual assault, rape, torture, FGM, and human trafficking who are victim-witnesses.
2 hrs “Advancing Freedom: NGO and Law Enforcement Collaboration”; emphasizing best practices in NGO/law enforcement and govt. collaboration to respond to human rights abuses and crimes.
1 hr “Approaching Human Trafficking from Human Rights Perspective” 
1.5 hrs “Interviewing Victims of Trauma”
1 hr “Interviewing Child Trafficking Victims” 
1.5 hrs “Interviewing Victims of Trauma and Best Practices“



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Center for the Human Rights of Children
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Cuneo Hall, Room 320 · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8050 · Fax: 773.508.8054

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