View From the Trenches:
Long-term restorative care offers a different vantage point on survivors and their healing journey. In this very candid session, Jeanne Allert shares their experiences and insights from “doing life” with survivors for the past 12 years. Her talk will focus on those areas where the care process encounters the biggest obstacles.
Three Objectives or Takeaway Ideas:
Understand the scope of services offered by long-term restorative care
Identify barriers in our systems of care that complicate recovery
Develop an appreciation for the complexity of needs of victims of sexual exploitation
Continuum of Care:
Four seasoned victim services professionals discuss the uniqueness of their position along a larger—and necessary—continuum of care, and how services vary based on that position and where their clients are in their healing journeys.
Objectives or Takeaway Ideas:
-Learn the distinct characteristics and service needs of clients at each stage
-Appreciate the challenges of direct service at each stage
-Consider where your desire to serve would best be offered
In 2007 Jeanne founded and currently directs The Samaritan Women, a national faith-based organization providing restorative care to survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Jeanne architected the therapeutic care model, incorporating clinical and alternative therapies from addictions recovery, trauma-informed care, spiritual healing and positive psychology.
In 2018 Jeanne helped establish the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance, which serves as a trade association for shelter programs across the country. Its mission is to advance the field of shelter care through advocacy, networking, agency accreditation and an annual conference. In 2018 The Samaritan Women announced the formation of the Institute for Shelter Care, which serves as a research, training and equipping entity to help establish new shelter programs, stabilize and improve current programs, and facilitate qualified research to advance national standards of care and best practices. In 2018 Jeanne was awarded “Most Innovative Woman in Nonprofits” by the Stevie Awards.
Jeanne is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and sits on the National Advisory Council for the Conference on Crimes Against Women. She authored “PRACTICES,” a national survey report of residential service providers in 2017, “Funding Landscape for Residential Service Provider Agencies for Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking” in 2016, and co-authored “Guide for Residential Service Providers for Human Trafficking Survivors” with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2015. Her work is profiled in the 2015 national documentary “In Plain Sight.”
Jeanne has served as an international public speaker for over 35 years. She holds a Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Divinity in Church Ministry (graduating May 2019).
This presentation was given at the 2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. endexploitationsummit.com/