Webinars and Podcasts

Are you someone who works with or volunteers for a counter-trafficking organization and have questions about the health of the people you serve?

Are you curious about how better to engage health professionals in the anti-trafficking work that you do?

Are you a healthcare professional who is interested in learning how you can be more engaged in counter-trafficking work?

Are you someone who is interested in learning more about human trafficking?

Dr. Katherine has started a video interview and podcast series dedicated to discovering the people and exploring the issues in grass-roots counter-human trafficking work. Approximately once a month I’ll interview someone you’ve likely never heard of doing fantastic work. The other weeks I’ll record a podcast about issues that are relevant to all sorts of stakeholders: on-the-ground practitioners, donors, health professionals, survivors, and anyone else interested in learning more about the anti-human trafficking movement. The interviews are recorded live and participants have the opportunity to directly interact with the guest and yours truly. Your questions do not have to relate to the topic of the day – you may inquire about any topic that is pressing you at the moment. The post-webinar discussions are interesting and fruitful! I hope that you will join next time with your comments and questions! You can catch up on all of them on the YouTube channel and the Podbean channel

You are part of the program! You make the program! 

The Doctor Is IN! 

The webinar will take a summer break, but podcasts may roll in as inspiration strikes. Lately I’ve done podcasts about patient advocacy with a couple of brilliant social workers, state-sponsored slavery, and human trafficking in Houston, TX

I’ve also recently I interviewed dynamo Dr. Judy Norman about her work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she is doing some remarkable out-of-the-box interventions to improve the health and wellness of women in places like garment factories and those selling sex in the red-light district. We also discussed Trauma Informed Care in the Clinical Setting 

In February I discussed the importance of national networks featuring Erika Tello of Radiant Treasures Alliance where she described her pioneering work in establishing a nationwide network of grass-roots counter-trafficking organizations in Italy. We discussed the origins, how it was counter-cultural, the blessings as well as the challenges. Earlier in February I interviewed Taina about her work with transgender women in prostitution in a European city.  Sign up and join the discussion here! 

Addressing is self-care is an important part of long-term viability in this work. I encourage you to listen to The Essential Principles of Self-Care and Part Two is here.

Some of the podcasts tackle some controversial issues in the anti-trafficking movement. While these topics deserve much more exploration than a short podcast, you can find introductions to topics such as Conspiracy Theories and Deplorable NGOs.

Please catch up on all the webinars and podcasts on the YouTube Channel. Blog posts with references about each topic are also posted to the blog page.

I ended 2020 with an interview with a colleague about Loverboys and Sex Trafficking Prevention. I’m sure you will learn a lot about this world wide phenomenon! Previous topics include Strengths-based Interviewing, The Intersection Between Health and Human Trafficking, The Public Health Approach to Human Trafficking, ACEs and Prevention, and Resilience and Recovery. I also discussed Informed Consent as an essential component in establishing a safe relationship with your beneficiary or patient.

In November 2020 I hosted a guest to discuss how to do online outreach to sexually exploited people and I tackled the topic of conspiracy theories and sensationalism in human trafficking. In December, I hosted a couple of inspiring guests who are doing amazing work against sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Rhonda and I discussed prostitution in Germany and her organization’s community-based exit-assistance program, as well as how COVID-19 has impacted the situation.

“The content of The Doctor Is IN webinars has been great for getting an overview of a wide variety of topics related to trauma and trafficked people. The discussions afterwards have been priceless though for making the theory tangible and providing a deeper understanding of the material.”  – Dierdre Haupt, counter-trafficking mobilizer and trainer, Berlin, Germany

“Dr. Katherine Welch has been at the forefront of combating human trafficking for 20 years. Her career has taken her to China, Thailand, and now Germany. Not only has she lived in these places, she has learned the languages, cultures and vulnerable populations unique to each. She has graciously shared her knowledge and insights in this new webinar series.”  – Jennifer Fischer, PA-C, leader, speaker, advocate, Houston, Texas