$285 – $325

2019 STRAPWA National Sex Trafficking Conference

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Greater Tacoma Convention Center

1500 Commerce Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

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STRAPWA National Sex Trafficking Conference

Combating Sex Trafficking Through a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Full conference agenda will be updated at https://strapwaconference2019.sched.com

To respond to the demand for professional training and development of a multi-disciplinary team approach to commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking around the county, Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County's Sex Trafficking Response & Awareness Program of Washington will be hosting it's second annual national sex trafficking conference event for professionals who work with children, youths and adults who experience sex trafficking. The conference will provide top-level training across multiple tracks in order to meet the educational needs of a multi-disciplinary team response to sex trafficking, including focus areas for mental health providers, clinicians, social work/service providers, advocates, first responders, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, medical providers, forensic interviewers and community coalition mobilizers.

Tacoma/Pierce County, Washington professionals and community members have found it necessary that multiple opportunities to gain quality, up-to-date and diverse training every year be made available not only to professionals and community members from the Pacific Northwest, but also from across the United States. This conference aims to provide such an opportunity by welcoming nationwide responders to the country's sex trafficking problem in order to share valuable information across disciplines and to engage in ongoing networking in the hopes of forming a unified alliance to reducing and, ultimately, eliminating sex trafficking in our neighborhoods. We aim to ensure our workshops provide the most requested topics of interest and are instructed by the highest quality of trainers who are experienced and relevant to the current fight against sex trafficking.

Conference agenda coming soon!

Continuing Education credits are avaliable through this conference! For specific questions regarding continuing education credits, please contact for further information.

Interested in presenting for our conference? Fill out an application at the link below!


  • Michelle Guymon

    Michelle Guymon

    Los Angeles County Probation Department


  • Mary Knight, M.S.W

    Mary Knight, M.S.W

    Mary Knight Productions

    Retired Clinical Social Worker

  • John Neeb

    John Neeb

    Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

    Deputy Prosecutor

  • Detective Chad Opitz

    Detective Chad Opitz

    Beaverton Police Department; Portland FBI

    Task Force Officer

  • Nathan Church, PhD

    Nathan Church, PhD

    World Education Company


  • Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez

    Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez

    Washington State Patrol


  • Stephanie Sacks

    Stephanie Sacks

    Rebuilding Hope! The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County

    Clinical Director of Therapy Services

  • Coreen Schnepf

    Coreen Schnepf

    Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

    Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

  • Tasha Smith

    Tasha Smith

    Rebuilding Hope! The Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County

    Executive Director

  • Detective Maurice Washington

    Detective Maurice Washington

    Seattle Police Department


  • Dr. Carolyn M. West

    Dr. Carolyn M. West

    University of Washington

    Professor of Clinical Psychology

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