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CPMC invites you to a conversation with Felicitas Brugo Onetti, Anti-Trafficking Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Migration and Refugee Services Department at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She leads a discussion about human trafficking issues that specifically impact juveniles and how ministers can support them, including a discussion of solidarity, trauma-responsive accompaniment, and confidentiality.
Felicitas Brugo Onetti is the Anti-Trafficking Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Migration and Refugee Services Department at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Felicitas always felt drawn to working with immigrant populations. Felicitas also worked with the Institute for Family Violence Studies housed at the Florida State University College of Social Work in this role, she helped develop trainings for the Department of Children and Families in Florida, along with lawyers, doctors, nurses and other professionals working with children and families. Continuously, she helped and is trained in a professional certification in Human Trafficking and Prevention. Furthermore, Felicitas worked in a Women’s Residential Program, gaining experience with female clients seeking substance use treatment. As a student, she also worked at the FSU College of Social Work, on a pilot study involving the Gadsden Correctional Facility, working with female inmates focusing on a holistic approach to re-entry into society. Felicitas is working to create and expand programs for vulnerable populations such as Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Black individuals to address the needs of each unique community better.