2019 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 2019

Publication Date: December 14, 2018

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Summit: Engaging Community & Health Partners to Address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) & Human Trafficking

January 7
Atlanta, Georgia | Invitation Only

Host: Region 4 offices of ACF, HRSA Visit disclaimer page , and OASH Visit disclaimer page
Description: Meeting objectives include gaining a better understanding of the intersections between IPV and human trafficking; identifying resources for addressing IPV and human trafficking in clinical and community settings; and identifying strategies for building sustainable partnerships between and among local health community partners.

National Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting

January 9 | 1-3 PM EST
Open to the public
Office on Trafficking in Persons
Description: The National Advisory Committee members will meet to discuss and finalize their outline of recommended practices for states. We are committed to pursuing transparency and public input and invite you to participate virtually.

Webinar: Human Trafficking Awareness

January 10 | 11 AM GMT
Host: Administration for Native Americans
Description: Human Trafficking Awareness is a webinar that will offer projects on the development of anti-trafficking strategies, policies, and programs to prevent human trafficking, build health and human service capacity to respond to human trafficking, increase victim identification and access to services, and strengthen health and well-being outcomes of survivors of human trafficking.

Community-wide Human Trafficking Informational Session and Panel

January 10 | 4 PM EST
Burlington, Vermont | Open to participants who RSVP with
Host: Give Way to Freedom
Description: This session will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street. Panelists will include a law enforcement officer, advocates, a medical professional, social worker and researcher. CEU credits are being arranged for those who would like them. Email edevent4@gmail.com.

Wear Blue Day

January 11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Open to the public
 Blue Campaign, Department of Homeland Security
Description: Get your favorite piece of blue clothing ready for January 11 and take a photo of yourself, friends, family, and colleagues wearing blue and post it on Twitter or Facebook with #WearBlueDay telling us why you wear blue. (Include info about the National Human Trafficking Hotline Visit disclaimer page so all of your friends know that help is available!)

Annual Trafficking Awareness Blitz

January 11
Philadelphia, PA | Open to the public
Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Description: Join the Region 3 Federal Interagency Anti-Trafficking Task Force as we support greater Philadelphia efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking at transportation hubs during the Annual Trafficking Awareness Blitz.  Contact Christine.Woolslayer@hhs.gov Visit disclaimer page for more information.

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Action Conference Speaker Series Visit disclaimer page

January 15 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Bryan, TX | Open to the public
Trafficking and Exploitation Action Network
Description: Questions?? Email txactionnetwork@gmail.com.

Human Trafficking Training Webinar

January 15 | 3-4:15 PM MST
Open to the public
Host: Colorado Legal Services Visit disclaimer page
Attendees will learn the definition of human trafficking, hear examples of human trafficking in a Colorado context, learn about the OTIP Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool and about resources available for trafficked individuals. This training is a free resource for direct service providers and community members; it has been approved for one general Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.  For more information or to register your attendance, please contact mbaskall@colegalserv.org.

Webinar: Responding to Foreign Minor Victims of Trafficking

January 16 | 2-4 PM EST
Open to the public
Host: ACF Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP)
Description: This training will help participants understand the resources available, their role, and the role that OTIP plays in relation to assisting foreign minor victims of trafficking. Additionally, participants will receive an overview of the process to submit a case for OTIP review and an understanding of Interim Assistance Letters should a minor be identified as a potential victim of trafficking. Furthermore, participants will gain an understanding of the services and benefits available to a minor should the minor receive an Eligibility Letter and be determined as a victim of trafficking. Learn more. Visit disclaimer page

Screening of I Am Jane Doe

January 17 | 1:30-3:30 PM EST
Providence, Rhode Island | Open to the public
Host: New England Coalition Against Trafficking
Description: Join the New England Coalition Against Trafficking at 100 Medway Street to view a documentary chronicling the legal battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters who experienced sex trafficking.

Human Trafficking Forum Visit disclaimer page

January 18
Decatur, Georgia | Open to public registrants
Tapestri, Inc.
Description: Tapestri remains committed to ensuring all survivors of human trafficking have access to justice, safety, and opportunity. Join Tapestri for the unique opportunity to grow your professional skill-set and ground your work in the collective goal of ending human trafficking.

Not In My City Outreach Volunteer Opportunity Visit disclaimer page

January 19 | 1-4 PM CST
Killeen, Belton, Temple, Nolanville, Copperas Cove, and Lampasas, Texas | Open to public registrants
Central Texas Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Roundtable
Description: Volunteer to participate in outreach activities in the following Texas locations: Killeen, Belton, Temple, Nolanville, Copperas Cove, and Lampasas.

Webinar: Human Trafficking Resources for Health Care Providers Webinar Visit disclaimer page

January 22 | 2-3 PM EST
Open to members of the American Hospital Association

Host: American Hospital Association 
Description: The American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative joins the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center and HEAL Trafficking to provide key resources and information on how hospitals and health systems can combat human trafficking in their communities. Learn more from leading human trafficking response programs, the new ICD-10 codes for human trafficking, your role as a health care professional, and how your organization can prepare and create systems that can help end human trafficking.

Human Trafficking: What Parents and Adults Working with Adolescents and Young Adults Need to Know

January 24 | 7:00-8:30 PM EST
Brookline, Massachusetts | Open to the public
Host: New England Coalition Against Trafficking and URSAFE (Stop Abuse Fight Exploitation)
Description: Join the New England Coalition Against Trafficking at the Public Library of Brookline (361 Washington Street). Educational information about human trafficking will be provided: What is it, who is affected, and how can communities help. We will review the health and behavioral impact of trafficking, vulnerabilities that place children at risk, clues to help adults identify youth who may have experienced trafficking, and resources available for assistance.

ACF Region 6 Anti-Trafficking Leaders Working Group Meeting

January 24-25
New Orleans, Louisiana | Invitation Only

Host: ACF Region 6
Description: Judge Joy Cossich Lobrano from the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit will facilitate this meeting for leaders in anti-trafficking efforts to develop a resource and common language guide for Region 6.

Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Graduation

January 25 | 1-3 PM EST
Washington DC | Invitation Only
: National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Center
Description: Expert professionals from Florida and Georgia will present their findings on strategies that could reduce risk factors; support protective factors within families that prevent the trafficking of minors; and incorporate two-generation and whole family approaches to programs and policies.

Webinar: How Mentoring Supports Runaway and Homeless Youth Victims and Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking Visit disclaimer page

January 28 | 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Open to registrants
: Family and Youth Services Bureau and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Description: Mentoring is a tool that is gaining traction and is emerging as a successful practice with youth who are at risk of or are victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The panel discussion will tap into the experiences of programs who provide mentoring services specifically to these youth, including youth experiencing homelessness. The discussion will also focus on the national scope of mentoring youth programs, and how youth-informed practices and youth leadership can assist programs in integrating effective prevention and intervention approaches when working with youth.

Human Trafficking in Central Oregon: What to Know and What to Do Visit disclaimer page

January 28 | 4:30 PM PST
Bend, Oregon | Open to registrants
: J Bar J Youth Services & the Deschutes County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team
Description: Learn about your local Response Team, the trafficking we see in Central Oregon, who is at risk, how to identify someone who is being exploited or at risk, and what you can do if you see something or have concerns. You can be a part of the solution!

City of Houston Municipal Convenings

January 29-30
Houston, TX | Invitation Only
: City of Houston and the National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Center
Description: The City of Houston will kick of the first of two convenings bringing together 20 fellows to strengthen municipal responses to human trafficking, engage in procurement to mitigate risk, leverage data to assess impact, craft communication strategies, execute a systems approach to services, implement a disaster response to trafficking, and engage the corporate and consular communities. 

SOAR for School-Based Professionals

January 30 | 5:00-7:30 PM EST
Washington DC | Invitation Only
: President Lincoln's Cottage Visit disclaimer page and the National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Center
Description: During this convening, we will pilot a training for middle and high school professionals to enhance their ability to respond to human trafficking. The 1-hour training will be followed by a discussion for school based professionals to share insights on the challenges educators face in working with youth and their families impacted by human trafficking. This discussion will be used to inform resource development and programming in the future.

Maine Conference: Health Care Response to Human Trafficking Visit disclaimer page

January 31 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Augusta, Maine | Open to Registrants
: New England Coalition Against Trafficking, Preble Street, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program, and the UNE Advanced Nursing Education
Description: Health care providers, law enforcement officers, social workers, advocates, members of the faith community, and others who work with trafficking victims are encouraged to attend and promote understanding of and effective responses to human trafficking.

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