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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 2018

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Facebook Live Stream: Release of the 2017 Report of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking

January 5 | 12 PM - 1:30 PM EST
The U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
Description: Join on Facebook Live as the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking releases their 2017 report.

Human Trafficking Awareness & Capacity Building Training

Atlanta, Georgia
Alonzo Crim Open Campus, 256 Clifton Street, SE

January 5 | 12:30-4:30 PM EST
Atlanta Public School District and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Description: Topics covered will include major aspects of human trafficking, how to identify potential victims, how to leverage victim-centered strategies, what protocols to follow to help victims in your school, and how to become a human trafficking champion. Personnel from other school districts and the general public are welcome to attend. Register by January 4.

Wear Blue Day

January 11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
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 so all of your friends know that help is available!)

FaceBook Live: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking in the U.S.

January 17 | 1-1:45 PM EST
Blue Campaign, Department of Homeland Security
Description: Join the Blue Campaign a Facebook Live panel discussion on how the private and public sectors are working to raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States. Panelists will be discussing how their organizations and industries are working to combat human trafficking and answering viewer-submitted questions.

Webinar: Responding to Foreign Minor Victims of Trafficking

January 17 | 2-4 PM EST
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. Register now.

Webinar: From Victim to Conqueror – A Mother’s Experience with Human Trafficking

January 18 | 2-2:30 PM PT
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Description: WeBytes: 30 Minute Webinars for the Busy Public Health Professional. No registration required. Audio Conferencing Information: Conference Toll Free Number: 1 (888) 790-3724; Participant Passcode: 7713149.

Sands of Silence

Sacramento, California
Sacramento City College, Performance Arts Center, Room 206
January 18 | 7:30-9 PM PT
Host: Look Beneath the Surface GranteeInternational Rescue Committee, Sacramento and Weave, Inc.
Description: This event will consist of a film screening of Sands of Silence followed by Q&A with director and facilitated discussion by anti-human trafficking service providers.

Human Trafficking: Stop Trafficking Now

Huntsville, Alabama
Trinity United Methodist Church (New Room)
January 20 | 9 AM - 12 PM EST
The North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force
Description: The event will screen a film and host a panel discussion of FBI, Homeland Security, and Huntsville Police Department representatives speaking about human trafficking cases in Alabama. Open to the general public, no admission fee.

Human Trafficking Briefing

Littleton, Colorado
Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S Webster Street
January 21 | 10 AM MT
Look Beneath the Surface (LBS) Regional Program Grantee: Colorado Legal Services & Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
Description: Like many social issues, human trafficking must involve global, national, and local approaches that respect one another’s roles in combating this crime. Our cities and communities must be empowered with knowledge, resources, and tools to comprehensively address this often-convoluted form of severe exploitation. This presentation will review the global and national pictures to paint the widespread nature of the crime, along with the local picture to understand the day-to-day dynamics.

Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Glassboro, New Jersey
Glassboro VFW - 275 Wilmer Street
January 23 | 5:30-8 PM EST
Look Beneath the Surface (LBS) Regional Program Grantee: Center for Family Services
Description: Human trafficking is not just happening in other parts of the world; it is happening all around us. Learn the facts about human trafficking and discover what you can do to bring change.

Spanish-Language Radio Interview on Human Trafficking

Denver, Colorado
96.5 FM and 92.1 FM
January 24 | 5-6 PM MT
Look Beneath the Surface (LBS) Regional Program Grantee: Colorado Legal Services
Description: Colorado Legal Services will discuss human trafficking awareness and response in a Spanish-language radio program hosted by EDUCA Radio, a Denver daily radio program sponsored by Denver Public Schools.

Webinar: Protecting Farmworkers from Sexual Harassment and Human Trafficking: State Level Activities

January 25 | 2-3:30 PM EST
U.S. Department of Labor
Description: As a particularly vulnerable and economically disadvantaged group, migrant and seasonal farmworkers are especially likely to face sexual harassment and human trafficking. As part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Monitor Advocate System and the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) are committed to protecting farmworkers from sexual harassment and human trafficking. This webinar will showcase how a State Monitor Advocate from Maine formed coalitions within the state and provided training on issues related to sexual harassment and human trafficking. Register now.

Human Trafficking Training Summit

Dallas, Texas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
January 26 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM and/or 1:30-3:30 PM CT
Texas Health Resources Dallas with HHS Office of the Regional Health Administrator and the Administration for Children and Families
Description: The purpose of this event is to highlight the issue of human trafficking and to increase awareness and knowledge of community programs and resources in North Texas. Health care providers, public health professionals, social workers and other social service professionals, concerned citizens, and the general public are welcome to register. Free continuing education credits will be provided for nurses and social workers during the morning session and free continuing education credits for social workers, nurses, and public health will be provided during the afternoon SOAR training session. Register for the webinar or in-person Morning Session: Listening Session/Webinar: Response and Resources in our Community and/or the in-person Afternoon Session: SOAR to Health and Wellness: A Training for Health Care and Social Service Providers.

Human Trafficking 101 Training

Port Norris, New Jersey
Shiloh Baptist Church: 2411 Memorial Avenue
January 27 | 12-3 PM EST
Look Beneath the Surface (LBS) Regional Program Grantee: Center for Family Services
Description: Learn the facts about human trafficking and how to help victims and survivors.

Not in My City

Grand Prairie, Texas
Gateway Church, 2404 N Carrier Parkway
January 27 | 9 AM -12 PM CT
HostLook Beneath the Surface GranteeMosaic Family Services, Member of the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Description: Not in My City will raise awareness about human trafficking in North Texas. The event will provide a brief training in human trafficking for the public and educate businesses in high risk areas, then teams will go out and canvas North Texas with information about the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Register now.

Human Trafficking Expo

Denver, Colorado
Trinity United Methodist Church
January 28 | 9-11 AM MT
Look Beneath the Surface (LBS) Regional Program Grantee: Colorado Legal Services & Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
Description: Learn about human trafficking in Colorado and the work of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking.

Human Trafficking Forum

Decatur, Georgia
Agnes Scott College
January 29 | 9 AM - 4 PM EST
Look Beneath the Surface Grantee: Tapestri, Inc.
Description: This forum will be a full day of programming of best practices for working with foreign-born survivors of human trafficking. Topics will include the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, health consequences of human trafficking, working with foreign national minors, and illicit massage parlors. Register now.

Sex Trafficking in Indian Country: Legal Issues Training and Pilot Test

Caliente Reservation, California
January 29 | 8 AM - 4:30 PM PT
Host: The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), in collaboration with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
Description: This is a training and Pilot Test of a new Tribal-specific, victim-centered, training curriculum entitled Sex Trafficking in Indian Country: Legal Issues. Participants will receive a free training based on the curriculum in exchange for their input on the curriculum and training delivery. TLPI will take this input and make any needed improvements to the curriculum before its final publication. Contact kori@tlpi.org for more information.

Webinar: Identifying Risk Factors for Human Trafficking After Natural Disasters

January 29 | 1:30-3 PM EST
Host: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Region II
Description: This educational webinar will explore increased risk for human trafficking after natural disasters; examine lessons learned from prior natural disasters on vulnerabilities for human trafficking; and identify strategies for awareness and response among health care, violence prevention, social services, and disaster response and recovery personnel. Further information: contact Genet.Vega@hhs.gov.

Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
801 Market Street, 11th Floor
January 30 | 9 AM - 12 PM EST
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Description: The Region III Anti-trafficking Federal Interagency Task Force is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility to bring you this event. Those in attendance will hear from a law enforcement official around details of a recent local trafficking case and have opportunity to network with organizations that support trafficking survivors in and around Philadelphia. Attendees will also hear from two survivors about their journey and resilience. Register now.

Webinar: Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis

January 31 | 1-2:30 PM EST
Host: National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center
Description: This webinar will highlight emerging trends, case studies, and research on human trafficking and substance use with a specific focus on the opioid crisis. Grantees from both OTIP and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will present trauma-informed approaches from providers, client-based, and research perspectives. Presenters will include Dr. Elizabeth Hopper (Project Director of REACH, the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute), Audrey Morrissey (Associate Director of My Life My Choice), and Dr. Ginny Sprang (Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky). Registration is closed. Join NHTTAC's mailing list If you would like to receive a recording of the webinar or emails about similar trainings in the future.

Webinar: Driving out the Darkness: Faith-based and Community Partners Preventing Human Trafficking

February 1 | 12-1:30 PM EST
HHS Center for Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
Description: Join us as we highlight how faith-based and community groups can prevent and respond to slavery and human trafficking in your community and around the world. In declaring January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the President has noted that, “Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation. It has no place in our world. This month we do not simply reflect on this appalling reality. We also pledge to do all in our power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking that plagues innocent victims around the world.” Register to participate in this webinar to learn how your community can get involved to drive out the darkness human traffickers cast upon our world.

Last Reviewed: January 29, 2018
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