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Human Trafficking 101 by Eyes Up Appalachia

This Human Trafficking 101 session will help you understand the definition of human trafficking, the realities and the myths that surround it, the signs to look for and what to do when you see them.

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Human Trafficking 101 by Eyes Up Appalachia

Time & Location

Feb 24, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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About the event

Overview

Human Trafficking exists in our communities but is often not identified. This Human Trafficking 101 session will help you

understand the definition of human trafficking, the realities and the myths that surround it, the signs to look for and what to do when you see them. More specifically, it will focus on the vulnerabilities that put someone, and particularly youth, at risk for becoming a victim of human trafficking. These vulnerabilities are even more prevalent in Appalachian Ohio. Finally, cases studies will be highlighted and discussed so you can better understand what this looks like in your community, how to Identify it and what to do once you do.

Objectives:

•Define human trafficking and terminology associated with it

•Distinguish between types of human trafficking

•Identify traffickers and their recruitment strategies

•Discuss factors that put youth at risk to be trafficked

•Identify red flags that may indicate a youth is being trafficked

•Identify ways you can help and report

•Identify services that decrease risk/increase protection

Presenter Information 

Heather Mitchell, MSW

Direct Service Supervisor Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program

Heather Mitchell earned her BSW from Harding University and her Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University. She has been traveling, farming, and raising 3 kids for the last 6 years. She is committed to making a difference in her community, and being a strong advocate for survivors of sexual violence everywhere.

Christi Scott Bartman, MPA, JD, PhD

Founder, Eyes Up Appalachia

Christi founded Eyes Up Appalachia, an anti-human trafficking effort that promotes advocacy and awareness around human trafficking in Appalachian Ohio. In 2021 she received The Social Justice Leader Award from the University of Toledo's Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute and was chosen as one of the inaugural fellows for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

This training has been partially funded through a contract between Ohio CASA and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. OHIO CASA supports local CASA/GAL programs throughout Ohio with training, technical assistance, legislative support, and standards implementation so volunteers may advocate for abused, neglected, and dependent children in the court system. This training has been approved for R48 compliant GAL CEs by Judge Zachary L. Saunders.

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