Trafficking Awareness Month

The need for awareness training is on-going. People don’t know what they don’t know! Here are some resources to help you know more and to share with your friends and family the information they need to recognize human trafficking and to take action.

Remember the Human Trafficking HOTLINE is 888-373-7888. If you see something, say something!

Human trafficking is a matter of prayer first and foremost! This week is the the National Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery January 13-15, 2017
http://nwoprayer.org  You can join in and/or plan a gathering of friends to participate with you.

If you are not familiar with ICE’s #humantrafficking initiatives and resources, you can find them here:
https://www.ice.gov/features/human-trafficking

Additionally, DHS coordinates several educational options of resources #humantrafficking #awarenessmonth
https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/events
No Te Engañes – Spanish resources for prevention!
Look for the videos available on the right column
https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/human-trafficking/no-te-enganes

 

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Homeless Children Vulnerabilities

Homeless Children have exceptional vulnerabilities to exploitation!

Children are a growing segment of the homeless population. Moreover, these children have a high vulnerability to abuse and potential exploitation as well as victimization. This article is designed to reveal the prevalence of child abuse and victimization; to help you recognize the signs of child abuse as well as to take an active role in addressing the issue.

Trauma is real and prevalent in the lives of homeless children. The National Center Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) says that homelessness makes families more vulnerable to physical and sexual assault, witnessing violence, or to abrupt separation. These stresses compound homelessness and can impede recovery due to ongoing traumatic reminders and challenges. http://www.nctsnet.org/

Children are particularly vulnerable and may demonstrate both physical and mental symptoms. These children’s physical issues and complicated lives may actually serve to mask an abusive situation. Additionally, they are often not treated medically […]

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