Human trafficking is not a victimless crime. This presentation will cover definitions, typology, the scope of and how to recognize & respond to potential survivors of human trafficking. The presenter will also discuss the intersection of human trafficking and substance use. This portion of the webinar will cover common case scenarios, the mindset of a survivor and what prevention professionals can do if human trafficking is suspected.
- Participants will be able to describe how to recognize possible situations of human trafficking.
- Participants will be able to discuss situations in which someone may be forced, tricked or coerced into human trafficking.
- Participants will be able to describe the intersection between human trafficking and substance use.
- Participants will be able to discuss situations in which someone may have a substance abuse problem and be involved in human/labor trafficking.
Presenter: Christine Shaw Long has been passionately working towards social justice and serving others for over 20 years. In her current role as Executive Director for the NC Human Trafficking Commission, she strives to improve statewide response and collaboration to identify and respond to victims of human trafficking. Prior to her current role, Christine was at The Salvation Army of Wake County. During her time at The Salvation Army, she opened a comprehensive case management program for survivors of human trafficking. Since then, Project FIGHT has responded to over 400 referrals across North Carolina and is located in five cities. Christine served four years on the NC Human Trafficking Commission and on The Salvation Army’s North American Anti-Human Trafficking Council. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degrees from East Carolina University.
Audience: This webinar is designed for community members and non-profit professionals who are seeking knowledge and training about the integration of human trafficking and substance abuse prevention.
Skill Level: The event is intended to serve the needs of novice prevention and other helping professionals.
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Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.