Friday, November 1, 2019
Salvation Army STOP-IT program: Sex Trafficking Seminar
This training is co-sponsored by the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army STOP-IT program is an anti-trafficking program that provides supportive social services to people who have been forced, tricked, or coerced to engage in sex acts for favors or money and to people who have been forced, tricked, or coerced to work at any place of employment, such as in a restaurant, nail salon, factory, private home, or farm.
Human trafficking can happen to people of all genders, races, ages, socioeconomic statuses, nationalities, and sexual orientations. Unfortunately, human trafficking happens in both legal visible spaces and in illicit and often stigmatized settings. It happens on our streets, at our businesses, and in our homes. It happens right here.
Youth are especially vulnerable to trafficking for a variety of reasons. A recent study of 641 homeless youth interviewed at Covenant House sites around the United States and Canada determined that nearly one in five were identified as victims of some form of human trafficking. Ninety-one percent of the respondents reported being approached by someone who was offering an opportunity for income that was too good to be true. As a youth-serving organization, you have the ability to recognize situations like these and connect youth survivors to the appropriate resources.
CEU’s are available for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, and ICDVP (pending).
There is no cost to attend this seminar.
Please RSVP to Cheri.
Date: November 1st, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Kenneth Young Center’s Community Room
Kenneth Young Center — Community Room
1001 Rohlwing Road
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
Click here to view the flyer.