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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

Location

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter — Com­mu­ni­ty Room

1001 Rohlwing Road
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

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