Human Trafficking Awareness Month “Lunch and Learn” Series
This series will focus on sex trafficking. Discussions will take participants from an emerging area of risk – social media – through activities designed to reduce the likelihood of being trafficked and reducing demand for trafficked persons to programs that offer hope for persons recovered from trafficking experiences.
SERIES EVENT #1
Social Media and Human Trafficking Victimization
January 11, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:15PM
This session features a discussion on how social media is employed to both recruit and advertise the services of trafficked persons, featuring researchers and practitioners.
Special guest speakers include: Dr. Ted Reynolds and Lauren Portal
SERIES EVENT #2
Life after Being Trafficked/Families and Human Trafficking
January 25, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:15PM
This session features a discussion on pathways out of trafficking for survivors, victim service groups, abduction and how victims get into it, and at-risk communities and youth.
Special guest speaker: Tina Kadolph
SERIES EVENT #3
Prevention and Demand Reduction
February 2, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:15PM
This session focuses on efforts to prevent recruitment of victims, as well as programs designed to reduce the demand for services of trafficked persons.
Special guest speakers include: Ms. Katherine Gomez from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and Dr. Roberto H. Potter, the Director of the HTMS Center at UCF.