SERIES EVENT #1
Florida Department of Health’s Human Trafficking Dashboard
October 14, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Join us for a presentation by Florida Department of Health’s Director of Public Health Research, Keshia Reid, PhD. In her role, Dr. Reid oversees the Biomedical Research program as well as several non-infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology programs, including environmental, injury, drug overdose, and occupational epidemiology; population-based health surveys; and the Florida cancer and birth defects registries.
Dr. Reid will discuss DOH’s new Human Trafficking Dashboard hosted in Florida CHARTS (Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set), which offers a data-driven human trafficking profile for the state of Florida.
SERIES EVENT #2
Identifying and Assisting Minor Male Victims of Trafficking
November 10, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM
When we talk about sex trafficking, we often focus on adult females and young girls and fail to include boys in the conversation. Despite this oversight, the Department of Justice estimates that 36% of minor sex trafficking victims are boys.
In this training, provided by John Long, the Executive Director of the U.S. Institute of Human Trafficking, we will look at the under-identified and under-reported minor male victims of sex trafficking.
We will discuss how boys are recruited and how they are forced to stay in the life. Participants will also learn how to better identify minor male victims of trafficking.
About the speaker:
As the Executive Director of the U.S. Institute of Human Trafficking (USIAHT), John Long oversees its day-to-day operation and maintains a safe, positive environment where young men can begin the journey toward recovery. USIAHT’s Safe Home is the first home dedicated to the care of minor male victims of sex trafficking in the United States. John works to build relationships between the surrounding community, the Safe House, and its various partners and providers. John brings extensive experience with youth and criminal justice to his work. As a case manager and administrative facilitator for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Florida, he worked alongside young men and women implicated in the justice system, striving to provide them with the care and tools they needed to turn their lives around. This experience made him aware of the horrors of human trafficking and catalyzed his passion for helping children who have been exploited in this ugly trade.
Please download the event flyer, here.