Jul
23
to Jul 27

Domestic Human Trafficking- Professional Development Training

Location: The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy, St. Thomas University School of Law 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Details: Register today and immerse yourself in a week-long intensive training exploring the complexities of the human trafficking scourge, as well as the many facets of anti-trafficking work. The Summer 2018 Academy is designed to equip case managers, investigators, and other anti-trafficking professionals with a robust knowledge-base and practical tools to carry out their anti-trafficking work with expertise, proficiency, and compassion.

Registration is closing July 18, 2018- to Register Visit https://web.stu.edu/law/HumanRightsLLM/LLMPrograminInterculturalHumanRights/HumanTraffickingAcademyRegistration/tabid/5481/Default.aspx

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Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions Training Course for Public Safety Officials & Social Service Provider

Location: Family Service Center,  310 West Whidden Street, Arcadia, Florida

Purpose: This course is designed to meet the immediate training needs of any law enforcement officer, social service provider, educator and medical personnel who respond to incidents related to Human Trafficking

Thank you to United States Attorney’s Office – Middle District of  Florida, Florida Department of Children and Families 12th Circuit and St. Petersburg College for bringing this course to the public at NO COST.

Registration Link: deadline to register August 10, 2018

https://usaoflmtraining.org/HumanTraffickingArcadia

 

 

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Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

For Her- Strike Out Human Trafficking

Location: Pin Chasers, 4847 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Description: Together we can provide hope and healing for the young girls restoring their childhood on Bridging Freedom's campus.Every child deserves to grow up happy, healthy and safe! 

  • Bowl as a team or as an individual
  • Pledge support to teams or an individual
  • Donate auction items
  • Sponsor the event

Register by August 1, 2018 @ bridgingfreedom/bowling.com

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Safe Conference 2018
Sep
2
to Sep 5

Safe Conference 2018

Location: Chicago IL

SAFE 2018: Third Annual Global Conference on Human Trafficking: Innovative Response to Migration, Conflict, and War springboards from the tremendous enthusiasm and collaborative success of SAFE 2016. Brought to the global community once more, the goals of SAFE 2018 are to widen the global collaborative from 25 countries to 50 countries, address transnational trafficking in the age of wars and transient migrations, place emphasis on implementation of technology and research models within the execution of the 4Ps, and gather together advocates, activists, scientists, technologists, clinicians, law enforcement, NGOs, governmental entities, transportation and hospitality communities to foster global collaborative systems of delivery from trafficking.

Proposals are invited from experts, innovative leaders on topics such as:

  • Corruption and Poverty: What are the maintenance factors such as corruption in the ongoing exploitation of individuals in human trafficking? How have we combated slave labor and slave trade?
  • Transnational Trafficking: What are the factors that have supported the transnational trafficking of minors and adults in labor and sex trafficking? What are the current and best practices available to combat it?
  • Community Engagement and Jobs: How do we engage businesses, universities, and organizations to provide job security and training for survivors of human trafficking? What models are available and how were they implemented?
  • Volunteer Management: How do NGOs successfully employ team-building and management of volunteers and participate in wrap around services within local and national task forces on human trafficking?.
  • Rehabilitation: How do we overcome the challenges of building and sustaining Safe Houses for victims of human trafficking?
  • Technology: What are the tools available from technologists in terms of tracking, identifying, intervening, protecting and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking?
  • Legislative Efforts: We have laws against human trafficking. Where are we and what do we need to be pushing for?
  • Identification: We have tools to identify victims of human trafficking. What is the follow-up and success rate of these tools and what improvements are suggested?
  • Foster Care/Adoption: 80% of victims of HT reported they were once in foster care. How are states combating human trafficking? What else is needed?
  • Homelessness: One in five homeless people are recruited into human trafficking. What mechanisms and systems are needed or have been implemented to protect homeless youth and adults?
  • Systems of Care: Treatment models presented at SAFE 2016 have been researched and new findings as well as cutting edge treatments are invited.

Additional proposals will also be reviewed by the SAFE 2018 panel of reviewers for authenticity, substance, creativity, and innovation. Proposals will be kept private by the committee until accepted.

Important Dates:

NOTE: Proposals will remain hidden until approved.

Proposal Deadline: Extended June 30, 2018

  • Review Dates: December 7, 2017 - June 5, 2018
  • Acceptance Dates: February 1- May 15, 2018
  • Acceptance deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Program Availability: July 31, 2018
  • Conference Dates: September 2-5, 2018

Hotel Accommodations: Special Conference Rates for SAFE 2018.

Airline Partners: United

Speakers Registration: REQUIRED and fees are not covered. Due to SAFECHR's global platform, speakers often get invited with paid travel and stay by attendees from other countries. Examples: After SAFE 2016, Dr Joel Fillmore was flown to Albania by an attendee, the Minister of Albania, to speak to those in her country about human trafficking of boys and men. After SAFE 2016, the DR Congo Supreme Court Attendees invited a speaker to travel and train those in their country. Again, due to SAFE 2016, Ms. Kimberly Grabbert was flown to the UK to train foster carers and trainers in human trafficking. These are just a few examples. The exposure to other nations and just within the US is tremendous. Speakers who do not register will not be able to present as the costs help us cover our survivors whom we are flying into town.

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End Human Trafficking: Community Conversation on Labor Trafficking
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

End Human Trafficking: Community Conversation on Labor Trafficking

Location: Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center, Tampa, FL 33620

Details: The USF Department of Global Health in collaboration with The FREE Network, the Disaster and Humanitarian Relief (DAHR) Student Collaborative, Lutheran Family Services and the USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) presents End Human Trafficking: Community Conversations on Labor Trafficking.

This event will start with a panel discussion on a whole community approach for looking at anti-human trafficking efforts that are currently taking place in regards labor trafficking. The panel will be moderated by Joanna Gutierrez Winters, Chair/President of the FREE Network, in addition to 4 other speakers.

Following our discussion, we will have three facilitated breakout sessions where students, community partners, professionals, and survivors can come together to strategies on action steps to identify prevention and intervention strategies that encourage innovation and collaboration to protect some of our most vulnerable populations.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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2018 Human Trafficking Summit
Oct
1
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Human Trafficking Summit

Location: Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando FL

Details: 

Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Department of Children and Families and the University of Central Florida, would like to invite you to the 2018 Florida Human Trafficking Summit.

Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. The one-day Summit will bring together over 1,000 registrants. Throughout the day, attendees will participate in targeted breakout sessions, workshops and training opportunities covering:

  • legal/law enforcement
  • service delivery
  • policy and research
  • medical/healthcare

One of the duties of the Council is to hold an annual statewide policy summit with an institution of higher learning. Leaders in our state are committed to making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking. Opportunities for collaboration created at the Human Trafficking Summit will allow Florida to continue working to protect victims, prevent trafficking and prosecute traffickers.

This website will provide the necessary information for all Floridians interested in participating in this year’s Summit. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Registration: Opens Sunday, July 1st, 2018. Visit below link for more information:

http://myfloridalegal.com/__85256CC5006DFCC3.nsf/0/24AEC74EF9CEC64285257EA1006675AF?Open&Highlight=0,summit

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JuST Conference 2018
Oct
16
to Oct 18

JuST Conference 2018

Location:Town & Country Resort, San Diego CA

For more information and to Register visit: http://www.justconference.org/just-conference/

Details:

Early Bird Admission $350.00
General Admission $400.00

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual exploitation, and that a collaborative community response is critical.

Whether you are just getting started or have been working on the issue for years, we have something for everyone. Our training conference strives to provide intermediate or advanced presentations including core subjects as well as hot topics, criminal trends, and material rarely-seen at other events. With new speakers each year and an array of powerful new workshops, JuST 2018 will not only educate you, but alsoinspire action and expand your network. Join experts and professionals from across the nation to learn practical ways you and your agency can create sustainable changes and leverage your resources to tackle sex trafficking from all angles.

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Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

"Salon Talk"- A Free Workshop on Human Trafficking

Location: St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Conference Center 9200 – 113th Street, North in Seminole

Audience: Salon Owners, Business Professionals, Barber Shop Owners, General Public

Description: Guest Speakers, Survivor Stories, Awareness and Knowledge, NO COST, Lunch Provided

Registration link: http://web.spcollege.edu/survey/26553

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Florida Abolitionist- Stop Human Trafficking Training
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Florida Abolitionist- Stop Human Trafficking Training

Location: 1199 Clay St. in Winter Park, Fl 32792

Details: Florida Abolitionist has been on the forefront of providing comprehensive training for individuals, professionals, business, organizational leaders, pastors and law enforcement. With speakers and teachers who have personal experience in all aspects of combating Human Trafficking, we offer experiential knowledge with an engaging and practical delivery.

Our monthly abolitionist training covers the topics of Awareness, Prevention, and Demand, focusing on the root causes that fuel the modern slave industry. We explain how Sex, Labor, Organ, and Infant trafficking are taking place in the United States, and address the components of Rescue, Restoration, and Justice. Each participant is fully equipped to understand, recognize and respond to Human Trafficking within our communities.

Florida Abolitionist also offers specialized training for businesses, churches, organizations, schools, security, law-enforcement and professionals.

Not limited to the state of Florida, we have provided training in various locations throughout the country and are willing to travel to any location.

 

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Just Faith Summit- Alicia Turner, Workshop Artist
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Just Faith Summit- Alicia Turner, Workshop Artist

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota: Bethel University-Great Hall

For more information and to Register please visit: http://www.justconference.org/faith-summit/

Details: 

KEYNOTE: ERIC METAXAS

Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoefferand Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery.His most recently published work is Martin Luther

He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with a wide variety of guests.

Metaxas speaks to thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders.

ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.”

Eric lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.

Announcing Worship Artist Alisa Turner! 

Conference attendees are invited to join us Thursday, June 21 at 7pm, in Bethel University's Great Hall, for an inspiring Worship Concert led by the talented Alisa Turner.

Alisa sings with passion and vulnerability. Her songs capture something almost mystical, yet deeply rooted in surviving the hard stuff of life and the grit of the everyday. It’s the lilt and innocence in her voice and the heartbreaking, but hopeful truth of her story. Don't miss the chance to see Alisa Turner in concert! 

Click below to hear her music, watch her story and then register for Faith Summit 2018 here

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Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking
Jun
20
3:30 PM15:30

Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Location: 19420 Central Boulvelard, Land O' Lakes, FL 34637

Pasco Count Commission on Human Trafficking will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:30 (this meeting is recurring-see below) at the Pasco County Utilities Administration Building. If you wish to speak, public comment is open at the conclusion of each meeting.

Meet the third Wednesday of each month at this same time and location. Meeting reminders are NOT sent each month so please note the upcoming meeting dates on your calendar:

Contact: Liana Dean, MSW, Chair Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Office: 727-315-8652       

Email: Liana.Dean@baycare.org

Web: www.baycare.org/behavioralhealth

Hours: M-Th 7:30-5:00

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Just Faith Summit
Jun
20
to Jun 22

Just Faith Summit

Location: Arden Hills, MN •  20th - 22nd June 2018

Details: The 2018 JuST Faith Summit is more than an event – it’s a three-day experience loaded with inspiring speakers and educational workshops, all designed to prepare attendees with practical knowledge and effective action steps to address trafficking in their own community.

To Register: http://www.justconference.org/faith-summit/

 

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Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking
May
16
3:30 PM15:30

Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Location: 19420 Central Boulvelard, Land O' Lakes, FL 34637

Pasco Count Commission on Human Trafficking will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:30 (this meeting is recurring-see below) at the Pasco County Utilities Administration Building. If you wish to speak, public comment is open at the conclusion of each meeting.

Meet the third Wednesday of each month at this same time and location. Meeting reminders are NOT sent each month so please note the upcoming meeting dates on your calendar:

Contact: Liana Dean, MSW, Chair Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Office: 727-315-8652       

Email: Liana.Dean@baycare.org

Web: www.baycare.org/behavioralhealth

Hours: M-Th 7:30-5:00

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CSEC Training: hosted by Selah Freedom
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

CSEC Training: hosted by Selah Freedom

Location: Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E Palm Ave, Tampa FL 33605 United States 

Details: This training gives an in depth look at the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Selah Freedom offers this multi-media education training that is open to the community. Receive a deeper understanding of this issue and learn more about the population Selah Freedom serves. 

Topics Include:

  • Session 1 - What is the Commercial Exploitation of Children and Pathways & Precursors to CSEC?

  • Session 2 - Understanding the Impact of CSEC

  • Session 3 - Victim Identification & Engagement

  • Session 4 - Child Trafficking

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Serving Vulnerable Population: LGBTQ+ & Sexually Exploited Youth: Training Opportunity
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Serving Vulnerable Population: LGBTQ+ & Sexually Exploited Youth: Training Opportunity

Location: Kissimmee Civic Center-Ballroom, 201 E Dakin Ave, Kissimmee FL 34741

Join Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida and the Zebra Coalition as we identify ways to serve LGBTQ+ and Sexually Exploited Youth.  Registration just opened for our clinical continuing education workshop... and it is being offered complimentary to you! Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today and RSVP to FLRSVP@devereux.org

Objectives: • Participants will gain an understanding of working with LGBTQ+ population and enhance cultural competency skills • Participants will gain awareness of the crossover of LBGTQ+ and human trafficking populations outlining their uniqueness in regards of needs and services • Participants will participate in discussion on current evidenced based practices in serving special populations • Participants will engage in discussion in what they can do to support the needs of LBGTQ+ and human trafficking crossover youth in their settings 2.5 CEUs offered at no cost to participant! This complimentary workshop is made possible in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families. Devereux Florida is an approved provider of continuing education for LCSW’s, LMHC’s, LMFT’s and Child Welfare Credentialing.

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Healing Root Ministry's 3rd Annual SomeBody's Daughter Gala
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Root Ministry's 3rd Annual SomeBody's Daughter Gala

Location: 9430 Lazy Ln., Tampa, FL 33614

Details: Healing Root Ministry is having it's 3rd Annual Somebody's Annual Gala. Whether you are in the Florida area or beyond, we are in need of your help to succeed in saving the lives of victims of human trafficking.

If you are not in the Florida area, you can also donate to the cause and still participate in saving a life. If you are in the Florida area, Gather your party of friends and colleagues and join us at the 3rd Annual Somebody's Daughter Gala to support Healing Root in fighting human trafficking, a modern day slavery. Through your support, you will SAVE LIVES and give survivors of this horrific crime a SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE!!

The main goal of the 3rd Annual Somebody’s Daughter Gala is not only to gain awareness of human trafficking that has already risen to the second most common criminal activity behind the illegal drug trade but ALSO to aid in getting The Gate up and running. The Gate, founded and run by Healing Root, is an undisclosed location and home for women who have recently been rescued to find shelter and a safe place to heal. Currently, many girls that are rescued by the task force have little to no place to go to survive the trauma and to heal. Many turn back to the street. The Gate not only provides shelter but provides hope.

The 2018 Somebody's Daughter Gala will be held at Epic Center in Tampa, FL at 6:30 p.m. Great Gatsby Themed. Individual tickets start at $75 a person or $125.00 a couple. Sponsorship is also available. Cash donations and auction donations are still being accepted as well to aid in the success of this event. To make a donation or to purchase your ticket/sponsorship to the gala, please visit www.eventbrite. or call (813) 458-5970

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Fight 4 Freedom: Awareness, Potluck, and Silent Art Auction
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Fight 4 Freedom: Awareness, Potluck, and Silent Art Auction

Location: New Day Christian Church, 20212 Peachland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33954

Tickets: available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vgoeggeab&oeidk=a07ef1otnjv889ba153

Details: According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), there are currently 4.5 million sex slaves around the world. According to the Polaris Project, Florida ranked 3rd in the country in 2016 with 1,900 reported cases. Human trafficking, including sex trafficking and forced labor, is one of the fastest growing industries. This has to stop. This is the goal of the "Fight for Freedom" awareness event. This event focuses on sex slavery but will bring awareness to human trafficking as a whole. 

Join us for an afternoon of awareness about the human trafficking going on in our own backyard and around the world. Since this is in the middle of the day, bring a signature family snack to share! There will also be items for sale at a silent art auction. 100% of the proceeds of this event will be given to 4 organizations on the front lines of ending sex trafficking. Tampa Bay Advocates Against Human TraffickingSelah FreedomBe the Light, Inc, and Rescue:Freedom International

You can RSVP here but if you plan on donating an art piece or bringing a dish to share, please RSVP here so we know what's coming:http://conta.cc/2ETXeVO

Feel free to share with your family and friends. We want to end human trafficking in Florida and around the world. The more who know about it, the better chances we have!

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Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking
Apr
18
3:30 PM15:30

Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Location: 19420 Central Boulvelard, Land O' Lakes, FL 34637

Pasco Count Commission on Human Trafficking will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:30 (this meeting is recurring-see below) at the Pasco County Utilities Administration Building. If you wish to speak, public comment is open at the conclusion of each meeting.

Meet the third Wednesday of each month at this same time and location. Meeting reminders are NOT sent each month so please note the upcoming meeting dates on your calendar:

Contact: Liana Dean, MSW, Chair Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Office: 727-315-8652       

Email: Liana.Dean@baycare.org

Web: www.baycare.org/behavioralhealth

Hours: M-Th 7:30-5:00

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Art Heals: Libertine Contemporary, Fine Art Gallery
Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

Art Heals: Libertine Contemporary, Fine Art Gallery

Location: The Gallery- corner of 1st Ave South & 2nd Street South, Tampa, FL 33606

Presented by Suncoast Center, Inc. (Sexual Assault Program of Pinellas County), Sponsored by the Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni and Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Cost: FREE community event

Last year, Suncoast Center, Inc. assisted over 1,600 Pinellas County children and adults to begin the journey from being a victim of sexual violence to becoming a survivor. Suncoast Center presents ART HEALS, a powerful exhibit featuring artwork created by survivors of sexual violence. The event takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on ArtWalk Night, and in partnership with several of St. Pete’s artists and arts organizations. The artwork provides an intimate window into the pain and healing experience of these survivors’ and their inspirational personal journeys of recovery. The community is invited to experience this FREE exhibit and reception honoring the artists and the cause.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/11724776...

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"Shine Your Light", Loving You Where You Are At Volunteer Training, by Christa Hernandez
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

"Shine Your Light", Loving You Where You Are At Volunteer Training, by Christa Hernandez

LifePoint Church, 8702 Hunters Lake Drive, Tampa, FL 33647

Details: 

You are in no way obligated to join the team just because you come to training! We do want it to be on your heart but we also understand your passion may increase at training or you may decide it's not for you. Either way is understood. There is still an application and interview process if you decide after training you want to join**

Do you have a heart to love and serve women working in the Adult industry victims of sex trafficking or women with a history in the industry?
Are you gifted in mentoring, teaching, fundraising, administration, accounting, case manager, intercessory, coordinating meals, donation drives, photography/video, etc?
If so, this training is for you.

You will learn valuable information that will give you insight and a better understanding of the women we reach. You will also get to hear our Founders story and how Loving You Where You Are At was birthed.

Due to the nature of this ministry TRAINING IS A MUST to join our team!!

THE TRAINING IS $10 to help with cost of supplies and light snacks

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Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking
Mar
21
3:30 PM15:30

Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Location: 19420 Central Boulvelard, Land O' Lakes, FL 34637

Pasco Count Commission on Human Trafficking will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:30 (this meeting is recurring-see below) at the Pasco County Utilities Administration Building. If you wish to speak, public comment is open at the conclusion of each meeting.

Meet the third Wednesday of each month at this same time and location. Meeting reminders are NOT sent each month so please note the upcoming meeting dates on your calendar:

Contact: Liana Dean, MSW, Chair Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Office: 727-315-8652       

Email: Liana.Dean@baycare.org

Web: www.baycare.org/behavioralhealth

Hours: M-Th 7:30-5:00

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Anti-Human TraffickingTraining For Health Care Providers
Mar
8
1:30 PM13:30

Anti-Human TraffickingTraining For Health Care Providers

Location: Florida Department of Health (Hillsborough Division of Disease Control)

Details: Many individuals who have experienced trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals during and after their exploitation, but still remain unidentified. 
Anti-Human Trafficking Training For Health Care Providers equips professionals with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to human trafficking and is administered by Lutheran Services Florida under a federal anti-human trafficking program Look Beneath the Surface. 
The training will be provided by Lutheran Services Florida and Gulfcoast Legal Services.
Contact: 
Gayane Galoyan, CTP
LBS Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator/Case Manager
Lutheran Services Florida
Email: gayane.galoyan@lsfnet.org
Web: https://www.lsfnet.org/trafficking-victims-assistance-program/

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End Human Trafficking March & Press Conference in Downtown Tampa
Mar
6
8:00 AM08:00

End Human Trafficking March & Press Conference in Downtown Tampa

Location: Soul Media, 1220 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Details: Press conference with Human Trafficking Survivors, leadership from Tampa-based anti-human trafficking organizations and Tampa law enforcement agents. 

Anti-Human Trafficking March - Tuesday March 6th from 9am - 10am
Location: Anti-Human Trafficking Mural | 603 East Cass Street Tampa, FL 33602

What: Our voices will not be silenced. Help us break the chains of modern day slavery and hold human trafficking facilitators accountable. Join human trafficking survivors, advocates, leadership from Tampa-based anti-human trafficking organizations along with Tampa law enforcement agents and elected officials.

Around our Sunshine State we’ve heard the heartbreaking stories of unspeakable human trafficking crimes that have been occurring in our state’s hotels and motels. And while there is good legislation on the doorstep of becoming law, hospitality corporations afraid of accountability have conducted a behind-the-scenes stealth campaign to kill this proposal. Join the human rights activists, concerned citizens, Human trafficking survivors, advocates and law enforcement agents and send a message to Tallahassee to empower survivors to hold human traffickers accountable.

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FBI Human Trafficking Prevention Training
Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

FBI Human Trafficking Prevention Training

Location: USF Health Nursing Rotunda, 12912 USF Health Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Details: 

Learn the basics of human trafficking in Florida with a 2 hour training with the FBI and Human Trafficking Taskforce in Palm Beach County. The workshop addresses prevention and prosecution using case studies to illustrate how law enforcement, the FBI, and the community work together to combat human trafficking. Earn a certification of completion at the end of the event!

The Panelist that will be attending are:

FBI Palm Beach County Human Trafficking Task Force:

  • Supervisory Special Agent Shaun O’Neill
  • Special Agent Pete Angell
  • Intelligence Analyst Jennifer Minton
  • Staff Operations Specialist Jennifer Howard

Parking Information:

The Lot 34 is the front parking area of The College of Nursing (MDN), there is parking available for D,E,S and handicapped parking. Across from MDN there is a much larger parking lot that has S, GZ33 and paid parking available. Upon request and approval a parking permit will be issued, that will allow guests to park in the reserved parking of MDN. If accommodated, reserved parking is needed please email totsusf@gmail.com.

 

 

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“Sex Trafficking of Girls and Women: Global Tragedy with Local Consequences”
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

“Sex Trafficking of Girls and Women: Global Tragedy with Local Consequences”

Location: : USF St. Petersburg 140 7th Avenue South Davis Hall, Room 130 St. Petersburg, FL 33701

JOIN THE USF ST. PETERSBURG CRIMINOLOGY PROGRAM FOR TALKS BY INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL SPEAKERS. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Joan Reid at jareid2@usf.edu. Please visit USFSP.edu/parking for information about campus parking

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Women Warrior Stories: Beyond the Shadows;  Female Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Survivors Speak Out
Feb
22
5:45 PM17:45

Women Warrior Stories: Beyond the Shadows; Female Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Survivors Speak Out

Location: Stage Works Theatre, 1120 East Kennedy Boulevard, West Building, Unit 151 (1st Floor)

Courageous, women sexual assault and sexual harassment survivors get the spotlight they deserve at Women Warrior Stories: Beyond the Shadows, a networking mixer and panel discussion. This is part of a women empowerment event series produced  by ReneeWarmackProductions.com that helps women claim their power, and capture their dreams. For more information go to:  https://WomenWarriorStories.eventbrite.comThe Panelists are: Connie Rose - A survivor of human traffickingsexual violence and the daughter of a sex offender. She now works as a transformational speaker and leadership coach. Lepena Reid – A survivor of sexual assault, an advocate for women's rights, inspiring speaker, and the author of “Angels In Divine Service”, a collection of encouraging writings.Tanja Vidovic - A former firefighter who won a recent sexual harassment case against the city of Tampa. Anna Donato - Representing her sister, Queena, who was beaten andsexually assaulted outside of the Bloomingdale Library. The attack left Queena blind, in a wheelchair and unable to speak. In 2015, Anna, started Hope Heals the Brain, a nonprofit, to continue raising funds and awareness for families and individuals affected by traumatic brain injury. 

Includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Wine, beer, soda and bottled water provided by Stageworks Theatre-for suggested donation. Purchase tickets and get more information (18 years old and up, only): https://WomenWarriorStories.eventbrite.com. $20 in Advance Online by Feb. 22nd at noon OR $30 Cash Only, at the Door. Attire is casual/business casual. Produced by: Renee Warmack | MPA | Producer | Speaker | Coach.

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2018 Social Justice Summit: The Intersection of Immigration and Human Rights
Feb
22
to Feb 23

2018 Social Justice Summit: The Intersection of Immigration and Human Rights

Location: HCC Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, Fl 33614

The Bridge Project and Community Based Activism will be hosting a two day Summit at Hillsborough Community College, that will feature presentations, research, panel sessions, a Human Library project and interactive workshops to discuss social justice regarding immigration and civil rights. Community organizations, academic institutions, activists, students, educators, dreamers and allies will come together for this event to turn conversation into action!

REGISTER TODAY!
This event is FREE event to all of Hillsborough Community College and the community!!

*Volunteers and participants receive free entry into the summit

We have opportunities for students and educators to participate in different aspects of the Summit. Please fill out our forms at bridge-project.us if you're interested!

This event is sponsored by HCC Dale Mabry SGA, Community Based Activism and HCC Diversity Council.
 

 

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 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funds, U.S. Department of Justice: APPLY NOW
Feb
22
8:00 AM08:00

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funds, U.S. Department of Justice: APPLY NOW

Open application dates: January 8, 2018 to February 23, 2018. All applications must be received by close of business, 5PM, on February 23.

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is pleased to announce the anticipated availability of Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice. The purpose of the VOCA grant reimbursement program is to support the provision of services to victims of crime. Services are defined as those efforts that respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims, assist victims of crime to stabilize their lives after victimization, assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system, and provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security. Eligibility to apply for VOCA funds is limited to victim assistance programs administered by state or local government agencies or not-for-profit corporations registered in Florida, or a combination thereof, that can demonstrate the following: 1) proof that the Internal Revenue Service recognizes the organization as being tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; 2) a statement from a state taxing body or state secretary of state certifying that the organization is a nonprofit organization and that no part of the organization's net earnings may benefit any private shareholder or individual; 3) a certified copy of a certificate of incorporation or similar document establishing nonprofit status; or 4) any of the above, if it applies to a state or national parent organization, with a statement by the state or national parent organization that the applicant is a local nonprofit affiliate. The funding cycle for the VOCA grant funds under this notice is October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019. Application and Deadline: Organizations may participate in the annual competitive grant process which involves submission of an application followed by an application review. The VOCA application may be accessed using the Office of the Attorney General’s online system EGrants, which can be accessed through https://egrants.myfloridalegal.com/ on January 8, 2018. If you need assistance you may contact (850) 414-3380 or email contact.voca@myfloridalegal.com. The deadline for applying for a VOCA grant under this notice is no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 23, 2018. Applicant agencies are encouraged to submit the completed application as soon as possible prior to the deadline. Mailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications or required documentation will not be accepted. 

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Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking
Feb
21
3:30 PM15:30

Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Location: 19420 Central Boulvelard, Land O' Lakes, FL 34637

Pasco Count Commission on Human Trafficking will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:30 (this meeting is recurring-see below) at the Pasco County Utilities Administration Building. If you wish to speak, public comment is open at the conclusion of each meeting.

Meet the third Wednesday of each month at this same time and location. Meeting reminders are NOT sent each month so please note the upcoming meeting dates on your calendar:

Contact: Liana Dean, MSW, Chair Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Office: 727-315-8652       

Email: Liana.Dean@baycare.org

Web: www.baycare.org/behavioralhealth

Hours: M-Th 7:30-5:00

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