Local, state and federal law enforcement representatives, as well as social service providers, know it can be extremely challenging to identify and assist victims of human trafficking because of their diverse needs and because human trafficking is a hidden reality.
STAC was created to fill these needs and meet this challenge.
• Provide emergency and joint case management for victims
• Work with existing agencies and organizations as a single point of contact for those who are assisting victims
• Collaborate to provide services to victims such as shelter, case management, health care, legal services, education, job assistance, and counseling
• Promote public awareness of human trafficking
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News & Updates
In an article entitled “Hidden in Plain Sight” on the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) site, Dr. Kimberly Chang, who has uncovered multiple cases of childhood sex trafficking in her Bay area health center practice stated, “They are invisible, hidden from us, but sometimes, in plain sight. They can be cooks in our restaurants, Read more about Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking Training for Healthcare Professionals[…]
Traffickers stalk and lure teen and tweens by using social media. They might pose as someone else or begin a relationship that later becomes dangerous and controlling. Are you aware of what apps your child is using? The infographics below by the Idaho Anti-trafficking Coalition are a great starting point in educating parents and caregivers, Read more about ATTENTION Parents and Caregivers of Teens: Teens, Social Media, and Human Trafficking[…]
Guest blog post by Daniela Castro about the Freedom Outreach: I have had the pleasure of working with the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center’s Freedom Outreach since October of 2017. Christie Arnold, who founded the Outreach and continues to pour her heart and efforts into this, came to Florida State University’s International Justice Mission general Read more about Freedom Outreach by Daniela Castro[…]
From the Tallahassee Democrat (opinion piece by Karina Perez): “Florida is a family-friendly state. When people think of Florida, their faces light up, picturing the stunning blue water, sandy beaches, and of course, the spectacular rides at our world-renowned attractions. In fact, Walt Disney World in Orlando is rated the No. 1 family vacation destination Read more about Tallahassee Democrat: Protect Florida’s children from modern day slavery[…]
Fri, June 1, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Fort Coombs Armory | 66 4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 This program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and treat human trafficking survivors in a health care setting, with a special emphasis on public health. Two hours Continuing Education Credits are Read more about HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A CALL TO ACTION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS[…]
UF/IFAS Extension Madison Co. | 184 NW College Loop | Madison, FL 32340 Friday, May 4, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) This program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and treat human trafficking survivors in a health care setting, with a special emphasis on public health. Two hours Continuing Read more about HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A CALL TO ACTION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS[…]
YOUTH EXPERIENCES STUDY: Exploring the Sex Trafficking Experiences of Homeless Young Adults in Arizona
The Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR) at Arizona State University has published their 2017 Youth Experiences Survey report. This report is a summary of 187 surveys collected from Arizona’s homeless and runaway youth ages 18 to 25 collected by four partnering organizations (UMOM, Our Family Services, Native American Connections and OneNTen). This study Read more about YOUTH EXPERIENCES STUDY: Exploring the Sex Trafficking Experiences of Homeless Young Adults in Arizona[…]
Dean LeBoeuf speaks candidly on human trafficking: what it is, where it happens, and why you should care. This episode features special guest Robin Hassler-Thompson, the Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center.Mr. LeBoeuf is the managing partner of Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney and in his podcast series he speaks candidly Read more about Can I Be Candid? with Dean LeBoeuf podcast[…]
Community Resources to Assist Transition to Reentry This Reentry Resource Guide is designed to provide inmates, formerly incarcerated people, counselors, social service providers, probation officers, teachers and community members with information about the many resources available in Leon County. The resources included in this guide address the myriad needs of people re-entering society from incarceration Read more about The Adult & Community Education (ACE) Leon County Transitions Resource Guide[…]
Friday, April 13 at 2 PM – 4 PM Gadsden County Health Department, 278 Lasalle Leffall Drive, Quincy, FL 32351 This program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and treat human trafficking survivors in a health care setting, with a special emphasis on public health. Two hours Continuing Education Credits are approved Read more about Gadsden County Event – Human Trafficking: A Call To Action for Healthcare Professionals[…]