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
The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence is offering the following webinars on human trafficking and the justice system: Survivor Reentry Project Webinar Series Two: Post-Conviction Advocacy for Survivors of Human Trafficking The following FREE webinars will be offered in this series: GENERAL CLE WILL BE OFFERED FOR WEBINARS 1, 2, AND Read more about Webinar Series with FREE CLE! Post-Conviction Advocacy for Survivors of Human Trafficking[…]
Learn the ten key messages that Unicef recommends parents and caregivers share with their kids: Educate yourself on the issue, and learn the signs of a trafficked victim. Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media. Traffickers commonly use sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to lure their victims. Be aware Read more about How to Talk to Kids About Human Trafficking[…]
The “Imagining Freedom” Fundraiser and Dinner was a casual dining event to raise awareness about both labor and sex trafficking in the Big Bend. Food stations, coordinated by Susan Turner and Food Glorious Food, featured dishes that were slavery-free and not part of food chains that include trafficked labor. Experts provided insights and answered questions Read more about Imagining Freedom 2018 Event Gallery[…]
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Building “Nature’s Classroom” 1255 Lighthouse Road St. Marks, FL 32355
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[…]