Understanding the Link Between Persons with Disabilities and Human Trafficking

January 19, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Free Certificate Webinar Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_weBfYjydQRauDrvwoaZK-A#/registration

During this training, we will discuss how people with disabilities are often targeted for sex and labor trafficking and exploited for financial gain. You will learn more about red flags of trafficking and next steps to take if you believe that someone you know may be trafficked or is being groomed for trafficking or exploitation.Educating the community to understand what human trafficking looks like on the local, state, and national levels is a vital step to ending human trafficking in the United States.  People with disabilities are at risk of experiencing human trafficking. Traffickers deliberately target people with vulnerabilities as a means of manipulation and control. Some risk factors that traffickers try to exploit may include education gaps, societal isolation, and lack of access to services and support. Persons with disabilities often experience widespread societal discrimination that can result in their family, friends, and even the authorities not believing them when they report abuse.Presenter: Marina Anderson, Regional Human Trafficking Coordinator, Northeast and Northwest Regions, Florida Department of Children and Families