Human Trafficking: A Rural Perspective

Event Date: 
May 24, 2018 -
03:00pm to 04:30pm
EDT

Provided information on the challenges that rural communities face regarding human trafficking. These challenges come as a result of factors such as the isolated, geography and transportation routes that facilitate human trafficking and allow it to go unnoticed. This isolation further challenges opportunities for prevention and intervention services. The lack of economic opportunities in many rural areas also make individuals more vulnerable to trafficking. During this webinar, participants learned about data on the prevalence of the human trafficking of children in rural communities and schools; data on the prevalence of the human trafficking of children in rural communities and schools; the risk factors and indicators of the human trafficking of children, particularly in the context of schools; and, evidenced-based and promising prevention and intervention programs and practices that use a public health approach and can be implemented in school and communities.

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