Human Trafficking & Its Impacts on Education and Employment Opportunities

Event Date: 
June 26, 2019 - 02:00pm to 03:00pm EDT

Futures Without Violence discussed the elements of human trafficking in the United States and how this crime can impact the success of survivors enrolled in workforce development programs. Faculty covered the protections offered to survivors, and provided insight into the unique types of education and employment-related challenges that survivors may face after they are no longer in a trafficking situation, and offered basic strategies to improve employment outcomes for survivors.    

As a result of this webinar, participants were better able to:

  • Identify elements of human trafficking and how they impact survivors’ ability to access and thrive in education and employment services;
  • Determine potential obstacles survivors face when seeking services from traditional education, training, and employment programs; and,
  • Summarize the basic types of protections and resources available to survivors of human trafficking that service providers can pursue to help improve survivors’ employment opportunities.

Presenters included the following:

Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski – Program Manager for Economic Justice and Workforce Initiatives – Futures Without Violence

Perla P. Flores – Division Director and Chair – Community Solutions and South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking

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