January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Human Trafficking/ Slavery Awareness
Evansdale Crossing at WVU
62 Morrill Way
Morgantown WV
Jan 15

Human Trafficking/Slavery Panel Discussion
Mountainlair, Rohdendren Room, WVU
Morgantown, WV
Jan 15

Paint Night with Family Refuge Center to bring awareness to Human Trafficking
Ross Hanna Studios
Lewisburg, WV
Jan 17

SHIELD Initiative – BREAK the CHAINS: Child Abuse, Trafficking and the Church
Trinity Assembly of God
70 Maranatha Dr, White Hall, West Virginia 26554
Jan 18, 2019
Fairmont, WV

HT Panel Discussion
Panel discussion on preventing trafficking from perspectives of the survivor, the advocate and law enforcement as well as sharing information on services available.
Hosted by YWCA Charleston, St. John’s Episcopal Church
1105 Quarrier St.
Charleston, WV
Jan 22, 2019

I AM JANE DOE: Film Screening
Gluck Theatre at the Mountainlair, WVU
Morgantown, WV
Jan 22

HT Training Event hosted by EPEC  Martinsburg and WV Human Trafficking Task Force
Covenant Church
7484 Shepherdstown Pike
Shepherdstown, WV
Jan 30

Webinar: Trauma and Mental Health Considerations in a Child Sex Trafficking Response
Feb 6, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

WEBINAR: Trafficking of Children for Labor and Sex: The Health Care Professional’s Response
Feb. 12, 2019
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Certificate on Human Trafficking from McCain Institute in conjunction with National Summit on Youth Homelessness
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
March 20, 2019

THE FREEDOM NETWORK: Grounding & Growing: Tools for a Powerful Anti-Trafficking Movement
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
March 20-21, 2019

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking (MDT to CST)

Apr 23-26, 2019
New Orleans, LA

May 6-9, 2019
Portland, OR

July 22-25, 2019
St. Louis, MO

Sept 23-26, 2019
Burlington, VT


A21 Walk for Freedom
Hosted in Charleston by Julianne Yacovonne, the A21 Walk for Freedom takes place globally on October 14th. Speakers began at 9am at Haddad Riverfront Park and participants walked down the Kanawha Blvd to the Capitol Building and back to fight against Human Trafficking.

Training Students
Members of our Task Force are available to educate and raise awareness in our schools about Human Trafficking and Internet Safety

Other Trainings
Members of the Task Force provide Multi-disciplinary trainings for Law Enforcement, Medical Professionals, Service Providers and Community Members

YWCA Human Trafficking Awareness Event
On January 9th, YWCA Charleston hosted a Human Trafficking Awareness Event. Survivor-Advocate Angie Conn, Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer and US Dept of Homeland Security Special Agent Brian Morris discussed the scourge of human trafficking in WV. Following the panel discussion, local women lead us through a candlelight vigil to music by Amanda Bridgette from her play “Sins of A Savior.”