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PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article
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PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article

Vast Human Trafficking Knowledge Vault Hits New Educational Content Landmark By: PBJ Learning AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 6, 2022 – PRLog — PBJ Learning is proud to announce the release of their 2000th Knowledge Vault article. These curated and catalogued educational articles can be accessed by anyone on the internet for everyone to use as a research tool to learn about…

Government adviser praises Hope for Justice’s work
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Government adviser praises Hope for Justice’s work

A senior adviser on human trafficking in Norway’s Ministry of Justice recently visited Hope for Justice’s Hub in Oslo. Jan Austad, Norwegian National Coordinator on Trafficking in Human Beings for the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, told our team: “It is very good that you are operating in Oslo. You are doing an important…

The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking
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The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking

Editor’s note: Our Human Trafficking Essentials course promotes the average age of entry into sex trafficking as 17, based upon the below research. The below makes clear there are no studies that demonstrate that age in a truly measurable manner. Our materials make clear that the statistics in the human trafficking field are difficult to…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones August 2022 meeting! Also see the announcement about the 5 Stones award nominations! Our 5 Stones meeting this August featured a panel of experts who discussed what it takes to open and sustain a residential facility for trafficked victims.  On the panel…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones July 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this July featured Dr. Shannon Wolf with Southcliff Christian Counseling Center.  Dr. Wolf presented on how to recognize trauma and its effects on the brain.  We also heard a report from Lindy Borchardt with the…

LifeGuard Group Brings Interactive Virtual Reality Training to the NWGIA Training Symposium
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LifeGuard Group Brings Interactive Virtual Reality Training to the NWGIA Training Symposium

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 10, 2022 – PRLog — The staff of The LifeGuard Group have trained well over 10,000 American high school and middle school students to recognize and respond to human trafficking, and their experience working directly with these students has led them to a realization: ending human trafficking is not just an emergency worldwide, it’s an emergency in…

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) – 2983
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) – 2983

  Tonight’s special guest is Harold D’Souza from Cincinnati, Ohio, co-founder of Eyes Open International, a non-profit group focused on combating human trafficking through empowerment. He explains, “We consult various levels of government and develop methods of cultivating resilience, hope, and freedom in vulnerable populations as well as organize and participate in talks, seminars, group discussions, and special events…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition June 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition June 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones June 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this June featured Rebecca Bender, CEO and Founder of Rebecca Bender Initiative and Elevate Academy.  Rebecca taught us the dangers of sensationalizing trafficking and shared with us her personal story. Here is the link to…

Virginia Gov. Youngkin signs seven preventative human trafficking bills – WFXR
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Virginia Gov. Youngkin signs seven preventative human trafficking bills – WFXR

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed seven bills to combat human trafficking in Virginia on Wednesday. Youngkin signed seven legislative bills with a goal of putting an end to human trafficking and provide support for survivors on Wednesday, June 8. After the signing, Secretary Kay Coles James officiated the swearing-in of the Commission…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition May 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition May 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones May 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this May featured Sandy Hennip and Chris Cage as they discussed the Underground, a drop-in center for trafficked and exploited youth.  Here is the link to the recorded meeting: https://cutt.ly/5StonesMay2022Video Here is a link to…