Social Service

Social services refer to a range of programs and services designed to meet the basic needs of individuals and communities. The goal of social services is to improve the well-being of individuals and communities and address social problems such as poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and inequality.

Social services can include a variety of programs such as food assistance, housing support, job training and placement, healthcare, education, and childcare. They are typically provided by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other community-based organizations. The target population for social services can vary, including families, children, elderly people, disabled individuals, and marginalized communities.

 

 

Tennessee human trafficking numbers on the rise, growing need for help
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Tennessee human trafficking numbers on the rise, growing need for help

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Human trafficking numbers are on the rise in Tennessee and so is the need to help support trafficking survivors. The latest numbers from AncoraTN show human trafficking referrals for minors are up by more than 60% since 2021. “Human trafficking is taking place everywhere in Tennessee. In every zip code, every…

New alliance (Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA) formed to combat human trafficking – American Press
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New alliance (Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA) formed to combat human trafficking – American Press

Published 11:45 am Thursday, September 21, 2023  Southwest Louisiana is a target for human traffickers due to its location on the I-10 corridor between Houston and New Orleans. To combat human trafficking in the area, local, state and federal partners have collaborated to create the Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA. This was announced…

Lawyer who prosecuted first federal human trafficking case in Georgia to speak at free event
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Lawyer who prosecuted first federal human trafficking case in Georgia to speak at free event

Experts have said that Savannah has an acute sex trafficking problem. Compared to communities of similar size and population, Savannah is a target largely because of the ports, the I-95 corridor and the tourism industry, in addition to relatively close proximity to major sex trafficking hubs, such as Miami, Atlanta and Tampa. On Sept. 20,…

Researchers tipped on solution-finding – New Vision Official
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Researchers tipped on solution-finding – New Vision Official

Researchers across the country have been urged to focus on solution-finding-based research in order to ensure the development of communities. According to Makerere University School of Public Health deputy dean Prof. Elizeus Rutebemberwa, research should aim at bettering societies and combating community challenges. This, he said would help society develop at faster rates. “Problems of today are because…

Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 8: HTE: Chapter 2: Prevalence, “What is Human Trafficking?” blog on Radical Empathy, Discussion about creating an online safety course for the game industry
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Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 8: HTE: Chapter 2: Prevalence, “What is Human Trafficking?” blog on Radical Empathy, Discussion about creating an online safety course for the game industry

Welcome to the Prevention Cohort LIVE stream, sponsored by PBJ Learning Today, we go over the Prevalence of Human Trafficking, from Chapter 2 of Human Trafficking Essentials. We go over the interactive sections and I share some of the “why” the course is written and designed the way it is. Our second section is a…

Human trafficking: A network of crime hidden across a vast American landscape
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Human trafficking: A network of crime hidden across a vast American landscape

When Bekah Charleston was first targeted as a human trafficking victim, there were no whips, chains or white vans — just a kind face and a fake name who offered her a safe place to stay. As a 17-year-old Texas runaway, Charleston thought she was finding safe haven from drug dealers she had gotten involved…

Human trafficking is a huge problem in Mississippi. These agencies are taking steps to save lives. – Magnolia State Live
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Human trafficking is a huge problem in Mississippi. These agencies are taking steps to save lives. – Magnolia State Live

Published 10:29 pm Monday, August 14, 2023 The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work’s SOARing in Mississippi (Stop, Observe, Act and Respond) team is holding a SOAR for Communities training session at the University’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach August 15-17, 2023. This gathering will include personnel from anti-human trafficking service…

USM Social Work’s SOAR Team Facilitating Anti-Human Trafficking Training Aug. 15-17
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USM Social Work’s SOAR Team Facilitating Anti-Human Trafficking Training Aug. 15-17

Mon, 08/14/2023 – 10:51am | By: David Tisdale The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work’s SOARing in Mississippi (Stop, Observe, Act and Respond) team is holding a SOAR for Communities training session at the University’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach August 15-17, 2023. This gathering will include personnel from anti-human trafficking…

AAHOA supports enhanced reporting to end human trafficking – Asian Hospitality AAHOA supports enhanced reporting to end human trafficking
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AAHOA supports enhanced reporting to end human trafficking – Asian Hospitality AAHOA supports enhanced reporting to end human trafficking

AAHOA IS ENDORSING passage of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Enhancement Act that aims to improve reporting of suspected human and sex trafficking. The association also will continue training its 20,000 members to prevent and intercept trafficking in their hotels. The National Human Trafficking Hotline Enhancement Act would require entities that contract with the National…