Welcome and Plenary Session: Human Trafficking and Immigration
Includes a Live Event on 06/20/2019 at 12:15 PM (EDT)
June 20, 2019 - 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Susan Munsey, LCSW
Founder & Director of Programs Generate Hope San Diego, CA
The United Nations defines human trafficking as the “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.” In 2017, 8,759 cases of human trafficking were reported - this is a 13% increase from 2016. In the United States, California and Texas have the highest number of reported cases, due, in part, to their larger populations and border proximity. The increasing awareness of human trafficking and the susceptibility of immigrants has created a heightened awareness that social workers need to be informed on how to identify, support and work with victims of such devastating circumstances. This session focuses on how to identify possible signs of human trafficking, and the next steps towards stabilization, support, and paths for recovery.