January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

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January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

 

Here are Two Workshops to learn more about Human Trafficking

  • Tue. Jan. 23 at 7:30pm PT – Willow Glen Branch Library
  • Thur. Feb. 8 at 7:00pm PT – Avila Hall, Santa Teresa Church

 

A unique Prayer opportunity:

  • WATERritual on Tue. Jan. 30 at 4:30pm PT

Must register in advance for dial-in#:

http://www.waterwomensalliance.org/human-trafficking-awareness/

Group prayer to renounce and resist the evil of trafficking that exploits

people in all corners of the world hosted by WATER (Women’s Alliance of Theology, Ethics, and Ritual)

 

Recognizing Potential Red Flags

 

Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Recognizing potential red flags and knowing the indicators of human trafficking is a key step in identifying more victims and helping them find the assistance they need.

 

Common Work and Living Conditions: The individual(s) in question

 

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work

High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows,     

      bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

 

Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior

  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement
  • Avoids eye contact

 

Poor Physical Health

  • Lacks health care
  • Appears malnourished
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

 

Prepared by the Polaris Project.

Save to cell phone and report suspicious activity:

1-888-3737-888 – National Human Trafficking Hotline and Resource Center

Text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733)

If a victim is in urgent need of assistance, call 911

Text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733)