The question has changed from “Does Human Trafficking exist in New Hampshire?” to “What can we do to address the issues and best support victims and survivors?” This conference will be an opportunity for those who wish to deepen their understanding of human trafficking and to further equip those already working with victims. Attendees will hear from survivors as they share their perspective as well as regional and nationally recognized speakers.
To address this issue in New Hampshire, St. Joseph Hospital is offering “Responding to Human Trafficking in NH: Beyond 101” on Friday, November 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Nashua Hotel. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. The cost is $49.00 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
Our presenters include: Erin Albright, JD, Regional Program Director, Give Way to Freedom; Joy Barrett, Executive Director, Granite State Children’s Alliance; Claudia Bayliff, Attorney at Law; Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Executive Director HEAL Trafficking.
“While women and children comprise 80% of the victims of human trafficking in the United States, trafficking is NOT only a women’s issue -- it’s a human rights issue,” states Kathleen Rice Orshak, Vice President of Mission and Ethics for St. Joseph Hospital. “The United Nations estimates there are 27 million people in slavery today. And what makes it even more horrific is the age of most victims ---- the average entry age of American minors into the sex trade is 12-14 years old and oftentimes younger.”
Suggested audiences for this conference include healthcare, social service (especially youth) and mental health providers; legal and law enforcement professionals; and members of faith communities. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for this conference visit www.stjosephhospital.com/humantrafficking or call Community Health Education at (603) 595.3168.