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‘Breaking The Chains of Human Trafficking’ in Riviera Beach
January 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Each year, January 11 is recognized as national Human Trafficking Awareness Day and, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Florida ranks third, behind California and Texas, in reported human trafficking cases. Today, this huge topic will be on the table at the Port of Palm Beach, thanks to Riviera Beach-based nonprofit I Am Who I Am, Inc., and its founder, Terra Kennedy. The free informational workshop will focus primarily on preventing sex and labor trafficking of both children and adults. The following topics will be discussed:
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
- Foster Care and Trafficking
- The Port of Palm Beach and Human Trafficking
I Am Who I Am is an online sanctuary where victims and survivors can network, get support from other victims and survivors and view postings from professionals who deal with these issues, including domestic violence and bullying. Those who need it can also obtain information for counseling, referrals, education and emotional support through online support group sessions and workshops. Visit that information-heavy website here. The event is free and open to the public, though attendees are asked to register here first. Certificates will be given to attendees at the conclusion of the workshop.