Blog: Domestic Violence, COVID-19, and Human Trafficking

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  There has been a significant increase in domestic violence throughout the pandemic. Understanding the similarities and differences between domestic violence and human trafficking is crucial in obtaining the supports and legal remedies needed for survivors. Victims of human trafficking and domestic violence often have experiences and trauma that overlap.  Check out our latest …

October is Fair Trade Month

Millions of people all over the world are victims of forced labor, including children. Purchasing fair trade certified items allows you to be part of the solution. Learn more about ending labor trafficking, and all forms of human trafficking, at fairtradeameria.org and https://www.fairtradecertified.org/

Engage Together Project: Wyoming

This month, we began rolling out Engage Together Project in Wyoming. Engage Together® Project as a transformational new resource for states and communities that increases their effectiveness to end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable.  We are excited to partner with a special class at the University of Wyoming and the Attorney General of Wyoming’s Human Trafficking Task Force, to launch this project …

Ending Human Trafficking Roundtable

On September 24th, Engage Together and Justice U teams hosted the national virtual Ending Human Trafficking Roundtable.  This special event featured amazing women working on the frontlines to end and prevent human trafficking, including Elena Shahnaian, Rachel Thomas, Melissa Yao, Alana Flora, and Ashleigh Chapman.  Listen in to hear their stories, their experiences, their impact – and what you can …

Blog: 5 Ways Guidance Counselors Are Uniquely Positioned

Check out our latest blog, 5 Ways Guidance Counselors Are Uniquely Positioned, to discover how guidance counselors are needed and able more than ever before to support students, schools, and communities at this unprecedented moment in our world and its impact on youth and children today.

Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Youth aging out of foster care are one of the most vulnerable populations exploited by traffickers.  Increasing community supports for youth and young adults at this critical stage in their lives is essential to preventing human trafficking and all forms of exploitation and harm.  Which is why Alana Flora joined with Regent University School of Law and The Children and …

** New Online Safety Toolkit for Parents & Caregivers

The Engage Together and Justice U teams worked together to create a special Online Safety Toolkit for parents and caregivers.  This resource provides critical knowledge on how to keep your kids safe from traffickers in virtual environments – including gaming, social media apps, online platforms, and so much more.  Download this free resource, and share it with every parent you …

Engage Together Project & Indiana University

This month, we have begun rolling out Engage Together Project in Indiana. Engage Together® Project as a transformational new resource for states and communities that increases their effectiveness to end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable.  We are excited to partner with Indiana University and their School of Public Health, Center for Rural Engagement, and Center for the Study of Global Change, to …

World Day Campaign

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day commemorated by the United Nations to raise awareness of human trafficking and call the world to action.  But how do you recognize it in your local community?  And what do you do when you see it?  Engage Together has partnered with the Justice U team to launch the nationwide Closer …