Arkansans Ask: Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a growing problem across the United States. Since 2007, there have been 180 cases reported in Arkansas according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Expert guests will discuss the impact statewide and nationally, as well as how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and help victims.
THE FUTURE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO COMBATTING LABOR TRAFFICKING
Panelists include: Louise Allison, founder of Partners Against Trafficking Humans (PATH); Dorothy Cox, assistant editor of Trucker News Organization; Emily Robbins, LCSW, mental health professional at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Child Study Center; Annie Smith, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law; Genevie Strickland, Director of Education for the Morgan Nick Foundation; and Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay. Veteran journalist Steve Barnes will host.
In addition to this episode of "Arkansans Ask," AETN has created a course on human trafficking awareness for Arkansas educators. This course is available on ArkansasIDEAS, and fulfills the requirements of Act 765 of 2017, which calls for human trafficking awareness education to be made available to school personnel each year. More information on the course is available at ideas.aetn.org.