B2 (AT CAPACITY) Human Trafficking of Indiana Youth: Identification and Collaborative Support of Victims and Survivors
Human Trafficking among youth has become a growing issue, one that isn’t isolated to only “the big city.” This workshop will help participants understand the scope of human trafficking and the issue among Indiana’s youth.
Participants will learn how to recognize risk factors that lead to the heightened vulnerability of human trafficking, the red flags that may indicate a trafficking situation, and understand the reasons why victims don’t self-identify or reach out for help. Additionally, we will discuss ways to identify trafficked youth, tips to make a report, and how to connect survivors with resources and services.
Elaine Bottomley is currently serving West Central Indiana as a Regional Coalition Coordinator with the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP). Elaine graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Psychology.