Human Trafficking Response and Social Disparities Training
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If an Ebola Virus Outbreak in the United States was handled in the same manner as combating Human Trafficking, many of us would be pushing up daisies.

If the headlines said, “Ebola Virus inbound into the United States!” you wouldn’t see the American people flitting through academic research, statistics, & studies. Someone says “EBOLA VIRUS” and there is a Call To Action!

Child Sex Trafficking occurs in every state within the United States. Pimp/traffickers sell child victims: Toddlers, Pre-schoolers, Elementary schoolers, Middle schoolers, & High schoolers. In some of these cases the victims are tortured and murdered. It’s not fiction.

“A jury of six men and six women returned 13 guilty verdicts in the case of Albert Rich, 35, who was charged with human trafficking of a child, rape, kidnapping, torture and several other charges. The accusations occurred from May to June 2017 throughout Oakland and surfaced after his June 2017 arrest, after one of the woman victim’s friends called police. His youngest victim, 17 at the time, had a deodorant aerosol can forced into her rectum, causing such damage that 12 hours later, she was still bleeding, said prosecutor Sabrina Farrell in closing arguments last week. The girl testified that she had to wear a diaper for four months because of her injuries. https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/05/22/oakland-human-trafficker-who-burned-tortured-victims-found-guilty-on-all-charges/

“A 3-month-old baby and a 5-year-old child were rescued in October in Denver as part of a global effort that also saved 84 other minors from underage human trafficking rings across the US and dozens more in other countries.” https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/84-kids-were-just-rescued-from-sex-trafficking-in/

Child Sex Trafficking simply does not receive the same level of response and containment as an Ebola Virus Outbreak in the U.S. would. If something that is happening doesn’t affect them directly or put them in fear like an epidemic would, a very large number of people simply won’t give a damn. It’s very sad, but we live a complacent society. Personally, I find the existence of this child sex trafficking to be intolerable, which is why I am educating healthcare professionals on how to recognize victims. That is my small contribution.

The girls you might pass on the way home from your work,  who are walking the red light track. One or more may NOT be prostituting voluntarily! But too may folks dismiss her as being a street ho who is supporting an addiction!

But ask yourself this question: How do you know? How do you really KNOW?

Maybe she is age 14 or 15 and forced to work as a prostitute?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Would you do nothing?