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Nov. 19 training will focus on addressing human trafficking in the Valley

Training will focus on the risks and characteristics of child trafficking, the victim-trafficker relationship and the complex needs of survivors.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County Children Services, 222 W. Federal St., will host training sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 for officials who deal directly with human trafficking.

The training will provide child welfare, juvenile justice and other officials with the tools to be able to identify and support trafficked children. It will include a “Human Trafficking 101” lesson to define human trafficking, review key state and federal laws and discuss what human trafficking can look like in Ohio. 

The training will focus on the risks and characteristics of child trafficking, the victim-trafficker relationship and the complex needs of survivors. It also will include information on how to use Ohio’s Safe Harbor Law to serve child trafficking survivors.

Click here for information and to register.