Online seminar on human trafficking for Oshawa, Durham parents and youth
Published August 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Victim Services of Durham Region will be hosting a virtual seminar on sex trafficking next week to better inform parents about the very real dangers of human trafficking.
Domestic Sex Trafficking of Youth During COVID-19: Parents & Prevention will take place Tuesday, August 24 to help empower caregivers and youth 13+ through education on human trafficking, to help parents understand how to recognize risk factors and early red flags, and to prevent youth from being trafficked.
Human trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in Canada. Sixty-six per cent of all human trafficking in Canada occurs in Ontario and it is a “growing problem” in Durham.
Durham Police’s human trafficking unit has reported a year-over-year increase in investigations since 2018 and (as of June 30) has already conducted more investigations this year than all of 2020.
In this 90-minute seminar attendees will:
- Learn how your youth can be recruited and lured
- Learn how covid-19 has increased youth vulnerability
- Understand what makes your youth vulnerable
- Learn how to identify if your youth is being trafficked
- Understand online safety and how to implement it
- Learn how to speak to your youth about this topic
- Hear from a survivor
- Hear from the parent of a survivor
To register for the seminar click here
If you are a victim of human trafficking or suspect human trafficking, please contact Durham Regional Police at 1-888-579-1520 ext 5600 or Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
For more information on the seminar please email [email protected] or call (905) 721-4226 / 1 (888) 579-1520 ext. 3400insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies