Across the United States, human trafficking is a growing problem and, in the past nine years, 180 cases have been reported in Arkansas. How can we recognize the signs of human trafficking and help victims? Expert guests share and discuss the impact statewide and nationally in a special episode of "Arkansans Ask" Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
Expert 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; Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay; Annie B. Smith, associate professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law; and Genevie Stickland, director of education, Morgan Nick Foundation. 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.
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
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