Meetings & Events

Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, all events are taking place virtually. Please contact sccaht1@gmail.com with questions!

Education and Outreach Committee

WHAT: The Education and Outreach Committee focuses on expanding accurate knowledge about human trafficking in the community. Outreach efforts focus on raising awareness, participating in community events, offering free education presentations, outreach, and support services for survivors. All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP via Facebook.

WHEN: First Thursday of every month from 6 – 7 PM.

WHERE: Akron Public Library (60 S. High St. Akron, OH 44326).

Next Meeting: December 3, 2020 via Zoom. No November meeting. Details will be posted on our Facebook page.

Direct Services Committee

WHAT: The Direct Services Committee is made up of dedicated professionals working with survivors of human trafficking in Northeast Ohio. This group is made up of victim service providers, court staff, law enforcement officers, residential shelters, mental health providers, attorneys, healthcare workers, and those working with trafficked individuals in a variety of different capacities. For questions, or if you are interested in attending, contact: Kelli Cary, MSSA, LISW-S at kcary@rahab-ministries.org.

WHEN: Last Tuesday of every month from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

WHERE: Summit County Juvenile Court (650 Dan St. Akron, OH 44310) in the Conference Room.

Next Meeting: November 24th via Zoom. Details can be found on our Facebook page.

Events

January Event 2021: The Collaborative will be hosting our annual January Event virtually, complete with a variety of speakers, a resource fair, and a Q & A panel! More details to come on our Facebook page.

Anti-Trafficking Trainings: Human trafficking is serious issue in our communities! Our virtual anti-trafficking trainings are designed to provide basic information about the issue, including how to identify it, how to respond to survivors, and how to get involved in prevention and outreach. Details for the type of trainings and info for the Zoom calls can be found on our Facebook page.

Upcoming Dates:

Human Trafficking 101: December 15th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Human trafficking is serious issue in our communities! This FREE virtual human trafficking 101 training is designed to provide basic information about the issue, including how to identify it, how to respond to survivors, and how to get involved in prevention and outreach. This event is open to all community members, however mature topics will be discussed, so use discretion when attending and sharing with others. 1 CEU credit is offered for licensed professionals. Details can be found on our Facebook page.

Trafficked or Treasured, Youth Presentation: TBD

Trafficked or Treasured is a FREE virtual training geared toward youth, young adults, and caretakers. Come learn about human trafficking through a trauma-informed lens, with a focus on youth education and empowerment. Examine the basic stages of grooming and how to recognize them with real-world, accessible examples. Discuss what makes an individual vulnerable to trafficking and how to build resiliency skills to lessen those vulnerabilities. By giving young people the knowledge, tools, and confidence to confront human trafficking in this safe environment, we can empower them to be more in control when confronted with these issues in their own lives—or in the lives of their friends. A great opportunity for both youth and caregivers to learn to communicate about human trafficking with the goal of centering the young person’s decisions in the process of their own safety. Please find the Zoom details on our Facebook page.