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2019 Symposium

National Human Trafficking Hotline

The Florida Department of Health held their Human Trafficking Symposium on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at The Westshore Grand A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609.

The event had over a hundred attendees along with impressive panelists from all parts of Florida who informed, educated and discussed hot topics for solutions. With Florida ranked as the third in the United States for human trafficking, this huge and complex problem will require the continuation of multi-sectoral involvement of individuals, organizations, agencies and coalitions all working together to continue to raise awareness, provide education, and develop appropriate and intervention strategies!

Please find below the agenda and panelists powerpoint presentations from the event.



PANEL 1

Lauren Whitworth, MSW, More Too Life, Inc. Open Doors Outreach Network Provider, Human Trafficking Survivor (No powerpoint presentation)

Christa Hicks, LMHC, CCPT, Executive Director of Anti-Trafficking, One More Child, Human Trafficking Survivor (No powerpoint presentation)







PANEL 2











PANEL 3

Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Senior Staff, Coalition of Immokalee Workers (No powerpoint presentation)



Andrea Ables, Environmental Manager, Bureau of Environmental Health Facility Programs, Florida Department of Health (No powerpoint presentation)





PANEL 4



Corporal Alan Wilkett, Pasco Sheriff's Office (No powerpoint presentation)







Closing Remarks

Jennifer Ray, MA, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, Violence and Injury Prevention Section, Bureau of Family Health Services, Division of Community Health Promotion, Florida Department of Health