Join us for an engaging and informative opportunity to learn more about Human Trafficking in Southern Indiana
In April 2016, the Office of Personal Counseling and Mental Health and Wellness Seminar Series partnered with The Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Coalition (SIHTC) to co-sponsor the First Annual Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Awareness Conference, held at IU Southeast.
About the Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Coalition (SIHTC): The Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Coalition (SIHTC) is part of the statewide anti-trafficking task force known as the Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH). SIHTC is a regionally based group whose membership is comprised of employees from nearly 30 community-based agencies. The goal of the SIHTC is to educate the community on human trafficking and to advocate for victims of human trafficking.
SIHTC members have trained over 500 law enforcement officers, over 700 service providers, over 800 youth and parents, over 300 health care professionals, and nearly 400 school staff, teachers, administration, and bus drivers in our region. SIHTC has assisted both youth and adult survivors in accessing needed services to begin the process of healing.
To identify and prevent the purchase of human being for sex and labor by community collaboration, education and outreach, and connection of those in need to services.
To build a community where no person is trafficked.
The Fifth Annual Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Awareness Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.