Faithful Action: Preventing Exploitation and Human Trafficking Among Youth in a COVID Environment

The month of January 2021 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as issued by the President’s proclamation. This proclamation highlights some of the recent efforts to combat human trafficking across several agencies, and it includes the critical role of faith‑based and community organizations that provide survivors with vital services. The proclamation also identifies a comprehensive National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (NAP) built around the “three pillars” of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA): prevention, protection, and prosecution. And, the proclamation highlights the Department of Homeland Security’s newly launched Center for Countering Human Trafficking.

To commemorate this month, the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives is hosting a webinar to highlight youth prevention educational programs, strategies and resources to counter exploitation and human trafficking in a COVID environment.

DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2021


TIME: 2 to 3:15 p.m. ET



Carolina Fuentes, LMSW, MDiv, Consultant, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center & School Based Therapist and Trainer at DePelchin Children’s Center

Ashlie Bryant, Co-Founder/ CEO, 3Strands Global Foundation

Kristen Morse, MPP, Global Reach Director, The A21 Campaign

Aria Flood, MPH, Director of US Prevention, Love146

Kimberly Casey, MPP, Communications and Prevention Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Trafficking in Persons

Brandi Bynum, Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign


How to Join the Webinar:


Register using the Adobe Connect registration web link.

Test your Adobe Connect prior to the meeting; you may need to update or install software to access the audio-visual content.

This webinar will offer captioning on the webinar platform.

For information, contact

A recording of the webinar will be sent by email to all registered participants in case you are unable to attend or wish to share.


We hope that you will join us on Thursday, January 28!

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