Tuesday, August 20, 2019  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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The Westshore Grand Hotel, Tribute Portfolio Hotel 
4860 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
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Health Council of Southeast Florida 
561-844-4220 Ext 2600 


The Health Council of Southeat Florida is facilitating the logistics for this event.


Florida Department of Health
 Human Trafficking Symposium

"Addressing Human Trafficking as a Public Health Issue in Florida" 

 Live Webcast

Limited In-Person Venue 

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , it is estimated that more than 20 million men, women, and children around the world are victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery.

Florida is ranked third in the United States for human trafficking. This is a huge and complex problem in our state, and addressing it effectively will require multi-sectoral involvement. Individuals, organizations, agencies and coalitions, will need to work together to raise awareness, provide education, and develop appropriate and intervention strategies.  

Please join us for the Florida Department of Health's Human Trafficking Symposium on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The theme is "Addressing Human Trafficking as a Public Health Issue in Florida". This event will bring impressive panelist who will inform, discuss, educate and engage! 

Recognizing that not all interested stakeholders can attend in person, the symposium is also being offered via live webcast. 

Symposium Objectives: 

  • Understand the Public Health model is inclusive of all service providers, law enforcement and the court system when providing care to victims and survivors of human trafficking;
  • Understand the value of applying a trauma-informed approach towards the system of care that is supportive of the health care professional, so they have the resources needed to address the health needs of victims and survivors;
  • Understand the health needs of victims and survivors are inclusive of the multiple stages of trauma that can be addressed through emergency care, short term care and long-term care;
  • Understand the role of human rights and community in the human trafficking problem; and understanding the unique role of health personnel in the identification of human trafficking victims and their legal and ethical responsibilities to those victims;
  •  Understand the roles of multiple agencies, e.g. law enforcement, healthcare, human and social services and economic development, in responding to and preventing human trafficking trafficking;
  • Understanding the variety of resources available in the prevention of, identification of, and response to human trafficking victimization;

This is a free event that you do not want to miss!

Free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered to those attending in person/on site.

Please click on ONE of the link below to register in-person or web cast event.