Pittsburgh professionals discuss human trafficking

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PITTSBURG, Kansas— A human trafficking specialist teaches local human resources professionals a lesson.

Today at noon, the Crawford County Mental Health Center hosted a luncheon to talk about human trafficking in the workplace. The lunch included guest speaker Adah Hutchcraft, spiritual care specialist, from Ascension Via Christi. Hutchcraft focused on the myths, signs and stigmas that HR professionals should be aware of.

“It’s a very hard thing to track and we still know that human trafficking is happening everywhere,” Hutchcraft said. “So whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or you’re a professional in any environment, it’s important, because it can be a friend, a family member, as well as other people. a colleague, of a church member, that you might end up helping if you know the red flags to look for.

The presentation included helpful links to resources and data to show the importance of the issue.

A participant in the presentation, Ashley Stalford, a human resources specialist from Labette Health, said: “At the hospital, you would automatically assume that everyone who comes in and has been beaten, or something like that, would be involved in the domestic violence. After today, that will definitely not be the case and it will allow me to dig deeper into this and see the aspects of human trafficking.

Hutchcraft said that every person has a good chance of meeting someone who has suffered from human trafficking in their lifetime.

You can find more human trafficking resources here.


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