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Human Trafficking
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2019 Rural Human Trafficking Summit

The Hidden Crime of Human Trafficking in Rural Communities, the Health Care System and, Community Response

June 26-27, 2019
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, PA

Survivors of human trafficking experience significant mental health needs. In a study funded through the National Institutes of Health, it was found that "the majority of survivors have depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder or a more severe diagnosis: Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS)." This conference in State College, PA will emphasize rural prevention, treatment, and community collaboration.

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, in partnership with the Region III Office of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Eastcentral and Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center; and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is offering this two-day continuing education and outreach event to continue a rural human trafficking collaborative with an emphasis on rural prevention, treatment, and community collaboration.

Hear stories from victims of human trafficking, learn about the impact of this crisis in Pennsylvania, the role of law enforcement, and how health care providers are trained to identify victims of human trafficking and how community partnerships address this pervasive issue.

For more information, contact PORH Outreach Coordinator Terri Klinefelter, at 814-863-8214 or tjc136@psu.edu