NOT HERE Presents:  The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking

November 12 & 13, 2015


The Countdown: 95 days remaining

August 4th began our 100 day countdown leading up to The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking in Maine. Over these 100 days, we will be sharing a fact, a resource, or a perspective each day, to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and inspire action against injustice, both domestically, and globally.

Today’s Featured Fact: Healthcare providers can play a key role in identifying victims of human trafficking while they are in captivity. 

In one study (The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities) of 107 survivors, 87% of survey respondents admitted seeing a health care provider at some point while they were being trafficked


Do you want to know more?  
In a clinical report first published online in February 2015 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) titled “Child Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Health Care Needs of Victims,” the AAP detailed its recommendations for health care providers working to assist and protect children who have become victims of child sex trafficking, as well as those who are at risk of being trafficked.  
Learn more by reading the report from the AAP here: 

Be a part of the movement that declares Not Here!  

We invite you to like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and share these resources in your social networks to help us raise awareness that yes, human trafficking DOES happen in Maine AND around the globe, and EVERYONE needs to be involved to stop it. 

Looking for more information on The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking?

Stay tuned! Registration information for the Summit will be coming soon!