United Way Nurturing Children & Youth Event: Parent & Caregiver Sex Trafficking Prevention Awareness
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
11:00AM – 1:00PM
South Central College | Conference Center A
Light lunch sponsored by South Central College.
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Community members are invited to a free educational event on sex trafficking prevention, hosted by Greater Mankato Area United Way in partnership with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Safe Harbor program.
The event takes place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 25 at South Central College’s Conference Center A. Light lunch is provided by South Central College.
The event features Love146’s “Not a Number” training, geared toward parents, caregivers, direct service providers and any interested community members. The training covers warning signs, ways to talk to youth, safety planning and more. The training is presented by Jane Vader, regional navigator of MDH Safe Harbor Program.
The event is an initiative by Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Nurturing Children & Youth Community Impact Team. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s Sex Trafficking Prevention program is one of the 55 programs funded by Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2023 campaign.
• In 2019, the Minnesota Student Survey asked 9th and 11th graders: “Have you ever traded sex or sexual activity to receive money, food, drugs, alcohol, a place to stay or anything else?” About 5,000 youth in Minnesota answered yes. Approximately 1.3% of youth in our area answered yes.
• Youth from culturally and linguistically diverse communities are more than two times as likely to be exploited as youth who identify as Caucasian.