Notes from 2/12/19
Problem areas include:
- Are organizations & agencies working together & communicating?
o Ruthie told us about the AACAT – Alamo Area Coalition Against Trafficking group who coordinates with @70 organizations
- There is a lack of education/knowledge & a need to educate – if you see something, say something
- Needs of victims, such as backpacks, phones, etc.
Ruthie knows of a presentation & DVD through the NCJW that can educate us on trafficked teens. She will look into if we can get to it ourselves via a link or will bring it to a meeting to talk through it with us.
Possible focus area could be education – teens, parents, everyone, really. Know the signs.
Where can we make an impact?
Homework: We all need to read more about the issues and the organizations involved by our next meeting.
Research links, topics, groups
www.aacat.org AACAT – Alamo Area Coalition Against Trafficking – start here; lots of links for other groups & agencies, as well as videos and reports
Centro Seguro – temporary place to stay
SAPD – Stop Human Trafficking department
https://thelavishgirls.com/ - Lavish
http://rapecrisis.com/ - Rape Crisis Center
https://www.claritycgc.org/ - Clarity Child Guidance Center
http://sacounselingcenter.com/ - SA Counseling & Behavioral Center
https://www.cissa.org/ -Communities in Schools
https://www.casa-satx.org/ - CASA
Baptist Behavioral Health Center
Battered Women’s Shelter
Organizations (suggestions from Ross Halfant)
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) (local/state)
Pathways to Hope (local)
SA Clubhouse (local)
Here for Texas (state)
United Against Human Trafficking (state)
Legislative information that you may want to keep an eye on (suggestions from Ross Halfant)