Human Trafficking in Kent and Sussex Counties

10/01/2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9 AM – 12 PM

Crossroad Community Church
20684 State Forest Rd, Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Yolanda Schlabach, co-chair of the Victim Services Committee of Delaware's Human Trafficking Council, will share the realities of sex trafficking of our children (and adults) in this state. Powerfully illustrated through an A-V presentation, is the gripping reality of what occurs within our own communities.

As a volunteer, Yolanda has traveled the state over the past few years, bringing awareness to medical professionals, state agencies, law enforcement, legislators, judiciary, social workers, therapists and educators. She is Founder and Executive Director of Zoe Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to aftercare for minor female victims of sex trafficking.

Join us to learn how to get involved and identify the next steps we can take together as the body of Christ, unleashing the only power that can defeat this pure evil attacking our state. We need you to be informed!


Playground: The Child Sex Trade In America Screen and Panel

01/24/2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9 AM – 11:30 AM

Human trafficking is a crime which involves the forcing or coercing of a person into performing a commercial sex act or forced labor. Although human trafficking is a heinous crime no matter who the victim is, it is especially disturbing when it involves children or young adults.

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Region III Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce is partnering with the City of Philadelphia to sponsor a viewing of the documentary film Playground. This movie, by filmmaker Libby Spears, and produced by George Clooney, Stephen Soderbergh, and Grant Heslov, offers a glimpse into the reality of sexual slavery in the United States. The film takes you through the stories of young girls who could very well be your neighbor, you friend, your daughter or your sister.

The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring social service providers and Federal Government staff directly engaged in work to stop the epidemic of trafficking individuals across the country.

This educational event is open to all interested parties including healthcare and social services professionals, faith-based organizations, academia and students.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The film screening, followed by panel dialogue, will be 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Human Trafficking Event

09/09/2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9 AM – 2 PM

Peniel United Methodist Church
115 E Market St, Wilmington, Delaware 19804

Free and open to the public

Pre-registration by Sept. 5, is requested by sending an email to: lwvncc@comcast.net - include in subject line “Attending Sept. 9 Event” and provide your name.

*Check-in and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Please bring a bag lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.


Human Trafficking Awareness Panel

01/22/2018 - 01/23/2018

Jan 22, 2018 at 6 PM – Jan 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Red Clay Consolidated School District
Wilmington, Delaware

Representative Kim Williams, Senator Jack Walsh, and Senator Anthony DelCollo encourage you to join us for an informative discussion on human trafficking in Delaware. Guest speakers include: Commissioner Mary McDonough, Delaware Courts, Major Daniel Meadows, Delaware State Police, and Yolanda Schlabach, Zo? Ministries.

The panel will take place in the auditorium.


2-day Complex Trauma Training with Bonnie Martin

10/24/2019 - 10/25/2019

The SERVE Model

From Surviving to Thriving: A Brain-based Approach to Supporting Survivors of violence, exploitation, and human Trafficking

2-day Complex Trauma Training with Bonnie Martin:

In Partnership with Wilmington University’s Center for Prevention Science, 'Meet me at the Well' will be bringing The SERVE Model for the Treatment of Complex Trauma with Bonnie Martin to Delaware Thursday October 24 – Friday October 25th.

Location is at the Wilmington University’s auditorium on their Dover campus. The two day training is normally over $150 but is being sponsored by 'Meet me at the Well' to bring the price down to $35 for community advocates and professionals.

Capacity is limited to 120, so don’t wait!

With the support of Salvation Army Delaware and Zoe ministries, lunch and refreshments will be provided for both days!


What is Human Trafficking?

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act; or, commercial sex involving a person under 18 years of age."- U.S. Department of Homeland Security