Human Trafficking has become a common topic for political and humanitarian discussion on a global scale. However, human trafficking is not just an international problem; it is a local problem that can affect anyone—people with intellectual disabilities included. This webinar seeks to assist support professionals in keeping the people we support safe from crimes of human trafficking. It explains what human trafficking is by examining the act, the means, and the purpose. It discusses five key risk factors that put people with an intellectual disability at risk: isolation, poverty, dependency, increased access to technology and social prejudice. Finally, this article provides a resource to keep people As Safe As Possible.
This webinar is a companion to the most recent issue of the International Journal of Direct Support Article: Human Trafficking and People with an Intellectual Disability Staying ‘As Safe As Possible’. To read this month’s issue, click here.