Sarah Batley, MA Theology, Church and Community Director, Araminta Freedom Initiative will moderate this panel discussion. Panelists will discuss different perspectives on when helping helps and when helping hurts; the questions will be inclusive of the time during exploitation, recovery, and restoration. The panel will highlight effective approaches to responding to human trafficking and explore strategies to fulfill the gaps in responding to human trafficking. Community and state responses to human trafficking will be explored, as well as honest dialogue about what helps, what has the potential to harm, and what gaps in services can be identified.
- Understand current victim services available for a human trafficking survivor in the state of Maryland, and intricacies with best practices among professions
- Explore strategies to fill gaps in responding to human trafficking
- Identify effective approaches to responding to human trafficking in Maryland
- Understand survivors’ perspectives as to what helps and what has the potential to harm in the human trafficking response
- Understand community and state responses to responding effectively to human trafficking