The Cape Vincent Community Library and the Victim’s Assistance Center of Jefferson County are teaming up to offer a training dedicated to raising awareness of youth sex trafficking on Tuesday, July 9th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Cape Vincent Rec Park, 602 South James Street, Cape Vincent.
This training focuses on awareness, red flags and gives good foundational knowledge surrounding the issue. This training is FREE and open to the public. Those in the health care field and anyone who works closely with children are strongly encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided and participants will receive a workbook and certificate after completion of the training.
Pre-registration is required to ensure the availability of participant workbooks and certificates. Register by Tuesday, July 2 before 5:00pm. Stop in or call the library at 315-654-2132. OR register online at https://www.capevincentlibrary.org/human-trafficking-training-2019 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Missingkids.com, child sex trafficking is “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, or advertising of a minor child for the purpose of a commercial sex act, which involves the exchange of anything of value – such as money, drugs or a place to stay – for sexual activity.”
“Child sex trafficking is prevalent in rural locations like Jefferson County. Areas such as Fort Drum attract traffickers from all over the country and bring a ‘big city problem’ to our back door. Sex trafficking is present in our schools, entertainment events and is infiltrating our homes through the internet,” said Kiley Hilyer, Lead Advocate, Child Advocacy Center of NNY.