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The December 2020 – January 2021 Issue of Social Work Advocates Covers Human Trafficking, More

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“I want to thank all social workers for their hard work this past year, and every year, and I wish you all the best in 2021.” —Laetitia Clayton, Managing Editor In case you missed the December–January issue, here are some highlights. Top stories include: Human Trafficking: A Pervasive Human Rights Issue Human trafficking is a challenge many social workers are ... Read More »

Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking: Strategies to Facilitate Identification, Exit from Trafficking, and the Restoration of Wellness

Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others; or for the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal; or for providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human ... Read More »

The power of social work proven in South Carolina

The power of social work was proven in South Carolina as the NASW South Carolina Chapter celebrated the passage of a state’s bill against human trafficking (H. 3757), which was signed into law in June. The law is a victory for state social workers who championed the bill, working for the chapter’s Government Affairs Committee. Chapter Executive Director Carla Damron ... Read More »

National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness: End Modern Day Slavery

In 2009, the U.S. Senate approved a resolution by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Sam Brownback (R-Ka.) to observe National Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month from January 1 to February 1.  January 11th has become a National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness.  President Obama declared January 2012 to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention ... Read More »