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IU Bloomington Webinar on Human Trafficking

On March 23, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, through its Public Health & YOU initiative, will host a webinar focused on human trafficking with speakers Allen Bell of the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP), and IU School of Public Health Assistant Clinical Professor Deborah Getz, Re.D.

Close to Home: Human Trafficking in Indiana will provide information on human trafficking in Indiana, efforts to increase awareness, and improve identification of victims. Bell and Getz will also share a video that includes an interview with Aubrey Lloyd, a human trafficking advocate and survivor.

The webinar will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. The webinar is free, and registration is available at eventbrite.com (search “Close to Home: Human Trafficking in Indiana”).

Bell is the ITVAP Area 7 Regional Coalition Coordinator through the Indiana Youth Services Association. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Communication Studies. In his current role, he educates service-delivery providers across the state to increase their ability to identify and serve youth who have been trafficked. Bell has worked in direct service for six years providing positive youth development programs for youth ages eight to 21 developing programs to promote relationships between youth and their communities.

Getz is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Applied Health Science in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. Her focus is preparing high-quality youth work professionals, creating safe physical and electronic environments for youth, personal financial education and leadership development. Getz is principal investigator of a training grant to support the educational design, delivery, and evaluation of Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

For more information on Public Health & YOU, please visit publichealthandyou.indiana.edu.