On Demand - Preventing Human Trafficking in Disasters: What You Need to Know and How to Respond
Thursday, January 26, 2023 7:00:00 PM UTC - Monday, January 26, 2026 8:00:00 PM UTC

The DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Center), DHS Office of Partnership and Engagement and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are co-hosting a webinar on Preventing Human Trafficking in Disasters: What You Need to Know and How to Respond on January 26, 2023, from 2:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M. ET. This webinar will provide information and resources on adversely impacted communities after disasters and how to identify the risk factors that may lead to human trafficking. This includes information on how to better prepare faith and community groups, first responders and emergency managers to recognize social and emotional impacts caused by disasters and the importance of local partners to both prevent exploitation and respond to survivors needs. In addition, federal resources on how to report potential incidences of human trafficking will be provided.

Featured Speakers



Annelle B. Primm, MD, MPH


Chair and Convener, All Healers Mental Health Alliance
and Senior Medical Director, The Steve Fund



Joy Lee


Program Admininstrator


Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership M.A. Program, Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Wheaton College



Kezban Yagci Sokat, PhD


Assistant Professor & Research Associate


San Jose State University & Mineta Transportation Institute



Leslie Saucedo




Office of Equal Rights, FEMA



Jamie Aten, Ph.D.


Founder and Executive Director,  Humanitarian Disaster Institute


Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership, Wheaton College



Karinda L. Washington


Executive Director, Social Impact & Campaigns, Office of Partnership and Engagement,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security



Kimberly Gordon-Achebe, MD, DFAPA


Director, University of Maryland Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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