Local groups learning so they can educate Cenla on trafficking issues


Child trafficking can and does happen in areas big and small, so local child welfare organizations are training on how to combat that and educate their communities on how to help.

CAMP GRANT WALKER — Child trafficking can and does happen in areas big and small, so local child welfare organizations are training on how to combat that and educate their communities on how to help.

This week the groups learned about types of trafficking, what drives it, local statistics and what leads children to become victims of it. International human rights organization Love146 led the training.

Love146 is dedicated to ending child trafficking, providing education and support for survivors and more.

Local groups participating were the Children’s Advocacy Network (CAN), Cenla Pregnancy Center, Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana, S.T.A.R. (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response), Youth Challenge Program, Rapides and Vernon parish representatives of the Department of Children and Family Services and Rapides Families in Need of Services (F.I.N.S.).

The problem isn’t isolated to larger cities.

“It’s here. In our communities, our neighborhoods. In your child’s school. In your back yard,” said Maegan d’Autremont, trafficking coordinator for CAN.



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