Solving Homelessness Together

Human Trafficking Training

Forwarded by:
Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
Fax- 706.571-0707

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From: Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness <>
Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM
Subject: Human Trafficking Training

(CEUs Pending)
November 7, 2017
Goodwill Training Center
As one of the top sex trafficking centers in the United States, It has become vital for all of us operating in Metro Atlanta to continue an acute awareness of the roles each of us have in combating the crisis of contemporary human enslavement and exploitation. The ever increasing public outcry over several high profile incidents in the region has influenced the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness to host this vital training.
Join us on November 7th, 2017 for an informational training which will equip attendees with the knowledge of the roles of homeless service providers play in identifying and safely intervening in suspected cases of human exploitation. This full day training will walk attendees through the full journey from risk factors to victim-hood, to rescue, to post rescue and recovery. This training will be hosted by trainers Heather Stockdale, CEO of Georgia Cares and Meredith Holt, Agent of FBI MATCH Task Force.
This full-day training will cover the full spectrum of human exploitation activity from the identification and rescue of victims, to the long road to recovery and independence some face in the post rescue. Our speakers will be:
Event Schedule
10:00am: Welcome/Opening
10:30am: Speaker 1: FBI MATCH- recognizing victims, intervention, etc.
12:30pm: Q&A
1:30pm: Speaker 2: Post Rescue, Recovery, etc.
3:30pm: Q&A
3:30-4pm: Closing and Networking
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Meredith Holt
Task Force Officer FBI MATCH Task Force
Meredith Holt is a detective for the Smyrna Police Department investigating crimes against children, adult sexual assault, and large scale Human Trafficking cases. Meredith has been working in the field of child abuse and law enforcement for 16 years. She currently represents the Smyrna Police Department on the FBI’s Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force (MATCH), where she investigates the human trafficking of children. Meredith received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a major in Child Development from the University of Georgia. Her work with children includes being an advisor with the Smyrna Police Explorers, a youth group for teens. Meredith was appointed by Governor Deal as the sole law enforcement officer to the Child Welfare Reform Committee in 2014. Currently Meredith is serving on the Division of Family and Children Services State Advisory Board and represents Region 13: Cobb, Gwinnett, and Clayton counties
Heather Stockdale
Heather Stockdale is the Executive Director of Georgia Cares, the statewide coordinating agency for child victims of sex trafficking and exploitation in Georgia. In her role as Executive Director, she is responsible for the overall development and implementation of the organization’s mission and strategic priorities. Her professional experience and training within the Trafficking and Youth Development fields serve her vision to pursue strategies that support holistic health and growth of youth while also building the State’s capacity to support families and communities in the fight against Human Trafficking. Ms. Stockdale has been instrumental in the State’s anti-trafficking initiatives since 2009, working with federal partners, other States, non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, prosecutors, medical providers, and youth serving agencies to forge multi- disciplinary partnerships. Ms. Stockdale thrives on improving efficiency, crafting innovative models, creating and implementing public policy, improving the effectiveness of systems, and improving access to services in the fight to eradicate child sex trafficking.
We would like to thank Goodwill for partnering with us for this event