January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
is an issue that affects every country and every state in the U.S. Learn how Devereux Florida is granting hope and healing to individuals in need.
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Every year, millions of people around the world are victims of human trafficking. In the U.S., Florida ranks third in the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking hotline. Many of these calls are in reference to children who are lured into commercial sexual exploitation or labor through force, fraud or coercion.
In addition to the larger Devereux organization, Devereux Florida is working to combat this form of modern-day slavery by raising awareness and understanding.
“We want to ensure sexually exploited youth are not defined by what happened to them, but instead, given a fresh start at life,” said Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida Program Manager Erin Wirsing.
A report by the Human Trafficking Institute found that more than half of all active criminal human trafficking cases in the U.S., in 2018, were sex trafficking cases involving children. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the average age of children who first fall victim to sexual exploitation is 12 to 14 years old.
Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., recently discussed the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children during the National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health Emerging Best Practices Conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Devereux Florida and Central Florida Lifestyle Publications recently teamed up to help make holiday wishes come true for Devereux Florida foster families at the organizations’ second annual “Camp Holiday Cheer.”
Devereux Pennsylvania received four evidence-based practice program designations from the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services for delivering exemplary evidence-based practices.
TX Savor the Hope Gala
Friday, April 24, 2020
Devereux Pennsylvania Hope Gala generates nearly $200,000 for individuals with special needs
More than 350 guests gathered at the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia for Devereux Pennsylvania’s 20th annual Hope Gala to raise critical funds for children, adolescents and adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.
The theme, “Fostering Independence,” celebrated the nonprofit’s commitment to helping the youth and adults in its care develop the skills needed to thrive.