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This is the space where we study the issues, so we can be a voice and make a difference on issues that marginalize women, children, and families. Many people are horrified to see abuse and human trafficking and often want jump right in to do something, we'll teach you the best way to do it. 

158: Health and Human Services: TAG – Think Act Grow

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk about TAG, which stands for “Think, Act, Grow.” TAG is a “multi-sector approach that challenges organizations and professionals to improve adolescent health through a strengths-based, positive youth development approach that emphasizes youth engagement.” Key Points The TAG initiative acknowledges the limitations of the adolescent brain but it also…

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157: Using your Expertise as a Volunteer – An Interview with Attorney Jessica Springer

Jessica Springer joins Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak to talk about dual-jurisdiction children (part of the criminal justice system and the dependency system like foster homes) and how judges aren’t able to make good decisions if they don’t know the child’s full background. They also talk about current and upcoming human trafficking bills in…

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156: Reporting on Human Trafficking: Fresh Perspectives

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk about how broadcasters and journalists can tell the story of human trafficking with new perspectives. They talk about shifting the focus to tell the story of demand instead of just focusing on the rescues, and also discuss why it’s important to look at human trafficking with a public…

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155: Innovation: An interview with Kenny Henry

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk to Kenny Henry about the human trafficking programs he is involved in and all that he’s learned, including the challenging of finding housing for survivors and the impact substance abuse has on victims. Key Points Think about if there are already organizations in your community that would allow…

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154: The Challenge of Substance Abuse

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss substance abuse. They talk about the physiological causes of drug abuse, and what situations are most likely to lead to addictions. They wrap up by discussing how the solution is not in tougher laws against drugs but by local people creating drug-safe communities. Key Points Children who have…

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153: Homeless Youth: Risk and Resilience

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the connection between homelessness and both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. They talk about the problems that arise when youths age out of the welfare system and how non-profits need to expand their view of success to include prevention, not just rescues. Key Points Youths in early stages…

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