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Webinar: Beyond the White Van: The Realities of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Rural Communities


Sexual exploitation and sex trafficking are issues in the national spotlight, but myths and false narratives often create misconceptions of the realities surrounding trafficking and exploitation of youth. This webinar will address the basics of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, how it presents in rural spaces, and steps that multi-disciplinary teams can take to respond to victims/survivors.

3 Learning Outcomes: 

  • Provide fundamental knowledge of sex trafficking and exploitation

  • Gain understanding of the prevalence of trafficking and exploitation in rural areas

  • Discuss ways that multi-disciplinary teams (ex. SARTs) can improve the response to victims/survivors


Sarah Florman, Trafficking Policy Coordinator, MNCASA

 As Trafficking Policy Coordinator, Sarah supports the five pilot Safe Harbor protocol teams in Minnesota that are working to develop their local systems response to sexually exploited and/or trafficked youth. She also provides support and technical assistance to individuals and agencies focusing on human trafficking and exploitation throughout the state. Sarah has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. She has spent over 15 years working with youth in crisis. 

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