Safe Harbor: Exploitation in West Central Minnesota

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Safe Harbor: Exploitation in West Central Minnesota

Join Otter Tail County to learn more about how trafficking and exploitation impact youth in our part of the state.

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Bigwood Event Center 925 Western Avenue Kempfer/Adams Room Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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In partnership with Otter Tail County and MNCASA, Anne LaFrinier-Ritchie, Safe Harbor Regional Navigator with Someplace Safe, will share with attendees what trafficking and exploitation look like in West Central Minnesota, and how it impacts our youth. This presentation is open to professionals and community members. Attendees will learn how to identify trafficking and exploitation, what services are available for youth and families, and ways to both respond to those who may be exploited, and how to prevent this from happening within our community. Those interested in learning more about how they can work to prevent and respond to trafficking in our community can attend a second conversation at 7 pm.

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Anne LaFrinier-Ritchie works as a Safe Harbor Regional Navigator for Someplace Safe in West Central Minnesota. She is a 2020 graduate of National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center's (NHTTAC) Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Class 5, which developed recommendations on how culture can be used as a protective factor against human trafficking among Indigenous youth. Anne has been working in the anti-trafficking field in direct services and training and technical assistance since 2016. Anne consults with NHTTAC on several projects, including creating an Indigenous trafficking curriculum and serving on their Advancing Equity and Inclusion technical working group. Anne is an active member of the YWCA Cass Clay Racial Justice Committee and is a board member for the Indigenous Association of Fargo-Moorhead and Mending the Sacred Hoop. Anne also provides training and technical assistance on the state and federal levels on providing culturally responsive services to Indigenous youth and families.