8:30 AM08:30

Child S.A.F.E Conference

Register now for the eighth annual Child S.A.F.E Conference! This conference

serves as a resource for a variety of professionals and students including law

enforcement, educators, administration, mental health workers, health and

medical professionals, members of faith communities, social workers, and

anyone who plays a part in a child's life. CEU's, ETHICS, TCOLE CREDITS!!

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9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking: Labor Trafficking & Foreign Nationals

Community awareness of human trafficking is on the rise, but do we know how to recognize and respond to all types of trafficking and victims? Come learn from state experts about the unique elements of labor trafficking and working with foreign nationals at this FREE training hosted by the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.

Boxed lunch available for $10

5 hours of CEUs, CLEs, and TCOLE available.

8:30 a.m. Check-In
9-10:15 a.m. Human Trafficking, Labor Trafficking & Working with Foreign Nationals
10:30-12 p.m. Discipline-Specific Breakout Sessions
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch Pickup (box lunches available for pre-order)

12:30-1:30 p.m. Moderated Panel Discussion (over lunch)
1:45-3 p.m. Cultural Competency & Best Practices

For questions or more information, email

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1:00 PM13:00

Not In My City Outreach

Take a stand against human trafficking in your community. Join the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition for a coordinated outreach to bring awareness and resources across the Heart of Texas.

The "Not In My City" outreach is an awareness campaign in which community members talk to local businesses (truck stops, convenience stores, motels) about human trafficking and ask them to display a "Not In My City" poster. 

For the first time ever, this outreach will be happening at the same time in six counties across the Heart of Texas. Our goal is to make the whole community aware of human trafficking and to provide a resource for victims.

For more information and to register, go to

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8:30 AM08:30

Human Trafficking Training - The Real Story

  • Hill College Performing Arts Center (map)
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The Hillsboro Police Department, Hill County Juvenile Probation Department & Hill College have partnered together with the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition to host a full-day training gearted toward law enforcement, educators, probation departments and service provider agencies in rural communities to provide education on how to combat human trafficking. 

8:30-10 a.m. Human Trafficking 101
10:15-11 a.m. Survivor Testimony
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Labor Trafficking & Foreign Nationals
12-1 p.m. Lunch Break
1-2:15 p.m. Breakout Session
- Technology, Social Media and Trafficking Stings
- Prevention and Identification Tools for Educators
2:30-3:45 p.m. Breakout Session
- Collaborating for Successful Cases
- Victim Response and Services

Training is being offered at no cost. TCOLE credits will be provided. Seating will be limited to 200 people, so please register as soon as possible. To register, email

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7:30 AM07:30

Child S.A.F.E. Conference

Register now for the seventh annual Child S.A.F.E Conference! This conference serves as a resource for a variety of professionals and students including law enforcement, educators, administration, mental health workers, health and medical professionals, members of faith communities, social workers, and anyone who plays a part in a child’s life. CEU’s, ETHICS, TCOLE CREDITS!!

Register here. 


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10:00 AM10:00

Quarterly Roundtable Meeting

Coalition partners: join us for this roundtable discussion as we share important updates and plan to increase partnership and collaboration as a coalition.

Roundtable meetings are open to community stakeholders in the Heart of Texas Region, including, but not limited to: local, state and federal law enforcement, state and federal prosecutors, service providers, non-profits, advocacy agencies, educators, health care professionals, faith-based communities and more. 

To receive an invitation to the event, please send your name, agency and contact information to 

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10:00 AM10:00

Waco's Future - As Told by Demographic Trends

In partnership with Antioch Community Church and Prosper Waco, the Waco Business League is hosting Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer, for a community discussion on demographic trends. This presentation will help you understand the types of people you will be working with and serving in the future.

Register here. 

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SERVE MODEL with Bonnie Martin
to May 12

SERVE MODEL with Bonnie Martin

  • Antioch Community Church (map)
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As a practicing psychotherapist, Bonnie Martin has worked with hundreds of survivors of human trafficking. Her specialty is complex trauma and the neuropsychological impact of violence and exploitation. Read more at

Discount rates are available for coalition members and students. To inquire about discount rates, email

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9:00 AM09:00

Minor Sex Trafficking Investigations 101

  • 2121 West Waco Drive Waco, TX, 76707 United States (map)
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Professional Education and Training Services 2121 W Waco Drive
Cost: $10 per attendee
TCOLE credit available
Register by 1/30/17 by email to Include your full name as you want it on a certificate, DOB and PID in the email.

Topics and speakers:
Grooming: Dr. Jasmine Khan
Grooming is the psychological, emotional, and physical preparation of a victim that allows the offender to victimize them. Dr. Khan's presentation will identify the patterns of grooming behaviors that, when successful, reduce the likelyhood of an outcry. The pattern of grooming will also be examined in context of the family and society which helps understanding as to why a victim may not be believed when they do report abuse.

Social Media/Digital Evidence: Sgt. Jason Lundquist
In any criminal investigation, digital forensic information can prove invaluable. Everyone has a smartphone or at least one social media account today but these resources are often overlooked. Sgt. Lundquist will explain why collecting a phone or portable electronic device through consent, exigency, or probable cause is essential, best practices for doing so, and what information can be obtained. He will discuss social media platforms, the types of information which can be obtained under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the types of legal process necessary for each.

Investigative tips for first responders in a potential human trafficking case: Det. Charles Youngblood
Det. Youngblood will focus on different branches of law enforcement working together and using unique tactics to investigate and handle human trafficking cases. This includes a case study on an extreme local human trafficking case.

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1:00 PM13:00

Not In My City Outreach

  • Antioch Community Church ATS Room (map)
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January is human trafficking awareness and prevention month! Join UnBound Saturday afternoon, January 21, as we canvas the city with awareness posters that provide a resource to potential victims. We’ll meet at 1 p.m. at Antioch Community Church Offices for a brief training, then hit the streets in small groups to talk to local businesses and send our message about human trafficking: “Not in My City!”

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12:00 AM00:00

Churches Against Trafficking Day

Human trafficking happens here in McLennan County, and it's time for our local churches to do something about it.

Sunday, January 15th is Churches Against Trafficking Day in McLennan County as a part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. 

Invite your church to participate by showing a 2 minute educational video and hosting a short time of prayer for victims and front line agencies in McLennan County. 

Let us know YOUR church is AGAINST human trafficking, and find the video below. 

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