Training to be held in Bangor to being awareness to human trafficking

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A free training will be held in Bangor next week to bring awareness to human trafficking.

It's hosted by the Penquis Sex Trafficking Action Response Team with representatives from Partners For Peace and Rape Response Services.

It will be held in the Minsky Lecture Hall at the Bangor Public Library from 5 to 7 Monday night.

It will include an overview of human trafficking, how to notice it, and how to respond it.

There will be information and resources for victims and survivors of sex trafficking and commercial exploitation.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-373-7888 to speak with a specially trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate. Support is provided in more than 200 languages.

Callers can dial 711 to access the Hotline using TTY.

You can also email

To report a potential human trafficking situation, call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

All communication with the hotline is strictly confidential.

Is This Trafficking?
Contact the hotline if you or someone you know:
-Is being forced to have sex for money or something of value against his or her will
-Is under 18 and engaging in commercial sex
-Is being forced to work or perform services against his or her will