Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton Shares Ways You Can Stop Human Trafficking

Candice Matthews

October 15, 2021

Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton gives some practical ways you can take to stop human trafficking.

1. You Can Support Community Efforts Against Human Trafficking

Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton is the leader of the “Stop Human Trafficking Initiative” in Region IV (Harris County) and V (Jefferson County) in Texas. She says that participating in community activities against human trafficking is critical.

When you’re involved in your community, you meet with others to share ideas to tackle human trafficking issues. Also, you get to hear about the real-life experiences of the victims. And this makes you an empathetic person as you offer emotional support to them, adds Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton.

Here are some organizations you can check out in your community.

  • A Woman’s Place
  • 3Strands Global Foundation
  • Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.
  • Alaska Institute for Justice – Juneau
  • ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact on Global Human Trafficking
  • BCFS Health and Human Services – Common Thread Program – Houston Office
  • Bethany Christian Services (New Jersey)

You can look for more organizations here.

2. Take Some Online Measures to Protect Yourself and Your Family

According to Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton, you can take some small but essential steps to shield yourself from human trafficking. Avoid using hashtags with your child’s photo online. That’s because it makes it easy for internet predators to find your kid. Also, safeguard your identity through end-to-end encryption.

Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton adds that having the hotlines at your fingertips is also vital. If you suspect human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking hotline 1-888-373-7888, which operates 24 hours, or 911 to report an emergency to law enforcement.

3. Attend a Training on Human Trafficking

Knowledge is power, especially if you put it to good use. Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton says that you can empower yourself with knowledge about human trafficking through webinars or training. As a result, it’ll become easy to identify signs of human trafficking.

4. Tell Others About What You’ve Learned

Help others know what human trafficking involves. You can use Facebook groups or podcasts to share your newfound knowledge. In this way, you can spread awareness about the problem, says Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton.

5. Speak on Behalf of the Voiceless

You can effect changes in your neighborhood by raising your voice. As Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton explains, you can ask local officers if they’re aware of creative ways to detect and stop human trafficking. Also, find out about the amount of money and effort your state or area invests in preventing human trafficking. You can also ask your school if it has a plan to stop human trafficking.

These are only a few ways you can take to prevent human trafficking.

Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton is the Children of Diversity Foster Adoption Agency CEO in Houston and Beaumont, Texas. She designs, develops, and implements strategic plans for the Children of Diversity Foster Adoption Agency. Also, Dr. Candice Enecio-Hinton helps with Public Policy Writing for Child Welfare on the state and federal levels.