Airline attendants trained to spot signs of trafficking

Just in time for the Super Bowl, last week former airline attendant and founder of Airline Ambassadors, Nancy Rivard led a training at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport.  "Rivard and several of her colleagues flew to Houston to meet with approximately 100 flight attendants who volunteered for the Airline Ambassadors training session on how to recognize human trafficking."

As reported by NBC News, February 4, 2017, "Over two days, former victims related their experiences to the flight attendants. In-flight crews were taught to look for passengers who appear frightened, ashamed or nervous; people traveling with someone who doesn't appear to be a parent or relative; and children or adults who appear bruised or battered.

They're also taught to notice if someone insists on speaking for the alleged victim, doesn't let them out of their sight or becomes defensive when questioned. Victims sometimes appear drugged."

The article says, "The time and place of the training were no coincidence. With the Super Bowl just days away, Rivard wants to ensure that flight attendants working routes in and out of Houston are able to spot the signs of a victim who needs help."

Well done, Airline Ambassadors!  

Doing what we can within our sphere of work, play, and influence.  That's how to fight trafficking.
Sue Ann

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