O’Connor Institute SAFE Action Project Now Offers Unique Online Training

Child Sex Trafficking Intervention Key Objective for SAFEActionProject.org.

Phoenix, AZ, August 20, 2015 --(PR.com)-- To help combat child sex trafficking, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute has launched a new website, www.SAFEActionProject.org, to expand its training capabilities for the lodging and tourism industry, as well as offer resources for everyday citizens who travel.

Established in 2013, the O’Connor Institute SAFE (Safeguarding Adolescents From Exploitation) Action Project initially focused on Arizona, educating lodging and tourism employees to recognize the warning signs of child sex trafficking including appropriate and safe reporting methods. The training curriculum was designed in collaboration with top tourism industry leaders to help make the state a safer tourism destination and to help protect vulnerable minors.

Since its rollout, the SAFE Action Project has garnered national attention, with other states requesting resources and training for their own lodging and tourism organizations. With the new website and online training materials, the SAFE Action Project is now able to provide seamless online training and webinars to all interested lodging properties, in addition to offering in-person, expert led trainings.

The SAFE Action Project is designed to offer a wide variety of child sex trafficking training resources to help tourism staff along with everyday travelers nationwide to recognize the warning signs and how to report suspicious behavior, with a “see something, say something” approach.

In addition to tourism industry trainings, the SAFE Action Project collaborates with a multitude of community organizations to educate youth and the community at large on the issue of child sex trafficking.

For more information on the O’Connor Institute SAFE Action Project please visit www.SAFEActionProject.org or email SAFE@OConnorInstitute.org.

About The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute
The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute continues the legacy and lifetime work of Sandra Day O’Connor in solving important social, economic and political problems through constructive dialogue and civic action. The O’Connor Institute works to build consensus, form collaborations and help craft solutions to vital public issues, in an environment of mutual respect and shared purpose for a better state and nation. Future plans call for a location that will include a civic center, educational classrooms, collaborative workspace, public forums and debates, library, tours and a permanent exhibit honoring the extraordinary life of Sandra Day O’Connor. For more information, visit www.OConnorInstitute.org.
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Heather Schader