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Regional Member Spotlight- Samantha Kinkaid

Child Trafficking: Bridging National Borders and Cultural Perspectives to Expand Competencies

For the last two and a half years, I've been in collaborative partnerships with NGOs focused on the healing and well-being of survivors of trafficking and abuse in Northeastern India and Nepal. The complexities of trafficking with the various push/pull factors - not only in this part of Asia, but also in the domestic U.S. - have informed my concurrent research on prevention aspects rooted in environmental sustainability initiatives and innovative education models. The work overseas has widened the lens for me in local initiatives in Southern California - specifically greater sensitivity for cross-cultural competencies and diversification of communication tools.

Learn more about Samantha’s work at http://samanthakinkaid.com/