On April 18, Warnath Group conducted a foundational training with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), or Local Subsystem of Protection (SSLP), in the canton of Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This training was part of expansion of the Innovations in Addressing Child Trafficking (IACT) Program work with multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) in Costa Rica to thirteen cantons across Guanacaste and Puntarenas provinces.
Through the IACT Program, Warnath Group is working with MDTs to strengthen the capacity of community-based practitioners to conduct preliminary identification, referral, and protection of child trafficking victims. As the frontline in local protection efforts, MDT practitioners also support the recovery and reintegration of child trafficking victims in their communities.
This training focused on understanding child trafficking, how trafficking in persons occurs in Costa Rica, dispelling myths and misconceptions about child trafficking, the five steps of victim protection and the role of MDT practitioners at each of these steps.
The IACT Program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP).