Child human trafficking focus of Victory Noll Center workshop

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Location: Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

Phone: (260)356-0628, ext. 154

Email: voc@olvm.org

Link: http://www.olvm.org

Event Description

October 27, 2014 Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 9:17 AM EST

Child human trafficking is a problem that is becoming more widespread in the United States. The depths of this issue fall largely outside the knowledge of professionals in our community due to the covert nature of the victimization.

Victory Noll Center will host the workshop “Child Human Trafficking Day” on Friday, November 21, to provide information and education to this growing problem. The programs runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trafficking affects children and families throughout the United States, making it critical that a deeper understanding is garnered by those who serve child populations. At the end of this training participants will understand the correlation between child sexual assault and risk factors for human trafficking; garnering an understanding of the correlation between immigration status and human trafficking vulnerability, best practices, help-seeking behavior and the importance of a community approach to this social justice issue. This training will benefit healthcare and mental healthcare service providers, law enforcement, criminal and civil victim advocates, faith-based providers and community members in deepening and broadening their understanding of this complex problem.

Keynote speaker for the event will be published author and national speaker Holly Austin-Smith. She will speak to her personal story of being trafficked for sex at age 14, and how her experience has lead to a life of empowerment and activism and the many dynamics related to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in the United States.

Additional presentations will be: “Introduction and Overview of Human Trafficking” by Tena Dellaca-Hedrick, Victory Noll Social Justice Program Coordinator; “Human Trafficking: A Multi-Cultural Perspective” by Jordan Crouch, Outreach & Prevention Coordinator, Crime Victim Care; “Human Trafficking IPATH: An Indiana Perspective” by Sarah Abdullah, Victim Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Tracy McDaniels, Human Trafficking Care Coordinator, The Julian Center.

The cost of the workshop is $50 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Each person atending will also receive a signed copy of Holly Austin-Smith’s book, “Walking Prey.” Registration is required by November 14.

Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call (260)356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away from a because of inability to pay. Payment plans or other arrangements may be made by contacting the Center.

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