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VNC to hold Child Human Trafficking Day

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Victory Noll Center will hold a Child Human Trafficking Day, Friday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holly Austin-Smith, BS, a published author and national speaker, will tell her personal story and how her experience has led to a life of empowerment and activism.

Child human trafficking is a problem that is becoming more widespread in the United States, with the depths of this issue being largely outside the knowledge of professionals in our community, due to the covert nature of this victimization. Trafficking affects children and families throughout the United States and it is critical that a deeper understanding is garnered by those who serve child populations.

The human trafficking education day will provide information on the correlation between child sexual assault and risk factors for human trafficking and in creating a community approach to this social justice issue for secular, non-secular, legal, civil, healthcare and mental healthcare service providers, to deepen and broaden their understanding of this complex problem.

Register by Friday, November 14 online at www.olvm.org/vncenter or call (260) 356-0628, ext. 174. The cost to attend is $50 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a signed copy of the keynote speaker’s book “Walking Prey.”