Notre Dame College, Renee Jones Empowerment Center Host 2013 Northeast Ohio National Human Trafficking Day Conference

Notre Dame College and the Renee Jones Empowerment Center will host the 2013 Northeast Ohio National Human Trafficking Day Conference that addresses human trafficking, the worldwide crime against humanity and growing form of 21st Century human slavery, in its many forms and manifestations. The symposium will provide a wealth of important information to the general public, with particular interest to healthcare professionals, educators, law enforcement, church and faith community leaders, community members, students, parents, social service providers and victim advocates.

  • WHO:Notre Dame College and Renee Jones Empowerment Center
  • WHAT:2013 Northeast Ohio National Human Trafficking Day Conference
  • WHEN:Friday, January 11, 2013
    Registration: 8:00-8:30 AM
    Program: 8:30 am until 4:00 pm
    Friday, January 11, 2013 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the U.S., making it a day of awareness and vigilance for the countless victims of human trafficking in Ohio, the U.S., and around the world.
  • WHERE:  Notre Dame College
    Performing Arts Center – Administration Building Lower Level
    4545 College Rd.
    South Euclid, Ohio

Highlights of the daylong program include –

  • The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking: The presenter is Diana Kovacic, MSN, BSN, RN, Nursing Clinical Coordinator at Notre Dame College.
  • Treating the Hidden Wounds: Trauma Treatment and Mental Health Recovery for Victims of Human Trafficking:  A panel discussion with Katie McMahon, MSSA, LSW and Patricia Gorman, LSW, Mental Health Services.
  • What Teachers and College Professors Should Know About Human Trafficking: The presenter is Christine Jacobs, Educator.
  • Law Enforcement – What Law Enforcement Agencies are Doing to Combat Human Trafficking and Labor Trafficking: The presenters are Corey H. Bammer, Patrol Agent in Charge, U.S. Border Patrol; and Kristin Berggren, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations.
  • The Red Flags of Human Trafficking, a demonstration featuring the RJEC Youth Ambassadors.
  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Support for the Human Trafficking Victim: The moderator is Emily Valdez of Fox 8 News.
  • Where are They? Learn About the Missing Persons Clearinghouse: The presenter is Brent Currance, Director of the Missing Persons Clearinghouse of the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
  • The Importance of Outreach: The presenters are Sr. Cecilia Liberatore, SND, and Renee Jones, RJEC Executive Director.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION – Engaging the Public – A Call to Action..

Registration is online at Eventbrite.com  (http://reneejones2012ht.eventbrite.com/ )

Seating is limited. Advance registration is encouraged to guarantee you will not be turned away at the door. Conference registration includes materials, refreshments and lunch. The cost of the symposium is $55 ($25 for students - no accreditation, student ID must be presented and valid on day of conference).

Four (4) Continuing Education credits are available for social workers; 2.83 Continuing Education credits are available for nurses.

For more information, contact rjmotivation@yahoo.com or call 216-651-9601.