Hodges University

Center for Lifelong Learning to hold session on human trafficking

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will hold a free program on the topic of human trafficking. The half-day session will be held on February 2, 2009, from 12:00pm to 4:30pm.

The Many Faces of Human Trafficking

The primary focus of this session is to provide an understanding of the origins, methods of operation and indicators of trafficking, along with an understanding of the unique victimization process.  An emphasis will be placed on the importance of building alliances and coalitions as part of a coordinated community response to human trafficking using case studies as examples.  Instructor Nola Theiss will help participants explore the issues of smuggling versus human trafficking, discuss the scope of the problems involved in human trafficking, learn how to identify the nature of victimization in relation to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, discuss the indicators of human trafficking and develop an understanding of the need for community involvement.

Nola Theiss is the Executive Director and founder of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc. Nola previously served as Mayor of Sanibel.  She owned and operated her own business for twenty years and worked as an educator for ten years. She is an instructor for Florida Regional Community Policing Institute, and is a speaker for the US Dept. of Justice Office of Victims of Crime.

The program will be conducted at the Naples campus of Hodges University, 2655 Norhtbrooke Drive in Naples. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 513-1122.

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