Human Trafficking seminar offered


GREENVILLE — The Darke County Nursing Education Council and State of the Heart Care are co-sponsoring a seminar featuring Theresa Flores on Human Trafficking.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, November 9 at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Fourth and Sycamore in Greenville.

Flores is a Licensed Social Worker who is a survivor of domestic child sex trafficking and was sold in an underground crime ring in an upper middle class suburb outside of Detroit from the time she was 15 to 17 years old. She now works with other survivors and is the assistant investigator with Global Centurion researching the mental and physical health problems of over 200 domestic trafficking survivors.

She will review how prevalent human trafficking is in the U.S., describe what can happen to a victim physically and emotionally when they are trafficked, the mindset of a victim and how this relates to being a survivor.

The cost to attend the program is $20 which includes two contact hours for license renewal by nurses and social workers and a soup/sandwich/cookie meal. State of the Heart Care has been approved as a provider unit of continuing education by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at Uppper Valley Medical Center and also is a Social Worker Approved Provider of continuing education by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Family Therapist Board.

For registration/reservations, please contact Kathy O’Dell at 937-423-2013. Reservations are required. Deadline to register is Thursday, Nov. 2.