Notre Dame College, Renee Jones Empowerment Center Host 2018 Human Trafficking Symposium

Notre Dame College and the Renee Jones Empowerment Center will host the 2018 NEO Human Trafficking Symposium 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 health care professionals, educators, law enforcement, church and faith community leaders, community members, students, parents, social service providers and victim advocates.

Notre Dame College and Renee Jones Empowerment Center

2018 NEO Human Trafficking Symposium

Friday, January 19, 2018
Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Notre Dame College
Performing Arts Center – Administration Building Lower Level
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121



Judge Denise Rini, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court

TRACK 2 - Law Clinic

Mercedes Gurney, student, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

TRACK 3 - Treatment: Trauma Informed Care

Kathleen Hackett, RN, MSN, SANE-P, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital SANE Coordinator

Lunch Break

TRACK 4 - Survivor Recovery Process Panel

TRACK 5 - Trauma Informed Services Provider Panel

Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP
William Martin, M.A., LPCC, NCC
Keesha McMillian, M.Ed., LSW, LPCC-S, LICDC-S, OCPSII
Mali Rini - Trauma Informed Yoga
Melissa Hauserman - First Step, Horse Therapy

TRACK 6 - Law Enforcement Update

Presenter: Detective John Morgan, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department.

TRACK 7 - Education Outreach

"Know Human Trafficking" Film & Curriculum

TRACK 8 - Youth Ambassador Training Academy

Barbie Robertson



Register online at

Seating is limited. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee entrance. The cost of the symposium is $60, or $25 for students with no accreditation. A valid student ID must be presented on the day of conference. Conference registration includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

CEUs are pending approval for nurses, social workers and teachers and will be issued by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

For more information, email or call 216.651.9601.

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About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or


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