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Combating Human Trafficking the Focus of April Conference


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sealLIU Post is hosting the fourth annual Many Faces of Family Violence Conference, which will focus on the trafficking of children and the impact on the family. Co-sponsored by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s Task Force on Family Violence, the Social Work Department, and the School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU Post, the conference will be held on April 11, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hillwood Commons at LIU Post. The event is free and open to the public.

The conference aims to educate the community about family violence, discuss challenges within the field, and share resources that benefit victims and service providers. The event begins with keynote speaker Evan Robbins, founder of Breaking the Chain Through Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, Africa. Robbins is a social studies teacher at Metuchen High School in New Jersey. He has organized numerous fundraising events and educational programs for his organization, and is the recipient of several awards for his humanitarian work. Following Robbins’ keynote, there will be six workshops of which attendees can choose two to attend.

Workshops include Financial Exploitation of the Elderly; Human Trafficking: A Local Perspective; Navigating the Integrated Domestic Violence Court; The Cycles of Abuse: Children & Adults; The SAFE Act of 2013: Information for Law Enforcement, Advocates, Social Workers, and Domestic Violence Victims; and Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma in Veteran Populations; and Sexual Harassment and Assault Programs in the Military.

"LIU Post is honored to host and co-sponsor the fourth annual Many Faces of Family Violence Conference and have Evan Robbins as our keynote speaker,” said Elissa Giffords, professor in the Social Work Department at LIU Post. “She offers a unique perspective on the problem of human trafficking and will present a model for how to combat this issue.”

Registration is required. For a registration form, please email Elissa Giffords, professor in the Social Work Department at LIU Post at

Posted 03/24/2014

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