Calling all Students in the School of Social Work:

Restoring Hope: Recovery Services to Children Trafficked for Sex

featuring Jane Tafel, U.S. Director of Hagar International

April 21, 3:00 PM at 115 Stillman

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Children suffer unspeakable abuse while enslaved by traffickers. A dramatic rescue brings them swiftly to safety, but the recovery process typically takes years. Quality aftercare includes nurturing residential care, intensive counseling, investigation of the child’s family of origin, ‘catch-up’ education, and long-term reintegration options. Through this presentation, learn about Hagar’s aftercare model, which has been recognized as a ‘promising practice’ by the US Department of State.  Jane is Executive Director of Hagar USA promoting long-term recovery through holistic healing, community reintegration, and social entrepreneurship. Hagar has served in Cambodia since 1994 and has more recently expanded into Afghanistan and Vietnam. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology (Macalester College) and a Master of Science in Education (University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire). She has 11 years of experience in grant management and oversight with other organizations. She speaks widely on the worldwide scourge of human trafficking and the work of Hagar International.


Wednesday, April 21, 4pm ~ 115 Stillman Hall

Real Change: What an average college student can do to make a real difference

Featuring Matt Crum of the Not for Sale Campaign

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and we can all be abolitionists in a fight against it. A representative from World Vision will discuss what human trafficking is, what World Vision is doing about it, and, most importantly, what you can do about it. This presentation will highlight the meaning and importance of advocacy in all its forms and provide practical ways college students can respond to this issue here and now.   Matt Crum is the web designer for World Vision ACT:S. Matt graduated from West Virginia University in 2009 with a B.S. in Computer Science. While attending a missions conference, he was introduced to work of World Vision and saw how his computer science degree could be used to make a difference in the world. Matt loves being able to work towards ending social injustices by setting up a space on the internet that allows students and leaders to connect with each other, distribute resources, and explore creative activism events that can help mobilize their campuses and communities.