Getting the Word Out

By Karen Karpinski, Director of Education May began with several new and unusual presentations:

Sabrina Jewell spoke to parents and their high school students at the Metro Nashville Truancy Initiative about how truancy has a direct correlation to teens’ vulnerability to trafficking, and Gwen Smith spoke at the Awakening Conference which was the brain child of two young women.

I presented at several very important events this month: The Middle TN EMS Conference; the staff training for Hermitage Hall, a residential program for children/teens who have been sexually abused or experienced trauma, and; along with Alissa Shear and Taryn Clausing, taught seven classes at Smyrna High School.

Jill Rutter and Kristen Conrey attended the Montgomery County Health Fair, educating hundreds of people about the facts and myths of human trafficking, and our two summer interns Kamrie Reed and Allie Bergeron educated the staff of the Center for Student Missions in preparation for working with visiting teens in our youth program for the summer.