Human trafficking programs scheduled in Oconto Falls, Little Suamico

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined index: taxonomy_term in similarterms_taxonomy_node_get_terms() (line 518 of /home/octimesherald/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in similarterms_list() (line 221 of /home/octimesherald/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in similarterms_list() (line 222 of /home/octimesherald/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).

Two programs are scheduled next week to inform the community about human trafficking in this area.

Local health and public safety experts this month will lead a community presentation at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital about human trafficking. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 22 in the Assisi Conference Rooms at the hospital, 855 S. Main St., Oconto Falls.

St. John’s Lutheran Church is also planning a program from 9-11:45 a.m. April 27 at the church, 1253 County Road J, Little Suamico.

Lisa Sennholz, founder and executive director of the nonprofit ministry Damascus Road, is scheduled to speak on the topic of international and domestic human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, with an emphasis on sex trafficking occurring in Wisconsin. Damascus Road is a faith-based organization dedicated to curtailing human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

Issues to be addressed include what is human trafficking; where does human trafficking occur; what are the vulnerability factors of the victim; where do traffickers find children and young adults; what recruitment tactics are used; what is the “grooming process”; and what are the signs of a trafficked individual

Topics covered include sensitive sexual content and are not appropriate for children younger than 13.

There is no charge to attend. Monetary donations to Damascus Road are welcome and appreciated.