Braking Traffik training April 16, 17

Braking Traffik is hosting four sessions to educate residents on human trafficking.

Participants will learn the legal definition of human trafficking; risk factors involved in human trafficking; the process by which human trafficking occurs; and what human trafficking looks like locally. Presenter Kelly S. also will provide information on resources available locally for human trafficking survivors and answer any questions that arise.

A session will be held at the Henry County Extension office at 127 N. Main St. on Tuesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Other sessions will be held at the Maple Leaf Center, 904 Maple St. in Burlington, on Monday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon; at the County Conservation Building, 2652 Hwy 61 in Montrose on April 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.; and at the Methodist Church, 319 M. Main St. in Wapello April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Kelly S. is the outreach advocate for Braking Traffik, a program of Family Resources Inc. Kelly joined the Braking Traffik team in July of 2016. Before joining with Braking Traffik, Kelly worked for seven years in Wisconsin as a home consultant with Winnebago County Department of Human Services in the child welfare division.

During this time Kelly became interested in serving survivors of human trafficking. Kelly also served as a crisis intervention counselor and an advocate for children from homes with domestic violence dynamics while living in Pennsylvania.

Kelly has several stories from her experiences in a variety of professional locations that have indicators of human trafficking. Kelly enjoys providing trainings to professionals in the hopes others will identify and recognize what Kelly did not because she had not received relevant training.

Kelly earned her bachelor?s degree in Psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and her Master?s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in Virginia.

For questions about the training, contact Jesse Mumm at or call 563-326-8221.

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