Social Work students host successful conference

A diverse panel featuring a forensic examiner, an attorney, a Salvation Army Outreach Coordinator, and a sex trafficking survivor all contributed poignant facts and emotional accounts to the annual Chadron State College Social Work (SW 435) conference Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Student Center Ballroom.

The conference, "Not for Sale: Sex Trafficking in Nebraska and Surrounding Areas," featured presentations from Hollie Strand, Federico Vicente, and Joseph Smith, two performances from CSC Theatre students, and a moving video detailing sex trafficking and sexual abuse from "Kelly," a woman who survived sex trafficking.

The difficult subject matter did not deter attendance. Professor Bruce Hoem, who mentors the senior Social Work students who organize the conference, said more than 250 people attended.

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