Pikes Peak Library 21C VENUE ROOM                         This event is not endorsed or affiliated with the Pikes Peak Library
Chapel Hills Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB
Benet Hill Monastery 

Do you know the extent of the Human Trafficking problem in El Paso County?

        Experts say that human trafficking is expected to overtake illegal drug       activity as the top illicit crime worldwide. There are nearly 21 million victims annually in what is a $32 biliion industy. The internet and social media are fueling the rapid growth.


Benet Hill Monastery invites you to our Fifth Annual Human Trafficking Prevention Series. These educational four sessions address the cultural and systemic brokenness that feeds and fuels Human Trafficking locally, nationally and globally.

While this session is FREE....Please register online for planning purposes. 

PLACE:  Pikes Peak Library 21 C Venue Room   (Please PARK in the east parking lot) DATES:  Monday Evening: February 17, 24    TIME: 6:30 - 8:15 pm

                            This event is not endorsed or affiliated with the Pikes Peak Library District

Knowledge is Power: These sessions on human trafficking offers powerful information,education and tools for prevention of this crime in our families and communities.
For more information or questions contact Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB : sroseann@benethillmonastery.org   

Session 4 Monday, February 17: "Introducing: BAKHITA MOUNTAIN HOME: A Residential      Community for Adult Women Recovered from Human Trafficking"-Founding Group   Bakhita Mountain Home is a community where love heals, restores and empowers women impacted by human trafficking. The home provides space for safety, privacy, community building, therapy, exercise, cooking/dining and leisure activities as well as opportunities for reflection and experiencing the beauty of nature. Each woman will have an individual goal-oriented program to assist her in becoming self-sufficient and re-integrated into society as healthy and productive members. Women experience healing through three components: Safe Haven, Trauma-informed Therapy and Life Enhancing Skills.

Rescheduled Session 2 Monday, February 24: Connecting the Dots: Cultural and Systemic Ills that Fuel Human Trafficking- Wendy, Smith, Acute Care Nurse Practioner-Medical Awareness Team Leader Pornography and sex trafficking are co-dependent health crises that are on the rise. Victims of trafficking interact with the healtcare system many times during their abuse. Healthcare professionals are well positioned to be first responders.

Efforts to combat sex trafficking must include addressing our systemic ills: 1) raising awareness, regarding the role pornography plays along with poverty and homelessness, 2) training healthcare professionals to recognize and intervene on behalf of sex trafficked victims, and 3) mandated reporting of abortions below the age of consent with immediate referral to child prortective services.