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Local Program To Compare, Contrast Human Trafficking With Domestic Violence

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As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking is holding multiple events this month to help combat the modern day slavery practice. That includes a Thursday seminar for the area’s health care professionals.

“We’re having a program for healthcare providers—everyone from physicians, nurses, dentists, hygienists, osteopaths, social workers—that they could come and get a two-hour training that will fill their domestic violence requirements because we do this program to compare and contrast human trafficking with domestic violence,”  said Robin Hassler Thompson, a coalition member. “There are differences and important similarities as well.”

The event takes place Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education at Tallahassee Community College. To register, visit

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