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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 surviveandthriveadvocacy.org.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.