Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5th Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking, Immigration, Child Protection and Domestic Violence has been postponed until May 2021.
But behavioral health professionals and other interested parties will still have an opportunity to learn more about the topics in a series of free webinars.
The webinars will be presented on the last Tuesday of the month and will run from June through April. The speakers will be recorded so viewers can watch later at their own convenience, says Dr. Johanna Bishop, director of Behavioral Science Programs and founder of the symposium.
Speakers include Loretta Young, a New Castle County Family Court commissioner and adjunct faculty at Wilmington University. Dr. Bishop will discuss human trafficking in times of disaster, with an emphasis on domestic trafficking in the United States.
“It’s a very timely topic with the pandemic,” she says. “We also will have many of the same speakers who were scheduled to speak at the symposium.”