On Monday, Oct. 17, Lipscomb University’s Department of Social Work and the End Slavery Tennessee organization will host community educator and trainer Karen Karpinski in a free lecture at 2 p.m. in the Swang Chapel of the Ezell Center. Her topic will be: “Hidden In Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in Our Community.”
Karpinski will speak on what human trafficking means and who it impacts. She will discuss why human trafficking continues to grow, the lures that traffickers use, who is most vulnerable and indicators to look for. She will also address the laws that apply to trafficking, the challenges of working with victims and techniques used to help victims.
Social workers may obtain one contact hour for attending this presentation.
Karpinski has been actively involved with End Slavery in Tennessee for the past two years. Additionally, she is involved in Soroptimist International, helping women and girls improve their lives.
Karpinski retired from Skyline Medical Center where she was director of volunteer and spiritual care services for over 10 years. She is a certified Volunteer Management Professional with more than 30 years of experience in for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and organizations.