Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Social Work conference to focus on ending sex trafficking

October 26, 2017

SW class 2017
Social Work 435 class, 2017. Back row, from left, Brittney Anderson, Sara Latka, Michaela Weverka, Bruce Hoem, Hannah Andersen, Haley Krull. Front row, from left, Jamie Brinamen, Annie Hart, Savannah Smith, Anna Boll and Jazmin Schwark. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)

CHADRON – Chadron State College’s senior Social Work majors enrolled in Methods III: Org and Communities (SW 435) are hosting a conference, “Not for Sale: Sex Trafficking in Nebraska,” Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Student Center Ballroom from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference is free and open to the public.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 8 a.m.

After a short table discussion, members of the CSC Theatre Department will perform “She Has a Name” by Andrew Kooman.

Hollie Strand will be the first of four speakers to present at 8:30 a.m. Strand works as a Computer Forensic Examiner at the Pennington County Sherriff’s Office and her presentation is titled “Online Dangers.”

Federico Vicente will then present “SAFE-T Training” and “What’s Being Done in Nebraska?” at 9:30 a.m. Vicente is the Salvation Army’s Fight to End Trafficking Program (SAFE-T) Community Outreach Coordinator in Nebraska.

After a short break, a survivor of sex trafficking will present “Experiences of Being Trafficked; Hope for Others” at 10:50 a.m.

Attendees will then be provided lunch at 11:30 a.m., accompanied by a speech from President Randy Rhine.

At 12:30 p.m., members of CSC’s Theatre Department will return to perform the second part of “She Has a Name.”

The fourth speaker, Joseph Smith, will address attendees at 12:45 p.m. Smith, Madison County Attorney, will present “Prosecution and Sex Trafficking.”

Strand will return to the stage at 1:40 p.m. to present a second topic, “Child Sexual Abuse: Bootcamp for Sex Trafficking.”

Following Strand, a panel of experts will take part in a question and answer session with audience members. Panel members include Cassie Wegelin, a Scottsbluff State Patrol Investigator, Russel Harford, Dawes County Judge, Nicole Keller, DOVES Program Coordinator for Dawes and Sheridan County and Vicente.

For more information, visit the conference’s Facebook page.



Registration and Refreshments


National Anthem, Color Guard/ROTC, Welcome


Table Talk


“She Has a Name” (Part 1)


Hollie Strand


Federico Vicente


Break, Video, Table Talk, Moment of Silence


Survivor Story


Lunch; Words from President Rhine




“She Has a Name” (Part 2)


Joseph Smith


Hollie Strand


Break, Table Talk


Panel of Experts


Retiring of Colors, Final Words, Moment of Silence



—Kelsey R. Brummels, College Relations