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The Smallest Victims: Child Abuse & Trafficking

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The CDC reports at least 1 in 7 children experience child abuse in the United States. In addition, trafficking of children is on the rise - National Human Trafficking Hotline statistics showed a 25 percent jump in human trafficking cases from 2017 to 2018, and the National Center for Missing and exploited Children reported 1 in 7 runaways were likely victims of child sex trafficking.

Panelists

Dr. Thomas Novinger

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Christopher Shelly
Task Force Officer, Stroud Area Regional Police

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Ceil Bartolai
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Mary Kay Pivovarnik
Executive Director, CASA of Luzerne County

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