The non-profit Shared Hope International is inviting folks from all across Montana to learn about how to combat child sex trafficking, during a training session at Flathead Valley Community College. Organizers will have people split into groups, including law enforcement, social workers and youth advocates, for specialized training from experts like police officers from Oregon and Washington.
Organizers hope folks will return home and pass along the lessons to the rest of their communities. The event is scheduled for April 26, and anyone who would like more info can visit Shared Hope's website at sharedhope.org.
?There is an issue here in Montana,? said Diane Yarus of Soroptimist International of Kalispell. ?Anywhere where you?ve got kids who have access to the Internet or cell phones or facebook, they?re at risk to being targeted by predators who are looking specifically at exploiting them.?