Friday, October 6, 2017 | 8:15am - 4:00pm | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

The #StopThisTraffic Conference is designed to equip law enforcement officials, social workers, counselors, psychologists, youth pastors, medical professionals and community workers to effectively understand, intervene and provide treatment for victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation. 

This year's keynote speaker is trafficking advocacy trailblazer Andy Soper, co-owner and 'Pathological Optimist' at Measurable Change.

A panel of local experts will discuss how community members can take action to #StopThisTraffic. The panel includes:

  • Nikeidra DeBarge, Manasseh Project Coordinator
  • Timothy Simon, FBI Special Agent
  • Ashley Anderson, Wedgwood's Manasseh Project Trauma Recovery Center Clinician
  • Sarah Moultrie, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  

Local artist Pamela Alderman will have a Pop-Up Gallery of her piece "The Scarlet Cord" and talk about her interactive healing installation.

More information about the program and speakers

*Registration for this event is now closed*

Before 9/13 - $50           After 9/13 - $75

Registration ends Wednesday, September 27, 2017.


Tickets include: conference admission, continental breakfast, lunch, and snack, and admission into Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park during breaks and after the conference.

Social Work/LMSW CE's Available (4.0) 
If you are intersted in CE's for attending the conference, please email

Note: These CE's do not fulfill the Trafficking Training requirements. 

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Thank you to our sponsors

Craig Tamlyn

Crime Victim Foundation

Gary Raterink