About the Speakers: Katie Howell, Megan Vermillion, Clarissa Jones, Mary Kate Waggoner
Katie Howell has involvement in several multidisciplinary teams throughout the community that assists survivors offered at Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center located in Akron, Ohio. She also works with Summit Regional Human Trafficking Task Force on operations to identify and assist possible survivors of human trafficking alongside various Law Enforcement Partners.
Katie graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and Tiffin University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice in Forensic Psychology.
Megan Vermillion is the Volunteer and Outreach Advocate at Hope and Healing in Akron, Ohio, she recruits, educates and oversees volunteers and also collaborates with the advancement team to create best opportunities and outcomes for their volunteers.
Megan holds a Masters in Higher Education Administration and also a Bachelor's in Social Work from The University of Akron. She is a member of Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and a Volunteer Coordinator at Akron Hope.
Clarissa Jones is the Clinical Services Coordinator at Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center located in Akron, Ohio. She practices as a EMDR trained therapist, provides individual trauma therapy to survivors, coordinates incoming therapy referrals from various community organizations and also works closely with allied professionals and all victim advocacy agencies to ensure collaboration and cross training.
Clarissa graduated from The University of Akron with a Master of Social Work and Kent State University with a Bachelors in Psychology.
Mary Kate Waggoner works as an Anti-Human Trafficking Victim Advocate at the Ohio Attorney General's office. She assists in research, training, and coordination of anti-human trafficking efforts for the State of Ohio. Collaborates with community partners to develop systems to identify and refer victims of trafficking and those at-risk to services. She is also a Volunteer at RAHAB Ministries and provides support, resources and empowerment through one-on-one mentoring sessions.
Mary Kate has her Masters in Social Work from The University of Akron, Advanced Standing Program Graduate.
REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION INFORMATION:
Class sizes are limited, so register early. Classes with low registrations may be canceled. If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.
Classes start and end on time. To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive (in-person) or log in (virtual) at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time. CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training. Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.
It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level. We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.
For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.