- Time: 10 – 3:30
- Place: West Lawn UMC, 15 Woodside Ave, Reading, PA 19609
- Cost: $35
“The impact of pornography on children and adults, and the intersection of child sexual abuse and trafficking”
Presenter: Bethany Smith, Organizing Coordinator for Education, Communication and Engagement
Bethany has more than 20 years of multinational experience working with Christian not-for-profits in areas related to development of community and social justice initiatives, fund raising, communication, and strategic planning.
Bethany joined the Safe Church team in 2014 as a part time congregational educator on child sexual abuse prevention and response, and related topics. A dynamic and engaging teacher, Bethany works with full congregations, as well as small groups, to engage and equip adults to protect children from sexual violence. She also provides training on PA mandated reporting for church staff and volunteers. In 2016, her role expanded to include a focus on judicatory and denominational leadership, social media communications, and periodic legislative advocacy.
She is the founder of Not in My Back Yard, a Lancaster, PA based organization dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking.