Nursing Students Partner with Safe Harbor House

by Kathryn Sill, Public Relations Writer

Three Cedarville University students majoring in nursing are partnering with Safe Harbor House of Springfield, Ohio at its “StopTraffic[king]” event on Oct. 11, 2014. The event will be held in downtown Springfield beginning at 9 a.m. and the last event will begin at 8 p.m.

The StopTraffic[king] event will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and will continue with a prayer walk, equipping expo, lunch and awards, an educational workshop, a theatrical event, and a men’s night walk.

Seniors Louise Van Matre from Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, Melanie Redfield from Penfield, New York, and Meredith Taylor from Bedminster, New Jersey, have been collaborating with Rachel Parrill, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing, for this event as a part of their public health nursing course, which addresses human trafficking.

The students have created a clinical brochure that will educate the community on drug and sex trafficking and the negative health effects of this kind of exploitation. Safe Harbor House representatives and the students will distribute the brochures at the event. 

“The brochure will serve as a teaching tool for the attendees about what sex trafficking looks like in their region,” said Parrill. “Drug and sex trafficking is not just an individual problem but also a community health problem.”

To learn more about this event and register for the morning prayer walk, email amy@safeharborhouse.org. Donations may be given on the day of the event.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.