Life After Trauma sponsors human trafficking conference

The Life After Trauma Organization (LATO) is committed to raising awareness about human trafficking around the world and in our backyard, highlighting the unique type of psychological trauma that develops and the ongoing healing process that lasts a lifetime. On March 27, we will be hosting our first annual Philadelphia human trafficking awareness conference, In Our Backyard. The day will include a panel of experts in the psychological, political, law enforcement and legal fields will discuss the enormity of the problem.


  • Deputy Chief Lisa Shahade, Amtrak Police
  • Judge Lori Dumas, Court of Common Pleas, Family Division
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Morgan, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Ivan Cole, LATO
  • Morgan Zalot, Philadelphia Daily News
  • Dr. Delane Casiano, Princeton House Behavioral Health

Debut screening of our groundbreaking short film Keeping Our Children Safe: Online and IRL (In Real Life).


  • Principal Johnny C. Whaley, Jr. (Ret.), High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

Discussion facilitated by:

  • Peter Rempelakis, MSW, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, Temple University College of Education

Friday, March 27, 2015 on the campus of Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

To register, please visit here.