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“Internet Child Exploitation: A Law Enforcement Perspective” is Focus of College Seminar

Montgomery College’s Human Services Professional Institute (HSPI) will present “Internet Child Exploitation: A Law Enforcement Perspective,” the fourth of its monthly seminar series geared for area human services professionals. The seminar is scheduled for Friday, February 16, from 9-11 a.m. at the North Harris Montgomery Community College District’s (Lone Star College System) District Services & Training Center, located at 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.

This two-hour session is designed for law enforcement, social workers, educators, and parents seeking a working knowledge of the threat posed to children by online child predators and those who possess and distribute child pornography. The presenter, David L. Boatright, chief, criminal investigations division of the Office of the Attorney General, will lead a discussion on this topic from the law enforcement perspective using actual casework examples. The Attorney General's cyber crimes unit investigates online child predators who commit Internet sex crimes against children, trains law enforcement agencies, various interest groups, school administrators, students, and the public on cyber safety awareness.

The HSPI provides relevant continuing education opportunities for professionals and the community and develops partnerships to assist agencies in meeting specific organizational training and development needs. Additional spring seminars include LCDC Exam Prep (Feb. 17/24), Cognitive Behavior Interventions (March 23), Play Therapy (April 20), LCDC Exam Prep (Apr. 25/May 5), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (May 18).

“The HSPI is designed not only for professional development, but for networking purposes as well,” said Stephen Koszewski, program manager at Montgomery College. “It’s a fantastic, low-cost way to stay on top of the latest trends in human services, and learn from experts in the field.”

The cost is $26 with a continental breakfast. To register, attendees should call (936) 273-7446. For more information about HSPI or this event, contact: Stephen.koszewski@lonestar.edu; (936) 273-7435.

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000 or visit montgomery.lonestar.edu.

NHMCCD, among the largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprise, Cy-Fair College, Kingwood College, Montgomery College, North Harris College, Tomball College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.