Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider

The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a webinar, Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider, May 14th, 12-1:30pm PT (for some reason the registration link says April 23rd, so hopefully they will get that fixed). Free CMEs are available (sadly, no CEUs for nurses). Click through for details:

From the announcement:

What can healthcare providers do to help victims of human trafficking? Many healthcare providers, who interact with
human trafficking victims, are unaware that these crimes occur and often are not prepared to respond to victims,
survivors, and those at risk. This webinar will provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools for
screening, assist victims in the clinical setting, and understand reporting requirements. Participants will have the opportunity
to hear from a human trafficking survivor, and explore opportunities for improving practice and policy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the background and statistics of human trafficking.
2. Describe ways in which health care providers can identify and assist victims and survivors.
3. Identify screening tools and understand reporting requirements.
4. Understand how programs and services can be designed to be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization.

Featured Speakers:
Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Human Trafficking Initiative, Division of Global
Health & Human Rights; Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical
Natalie McClain, PhD, RN, CPNP, Clinical Associate Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston
Holly Smith, Survivor of human trafficking
Moderator: Frances Ashe-Goins, MPH, RN, ADN, BSN, Associate Director for Partnerships and Programs, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health