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Essential Human Trafficking Training in Health Care

Register now for the Central Coast workshop on Wednesday, May 8!

“Excellent conference, well presented, offered practical and
useful information for health care workers.”

Loma Linda workshop attendee, Jan. 2024

Host Hospital Needed: Orange County

HASC is seeking an Orange County hospital to host a workshop. If interested, please fill out the host form.

Workshop Overview

Join fellow health care professionals for an immersive human trafficking learning experience that dives beyond the 101 of traditional workshops. Our facilitators will begin with a brief overview of these crimes and their health connections. You’ll then learn about the specific health impacts of trafficking, along with tools for identification and assessment including trauma-informed care principles, barriers to disclosure, screening tools and ways to handle documentation.

In addition, the workshop will cover the provider’s role in response and referrals. You’ll experience a variety of interactive learner-centric activities and tools, and apply your knowledge through exploring case studies and brainstorming policies and procedures that could be implemented in your own setting.

“I feel like I can do something.”

— Pasadena workshop attendee, Jan. 2024

Human Trafficking: A Social and Racial Justice Issue

Our workshop leaders seek to empower health professionals to understand this issue of social and racial justice. While human trafficking crimes ensnare people of all genders, cultures, races and backgrounds, they unduly impact people of color, LGBTQI youth and other marginalized groups.

Throughout the training, you’ll hear inclusive language and learn methods and processes that will enable you to understand and take into account victims’ well-being. You’ll also gain skills in assessing people across different backgrounds, inclusive of all skin types and pigments.

Who Should Attend

Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and health care administrators (reception, patient check-in and check-out), and other personnel who interact with patients. We also welcome community-based partners including nonprofit organizations, law enforcement personnel, colleges and universities, and anyone else who may benefit.

Program Details

Please view the following tabs for more details. HASC also offers private Essential Human Trafficking Training workshops, customized to your organization’s preference and number of participants. For more information about setting up a custom workshop or for any questions, please contact the HASC Education Department.

Following this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the red flags of human trafficking in a clinical or community setting. 
  • Apply professional, ethical, caring, trauma-informed and sensitive approaches when working with trafficking victims and survivors. 
  • Advocate for those who have endured trafficking by assisting them in getting needed services and resources. 
  • Develop skills in identifying trafficking victims and survivors by knowing what to look for, what questions to ask and how to create a place of safety. 
  • Understand how health care professionals make decisions in human trafficking cases, and brainstorm ways to make these decisions.


Samantha L. Calvin, PhD(c), MHI, MBA

An anti-trafficking advocate and leader in Arizona and the United States, Samantha has used education and training to debunk the myths around human trafficking. She is active in community-focused work and research to understand how the issue of human trafficking is evolving. 

Over the past ten years with Arizona State University’s (ASU) Edson College of Nursing and Innovation, Samantha developed the Edson Human Trafficking Awareness Program, which she currently oversees. This program focuses on helping health care providers and community members to become more aware of what human trafficking looks like, ask better questions when working with potential victims and survivors, and know what resources to provide. Currently, Samantha is expanding this work to include a program for K-12 educators.

She has also served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice. Samantha regularly speaks at ground rounds, conferences and panels throughout Arizona.

Monique R. Guerrero, M.OL

As senior program manager for the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s Learning Enterprise, Monique works with faculty, instructional designers and external partners in creating non-credit education courses. Her leadership and program management insight has enabled her to support the ongoing success of Edson’s clinical lactation program, the development and launch of the Human Trafficking in Health Care program, and other projects. Monique has a passion for higher education learning and providing opportunities to lifelong learners seeking to better their understanding and achieve personal growth.

Monique attended Arizona State University for undergraduate studies and obtained her master’s degree in organizational leadership, with an emphasis in project management, through Northern Arizona University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in leadership and innovation at ASU.

In support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
  • $199 HASC members, community partners (law enforcement, government, nonprofit, academic) and students
  • $250 Non-members
  • $199 Earl

Continuing education units offered:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits: 3 CME credit hours 
  • Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Credits: 3 credit hours 
  • Social Work Approved Continuing Education (ACE): 3 credit hours
  • Interprofessional Continuing Education Credits (IPCE): 3 credit hours 
  • HRCI Credit: Participants may earn up to 4 HRCI Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification
  • ACHE Credit: Participants may earn up to 4 ACHE Qualified Education Hours per session toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation
Approved Continuing Education
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Arizona State University is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board’s (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Arizona State University maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course will receive 3 credit hours of continuing education credits.

For more information, please contact the HASC Education Department.