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HASC Education Programs

Essential Human Trafficking Training – Central Coast

St. John's Regional Medical Center, 1600 North Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030
August 1, 2024 | 8:30AM - 12:30PM PT

St. John’s Regional Medical Center
1600 North Rose Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93030


Join fellow health care professionals for an immersive learning experience that dives beyond the 101 of traditional workshops. We’ll begin with a brief overview of human trafficking crimes and their health connections. You’ll then learn about the specific health impacts of trafficking, along with tools for identifying and assessing patients who may be affected.

In addition, you’ll delve into the provider’s role in response and referrals. You’ll have the chance to apply your knowledge with peers through exploring case studies, as well as brainstorming policies and procedures that might be implemented in your own setting.

Human Trafficking: A Social and Racial Justice Issue

Through a range of interactive learning methods, you’ll gain deeper insight into the social and racial justice aspects of this issue. While human trafficking crimes ensnare people of all genders, cultures, races and backgrounds, they disproportionately affect people of color, LGBTQI youth and other marginalized groups.

During the training, you’ll hear inclusive language and learn methods and processes that will empower 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

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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. 
  • Know what to look for, what questions to ask and how to create a place of safety for trafficking victims and survivors. 
  • Understand how health care and community health professionals make decisions in human trafficking cases, and brainstorm ways to make decisions.
  • Apply professional, ethical, sensitive and trauma-informed approaches when working with trafficked patients. 
  • Advocate for survivors by helping them get needed services and resources.

Workshop Agenda

(may be subject to change)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-in and refreshments
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome by Teri Hollingsworth, Vice President, Human Resources and Education Services, HASC
8:40 – 9:55 a.m. Introductions; Human Trafficking 101: An Overview 9:5
9:55 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Human Trafficking in Health Care, Part 1
11:30 – 11:35 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Human Trafficking in Health Care, Part 2
12:20 – 12:30 p.m.: Closing remarks and evaluation


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

Samantha Calvin, coleader, Essential Human Trafficking Training

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

Monique Guerrero, M.OL, coleader, Essential Human Trafficking Training

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.

Tejal Patel, Esq., CPHRM

Tejal Patel, Esq., coleader, Essential Human Trafficking Training

A licensed attorney and insurance broker with over 20 years of experience, Tejal specializes in crafting innovative solutions to complex health care risks and legal challenges in California, and advocating for those without voices, such as victims of human trafficking.

Over the past eight years, Tejal has served as associate risk management counsel for Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. In this role, she has led the development and implementation of multidisciplinary human trafficking trainings for clinical providers and hospital support staff. She continues overseeing the trainings and customizes each to include focused discussion about who traffickers target and how, red flags often displayed by those being trafficked, and appropriate trauma-informed care response by providers.

Beyond her health care role, Tejal advocates for anti-trafficking initiatives through grassroots efforts and partnerships with pioneering organizations such as iEmpathize. She believes in the transformative power of education and the vital role of health care providers in addressing human trafficking.

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               
  • $179 Early-bird special — register by July 1, 2024

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.


  • Registration deadline: July 25, 2024.
  • Valid payment information must be received with your registration.
  • Make check payable to HASC and mail to: HASC, FILE 1361, Pasadena, CA 91199-1361.
  • You may be photographed or videotaped at the event. HASC reserves the right to use these images and video in promotional, marketing, educational and other materials.


  • Program cancellations received in writing by July 25, 2024, will be subject to a $50 processing fee. 
  • We welcome substitutions. 
  • Refunds will not be granted after July 25 or for no-shows. Fees are not transferable to other programs. 


For ADA assistance or general registration questions, contact [email protected].

Sponsored by Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Innovation and HASC.


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If you prefer, you can download and fill out the brochure registration form, print it and mail with a check (payable to HASC) to: HASC, FILE 1361, Pasadena, CA 91199-1361.

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For any questions, please contact the HASC Education Department.

Sharri Dixon
[email protected]
(213) 538-0739