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HASC Education Programs

Essential Human Trafficking Training in Health Care

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

Central Coast

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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


Join fellow health care professionals for an immersive human trafficking training experience that dives beyond the 101 of traditional workshops. Our facilitators will 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 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 apply your knowledge through exploring case studies and brainstorm policies and procedures that could be implemented in your own setting.

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 consider survivors’ 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. 
  • 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.

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

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.

More speakers will be added soon

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 April 8, 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.

Sponsored by:

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

  • 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.


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


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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