HASC Education Programs

Essential Human Trafficking Training in Health Care

Registration 8:30 a.m.
August 2, 2023 | 9:00AM - 3:00PM PST
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Arizona State University LA Campus
1111 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Join fellow health care professionals for an immersive learning experience that dives beyond the 101 of traditional workshops. This event is facilitated by Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and HASC.

The workshop will begin with a brief overview of human trafficking and its health connections. Then, participants will learn about the specific health impacts of trafficking and tools for identifying and assessing cases. These tools include trauma-informed care principles, removing barriers to disclosure, screening tools and ways to handle documentation. In addition, our facilitators will cover the provider’s role in response and referrals. Attendees will have the chance to apply their knowledge with peers through reviewing case studies, and to brainstorm policies and procedures that could be implemented in their own settings.

The workshop will use a variety of interactive learner-centric teaching and learning methods to engage attendees in diverse activities. Its goal is to help health professionals understand this issue of social justice and that human trafficking does not single out victims by gender, culture, race or other differences. Throughout the training, facilitators will use inclusive language and teach methods and processes that enable attendees to understand and take survivors’ well-being into account, and to gain assessment skills inclusive of all skin types and pigments.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check in and refreshments
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Human Trafficking 101
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Human Trafficking in Health Care
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Panel
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout groups
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Closing

Course Details

Following this course, participants will 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 the services and resources needed. 
  • 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 and community health professionals make decisions in human trafficking cases, and brainstorm ways to make decisions. 

Health care professionals including doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and health care administrators (reception, patient check-in and check-out).

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
$179 Member early-bird special — register by [DATE]
$250 Non-members 

Class size is limited to 50.

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: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.
  • ACHE Credit: This program has been submitted to the American College of Healthcare Executives for review.
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.

  • Registration deadline: July 26, 2023.
  • 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].


  • Registration cancellations received in writing by July 26, 2023, will be subject to a $50 processing fee.
  • We welcome substitutions.
  • Refunds will not be granted after July 26 or for no-shows. Fees are not transferable to other programs.

Online registration for this program will be forthcoming.

Alternately, 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.

Download brochure with fillable registration form


Sherita Rogers

Job title:
Education Specialist
Phone number:
(213) 538-0767

Sharri Dixon

Job title:
Program Manager, Education
Phone number:
(213) 538-0739