Peeling Back the Layers of Human Trafficking: From Uncertainty to Trust

Allison Park, PA US
September 15, 2023

Human trafficking is most likely one of the highest underreported crimes. This crime against humanity happens in every country around the world. Recognizing the victims can be challenging, but then what is next? Many times, professionals do not understand how to respond or where to refer potential or actual victims of Human Trafficking. Thes are the missing layers that prevent a safe exit process for victims. This program is designed to uncover those layers and walk the participant through barriers to resources via experts and a survivor telling her story. The survivor’s voice and the recommendations of the experts will help the participants in this program recognize, respond, refer, and report to ensure that victims will be able to journey from uncertainty to trust.

Target Audience

Includes healthcare providers, legal professionals, social workers, teachers, clergy, and general community members.

Learning Objectives

Part 1: Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania: The Legal Perspective, with Shea Rhoades, Esq.

The learner will be able to:
1. Identify how human trafficking is a crime of violence through an overview of the law.
2. Describe how the red flags of trafficking are built into the law.
3. Interpret how the law can support rather than hurt victims. The Safe Exit: One Survivor’s Story, A Conversation with Tammy McDonnell & Shea Rhoades, Esq.
4. Identify what a “safe” exit experience must include.
5. Understand how to be trauma informed.

Part 2: The Safe Exit Layers, with the Allegheny County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Multidisciplinary Team The learner will be able to:
1. Describe the healing-centered engagement approach and examples of how to integrate it into their work.
2. Evaluate why it is important to view CSEC through an economic justice framework and how that affects their practice.
3. Provide examples of why it is key to collaborate with community partners and understand the importance of this collaboration.
4. List several resources in Allegheny County and the services they offer.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.25 ASWB
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/14/2023
Course expires: 
02/29/2024
Event starts: 
09/15/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/15/2023 - 12:00pm EDT

Agenda
7:15am: Doors open & breakfast provided

8:00am: Welcome
Speaker: Anthony Savannah, President & CEO of Passavant Hospital Foundation
Moderator: Christie Galcik, MSN, RN, CEN

Part 1:
8:10-9:00am: Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania: The Legal Perspective
Speaker: Shea Rhodes, Esq.
Moderator: Jennifer Taylor, MSN, RN, CEN

9:00-9:15am: Break

9:15-10:00am: The Safe Exit: The Truth Is Hard, But So Is Healing—One Survivor’s Story: A Conversation With Tammy McDonnell & Shea Rhodes, Esq.
Speaker: Tammy McDonnell & Shea Rhodes, Esq.
Moderator: Christie Galcik, MSN, RN, CEN

10:00-10:15am: Break

Part 2: The Safe Exit Layers—Presented by the Allegheny County Commercial Sexual Exploitations of Children (CSEC) Multidisciplinary Team
10:15-11:00am: The Healing Centered Engagement Approach: Frameworks, Practices, & Collaboration
Speaker: Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Moderator: Elizabeth Iannone, MD

11:00-11:45am: Economic Justice
Speaker: Shenoa Rose Jamieson, CRNP, SANE-A/SANE-P, Lead Clinician
Moderator: Jennifer Taylor, MSN, RN, CEN

11:45-12:00 pm: Break

12:00-12:45pm: Every Step of the Way: How PAAR Supports Victims & Survivors of CSEC and Sex Trafficking
Speaker: Shayla Sojourner, LSW, Project Rise Supervisor
Moderator: Christie Galcik, MSN, RN, CEN

12:45pm: Closing Remarks/CE Information
Moderator: Christie Galcik, MSN, RN, CEN

1:00 pm: Adjournment

Cumberland Woods Conference Center, Legacy Theater
700 Cumberland Woods Dr,
Allison Park, PA 15237
United States

Virtual & In-Person

Special Acknowledgements to the Faculty Members & Educational Planning Committee:

Christie Galcik, MSN, RN, CEN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist Emergency Department
UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Elizabeth Iannone, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Allison Saras, PhD, MPA
Assistant Dean of Advancement
Duquesne University Thomas R. Kline School of Law,
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Anthony Savannah, BS
President and CEO, Passavant Hospital Foundation
UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Megan Schroeder, LSW
Supervisor of Crisis Intervention Services Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jennifer Taylor, MSN, RN, CEN
Unit Director- Emergency Department
UPMC Passavant/Cranberry,
Cranberry Twp, Pa.
 

Faculty Disclosure
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated
• Dr. Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD receives royalties for writing content for Up to Date

No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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 healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.25 contact hours.

Social Work 
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (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. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.25 continuing education credits.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.25 ASWB
  • 4.25 Attendance
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For further questions or dietary concerns, please contact:
Christie Galcik, UPMC Passavant Emergency
Department Advanced Clinical Education Specialist at galccl@upmc.edu or 412-748-6961

or

Jennifer Taylor, UPMC Passavant Cranberry
Emergency Department Unit Director at
taylorja2@upmc.edu or 724-772-5377.